- The list below includes 80 free or cheap things to do in or near Destin, Florida, including 48 different types of inexpensive activities like Beaches, Piers & Boardwalks, Fishing and Arcades.
- From Crystal Sands Beach to Henderson Beach State Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Destin and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Fort Walton Beach, Santa Rosa Beach, Miramar Beach and Navarre.
Water lovers come to Destin Snorkel for chartered excursions into the shallows of the Gulf of Mexico. Destin Snorkel's popular packages include snorkeling trips, snuba tours, sunset snorkeling, romantic yacht voyages and more.
Voted by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine as the 'Best Place to Shop,' Destin Commons is an outdoor shopping mall featuring over 70 stores and restaurants, as well as a 14-screen movie theater. The complex also hosts various events such as their Halloween Haunt.
81% 106 votes
210 Harbor Boulevard (Hwy 98 East), Destin, FL 32541 MoreLess Info
The best fishing trip in Destin starts with Sweet Jody Fishing and their six to eight hour trip out to the finest fishing locales around. With a 57-foot boat, there is plenty of room for the whole family, and they can provide all the gear you need.
Along with digital project, the AMC Destin Commons 14 features RealD 3D and IMAX screens for applicable movies. The latest blockbusters are shown at the cinema, and there are even some midnight release presentations.
Swoop Deep Sea Fishing is led by a professionally trained and licensed crew. Swoopâ€™s deep sea fishing includes fishing tackle, license, bait, ice and secrets that locals have used to catch record breaking snapper, cobia, amberjack and grouper.
The Track Recreation Center is a family fun recreation center with many amusements. The Center features go kart tracks, roller coasters, miniature golf, Blaster Boats, and smash â€˜em on Bumper Car as well as a Bungee Jumping Tower and skydiving.
81% 252 votes
1450 Miracle Strip Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island can be considered a mall and a half-covered park in one. It has covered picnic areas and sports courts, it has snack-bars and shops, and it has playgrounds and arcade games.
Within Fat Daddy's Arcade is a collection of over 65 popular games, including classics like basketball and skeeball alongside Guitar Hero, racing games, and games for children. In addition to the arcade, the entertainment center also has an on-site pizza parlor.
98% 1717 votes
100 Museum Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32542 MoreLess Info
Fort Walton Beach, Florida is proudly home to the Air Force Armament Museum, a free museum dedicated to historical weapons and military vehicles. Military buffs and those interested in United States military history must not miss a chance to tour this unique museum.