Introduction to Destin, Florida
Destin, Florida, in Okaloosa county, is 43 miles E of Pensacola, Florida (center to center) and 216 miles E of New Orleans, Louisiana. The city is in the Fort Walton Beach area. There are 11,119 residents in Destin.
Destin has a rich historical heritage that dates back to the 7th century A.D. The city was named after fisherman Captain Leonard Destin who moved in this region from New London, Connecticut around 1845. He also pioneered the fishing industry of present day Destin. In 1984, the City of Destin was chartered as a municipality under the laws of the State of Florida.
Destin and nearby Attractions
- Florida's Gulfarium
- Indian Temple Mound Museum
- Old Destin Post Office
- Baytowne Golf Course
Things To Do In Destin
Destin is known as the World's Luckiest Fishing Village, where you can enjoy deep-sea fishing. In addition, there are several other recreational facilities in the city like dinner and entertainment cruises, go-cart tracks, gulf front retreats, golf and tennis courts, snorkeling, diving, sea lion shows, marine life exhibits, performances by trained dolphins and camping/ canoe trips. Destin is also known for the beautiful snow white colored sand on its beaches.
The closest airport to Destin is Fort Walton Beach/Valparaiso.
Destin Higher Education
Okaloosa-Walton Community College provides access to adult education.