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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
“Just down the road a few miles, everything you could ever look for, right across from the city pier. Shopping, food, drinks - they have it all”
  • 153 locals recommend
Museum
“Great museum for airplane geeks. Also look for the Blue Angels practice schedule on their website.”
  • 104 locals recommend
Beach Bar
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“World Famous bars and resturant. Home of the Kenny Chesney's Song "Flora Bama"”
  • 110 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Great selection of stores, restaurants, a splash pad & park for the kiddos! There’s something for everyone here! ”
  • 65 locals recommend
Bar
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“Great place to dine with family and friends! Best martinis and burgers in town 🥂🍔”
  • 98 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”
  • 69 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
“Great place for night life- 7 different style bars with live music. Dueling pianos start around 8pm Friday’s and Saturday’s. Typically a cover charge unless you go early (around 7).”
  • 57 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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“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 62 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.”
  • 50 locals recommend
Bar
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“Best place on the Beach for oysters. They serve so many of them that they are always fresh.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Beach
“Enjoy a majestic shoreline anchored by 30-foot, snow-white sand dunes where basking in the Florida sun or wading into warm Gulf waters is the order of each and every day.”
  • 48 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”
  • 62 locals recommend

Top restaurants

Beach Bar
“World Famous bars and resturant. Home of the Kenny Chesney's Song "Flora Bama"”
  • 110 locals recommend
Bar
“Great place to dine with family and friends! Best martinis and burgers in town 🥂🍔”
  • 98 locals recommend
Bar
“One of our favorites for over 10 years. CLOSED for a few months due to fire.”
  • 70 locals recommend
Cafe
“Great place for night life- 7 different style bars with live music. Dueling pianos start around 8pm Friday’s and Saturday’s. Typically a cover charge unless you go early (around 7).”
  • 57 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
“If you like to party, eat, and meet new people this is the place. There is usually a live band and a DJ. It's located in a cool part of Destin, where you can bar hop though the Harbor Walk.”
  • 62 locals recommend
Bar
“Best place on the Beach for oysters. They serve so many of them that they are always fresh.”
  • 60 locals recommend
Seafood Restaurant
“Great place for dining and entertainment. At sunset they shoot a cannon off. A locals favorite spot”
  • 62 locals recommend

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