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Destin is located in Okaloosa County east of Pensacola between Fort Walton Beach and Panama City along US Highway 98 near Chocktawhatchee Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. Destin is part of the Fort Walton Beach, Florida metro area.

Located in the Florida Panhandle, the City of Destin has a rich historical heritage dating back to American Indian inhabitants as early as the 7th century A.D. With the growth and development of Destin from a small fishing village to a major tourist resort came the need for a local government structure. The City of Destin was originally chartered as a municipality under the laws of the State of Florida in 1984.

Today, Destin is the largest and most elaborately equipped fishing fleet in the State of Florida, located at the docks of Destin Harbor. In addition to fishing, recreational opportunities include golf, tennis and watersports, including diving and snorkeling.

Restaurants, Cafes, Delis, Bakeries HammerHead's Restaurant |
Golf Ramada Limited Destin |
Motels, Hotels and Resorts Bayside Inn at Sandestin | Beachwalk Villas at Sandestin | Pelican Beach Resorts | Summerhaven South | Tivoli Villas at Sandestin |
RV campgrounds and dealers Crystal Beach RV Park | Destin RV Resort |
Transportation Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport | Dolphin Cruises/Southern Star |
Vacation Rentals Flip Flops Beach House |
Wildlife Viewing Blue Bay Outfitters |

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08/15 Coming to The area
Ozark Crawdad and Music Festival Ozark AL April20 This family & pet friendly festival is FREE to the public and features Great Live Music, Wonderful Foods, Arts & Craft Vendors, Children's Activity Area, Sonic's Popular Hotdog Eating Contest, the Crawdad 5k Run, Walk, or Crawl and much more!
Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show Apalachicola FL April20 The Apalachicola Antique and Classic Boat Show will be held in the historic city of Apalachicola in the Panhandle of Florida. They generally get between 3,000-4,000 people.
Seabreeze Jazz Festival Panama City Beach FL April17-21 The ultimate weekend of smooth jazz comes to Florida's Emerald Coast! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival features the top names in smooth jazz--all coming to the Gulf Place Outdoor Amphitheater just east of Destin.
Musical Echoes Fort Walton Beach FL April19-21 Musical Echoes Flute Festival hosts the largest Native American Flute and Art Festival in the USA. Located on the beautiful Emerald Coast of Fort Walton Beach/Destin Florida, the festival offers a garland of exqusite sights and sounds.
Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show and Music Festival Pama City Beach FL April25-27 The show will be more exciting than ever. Great food and merchandise vendors, music and the greatest breed of horse, the Tennessee Walking horses stepping high performing for you.
Carrabelle Riverfront Festival Carrabelle FL April26-27 The festival offers regional arts and crafts, music, family friendly attractions and local culinary treats. Expect the unexpected! You won't be disappointed!