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The World's Luckiest Fishing Village

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You're Going to Love Destin

Destin is the perfect place for a sunshine getaway. If the winter clouds and rain are getting you down or you need a place to take your kids for an Easter escape, Destin is simply ideal.

This upscale Florida resort attracts a sophisticated clientele to its golf courses, spas, and high-class seafood restaurants. You can spend all week fishing for marlin with experienced local captains or avoid seeing the sea by spending all of your time on the links. Sunbathe and sip cocktails along the Emerald Coast or strap on water skis and take to the water for an adrenaline-filled watersports vacation.

Once you've enjoyed your choice of activities, Destin's many seafood restaurants await your order. With great shellfish at the Crab Trap and fresh seafood buffets at Captain Dave's on the Gulf, you can end every day in style. So make a date to enjoy the Florida sunshine, and choose a break to this beautiful destination.

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Although thousands of people visit Destin in mid-summer (July and August), it's probably not the best time to go. The weather might be hot, but it can also rain every day if you are unlucky. To enjoy great weather (over 75 degrees Fahrenheit) and smaller crowds, visit in April and May when the waters are warm and rain is not a factor.

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Where to Stay in Destin

Accommodation in Destin is centered around seafront resorts, with all of the amenities you would expect. The Seascape Golf, Beach & Tennis Resort is ideal for families and couples who want an active vacation, Ocean Reef Resorts offers a range of attractive self-catering homes, while the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is a luxury option right on the beach.

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Although Destin isn't renowned as a shopping destination, it actually has some great places to shop for branded goods. Probably the best is Destin Commons, which features stores like Victoria's Secret, Aldo, Yankee Candle and Forever 21.

Groceries and Other

If you are staying in self-catering accommodation, Destin offers a range of grocery shopping options. There are upscale delis like the Fresh Market on Commons Drive alongside well known supermarkets like Wynn Dixie and Publix. There's also a Walmart Supercenter across the water in Fort Walton. The cost of living tends to be a little higher in Destin than most other resorts, so don't expect bargains. A gallon of milk will cost over $3.30 and a pound of apples more than $2.

Where to Eat in Destin

Seafood is the most common item on Destin's menu, and few resorts offer such a wide selection of high-quality restaurants. The great thing about dining in Destin is that you can walk straight from the beach into gourmet eateries like Captain Dave's on the Gulf and the Boathouse Oyster Bar. If you want an upscale family option, be sure to check out the Camellia Grill, which blends Florida seafood with New Orleans Cajun cooking. A good meal won't cost more than $35 and in many places a great seafood dinner will cost less than $20.