- 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.
81% 582 votes
1030 Miracle Strip Parkway East, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
With 1,262 feet and a large octagonal point, the Okaloosa Island Pier is best suited for catching both smaller fries and big, fighting fish. The biggest catch was a 42 pound king mackerel.
72% 1912 votes
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
More than a simple aquarium, the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is a hands-on institution specializing in animal interactions. Guests come face to face with dolphins, manatees, seals and small sharks. Those who wish to may snorkel with stingrays.
61% 108 votes
139 Brooks St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
A fun and educational hands-on museum designed for kids of all ages, the Emerald Coast Science Center offers a variety of exhibits pertaining to various areas of science. The center hosts summer camps, as well.
83% 42 votes
174 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
Locals enjoy the historic nostalgia that Downtown Cinema Plus brings to Fort Walton Beach. The theatre offers 80's style swivel chairs, in-theater food service, inexpensive movie ticket pricing and an arcade.
85% 227 votes
139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL MoreLess Info
Located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida, the Indian Temple Mound & Museum is dedicated to the history of First Nations cultures in Florida. There are three outbuildings that contain special exchibits and installations. One admission ticket covers all of the Museum's buildings.
75% 16 votes
139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach is the historic Camp Walton Schoolhouse. The two-room school house now operates as a museum and features original wooden desks, a potbelly stove, slate boards and the classic dunce seat and cap.