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Things to do in Florida Panhandle

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Shopping Mall
“A very popular outlet mall less than 10 mins away. Check them out online to see all the big name stores featured here.”
  • 118 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“many restaurants, shopps at one location, great area to walk , beach access and other kids , adults activities”
  • 156 locals recommend
Museum
“This place is great on a rainy day, or even to get some hours out of the sun...the museum will be a hit with any age, and the entire family! From an indoor playground for the little ones, to simulators and loads of history, there's something for everyone at this breathtaking Museum!”
  • 105 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“Flora-bama is a must go place for adults! It is a landmark. Anyone who has ever visited the area knows about Flora-Bama. It has multiple areas of bar scene with great live music. So much fun for everyone over 21!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Middle of Destin. Shopping, Bowling, Eating, Drinking and Movies Lots for families to do.”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“McGuire's is a local favorite and for good reason. Known for high quality, cooked to perfection steaks, you'll enjoy some of the best authentic Irish food while being serenaded by kilted bagpipers roaming the restaurant. Definitely try the boxtys for an appetizer and be careful how many Irish Wakes you drink, they hit hard and fast!”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bar
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“One of our favorites for over 10 years. CLOSED for a few months due to fire.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Beach
“Camping, beaching it, jet ski’s, or just to stop and look at our wildlife in the Panhandle”
  • 71 locals recommend
Water Park
“This park is the perfect place to let the kids play and experience Destin’s best water park. ”
  • 45 locals recommend
Cafe
“Probably the best place to go dancing and enjoy dueling pianos in Pensacola.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Irish Pub
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“This is a local favorite with tons of great food options, including the best steak on the Emerald Coast! They don’t take reservations and the wait on the weekends is usually kind of lengthy, but it’s worth it. Grab an Irish Wake while you wait to be seated!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“great food and music , several locations , one on the island and in Destin as well ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Aquarium
“A place for the whole family! Enjoy daily live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions, reptiles and tropical birds. Explore the indoor and outdoor tropical gardens showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles and more.”
  • 53 locals recommend
Bar
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“If you want the best Oysters around, you'll have to check out Peg Leg Pete's. Situated on Pensacola Beach, this place is casual and you can feel comfortable going after a day on the beach, even if you're still in damp clothes or swimming attire. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Beach
“Same emerald beaches of Destin but protected as a state park. The park has pavilions and restrooms. There is a nominal fee to enter the park.”
  • 49 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
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“Great place for dining and entertainment. At sunset they shoot a cannon off. A locals favorite spot”
  • 63 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach Bar
“Flora-bama is a must go place for adults! It is a landmark. Anyone who has ever visited the area knows about Flora-Bama. It has multiple areas of bar scene with great live music. So much fun for everyone over 21!”
  • 111 locals recommend
Bar
“McGuire's is a local favorite and for good reason. Known for high quality, cooked to perfection steaks, you'll enjoy some of the best authentic Irish food while being serenaded by kilted bagpipers roaming the restaurant. Definitely try the boxtys for an appetizer and be careful how many Irish Wakes you drink, they hit hard and fast!”
  • 100 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favorites for over 10 years. CLOSED for a few months due to fire.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Cafe
“Probably the best place to go dancing and enjoy dueling pianos in Pensacola.”
  • 58 locals recommend
Irish Pub
“This is a local favorite with tons of great food options, including the best steak on the Emerald Coast! They don’t take reservations and the wait on the weekends is usually kind of lengthy, but it’s worth it. Grab an Irish Wake while you wait to be seated!”
  • 68 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“great food and music , several locations , one on the island and in Destin as well ”
  • 63 locals recommend
Bar
“If you want the best Oysters around, you'll have to check out Peg Leg Pete's. Situated on Pensacola Beach, this place is casual and you can feel comfortable going after a day on the beach, even if you're still in damp clothes or swimming attire. ”
  • 62 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place for dining and entertainment. At sunset they shoot a cannon off. A locals favorite spot”
  • 63 locals recommend

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