Fun-filled Family Activities this Fall Break in Destin FL

Choosing the perfect vacation activity can vary from family to family. We are here to give you some of our favorite activities in Destin, for fall break.

Did you know fall is the best time to travel to Destin FL? If you’re wanting to experience this lovely area’s offerings with less traffic and cooler temperatures, fall is by far the best time to vacation to the Emerald Coast!

Activities on the water

Experiencing the Emerald Coast is definitely best when your’e on the water. Wheather you’re enjoying the views or actually taking a plunge, the Emerald Coast waters are some of the best in the world.

Rent a Boat: Renting a boat for a day is a great family activity since a typical pontoon boat can hold up to 12 people. There are plenty of activities you can do on the boat like fishing or tubing. The most popular destination is to visit Crab Island, the sandbar destination.

Parasailing: For a more thrill seeking vacation activity this fall break try Parasailing. We recommend Just Chute Me as they provide excellent service and have affordable rates. They even have a Fall Special currently running, $10 off the 9:30am time, just use coupon code: Fall22. Parasailing offers incredible views of the Destin area on a whole other level. You may even get lucky and spot some wild life! This water activity is well worth the money.

Kayaks and Paddle Boards: If you looking for something more low key, perhaps a kayak or paddle board is the water activity for you. These rentals are great for exercise, but also allow you to enjoy the water at your own pace.

Activities on the sand

Beach Bonfire: Trending Beach Bonfires certainly take the cake for a family activity. Especially during the fall months, there is nothing like making a S’more at the beach with the sand between your toes. If you’re looking to book a beach bonfire a great company is 30ABlaze. Great reviews and customized pricing options.

Family Photos: No trip would be complete without a family photoshoot. Our go-to company for this is Destin Beach Photography Company. They offer an elevated service for an outstanding price. For families traveling with larger groups this is a perfect choice. Not only will the photoshoot be a fun family experience, your Destin photographer will get some great snapshots to cherish for years to come. Check out their stunning beach family portrait galleries.

Exploring the area by foot

Gulfarium: If you are looking for a Marine Adventure, look no further then Gulfarium! This is educational and fun for all. The shows and exhibits will have you entertained for hours. If you would like to encounter the animals up close, look into booking this activity early since space will be limited.

HarborWalk Village: This is the ultimate spot to get a lot on vacationing done in one area. Shopping, dining, events, amusements, and water activities are all available on this Bay Front location. One of our favorite attributes about the Village is that it hosts annual events throughout the year.

Here is a list of September/ October/ November 2022 Fall events

  • Labor Day Weekend Celebration (September 3rd and 4th)
  • Rocktober Concert Series (October 1st)
  • Destin Seafood Festival (October 7th, 8th and 9th)
  • Half Shells on the Harbor (November 12th)

Take Aways

When coordinating family activities in Destin FL, make sure to get everyone’s input on what’s most important to them. While keeping a family-friendly budget in mind, maybe plan one or two activities throughout your stay.

If your family really enjoys a good meal, maybe swap out beach water sport activities for a few sit down meals. Vice versa applies as well! If you are all about the boating and water sorts, maybe grab a pizza or cook in a few nights.

However you decide to spend your days while visiting the Panhandle of Florida, we hope these highly recommended activities guide you to a fun filled vacation to Destin!


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