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Family-friendly Activities

Family Snorkeling

Looking for family-friendly activities in Destin? Look no further. Destin has plenty to offer every type of traveler and plenty of activities to keep everyone in the family entertained and happy. View the activities below to start planning your Destin, Florida family vacation.

Amusement USA

Located at the HarborWalk Village, Amusement USA offers kids of all ages the chance to roll around in hamster balls, jump on the bungee trampolines, and surf on the mechanical surfboard. There’s also cotton candy and other favorite boardwalk treats.

Banana Boat Rides

See Destin’s beautiful sandy beaches from another point of view when you take the whole family on a banana boat ride!

Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park

We know there’s nothing like enjoying the white sandy beaches of the Emerald Coast, but if the younger ones are getting restless, a trip to Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park will make it an adventure for everyone in the family.  There are more than 40 water attractions, mini golf courses, go-kart tracks, and thrill rides!

Buccaneer Pirate Cruise

Have what it takes to be a pirate, matey? Then step aboard the Buccaneer Pirate Cruise where the only rule aboard is to have fun! Ticket prices for a matey, an adult, is $34, where senior citizens (60+) sail the seas for $30, and your scallywags (children aged 4 – 14) are $19.50, and children three and under sail free.

Children’s Park at Morgan Sports Center

Though we do have an on-site playground for the little ones, if you’re already out and about in town and the kids can’t wait to play, visit the Children’s Park at Morgan Sports Center. It’s a city park and playground that also has picnic tables and public restrooms.

Destin Boardwalk

The boardwalk is one of the top attractions in the city and a hub of activity. Find water sports, restaurants, and shopping at the Destin Boardwalk. Be sure to check the boardwalk’s website for upcoming Destin events.

Geocaching Trail

For families that like to hunt for treasure together, you can’t miss the Okaloosa County Geocache Trail! All you need is a GPS-enabled device, such as a smartphone, and comfortable walking shoes. Geocaching involves using GPS coordinates to find caches or hidden containers. Many of the containers hold a treasure of sorts and a log book. 

Helicopter Tour

Get a bird’s eye view of Destin and the Emerald Coast when you take the family on a Destin Helicopter tour! There are plenty of options, ranging from just our beachfront to up the Emerald Coast.  Rates start at $49 per person with a two person minimum. Call 855-435-6386 for more information.  


There’s a plethora of water-based activities for families to enjoy when visiting Destin, but one of the most popular activities along the coast is snorkeling adventures. Destin Snorkel offers different tours as well as snuba, shelling, and dolphin cruises. Prices start at $38 for adults and children, aged 5 – 12, at $27 for the Two Stop Tour.

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