Top Things to Do in Destin, Florida with Kids

Are you planning a trip to Destin, Florida, with your little ones? Finding activities that entertain kids and adults alike can be challenging, but Destin has tons of fun, family-friendly activities.

When you stay in one of our Destin condos, you can easily reach any of these incredible attractions to make special memories with the ones you love most.

No matter your interests, Destin is sure to have something to impress you. Be sure to check out one (or more!) of these things to do in Destin, Florida, with kids.

Dolphin Cruise

Southern Star Dolphin Cruises is your ultimate destination when you want to spend some time on the water and get up close and personal with the local marine life. Your captain will be able to take you to the areas where dolphins are most likely to hang out, giving you the best chance of seeing these fantastic creatures in their natural habitats. Be sure to have your cameras ready! Plus, Islander Resort guests can present their VIP Sponsor’s Discount Card to get $5 off per adult and $3.50 off per child!

Pirate Cruise

Want to spend time on the water but experience something more unique? Check out Buccaneer Pirate Ship Interactive Cruises! Your kids will surely enjoy training to become a pirate, fighting in water gun battles with the crew, going on a treasure hunt, and experiencing authentic cannon fire. Parents can join in on the pirate fun or sit back and relax as the kids enjoy the activities. Islander guests can show their VIP cards for $5 off per adult and $3.50 off per child.

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Sea Blaster

Of all the fun things to do in Destin, your trip wouldn’t be complete without experiencing the Sea Blaster. This company advertises itself as having “Destin’s most exciting and affordable family fun cruise,” and we’d be hard-pressed to argue with them. Captain Larry has been serving families in the area since 1995 and now takes guests on excursions like the Snorkeling and Beach Dolphin Cruise, Beach Dolphin Cruise, Sunset Dolphin Cruise, and Red, White, and Blue Fireworks Cruise around the 4th of July! Islander guests can show their VIP card to get one free adult entry per condo!

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Sometimes, you want to have fun near the water without getting in the messy sand. Get up close and personal with marine life at the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park! You can get face-to-face with dolphins in the Dolphin Oasis or check out other animal encounters to meet stingrays, harbor seals, reptiles, penguins, turtles, sea lions, and more. Plus, you can learn about these animals from the knowledgeable staff and discover what the team is doing to protect our oceans and the creatures that live within.

Plan Your Stay

You can’t go wrong with these attractions when you and your family stay at our Destin, Florida resort. Once you’re done sightseeing for the day, relax and unwind in front of the flat-screen TV or take a dip in the beachfront pool. It’s all up to you! Ready to check out our Destin beachfront condos and book your trip? The team at The Islander Resort is waiting for you!

Indoor Activities

If the weather is holding you back from leaving your Destin beach condos, you might be interested in an indoor activity. Are you feeling competitive? Head to Fat Daddy’s Arcade to try your hand at some classic games and earn enough tickets to win the big prize! Not in the mood for arcade games? Then consider a trip to Uncle Buck’s Bowling, where you can compete with your loved ones to see who can score the highest! These incredible destinations are family-friendly, affordable, and, best of all, tons of fun!