Top Reasons to Plan a Destin Florida Family Vacation

Photo of family at the beach enjoying a Destin Florida family vacation
Destin, FL 5 Mins
Ben Lanson, Business Operations

August 15, 2022

Located along the Florida Panhandle in the heart of the Emerald Coast, you will find the charming beach town of Destin. Travelers from all over flock to Destin to experience our sugar white sand beaches contrasted by emerald green waters. Among these travelers are families taking advantage of all the kid-friendly attractions in town. A Destin, Florida, family vacation has something for everyone: fun watersports on the Gulf, restaurants where you can feed live gators, exhilarating amusement parks, and nature experiences. 

Your Destin family getaway is easy when you choose Overmoon to host your Florida vacation. We offer Destin vacation rentals that are thoughtfully designed with families in mind. Whether you want to rent a Destin golf cart rental to get around town or you need gear for the beach, we have you covered!

The Perfect Beaches for Kids

Destin has 12 convenient public beach access points, many of which are ideal for families with young kids. The calm surf is suitable for swimming, and you can rest assured that lifeguards supervise all of our public beaches. The most popular spot is Henderson Beach State Park, offering a mile-long beach with amenities like picnic tables, restrooms, and a playground for kids. If you are looking for more kid-friendly beaches, visit James Lee Park or nearby Miramar Beach.

Kid-Oriented Attractions

Make your Destin, Florida family vacation memorable at one of the many kid-oriented attractions in town. Big Kahuna’s offers the largest water park on the Emerald Coast, with over 40 different water play areas and a fun adventure park. Even more family fun awaits at The Track with go-karts, bumper cars, kid-friendly rides, mini golf, and an arcade. And for the animal lovers in your group, a visit to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is the best place to see and learn about local marine life.

Endless Fun at Destin Harbor Boardwalk

The Destin Harbor Boardwalk is your gateway to endless fun on the water. The boardwalk is where you can embark on dolphin cruises, parasailing adventures, fishing trips, jet ski rentals, snorkeling expeditions, and kayak rentals. You can even take your watercraft rental to Crab Island from here to visit one of the top family attractions in Florida. Crab Island is a shallow sandbar that offers family-friendly swimming, snorkeling, and shelling. After fun in the water, walk to the HarborWalk Village for delicious dining options.

Delicious Restaurants for Kids

If your family is craving fresh seafood and live music, head to Aj’s Seafood & Oyster Bar in the village. And if you have some picky eaters in the family, you can stop at the Say Cheese food truck here for a delicious grilled cheese! You will have to leave the village to dine at the best family-friendly restaurant in Destin, Fudpuckers. This Destin restaurant features an expansive kids’ menu and the world’s greatest alligator park, where you have the opportunity to feed live alligators!

Photo of Overmoon property: Destin Oasis

Plan Your Destin Florida Family Vacation with Overmoon

Plan your Destin Florida family vacation with Overmoon and stay at our beautiful seven-bedroom Destin Oasis. This gorgeous property is only five minutes from the beach, with everything your family needs for the perfect getaway. Since our properties are designed with families in mind, you’ll have full access to a pack-and-play, highchairs, beach towels, kid’s bathroom stools, and various board games.

And if you need any extras during your stay, our Overmoon store has everything you need! Don’t forget to check out our Overmoon promotions to see how you can save on your getaway before you book!