Last Updated on March 31, 2024

Harborwalk Village At Destin Boardwalk- 12 Fun Things To Do!



1. Waterfront Dining At Harry T’s Or Margaritaville

The Destin Boardwalk is known for its incredible waterfront dining options!


When you arrive here, grab a coffee or snack at Cafe Cafe, and when you’re hungry after doing the village activities and shopping, there are a wide variety of choices, with perfect views of the water!


There are also indoor options if weather doesn’t allow for eating outside.


You can watch boats come in and out of the harbor while eating at one of the waterfront restaurants, including Margaritaville Restaurant & Bar which offers great American food with an island flare.



Harry T's is one of the best restaurants in Destin and is known for seafood


Harry T’s is known for some of the best seafood around!  Try one of their seafood platters.  They also have options like burgers, tacos, and sandwiches for those not in the mood for seafood.


Whether you are looking for something casual or upscale, there is something here that will fit your needs!


Other restaurants at Harborwalk Village include East Pass Seafood & Oyster House and Rhumcay Island Grille.  Jester Mardi Gras offers daiquiris and pizza.


Go here for more restaurants nearby and in Destin! 



3. Make It To The Top Of The Rock Climbing Wall


As Destin’s Harborwalk Village is known for its restaurants and shopping, it also has adrenaline pumping activities to try!


The rock climbing wall is 40 feet high and has 3 paths to choose from.  If you want to make it more exciting, do this at night when the LED lights have the rock wall and grab handles lit up.


Looking for more thrills?  They also offer ziplining, where you harness in and it takes you 1,000 feet across the village, seeing the best views of the area!


You can also do the Free-fall attraction, where you safely strap in and take a 100 foot plunge from the top of the tower.


And for more fun, they have bungee trampolines for the kids to jump on.


For all the attractions, details, and pricing go here.



The Fudgery in Destin offers sweet treats such as fudge, frozen yogurt and more!



I recommend the Caramel Pecan Turtles here. 



11. Check Out The Entertainment


Harborwalk Village is a top spot for amazing entertainment in Destin throughout the year!


Even in the winter, the village brings people in with events that are going on.


Events such as a jazz competition, Rhythm, Brunch, and Brews (brunch and drinks followed by live music), and a Mardi Gras celebration, keep the winter rockin’ at the harbor!


Summers are filled with lots of live music, fireworks shows, and more.


No matter what time of year you’re here, there’s a good chance there’s something going on.


Keep up to date on the events online.



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Palms of Destin

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Palms of Destin is a nice resort to stay at in the area!


Hyatt Place- Sandestin

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Hyatt Place at Sandestin is a nice hotel and fairly close to Destin


Pelican Beach Resort

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Pelican Beach Resort is a nice option for an accommodation and is just a few minutes from Harborwalk Village

Conclusion: Harborwalk Village At Destin Boardwalk


Harborwalk Village and the Boardwalk in Destin are loaded with restaurants, activities, and lots of shopping.


Whether you’re just in Destin for a day trip or a week’s vacation, this attraction is a must-see when in the area.


If you’re looking for more fun in the area, you need to visit Pier Park in Panama City Beach!  


Booking a last-minute trip to Destin?  

If so, we have you covered.  Here are some top recommended tours and experiences!

Top Tours in Destin

Crab Island Sandbar Adventure (Crab Island has been my favorite experience in Destin!)

Crab Island 12 Passenger Pontoon Boat Rentals (Half or full-day rentals)

Sunset Dolphin Watching Cruise (one of the most beautiful cities to catch a sunset)

Tikis Harbor Lights Cruise (Fantastic Destin Harbor Nighttime Cruise)

Dolphin-Watching Speedboat Ride  (Dolphin Watching Off The Coast of Gulf Mexico)

Top Hotels In Destin

Hotel Effie Sandestin (Top Rated Hotel With Lots Of Activity Options)

The Grand Sandestin – (Best Rated Hotel In Destin)

Hyatt Place Sandestin – (Hotel Near Miramar Beach Destin)

Holiday Inn Express Destin E – (Highly Rated Budget To Mid Range Hotel)

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  1. Paige J. Watts

    It’s been so long since I visited Destin. I don’t know if I’ve ever been to Harborwalk Village, but it sounds like it has a ton of fun things to do!

  2. Molly

    I have been wanting to visit Destin! Sounds like a gorgeous location. The helicopter ride would be so fun. Thanks for the information!


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