Popular Attractions in Destin & FWB

Destin and Fort Walton Beach attractions range from high-speed karting to dancing dolphin shows. There is something for everyone on the Emerald Coast; families, kids, couples, seniors, the fun never ends! Learn more about the attractions you’ll experience when visiting Destin and FWB.

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park has been entertaining both locals and visitors alike since opening in 1955! This family-fun attraction combines learning and fun through exceptional exhibits, spectacular shows, and amazing animal chats. From watching dolphins jump for joy, to snorkeling with stingrays and sharks, there’s no shortage of fun to be had at this outstanding Okaloosa Island attraction.

Big Kahuna's Water Park

Big Kahuna’s Water Park means BIG fun for the whole family! There are over 40 water attractions and tons of things to do at Big Kahuna’s, from sliding down the Cowabunga Racer at maximum speed, to taking it slow and steady down the winding lazy river, making for ample opportunities for fun in the sun. However you decide to spend your time at this whimsical water park, you’re sure to make a splash and have a blast!

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Destin-FWB Attraction FAQ

Destin, FL, is a wonderful kid-friendly vacation destination, offering a wide variety of activities that the whole family is sure to love! From combining education and entertainment at the Emerald Coast Science Center, to feeding alligators their midday snack at Gator Beach, there is truly something for everyone in this sparkling seaside city. Other top Destin attractions for families include Big Kahuna’s Water Park, The Track, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Fat Daddy’s Arcade, Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, and more!

Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary or special occasion, or are just setting out on a romantic getaway with your favorite person, the Emerald Coast is the place to be! The area’s crystal-clear, blue-green waters, soft white sand, and scenic views that stretch as far as the eye can see, make for the perfect backdrop to rekindle love and reconnect with your sweetheart. With that being said, some of the best attractions in Destin-Fort Walton Beach for couples include the following:

– Strolling down The Island Pier on Okaloosa Island for picturesque panoramic views

– Watching dolphins jump for joy at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

– Soaking up the local history at the Destin History & Fishing Museum

– Making a splash at Big Kahuna’s Water Park

– And MORE!

Whether you’re in search of shade after enjoying some fun in the sun, or are looking for something fun to do when it’s raining, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area has you covered. There are tons of terrific indoor things to do that will keep the whole family entertained, even during inclement weather. Some of the top indoor attractions in Destin and Fort Walton Beach include: Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, Emerald Coast Science Center, The Stoked Comedy Hypnosis Show, Ratchet Hatchet Axe Throwing, Destin Float Spa, and more!

Yes, both Destin and Fort Walton Beach offer tons of wonderful wheelchair-friendly attractions! From dazzling dolphin cruises in search of Flipper and all of his friends, to soaking up the sun at Crab Island aboard a Destin pontoon rental, there are plenty of accessible attractions to choose from along the Emerald Coast. With that being said, below are a few of the top wheelchair-friendly things to do in Destin and Fort Walton Beach:

– Deep Sea Fishing Party Boat in Destin

– Destin Fine Dining Dinner and Dancing Cruise

– Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

– Destin History and Fishing Museum

– Air Force Armament Museum

Absolutely, Destin and Fort Walton Beach are just as affordable as they are fun! Some of the top free activities include spending a family-fun day at the beach, exploring the Destin Harbor, listening to live music, and taking a stroll down picturesque Scenic 98. Dolphin cruises, banana boat rides, paddleboard rentals and tours, and kayak rentals are just a few of the many budget-friendly options that are sure to be a blast!