One of the best things about Destin is its location.
Not only because it’s located on one of the most uniquely gorgeous beaches in the world but also because it’s located between two also insanely popular destinations: Pensacola and Panama City Beach.
This means that an hour in either direction from Destin and you’ll find about twice as much fun stuff to do!
From Pensacola to Panama City Beach, the Emerald Coast is packed with entertainment options. Staying at Sea Oats Motel in Destin means that you are right in the middle of it all. You can enjoy all of the family fun adventures along the Emerald Coast without having to spend the whole day in the car.
Panama City Beach is known for drawing a younger crowd and has a bit of a wild side. It’s no secret that it has had some bad press as of late but the community leaders are doing a great job of fixing the issues that have arisen. Fun and family friendly are still very important things here, that’s why there’s a host of amazing attractions thriving such as a long time favorite of locals, Miracle Strip Amusement Park. Lots of old school fun can be had here with the ferris wheel, rollercoasters and carousels.
Going hand in hand for many people along with a visit to Miracle Strip is a visit to Shipwreck Island. A fabulous waterpark with great attractions for the family. Wave pools, hair-raising slides and the Great Shipwreck are only some of the things that will steal hours of your time here! There’s also the Tadpole Hole, a wonderful play area for small children that sits next to the Lazy River, a 2000 ft stretch of the most relaxing aquatic encounter you’ll find at the park. You parents can take turns while watching the little ones! This place is also great if you have a child with a birthday coming up while you’re here!
There’s still so much to do in PCB! You can watch the feedings or shows at Gulf World or visit the upside down building, WonderWorks. The good news is that Sea Oats Motel is not far so you can spend the day in Panama City Beach have some dinner and be home before bedtime.
Now an hour on the other side of Destin will take you to Pensacola, the oldest of the Emerald Coast’s cities.
It makes for a great day just going sightseeing in Pensacola. The history and architecture are rich and beautiful. Being a strong military community Pensacola also hosts the Blue Angels who do frequent air shows. Pensacola is also host to a few great places for drinks as well as many great concert events. Once again you can go to a concert in Pensacola and still be back in Destin early enough for an increidble meal.
Destin has always been the favorite for a family vacations. With Big Kahuna’s and The Track there is more than enough entertainment for a day and more. Destin is also renowned for it’s fishing, fine dining, local art and the most beautiful beaches. The family friendly atmosphere and central location make it a great place to stay and take advantage of the entire Emerald Coast.