Anytime you go on vacation doing fun things with the family can be fun yet a little pricey. We fully understand that, and we thought that we would share with you a few free things that you can do while on vacation. Staying in one of our Beach Front vacation rentals can help you save money as you can fix meals at the house and take advantage of the free things to do around town. Letâ€™s look at our top 6 things you can do for free while on vacation to Destin, Florida.
Jolee Island Nature Park
Jolee Island Nature Park is a hidden gem within Destin and has some fun things that your family can enjoy. This park is 5 acres located on an island and to enter the park you will have to go over a wooden bridge. As you cross over the bridge you will be able to see a scenic salt marsh and even get to see nature at itâ€™s best. You may see different animals in the marsh and take beautiful pictures too of the sunset. The park does offer the children a pirate ship playground and it is surrounded by porch swings for the adults to sit back and relax. And best of all itâ€™s free to enjoy! Jolee Island Nature Park has a picnic area for you and your family to enjoy a lunch among nature. Donâ€™t miss this amazing place next time you are on your vacation!
If you have ever been to the beach during the summer months as a child, then you may remember going to the boardwalk often. Going to Destin Harbor Boardwalk is like any other boardwalk out there, but you get to enjoy several different things going on these during the week. Here you can walk along the boardwalk all while you can enjoy the white sand and the Emerald Coast waterfront. This is something that not many other beach towns can talk about! Soak in the sun, fun, smells and adventure that you can enjoy on your next vacation to Destin and going to spend a few hours at the boardwalk.
Day at the Beach
A fun free activity that you can do while on vacation is to head to the beach right outside of your Beach Front vacation rental. Here you and your family can enjoy a day or all week sitting on the beach in the white sand soaking up the rays. Plus, you can save money by being able to head back into your rental and have a nice lunch and then head back out onto the beach for more fun. Let the kids build sandcastles as you sit in a beach chair reading a nice book. The options are endless when you visit the beach in Destin, Florida.
Henderson Beach State Park
Another amazing park that you and your family can go explore is Henderson Beach State Park. Located along the Emerald Coast Parkway is where you will find this amazing park that has pristine white sand and gorgeous water views. One thing that you may be able to spot while you are taking a dip in the water are dolphins in the distance. There are plenty of things that you can do at the park like hiking along the shoreline on a nature trail or standing on top of the high dunes. This can be a fun day to spend at the park and itâ€™s free of charge to enjoy there too.
Destin Commons is another great mention that we have to tell you all about. Located in the heart of Destin is where you’ll find this amazing shopping area but there is more to do than just shop. We understand that shopping isn’t a free thing to do, walking around and enjoying a few of the activities are free for you to do. Let the kids play in the splash pad that is there, walk into Bass Pro Shops to check out the giant fish tank or allow the kids to enjoy the playground. Parking is free and it’s a great way to get some shopping done before heading home while letting the kids enjoy the free activities too!
Explore Scenic 98
Have you ever explored Scenic 98 before? If not, youâ€™re in for a treat on your next trip to Destin Beach. Scenic 98 has some of the best free things to do, such as walking down it, riding your bikes, or checking out some beach restaurants and free access to beaches. Many locals love to take pictures along the route and share them on their social media pages. This is an activity that everyone in the family will love doing.
While there are many other things that you and your family can do in Destin for free, these are the few that we thought youâ€™d like. If you havenâ€™t made your reservations to come to Destin on vacation this year, now is the time. We canâ€™t wait to see you and your family on your next adventure to the beautiful Emerald Coast this year!