Tens of thousands of years ago, quartz crystals were carried by glacial rivers from the Appalachian Mountains to the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida. These tiny clear crystals now form a blanket of pure white sugar sand making these beaches among the highest rated in the world. While the pure white sands and emerald waters lure people to its shores, Destin offers so much more!
Golf in Destin, Florida - Destin has become the major golf destination in Northwest Florida. There are several courses within 3 miles of Gulf Splendor and over 1,000 holes in the greater Destin area.
Fishing in Destin, Florida - With over 100 private charters, Destin boasts some of the best fishing in the gulf region. Take half or full day charters for Mahi Mahi, Grouper, Red Snapper, Trigger Fish, Amberjack, Cobia and many others. Drop your catch off at one of the harbor restaurants and come back that evening for a delicious meal. Try your luck at the 54nd annual Fishing Rodeo during the month of October, 2007. Give a call toCaptain Mike Graef, owner of the 40 ft. Huntress for a truly great fishing experience.
Shopping in Destin, Florida – From quaint little boutiques to factory outlet malls, Destin has unlimited shopping options. The Silver Sands Factory outlet mall is located within 1 mile of Gulf Splendor. Destin Commons, the brand new shopping and entertainment complex is only 4 miles away. Within 2 miles, beautiful Baytowne Wharf offers many shopping and entertainment options.
Restaurants in Destin, Florida – Walk up the beach to the Whales Tail, our favorite breakfast place, or check out any of many restaurants for all price ranges within 1 to 5 miles.
Take the kids towards downtown Destin and Okaloosa Island to get to the Big Kahuna Water Park, the Gulfarium and many other family entertainment options.
Take a laidback scenic drive East along route 30-A to quaint little beach towns such as Grayton Beach, Watercolor, Seaside, Seagrove and Rosemary Beach.
There is something for everyone in Destin!