Things To Do In Destin

Up to 56% Off Miniature Golf

Miramar Beach

$24 $12

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With holes as long as 60 feet, 18-hole, par 51 miniature golf course routes through sand traps, water hazards, and contoured terrain

Up to 50% Off from Destin Beach Parasail

Destin

$140 $73

Two or three parasailers glide high over the water simultaneously, pulled by a custom-built boat manned by a US Coast Guard–licensed captain

50% Off Helicopter-Flying Lesson

Destin

$299 $149

30 minutes of group ground instruction; 15 minutes spent solo with a pilot in a Robinson R44 helicopter

Up to 65% Off CrossFit Classes

Sand Dunes Crossfit

$120 $50

Undefeated MMA champion leads diverse strength and conditioning classes tailored to any fitness level

Up to 53% Off Pilates Reformer Classes

Walton Beaches

$250 $125

Pilates classes harness students' own body weight to build core muscles via gentle exercises on the reformer apparatus

Up to 53% Off at Kayak Fishing Destin

Destin

$200 $99

Experienced guides shepherd kayak tours through still waters as guests angle for fish with all necessary rods, reels, coolers, and tackle

Up to 71% Off Classes at IronClad CrossFit

Downtown Destin

$200 $59

Trainers design constantly changing workouts based on principles of strength training, plyometrics, cardio, and gymnastics

Up to 56% Off Skate-Park and BMX-Track Passes

Fort Walton Beach

$8 $4

Pro BMX biker built a USA BMX–sanctioned track, freestyle dirt jumps, and a 9,000 sq. ft. park for skateboarding and rollerblading

Emerald Coast Science Center – Up to 55% Off Memberships

Downtown Fort Walton Beach

$30 $15

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Membership grants access to kid-friendly science exhibits, which feature microscopes over body cells, as well as tarantulas and snakes

Up to 52% Off Paddleboard or Kayak Rental

East Miracle Strip

$60 $29

Ocean-adjacent shop provides convenient rentals for kayak and standup-paddleboard excursions

Repticon – 50% Off

Navarre Conference Center

$30 $15

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Reptile, amphibian, and arachnid breeders and experts showcase creatures' behavior and biology through exhibits and demonstrations

63% Off Martial Arts

Multiple Locations

$265 $98

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Half Off Water Aircraft Flight Adventure

Navarre

$225 $112

Soar through the sky at up to 1,000 feet aboard an FAA-certified, pilot-operated water aircraft

Up to 51% Off at Shoal River Lanes

Crestview

$38 $19

Bowling package includes two games, pitcher of soda, and shoe rentals for up to four players

Up to 67% Off Tae Kwon Do Classes

Crestview

$95 $35

Tae kwon do classes teach a full range of hand-to-hand self-defense techniques tested by Korean soldiers during wartime

39% Off at The Breeze Cinema 8 and The Ridge Cinema 8

Multiple Locations

$19 $11.50

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Hit comedies, dramas, and family films screened any day before 6 p.m. at either of two independent theaters

46% Off Mini Golf and Frozen Yogurt

Pace

$26 $14

Frozen yogurt helps guests cool off after tropical-themed mini golf on course with shipwrecks and numerous water hazards

Up to 50% Off from Premier Dolphin Cruise

Pensacola Beach Boardwalk

$45 $23

Guests feel the sea breeze on their cheeks as they sail Santa Rosa Sound in an open-air catamaran and scan the waters for dolphins

Half Off at Horse Rides of Pensacola

Pensacola

$260 $130

Groups of four pick up horseback riding's essential skills in half-hour lesson and then set off on two-hour ride through surrounding trails

Up to 56% Off Lessons at Dance Unlimited

Downtown

$135 $67

Instructors teach individuals and couples the basics of salsa, mambo, or fox trot

50% Off Martial Arts

Pensacola

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 53% Off Memberships at Powerhouse Gym

Pwerhouse Aerobics & Fitness

$49 $24

Gym memberships for one or two grant access to 100 cardio training machines and 150 pieces of strength training equipment

66% Off One Month of Kickboxing Classes

Cordova Office Plaza

$114 $39

Students of all skill levels burn calories in workouts that incorporate the self-defense techniques of kickboxing

50% Off

Pensacola

$150 $75

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 65% Off Roller-Skating or Laser Tag

Multiple Locations

$35 $14

Visitors don roller skates & orbit baby-blue rink or grab laser guns & aim beams at competitors before refueling with pizza and drinks.

