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Destin – A Great Place to Travel on a Budget


Destin FL

There is good reason that Destin Florida ranks as one of the top ten destinations for people traveling on a budget. There are so many wonderful things to do in Destin that cost little to no money.

Destin is located along the western part of the Florida panhandle on the Gulf of Mexico and its location makes it easily accessible by most major airline carriers. That plus the temperate climate all make Destin a perfect place for year round vacationing.

This is relatively new as far as vacation destinations go, establishing itself as such during the 1970’s and 80’s, so it is still relatively inexpensive when compared to other resort areas. Most of the attractions that draw people to this gulf coast area, like white sandy beaches and emerald green surf, are still free and easily accessible to just about anybody.

Thrill seekers will want to visit Big Kahuna’s in the city’s center, a water and adventure park with something fun for every age group. The park includes seventeen water park rides, three adventure park rides and a beautifully landscaped fifty-four-hole tropical themed miniature golf course. Afterwards you might want to take in a movie at the 14 screen Rave Motion Pictures multiplex.

Shoppers won’t want to miss a day at Destin commons, an open air shopping mall just east of the city, or the Silver Sands Outlet Mall which bills itself as “the nations largest designer outlet center”.

Art lovers should be sure to check out the Harborwalk, a showcase for local artists and also a great place to get a quick bite to eat in any number of reasonably priced restaurants.

If anyone in your group is up for a little learning, then a stop by the Air Force Armament Museum, the Emerald Coast Science Center or the Indian Temple Mound & Museum would be just the ticket.

Fishing enthusiasts should take advantage of off season low rates and be in this place for the annual destin Fishing Rodeo, held each October since 1948. Then be sure to stick around for the destin Seafood Festival, certainly one of the best places in the country to get outstanding fresh local seafood at excellent prices. If that’s not enough for you, vacationers can still charter a fishing vessel and experience for themselves why destin is called the luckiest fishing village on the coast, where the fish practically jump right onto your line.

Finding great accommodations in destin don’t have to be difficult either just because you are travelling on a budget. Why not decide to really save some money and skip the traditional hotel room stay and opt instead for a more economical and spacious destin vacation rental instead?

Remember that the best budget travel deals are found by shopping around, making your reservations early and by being flexible in your travel plans. Heading to destin during off peak travel season can end up saving you a lot in the end.