The groundhog may have predicted six more weeks of winter, but that won’t stop the Emerald Coast from preparing for spring break. As the number two drive to destination in Florida, Destin and The Beaches of South Walton are anxiously awaiting an influx of visitors from all across the country.  With national recognition as “The Best Beach in The South”, ‘Best Place To Live and Boat” , ‘A Destination On The Rise” and “Top Place To Visit”,  word is getting out that this sleepy little fishing village is now a world class tourist destination. Whether you are a first time visitor or this is your annual spring respite, here are five things to help make your Destin spring break memorable.

Five Ways To Make The Most Of Your Spring Break in Destin

The Beach:  It’s the number one attraction in Destin, and with twenty- four miles of sugar white sand beaches and water temperatures in the low seventies, there will be plenty of opportunities to swim, paddle board, and catch some rays. If your vacation home doesn’t have private beach access, there are 12 public beach access points in Destin. Remember glass and dogs are prohibited on Okaloosa County beaches.

Fishing: Destin is known as the “world’s luckiest fishing village” and with the largest recreational fishing fleet in the country, you are certain  to find a charter boat that will help you get “hooked” on the sport. Whether you are a looking for a multi-day deep- sea adventure or a half -day jaunt aboard a party boat, charter fishing in Destin is not to be missed. Something is always biting in Destin and the knowledgeable captains and mates will share their secrets with you this spring break.

Golf: With more than 1,000 holes of golf, there is a course designed to meet every experience level and budget. Continuously recognized as home to some of the best golfing in Florida, you’ll be glad you took a day off from the sand and surf and explored the sand traps and tee boxes.

Shopping: As home to one of the nation’s largest designer outlets as well as plenty of locally owned and operated boutiques and retail stores, Destin has some of the best shopping on the gulf coast. Whether you need a new bathing suit or a new dress, you’ll find it in Destin.

Nightlife: The fun doesn’t stop once the sun goes down. There are plenty of venues for live music and dancing in Destin. Be sure to explore the entertainment at many of the restaurants and bars along the Historic Destin Harbor or the special events held at Baytowne Wharf.  From hip hop to folk rock, you’ll find it along the Emerald Coast.

Spring break is just around the corner, and a little planning and organization can help you make the most out of your trip.   Whether you want to relax I the sun or head out on the water, there’s plenty to do this spring in Destin.