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Spring Break getaway to Destin, Florida

Vacationers enjoying the white sand and emerald water at Destin, Florida
Vacationers enjoying the white sand and emerald water at Destin, Florida
Anthony Dezenzio

Many families vacationing in Florida choose Destin as one of their favorite destinations. With some 24 miles of white sandy beaches and emerald green water, it's no wonder that the area has gained in popularity.

View of the white sand and beach - Destin, Florida
View of the white sand and beach - Destin, Florida
Anthony Dezenzio

Families can choose from a number of outdoor activities; from snorkeling to deep sea fishing. Other popular outdoor activities include boating, parasailing and golf. The Destin area provides visitors access to four state parks; Beasley Park, James Lee Park, Wayside Park and Henderson Beach State Park on Choctawhatchee Bay.

Children will enjoy a number of fun activities at Big Kahuna Water and Adventure Park. Other Family favorites include the Gulfarium and the Emerald Coast Science Center.

The community of Seaside is a popular spot to visit; it became well known with the filming of The Truman Show in 1998.

In addition to outdoor activities, visitors can enjoy a fine dining experience at some of the area's top restaurants or just relax in their shorts while dining along the beach and watching the sunset.

Destin offers visitors with a number of local shops, boutiques, and malls for some local treasures to take back home.

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