Things to Do in Destin FL for Couples

Destin, Florida isn’t just an Emerald Coast gem for families – it’s also a paradise for couples seeking a romantic getaway. Whether you’re celebrating a honeymoon, an anniversary, or seeking quality time together with your significant other, there’s no shortage of things to do in Destin for couples.

Outdoor Adventures

Explore the waterways. Embark on an unforgettable adventure with a kayak or paddleboard excursion. Explore the hidden coves and mangrove forests of Choctawhatchee Bay, enjoying each other’s company while immersing yourselves in the beauty of nature. This peaceful activity is the perfect way to spend quality time together. For a unique experience, book a clear kayak tour through the waterways around Destin.

Parasailing. Get that adrenaline pumping and soar hundreds of feet in the air together on a parasailing excursion – a truly memorable experience. Take in breathtaking views of the white sand beaches, Destin Harbor, and frolicking dolphins. If you’re a thrill-seeking couple, this is a must-do activity!

Snorkeling tour. Discover the vibrant underwater world together by booking a snorkeling tour. Experienced guides will lead you to the best snorkeling spots in the Gulf of Mexico and Choctawhatchee Bay, where you can swim alongside colorful fish, sea turtles, and other fascinating creatures.

Jet ski adventure. Rent jet skis and head out on an exhilarating exploration of the Destin coastline. Feel the wind in your hair as you navigate the emerald waters, and stop at secluded beaches or sandbars for a picnic or swim break. Join a guided tour to get up close with wild dolphins and stop at the famous Crab Island.

Enjoy many of these activities for FREE with Destin Dreamer’s partnership with Xplorie! With Xplorie, we’re pleased to be able to offer 2 free tickets for each day of your stay for top activities like parasailing, dolphin tours, boat trips to Crab Island, snorkeling tours, golf and more! Make sure you check out our complimentary activities when making your Destin vacation rental booking!

Romantic Outings

Beach Day. The sugar-white beaches of Destin are the perfect setting for time spent with your loved one, whether you prefer to lounge all day or to take an evening stroll as the sun dips below the horizon, painting the sky with hues of pink and orange. Crystal Sands Beach and Henderson Beach State Park offer gorgeous surroundings for a leisurely day or a sunset stroll along the sand.

Beach picnic. Pack a gourmet basket with your favorite treats, or stop at a local coffee shop or cafe to pick up food to go, and head to Henderson Beach State Park for a beach picnic. Create cherished memories with your significant other against a romantic backdrop of crashing emerald waves and flowing sand dunes – this is also a great spot for an impromptu photo session!

Sunset cruise. Book a private sunset cruise and watch the sky come alive with vibrant colors as you sip cocktails and enjoy each other’s company on a pontoon boat. Soak up the party atmosphere with a stop at Crab Island, and keep an eye out for playful dolphins and sea turtles. Grow closer as a couple while you enjoy champagne and the incredible beauty of the Emerald Coast at sunset.

Couples spa day.  Treat yourselves to a luxurious couples spa day at one of Destin’s premier spas. Unwind side by side with a couples massage, indulge in facials or relax in a sauna. For a truly unique experience, try the weightless sensation of a float spa. Let your cares melt away and emerge refreshed, reinvigorated and reconnected as a couple.

Romantic dinner. Treat your loved one to an exquisite culinary experience at one of Destin’s premier dining establishments. Top fine dining restaurants like Marina Café and Louisiana Lagniappe offer gourmet cuisine and romantic waterfront views, while an intimate beachfront experience can be found at Beach Walk Café. Destin also has a number of more casual beachfront restaurants that offer stunning views over the Gulf of Mexico.

Date Night. Plan a special night out in Destin with your special person! Start off with a romantic dinner at a beachfront restaurant and soak in the beauty of the Gulf at sunset. Take a stroll along the beach under the moonlight and have a moment to yourselves while admiring the stars. Head to Destin’s HarborWalk Village where you can find live music and comedy shows or rock out at a show at Club LA. End your romantic evening with a cocktail and an ocean breeze on one of Destin’s waterfront rooftop bars.

From stunning nature to exciting outdoor adventures and intimate beachfront dining, Destin offers a variety of activities perfect for couples on vacation. Book your Destin vacation rental today and start planning your couples getaway to the dreamy Emerald Coast!