This is a busy time of year for all the attractions. You will need to purchase advance tickets for the activities you want to do. Be sure to check our “things to do” page for the best rates on local attractions which include, deep-sea fishing, dolphin sightseeing tours, snorkeling, sunset boat excursions and even an escapade on a pirate ship.
Of course, restaurants, bars, shopping venues, golf courses, and other amusements are packed so it is always best to make all reservations ahead of time. Huge firework celebrations are held on a weekly basis during the summer with live music at Harborwalk Village. Large firework shows occur on Memorial Day, July 4th and Labor Day.
Crab Island, located near the Destin Bridge, will have the most visitors during this season. You will need a private boat or watercraft rental (i.e. jet skis, pontoon boats, kayaks, or the water taxi) to reach the sandbar. DO NOT attempt to swim out there from the shore.
With this time of year being very busy, you must allow time for traffic so you are not late for attractions or dinner reservations. The busiest time of the day during the week is of course, during rush hour when the locals are trying to get home from work. Please drive safely. There is no need or reason to get into an accident while trying to enjoy your vacation.