10 Family-Friendly Spring Break Activities in Destin, Florida

One of my favorite things about Destin is that it has always been a family-friendly destination. Destin has gone to great lengths to discourage the type of party-oriented high school and college Spring Breakers who are known to frequent other beach towns, and it’s apparent when the throngs of families show up each Spring Break to relax on the beautiful beaches that we are lucky enough to be able to call home. But Destin offers so much more to do beyond the beach.

If you’re looking for some family friendly Spring Break activities in Destin, you’ve come to the right place! Here are 10 things to do with your family while you’re on Spring Break in Destin:

  1. Beach-With 24 miles of sugar white sands and emerald green waters; you’d be a fool not to hit the beach. Laying on the sand, starting up a beach football or volleyball game, or surfing the waves are fun activities the whole family can enjoy! Spring Break can get crowded, so if you are looking for a quieter alternative, check out Henderson Beach State Park. There is a small fee ($6) per vehicle to get into the park, which helps keep the college kids away. The public restrooms and picnic pavilions are a nice touch as well! Destin family friendly spring break activities
  2. Boat Rental-You can rent a fishing, pontoon, or power boat and spend the day on the water. We offer a variety of boats with different options to help you get the most enjoyment out of your time on the water. Go fishing in the bay or the gulf, visit Crab Island, or pull up along the Gulf Islands National Seashore and spend a leisurely afternoon hunting for shells, hermit crabs, and other marine life. family friendly things to do for spring break in destin fl
  3. Jet ski rental– Satisfy your need for speed with an exhilarating jet ski ride in the bay. The whole family can enjoy our Yamaha VX110 model jet skis, that seat up to 3 people at a time. (Please note we require anyone who drives the jet ski to be 18 years of age or older. Click here for more information on jet ski rental requirements.) spring break fun destin florida
  4. Fishing trip– Destin is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village. Why not try your luck and rent a fishing boat or hire a fishing charter to get you out to where the fish are biting! You can fish for flounder, speckled trout, sheepshead, redfish, and spanish mackerel in the bay or go after snapper and amberjack in the gulf. Many local restaurant also offer to cook your catch for you for a fee. family fishing spring break activity
  5. Sandcastle lessons-Beach Sand Sculptures offers family-friendly sandcastle lessons. Who WOULDN’T want to learn how to create a masterpiece in the sand like this?  fun for kids in destin
  6. The Track– Go karts, bumper cars, bumper boats, kiddie rides and miniature golf. This place is fun, fun, fun!
  7. Fat Daddy’s Arcade-A great indoor alternative should it happen to rain during your stay (or should you need a break from the sun). Fat Daddy’s is the local equivalent to Chuck E Cheese, minus the big mouse and his friends, and on a smaller scale.
  8. Gulfarium. We love seeing marine animals up close, and the Gulfarium is the perfect place to do just that! Interact with dolphins, penguins, sharks, otters, sea lions, and more at this family-friendly marine facility located on Okaloosa Island, just minutes from Destin.
  9. Gator Beach-The iconic Destin restaurant Fudpucker’s has live alligators that you can watch and even feed (from a nice, safe distance!). Best of all, it’s free!
  10. Laser Tag-located in the upstairs portion of Sunsations Beach Store, is an indoor glo-light mini golf and laser tag business. Another great rainy day activity, and conveniently located right next door to Fat Daddy’s and Fudpucker’s.


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