Up to 70% Off Video-Golf Lessons

Southwest Pensacola

$150 $49

Instructors help golfers improve their swing with the help of video analysis

Up to 93% Off at Mean Green Boot Camp

Southeast Pensacola

$605 $55

Chris Green and staff of certified trainers lead students through high-intensity workouts to torch fat, tone muscle, and boost confidence

Up to 77% Off Boot-Camp Classes

Bayou Grove

$200 $49

Expert instructors lead small groups of students of all fitness levels through intense, custom workouts

Up to 56% Off Dance Classes at DanceCraft

North Central Pensacola

$109 $49

Instructors lead classes in swing, two-step, cha-cha, salsa, and country/western waltz

56% Off Discover-Scuba Course in Panama City

Biltmore Beach

$200 $89

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PADI-certified instructors use humor and extensive knowledge to make learning scuba basics fun and effective

Up to 51% Off Racing Experiences

Mobile International Speedway

$99 $49

Professional drivers sate passengers' need for speed in stock cars during exciting ride-alongs and racing experiences

Up to 53% Off Golf Outing

North Northwest Pensacola

$89.90 $44

Play across an 18-hole course, placing shots around leyland cypress and crepe myrtle trees while dodging multiple water hazards

Up to 58% Off a Kayak or Canoe Trip

Northwest Escambia

$76 $38

Dense forests and natural wildlife flank trips down Perdido River as groups sip drinks from coolers; children younger than 11 are free

Up to 52% Off Camping at Pine Lake RV Park

Panama City

$25 $12

50-acre park welcomes tent and RV campers with amenities such as electric and water hookups, wireless internet, fishing, and hiking trails

44% Off Watersports-Equipment Rental

Gulf Shores

$50 $28

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 56% Off an Overnight Stay in a Luxury RV Resort

Elberta

$100 $49

Stay for multiple nights in a landscaped RV site in a natural preserve; the resort features a clubhouse, pool, hot tub, 11-acre lake & more

50% Off

Gulf Shores

$90 $45

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 82% Off Four-Week Boot-Camp Program

Foley Kids Park

$99 $19

Certified personal trainer leads outdoor boot-camp classes that tone physiques with cardio drills, weight training, and core conditioning

Up to 54% Off Yoga at Prana Health and Wellness

Fairhope

$75 $39

Instructors lead classes in a wide range of yoga styles that appeal to students of virtually any age, skill, or fitness level

50% Off Four-Hour Fishing Trip Charter

Multiple Locations

$500 $249

Private charters explore inshore waterways, which are filled with flounder, red fish, torut, and sheepshead.

Up to 75% Off at Daphne Fit Body Boot Camp

Fit Body Bootcamp-Daphne

$197 $49

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Trainers lead groups through cardio and strength-training exercises designed to boost caloric burn during and after workouts

Up to 60% Off Personal Training Sessions at Everybody Solution

Daphne

$225 $99

Thirty-minute personal training sessions focus on the client's fitness goals whether it be weight loss or building strength and stamina

Up to 50% Off a "Gallery of Gardens" Tour

Parkhill

$50 $25

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On May 2 and 3, eight area homes open their private gardens to the public. For gardeners it’s a field trip; for everyone else it’s just fun.

Up to 56% Off at AMF Bowling Co.

Multiple Locations

$32 $17

Bowling at over 250 locations across the country hosts groups of two, four, or six for two hours of bowling

USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park – Up to 52% Off Visit

Riverfront Industrial Area

$30 $15

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Historic park invites you to explore a WWII battleship and submarine and take in displays of military equipment and aircraft

Up to 53% Off Membership at Alpine Hills Swim Club

Overlook

$400 $189

Pool celebrating 50 years in 2014 invites the community to participate in swim lessons, swim meets, and regular events throughout the summer

50% Off at Condé-Charlotte Museum House Visits

Conde-Charlotte Museum House

$10 $5

Historical home exhibits artifacts from the five countries Mobile has belonged to: France, Spain, Britain, the US, and the Confederacy

50% Off Any Personal Training and Nutrition Package

Carlen

$200 $100

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 54% Off Mini Golf at Funntasia Family Fun Center

Terrace Hills

$26 $13

Take the family to enjoy a couple rounds of putt-putt at this multifaceted rec center

65% Kickboxing Classes and Gloves

West Mobile

$84 $29

Fifth-degree black belt Philip Hayes instructs students in kickboxing's self-defense and fitness principles, providing gloves for each pupil

Up to 50% Off a Haunted-History Walking Tour

Mobile

$50 $25

A two-hour walking tour covers the creepy history of Mobile's most haunted areas; includes ghost-hunting equipment and a set of dowsing rods

Half Off Admission to History Museum of Mobile

Central Business District

$14 $7

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Dedicated to 300-plus years of Mobile history, the museum's permanent exhibitions include artifacts such as artwork and a ship cannon

