Last Updated on March 31, 2024

Known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” Destin offers pristine beaches, plenty of outdoor activities near Choctawhatchee Bay, shopping at Destin Commons, and local attractions such as Henderson Beach State Park and the Destin History & Fishing Museum. 

But did you know there are also many fantastic day trips from Destin that you shouldn’t miss?

Destin is my favorite city in the Florida Panhandle and what makes it so great is all the things to do nearby, too! 

From charming coastal towns to state parks, these Destin day trips in the Florida panhandle will add extra fun and adventure to your Florida vacation.

In this post, we look at the best places for day trips from Destin Florida.



Along Florida's 30A is Grayton Beach with beautiful beaches and a state park nearby



Gulf of Mexico sand dunes at Okaloosa Island



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2 people going for a surf in Gulf Shores Alabama



beautiful beach day at Pensacola Beach Florida

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Pier Park in Panama City Beach



long boardwalk and a bird in Gulf Breeze Florida



is renowned for its tranquil natural beauty and abundant wildlife and stands as one of Florida's best holiday destinations.

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Located a short drive east of Gulf Shores, Orange Beach boasts an additional 15 miles of stunning sandy beaches all the way to the state border.



main entrance of Topsail Hill Preserve State Park in Florida

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St. Andrews State Park is a 1,200-acre park with sand dunes and coastal scrub forests to explore.



aerial view of the city houses, road, and buildings in Perdido Key Florida



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beautiful park view at Tallahassee Florida



Port St Joe Florida looking back at St Joseph Bay

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My son and I enjoying the beach near Crab Island!

My son and I hanging out at the beach on one of my recent trips to Destin!

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