Destin, FL, Guide and Information

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Local Treasures

About Destin

Situated along Florida's Gulf Coast, Destin, Sandestin, and Okaloosa Island radiate an alluring tropical ambience. With the famous white-sand beaches of Destin, incredible golf in Sandestin, and the waterfront resorts of Okaloosa Island, Destin offers visitors an incredible tropical getaway.
Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
  • (850) 862-1111
  • 1000 Mar Walt Drive, Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32547

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center is a 257-bed, acute care hospital with a medical staff of over 200 physicians providing care in over 30 specialtie...

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A 1 Charters
  • 850-837-1790

Make fun a priority! A1 Charters is the ONLY Craigcat boat rental in NW Florida. Hourly and daily rates. Open daily! Call or email A1chartersdestin...

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Destin Gulfgate Condominiums
  • 888-234-4853/850-837-3556

Rated #1 in Destin by Trip Advisor. Beautiful beachfront condos. Large balconies overlooking Gulf. 2 bedroom/2 bath. Fully equipped kitchens. Wet b...

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La Famiglia Italian Restaurant
  • 850-424-5795

A little piece of Italy in Destin. Great atmosphere and authentic Italian food. Straight from Rome, this Italian family will serve you the best aut...

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BOATHOUSE OYSTER BAR
  • 850-837-3645

Destin's best keep secret! Voted Emerald Coast's best gumbo, raw oysters, baked oysters and Best Place To Have a Beer. Nothing fancy, just a great ...

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Brava Hair Studio, Day Spa & Boutique
  • 850-833-3003

The area’s premier spa! Designer hair cuts and color specialist. Relax with a facial, pedicure or massage. Mineral makeup that is great for your sk...

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Sunshine Watersports
  • 850-837-2299

All things fun in the sun for the lowest price around. We rent jet skis by the hour and pontoons by the half/full day. Locally owned and operated.

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Chili's Grill & Bar
  • 850-269-3203

Pepper in some fun! Great starters, soups, salads, sides, sandwiches, baby-back ribs, fire-grilled steaks, sizzling fajitas, burgers, classic chick...

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AQUA SURF SHOP
  • 850-654-2875

Want to see what a real surf shop looks like? Come to Aqua Surf Shop! Rent or buy surfboards, paddleboards, skimboards and skateboards along with m...

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Destin Ice Seafood Market & Deli
  • 850-837-8333

Fresh, local seafood, Buck Head Beef, fresh daily deli salads, breads and desserts. Also available are upscale grocery items and a large selection ...

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Sacred Heart Hospital on the Emerald Coast
  • 850-278-3000

Named among the nation's Top Hospitals for patient experience in 2011. Featuring 24-hour emergency services, family-centered maternity care, surgic...

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790 on the Gulf
  • 850-650-4853

Florida Seafood - Louisiana Flavors! Enjoy appetizers, award winning gumbo, salads, sandwiches, flavors of Louisiana, fresh Florida seafood, fully ...

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Geana's Art Gallery & Custom Framing
  • 850-650-0779

Best quality, selection and value. Original fine art by local, regional and international artists. Custom framing, custom mirror shop and 100s of r...

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Chick-Fil-A
  • 850-654-5534

Open 6:30am–10pm, M-Sa. Drive-thru and in-store dining. Full menu: sandwiches, salads, wraps, chick-n-strips, waffle fries, fruit cups, freshly squ...

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Breakers of Fort Walton Beach
  • 800-395-4853, 850-244-9127

1-, 2-, and 3-bedroom condos, each with private balconies, located directly on the beach on quiet Okaloosa Island. Two Gulf-side heated swimming po...

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Spitfire Custom Creations
  • 850-351-0544

Home to The Bean Trader General Store and Spitfire's Custom Creations—see why they call us the "Biggest Little Store in Destin."

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Hard Rock Cafe
  • 850-654-3310

If you're looking for a unique and entertaining dining experience, stroll into this rock 'n' roll oasis. Enjoy a full menu, loaded bar, great memor...

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Destin Snorkel, Snuba & Light Sport Flights
  • 850-269-2329

Above- and below-water adventures! Snorkeling, Snuba—underwater adventures, light sport flights and sunset dolphin cruises. The best value for any ...

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Dockside Watersports
  • 850-428-3313

We offer parasailing, pontoon, jet ski and fishing boat rentals, or join us on a dolphin tour! Our Marina offers everything you'll need for a day o...

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Wing Stop
  • 850-837-5333

The wing experts and winner of the Buffalo Wing Festival 3 years in a row. Our wings are made fresh to order—choose from 9 flavors, homemade sides,...

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Serenity By the Sea Spa
  • 850-622-9595, 866-622-9595

Voted Emerald Coast's Best Spa. Extensive menu of rejuvenating treatments, including massages, hydrotherapy, facials, manicures, pedicures and body...

