Located on Florida’s Emerald Coast, Destin, originated as a small fishing town, and is the principal city of the Fort Walton Beach-Crestview-Destin, Florida Metropolitan Statistical area. It has become a very popular tourist destination and is known for its white sand beaches and emerald green waters. The city touts itself as “The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” and claims to have the largest fishing vessel fleet in the state of Florida. The city has a lot to offer for visitors. There are numerous pristine beaches, public parks and recreational areas and of course…many tourist attractions. Some of the things you’ll definitely want to check out include Big Kahuna’s Lost Paradise, Henderson Beach State Park, one or more of the museums, Destin Commons and The Track. Don’t forget while you’re there, you can go enjoy some great fishing, go snorkeling or scuba diving in the beautiful waters or take a sightseeing tour and learn more about the area.
1. Big Kahuna’s
Opened in 1986, Big Kahuna’s Lost Paradise is a water park located in Destin, Florida. It features over forty water attractions, several thrilling rides and a miniature golf course. Though it’s mainly a water park, there is plenty of fun and excitement to go around rivalling any other family amusement park and for a fraction of the usual price. There are often special events scheduled in the summer which are included in your admission ticket price. Some of the attractions in the park include: water rides and slides like the Kowabunga Racer, Bombs Away Bay, Hammerhead, Cobra Twister, and Jumanji; waves, rivers and pools like Humunga River, Lazy River and Wave Pool; Kiddie rides like Crocodile Flats, Pleasure Island, Fun Fountains and Kid’s Slides; and the adventure park featuring rides like the Cyclone and Sky Coaster as well as Tropical Mini Golf. It promises fun for all ages. You can even stay there in one of their elegant cabanas and enjoy a meal right in the park.