Follow your passions to the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast.
No two sunsets on the Emerald Coast are exactly alike, and neither are any two days. Along with award-winning beaches, you'll find several world-class attractions and family entertainment complexes here. You can get wild at the zoo, splash around at a water park, or interact with a live dolphin at the Gulfarium. Speaking of dolphins, dolphin watching cruises are very popular here, as are pirate cruises. Or you can discover the culture and rich history of the area at one of five museums. There are lots of ways to go Emerald Coasting.
Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are home to many family attractions and entertainment complexes with mini golf, water parks, bungee jumping, bumper cars, go-kart tracks, laser tag and more. Spend the day at one of these attractions and your kids will have no trouble falling asleep at night.
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401 Eglin Pkwy NE, Ft. Walton Beach
Beach vacations and mini golf seem to go hand in hand. Your family will love this 18-hole miniature golf course and arcade. Call for prices and hours of operation.
Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Ft. Walton Beach
Come snorkel with stingrays and sharks, feed penguins and watch otters play at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Featuring dolphin and sea lion shows, the marine park is also home to seals, turtles, alligators, harbor seals and more. Become a VIP trainer and work side-by-side with the staff to learn what it takes to train and care for marine mammals. Don't leave without getting a kiss from a harbor seal.
HarborWalk Village Mining Company
HarborWalk Village , Destin
Kids experience the thrill of mining for gems and fossils on the harbor at this mining company setup in a little larger than miniature scale.
HarborWalk Zipline & Free Fall
HarborWalk Village, Destin , FL 32541,
Zip-line ride offers you an unforgettable, high-adventure experience while taking in breathtaking views of white sand beaches and emerald waters along the Destin Harbor.
Free Fall will add an additional adrenaline-pumping experience by falling 90’ and landing softly on a bulls-eye platform while crowds cheer you on.
34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin
Hurricane Lanes features 26 Bowling Lanes, StrikeZone Cafe, 12 Pool Tables and Arcade, Rupert's Sports Bar, and Free Ping Pong (over 21).
Kitty Hawk Kayak and SUP Rentals
HarborWalk Village, Destin, FL 32541,
Rent a kayak or paddleboard from Kitty Hawk Kites to experience the waters of the Destin Harbor and Crab Island up close. Lessons are available along with everything you need to make the most of your experience. Special group and night paddles are available at certain times.
Kitty Hawk Kites on Okaloosa Isand
1450 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Ft. Walton Beach
Located at Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, Kitty Hawk Kites offers stunt kites, single line kites for kids, sport kites, kiting accessories, toys, t-shirts and apparel.
HarborWalk Village, Destin
Kids and adults can test their flexibility and skill in maneuvering through a maze of lasers in a race to have the fastest time in getting to the buzzer! Let your mission impossible skills come alive!
Legacy Heir Airbrush and Gifts
10 Harbor Blvd., Destin
Create your own custom airbrush shirts, towels and more.
LuLu's - Destin
4607 Legendary Dr, Destin
LuLu’s, a true family restaurant and entertainment destination, is known for its outdoor and family-friendly activities such as rope climbing on THE MOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, water splashing in THE FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH, volleyball nets and daily LIVE MUSIC just to name a few - all of which make LuLu’s the perfect family fun destination for kids of all ages. However, it’s the food that has brought LuLu’s its fame. After working up an appetite exploring the outdoor activities and enjoying the entertainment, take a break from the adventure and savor some of LuLu's Crazy Sista specialties such as grass-fed Cheeseburger in Paradise, a tasty bowl of the Famous Seafood Gumbo, or Gulf Wild Fresh Snapper Sandwich! Regardless of your diet or taste, everything on the menu at LuLu's is made in-house, fresh to order. There is no chain restaurant mentality at LuLu’s, and, hopefully, when you visit, you experience the essence that is LuLu's.