51% Off Classes at Sterling Hot Yoga Works

Mobile

$99 $49

Certified instructors lead students through 26 poses that help improve balance and flexibility during either 60 or 90-minute classes

Up to 56% Off Aerial Yoga and Pole-Fitness Classes

West Mobile Location-Detour Fitness

$25 $14

Flow through yoga poses while suspended from a sling, or tone your body with basic pole exercises such as spins and climbs

Up to 60% Off One-Man Comedy

Saenger Theatre

$55.55 $22

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Based on the hit book by John Gray, Peter Story's live performance elicits knowing laughter from both sexes

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Under the right guidance, the clear blue waters around Destin's harbor become visible from every angle—the air, the surface, or deep below. Destin Snorkel leads a comprehensive roster of area adventure tours, granting guests total flexibility to join or leave their excursion at any time. Guides steer one of three boats through the bay, keeping all their participants' needed snorkeling or snuba gear onboard and unhaunted by pirate ghosts to allow frequent plunges into waters rich with seashells and wildlife. When not pausing at shallow-water dive sites, boats embark on day cruises for dolphin sightseeing tours or at night to showcase fireworks over the harbor skyline. Sea kayaks also allow visitors to venture off on their own into the waters around Crab Island and Holiday Isle.

Alternatively, FFA-certified flight instructors provide a different perspective, soaring over the coastline in beach-discovery flights. During any of the cruises and tours, guides may expound on the local ecosystem and the harbor's history, revealing whether the town's first civilians ever taught dolphins how to open their eyes above water.

116 Harbor Boulevard
Destin,
FL
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Destin Parasailing whisks aquanauts on a variety of adventurous expeditions on the scenic waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Chartered deep-sea fishing trips cast lines for snapper and grouper and include a fishing license for the day, and jet ski and pontoon boat rentals are available. Destin Parasailing’s captains hold certification from the United States Coast Guard, and the company’s fleet of CWS boats is checked daily to ensure it exceeds all Coast Guard safety regulations.

390 US Highway 98
Destin,
FL
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The instructors at Destin Pilates Center incorporate both Pilates and yoga principles into their workouts. In addition to offering reformer classes, the instructors also lead aerial silks classes where students learn how to climb and pose with two pieces of fabric hanging from the ceiling. Destin Pilates Center is a Pilates Method Alliance certification studio in the area for Balanced Body University, which is one of the largest manufacturers of Pilates equipment.

36150 Emerald Coast Parkway
Destin,
FL
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Dewsweepers Golf School’s instructors impart club-swinging know-how to golfers of all abilities in one-hour, private lessons. The well-rounded instructors (lessons are valid for any staffer except Tony Ruggiero) can help pupils hone any aspect of their game, such as adding distance to their drives, improving their short game, or bending short irons into serviceable boomerangs. At all locations, computerized video swing analysis technology augments instructors’ ability to diagnose swing deficiencies by providing slow-motion replay for each shot. After the lesson, pupils receive an email file with a copy of the video swing analysis that features voiceover instruction for players to have for later reference and play nonstop at upcoming performance reviews with the boss.

4801 West County Highway 30A
Santa Rosa Beach,
FL
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The Boathouse Oyster Bar has shucked local Apalachicola oysters and ladled specialty gumbo at their harbor-side restaurant for a quarter-century. With gulf winds gently blowing through the open-air dining area carrying breezy live tunes, customers can slurp raw oysters ($5.95 half-dozen, $7.95 dozen) or polish off prepared pearl-maker varieties including the Baked Action oysters, doused in butter and flavored with onions, bacon bits, and melted mozzarella ($13.95 dozen). In addition to rib-sticking bowls of gumbo ($7.95), The Boathouse Oyster Bar's chefs prepare savory fruits of the sea such as grilled or fried mahi-mahi ($15.95) and a one-pound-plus stack of Alaskan snow-crab legs, which can be placed on fingers to span large intervals on the piano ($18.95). Landlubbing appetites can be sated with juicy burgers ($8.95+) and sandwiches such as grilled chicken ($8.95) or Black Angus prime rib ($12.95).

288 Harbor Blvd
Destin,
FL
US

Established in May of 2009, TripShock.com was founded to create an efficient search engine where visitors could find resources to fully experience the Gulf Coast. The company currently offers more than 150 tours and activities in five popular coastal cities. Activities range from Creole-inspired dinner jazz cruises along the Mississippi River and scenic helicopter tours over Panama City to surf lessons in Destin. Travel enthusiasts can also gallivant around the website to find discounts, reviews, videos, and contact information for customer-service reps who are available 24 hours a day or the time it takes a Tasmanian devil to travel around the world while spinning on its axis.

P.O. Box 1517
Destin,
FL
US