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Destin Travel Guide  

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Info about Destin

21 km2
8 m

Situated in Okaloosa County in Florida, USA, the city of Destin is located on the Emerald Coast in the Florida Panhandle.  It covers an area of 21.2 sq km and has a population of around 11,000.
Destin has a temperate climate. Winters are mild with an average temperature of 12°C. Summers are generally hot, but the temperature is regulated by the southerly breeze from the Gulf of Mexico. The climate in spring and fall is quite pleasant.
Nicknamed as the ‘World’s luckiest fishing village’, Destin has transformed itself from a small fishing village to a popular tourist destination. It is named after Captain Leonard Destin who came to the area in 1845 to lead its fishing industry.
Known for its white sandy beaches, emerald green waters and virgin environment, Destin is fast becoming a preferred tourist destination.

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Overall Guide : Destin’s primary attraction is the Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park. With over 40 rides and attractions, this amusement park is ideal for day-spend with the entire family. For animal as well as adventure lovers Gator Beach, housing over a... more 100 alligators, is a must-visit. The Henderson Beach State Park offers a host of activities such as swimming and fishing as well as hiking along the nature trails. Picnicking and wildlife viewing are equally popular. Other places of interest include Air Force Armament Museum, Destin History & Fishing Museum, Silver Sands Factory Stores, Jolee Island Nature Park, Village of Baytowne Wharf, Florida’s Gulfarium, the Track Recreation Center, the Arts Center at Okaloosa-Walton Community College and the Baytowne Marina. Several cruises such as the Southern Star Dolphin Cruise and SunQuest Cruises are also organised. Golf lovers will be delighted with the wide array of golf clubs and courses.
Overall rating 10
Overall Guide : McGuire's Irish Pub is Excellent
Not to be missed The beaches , the culter , the resturaunts
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