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Flutterby Antiques
  • 850-269-3200

1200 sq ft of American antiques, furniture, primitives, glassware, ceramics, pottery and costume jewelry. Featuring handcrafted gift items by local...

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Fat Daddy's Arcade
  • 850-424-6021

The perfect stop for family entertainment. Featuring more than 65 of the most popular games on the market, everything from skee ball and basketball...

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Walk-In Medical Care at Sacred Heart Medical Group in Destin
  • 850-269-5399

Sick or injured on vacation or can't wait for a doctor's appt? Walk-in medical care is available M-F 8am to 5pm for minor illnesses or injuries.

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Days Inn
  • 850-837-4667

Best value under the sun. Located in the heart of Destin, 1/4 mile from the beach. Pool, cable TV with HBO, free breakfast and high-speed Internet....

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Zoës Kitchen
  • 850-650-6525

Eat smart, eat fresh! Zoës offers the healthiest, yet most delicious recipes created from scratch—salads, soups, sandwiches, chicken dinners to go ...

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Del Sol
  • 850-650-3400

Fun in the sun, with color-changing apparel and accessories for men, women and kids. A magical experience that people of all ages can enjoy. A must...

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Spitfire Mercantile
  • 850-267-4396

Home to the "Worlds Largest Fishing Lure" and Florida's premier "Panning for Treasures" Sluice, in which kids of all ages can pan for sharks' teeth...

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Destin Marina & Xtreme H2O
  • Marina 850-837-2470, Xtreme 850-978-3060

Full-service marina, offering a variety of boating supplies, bait and tackle, boat ramp with parking, fuel, ice, beer, drinks, snacks. Rent waverun...

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Pepito's Mexican Restaurant
  • 850-650-7734

Voted Destin's Best Mexican Restaurant 6 years in a row. Great Mexican food and margaritas. Open for lunch and dinner every day.

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Lenny's Sub Shop
  • 850-269-1152

Authentic Philly cheesesteaks, premium deli meats, chicken and tuna salad made from scratch, bread and cookies baked fresh daily. Party platters av...

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Wyndham Vacation Resorts
  • 850-650-6494

Wyndham Vacation Resorts is the world's largest vacation ownership. There are five great locations in Destin and Panama City Beach.

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The Black Pearl
  • 850-833-3016

A publishers' favorite! The most unique wood-fired steak and seafood restaurant. Located on the beach with spectacular views. Large open-air deck t...

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Unwind, The Yarn Shop
  • 850-314-9898

Classes, private lessons, needles, accessories and exquisite yarn. Unwind a yarn from companies like Blue Sky Alpacas, Misti, Malabrigo, Noro, Rowa...

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Edgewater Beach Condominium
  • 800-822-4929/850-837-1550

The ultimate seaside vacation playground. Luxurious yet casual 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom condos are filled with comfort and amenities. Located directly ...

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Newman-Dailey Resort Properties
  • 800-225-7652/850-837-1071

We have warmly welcomed vacationing families over the last 26 years! Our Family Gift Card will keep extra money in your pocket with free golf and t...

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Old Bay Steamer
  • 850-664-2795

Seafood Excellence! We have King crab, snow crab, clams, mussels, oysters, Maine lobster, and family platters in our artistic and beautifully decor...

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SunQuest Cruises
  • 850-650-2519

Dine • Dance • Cruise. Imagine combining your favorite restaurants, your favorite bands, your most memorable celebrations and romantic moments. Ste...

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Cheeseburger in Paradise
  • 850-837-0197

American cuisine with a Caribbean twist. Order up a frosty cold beverage from the Tiki Bar, where everything is made from scratch, and get your han...

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Destin Days Vacation Rentals
  • 866-334-4853/850-650-0809

Taking vacation rentals to the next level! We are locally operated and dedicated to your ultimate vacation experience on the Emerald Coast. Check o...

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The Resorts of Pelican Beach
  • 850-654-1425, 888-735-4226

19-story complex with 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units, fully equipped. 3 pools, spa, fitness center, conference center, pool/beach bar, deli, tennis, ga...

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Barefoot Weddings
  • 850-244-9277

Offering unique weddings on the beach. There are several Barefoot Beach Wedding packages to choose from. Simple, elegant or tropical—we have it all!

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AJ's Seafood & Oyster Bar
  • 850-837-1913

Home of great food and world-famous fun. Enjoy fresh seafood and the best waterfront dining views on the Gulf. AJ’s is home to Club Bimini, a "Top-...

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Fajitas Mexican Grill
  • 850-269-7788

The best selection of Fajitas and Mexican food north of the border. Choose from our large selection of Fajitas and Mexican items. Don't forget one ...

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Embassy Suites
  • 850-337-7000

Destin's all-suite hotel. Beautiful, tropical-themed hotel complements the Gulf of Mexico’s pristine white beaches and emerald-green waters. Beauti...

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Publix Super Markets
  • 850-837-9094

3 convenient locations.

