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Visit Destin, Florida

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This city is known for the pure white sand beaches, with the clear green water. The beaches here are extremely fine, with soft sand and the feel of an island. There is no need to leave the country to go to an island, because this has the exact atmosphere of one.Destin, Florida is a city located in Okaloosa, Florida,United States on Florida's Emerald Coast. This city is on a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from the Choctawhatchee Bay. The city has an area of 8.2 square miles and an elevation of 26 feet. The population, recently taken in 2010, was 12,305 people. The zip codes of this area are 32540-32541 and the area code is 850.

Destin is named after Leonardo Destin, a New London, Connecticut fishing captain who settled here between 1845 and 1850. He even built a New England colonial home at the Moreno Point military reservation. Once the 1970s came around, condominiums were built and the city has had extreme growth in the 1980s.

Home to the largest charter fleet in Florida, Destin hosts year-round events and festivals including the monthly ArtWalk on the Harbor, multiple bridal showcases and holiday festivals. The city also has a regional airport to make travel easy, and, of course, surrounding the city is gorgeous emerald water.

Fishing is the most popular activity in Destin, but there are plenty more. From snorkeling to golfing, there’s a ton of fun things to do for every type of vacationer. There are hundreds of eateries and attractions throughout Destin, not to mention the world-class golfing, spas and lodging.

Bike rides are another wonderful way for our guests to take a deep breath of fresh air and feel the breeze off the ocean, so Henderson Park Inn provides bicycles and helmets for an afternoon ride around Destin along the beach road. We also provide chain locks if you decide to stop for a little window shopping.

Destin also has some of the best dolphin watching opportunities around. There are a variety of options, from waverunners to glass-bottomed boat excursions. If you and your sweetheart would rather spend time lounging, our private beach is a quiet and relaxing oasis of sun and sand. Just next door is the Henderson State Park, so you’ll not need to worry about noise or distraction from the views and each other.