You go for the beaches--those immaculate white sands against aquamarine waters. The rest of the great stuff is a bonus. The beach is Destin's playground. Still, there are other activities if you want a break from sandy toes and salty water. (Is that possible?)
Where to Stay: Southern Resorts
Overnight at Southern Resorts. You'll find three-bedroom cottages a block from the water and one-bedroom oceanfront condos. Rates start at $91 a night.
(800) 737-2322 or www.southernresorts.com
Where to Eat: The Crab Trap
The best fried shrimp and fish sandwiches are at The Crab Trap. Because it sits on the water, you don't even have to change out of your swimsuit to dine.
3500 Old Highway 98; (850) 654-2772 or www.crabtrapdestin.com
Things to do in Destin, FL