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Beach Bums Vacation Rentals
  • 850-654-7177

A fun, family-oriented vacation rental company offering Gulf-front and Gulf-view accommodations that are clean, affordable and well-kept. Accommoda...

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Marble Slab Creamery
  • 850-269-3210

The Freshest Ice Cream on Earth! Homemade ice cream, non-fat yogurt and delicious ice cream cakes.

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Destin Village Inn
  • 800-821-9342/850-837-7413

Great value in the heart of Destin. Close to fishing & the Destin Harbor. Within walking distance to local restaurants & shopping. Swimming pool & ...

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Twirl Frozen Yogurt
  • 850-269-0439

It's all about U, U-Choose, U-Top, & U-Enjoy. Create your own delicious masterpiece. 10 non and low-fat frozen yogurts with dozens of toppings to c...

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Destin Commons
  • 850-337-8700

"Where Destin Comes To Life." 80 stores, 6 restaurants, 14-screen theater, children's playground and more. See our ad on the back cover.

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Fokker's Sports Pub
  • 850-244-6666

Enjoy great food and fun! Choose from our "soon-to-be-famous wings," the area's best burger, brick-oven pizza and more. Pool tables, karaoke and ni...

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The Doggy Bag
  • 850-837-9833

A full-service dog bakery with the best natural premium foods. Our treats are barked up to be the best in town. Pet apparel, beds, collars and leas...

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Not Just Bagels
  • 850-650-0465

Breakfast and lunch, 7 days a week. Voted 2008–2011 Best Bagel Shop. 23 gourmet bagels, breads and pastries made and baked on premises; lattes, fla...

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Buffalo Wild Wings
  • 850-301-9464

Experience THE premier sports grill and bar! Boasting 38 TVs, 7 Hi-def big screens, 14 signature wing sauces, 20 draft beers, and a thrilling sport...

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Beef Jerky Outlet
  • 850-460-2336

We sell over 200 varieties of beef jerky! Hot sauces, cheese, jams, jellies, summer sausages, T-shirts, deep-fried peanuts, coffee, candied popcorn...

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Emerald Coast Inn & Suites
  • 800-408-2200/850-243-5563

Located on Okaloosa Island, close to beach, restaurants and attractions. Newly renovated rooms with refrigerators, microwaves, HBO, Internet. On-si...

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Silver Dunes Condominiums
  • 800-231-6729, 850-837-6104

A family-oriented, beachside complex in the heart of Destin. Our 1-, 2- and 3-bedroom units are fully equipped. Enjoy our outdoor pool (heated in w...

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Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa
  • 800-367-1271/850-267-9500

Largest waterfront luxury resort hotel along Florida's western Gulf Coast. Includes Serenity By the Sea spa, salon and fitness center, 5 dining out...

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Deah Hollan Hair & Wedding Specialist
  • 850-424-6151

Deah Hollan has worked in the high-profile world of hair and makeup for 18 years. Employed with the prestigious Capelli Salon, she earned a reputat...

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Seagar's Prime Steaks & Seafood
  • 850-622-1500

Northwest Florida's first AAA four-diamond restaurant. Specializing in the finest prime beef and freshest seafood available. Seagar's features over...

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Hidden Dunes Beach & Tennis Resort
  • 800-225-7652, 850-837-1071

Get away from the things that bind you, find time for the things you love, and you'll see why we are the premier natural beach and tennis vacation ...

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Kelly Plantation Golf Club
  • 800-811-6757, 850-650-7600

Rated 4½ stars by Golf Digest, Fred Couples Signature Design, 18-hole championship course. Enjoy being a member for the day at one of the best-cond...

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Captain Larry's, Destin's Original Sea Blaster
  • 850-654-6888

Climb aboard the Gulf's largest speed boat for a fun and exciting cruise. Our 73' passenger boat carries 119 passengers. Snorkeling, beach and suns...

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The Track Recreation Center
  • 850-654-4668

3-tiered Go-Kart track, themed mini-golf, splashing bumper boat rides, exciting thrill rides, Kids’ Country for the pint-sized patrons. Destin's la...

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Hampton Inn
  • 800-HAMPTON/850-301-0906

Sugar white sands and emerald green waters make up our backyard! Cloud Nine beds with luxury white bedding, FREE Hampton On the House hot breakfast...

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Fired Up
  • 850-302-0202

Paint your own pottery studio. Over 300 pieces to choose from. Choose your ceramic, paint your masterpiece and leave the rest to us. Next-day pick ...

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John Hollan Photography
  • 850-974-0724

We come to you—the source for all of your photography needs. Beach portraits, headshots, pets, special events, graphic design and more. Call today ...

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Beachside Inn
  • 888-232-2498/850-650-9099

A charming Crystal Beach inn with pool, hot tub, free WiFi and beach access! Expect to be enchanted with the perfect setting for that special occas...

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