PELICAN BEACH DESTIN ATTRACTIONS

Shake up your vacation by looking for fun and different things to do and see! Whether you’re looking for retail therapy, learning about local and international species of animals, or checking out local artwork, Destin has an attraction for every taste!


Gator Beach


Located at Fudpucker's Restaurant - Gator Beach provides a fun family adventure! You have the opportunity to feed live alligators or you can have your photo taken with a live gator! Fudpucker's offer educational alligator shows with their friendly & knowledgeable gator handlers; please call for their current show schedule. Gator Beach is also the home of Mellow Yellow, a rare yellow alligator.


FOCUS Center Science Museum


Step outside the box and experience science firsthand in our interactive museum including a STEM Makerspace, new exhibits, animal encounters, and more! Our center has promoted STEM education and public outreach in Okaloosa County and beyond for over 25 years and is committed to serving Northwest Florida, its residents, and its visitors through excellent STEM programming and exhibits.


Gulfarium


Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is dedicated to educating, entertaining, and inspiring our guests to respect and preserve wildlife by providing unique and memorable experiences for visitors of all ages to connect with marine life.


The Zoo


The Gulf Breeze Zoo is dedicated to wildlife conservation through public education, captive breeding programs, habitat preservation, and providing financial aid and assistance to projects in the wild. Be sure to visit their farm, giraffes, and other animals at the Gulf Breeze Zoo.


Emerald Coast Wildlife Refuge Zoological Park


The Emerald Coast Wildlife Zoological Park offers a truly personal experience to meet and learn about 70 animals and 30 different species from around the globe. Go “behind the scenes” with our Zookeepers in our Encounter Program, a once-in-a-lifetime experience to meet Ring-Tailed Lemurs, Sloths and Lions. Our Zoo is the perfect place for field trips, birthday parties and family gatherings, with guided tours, animal encounter options and a covered pavilion available. Support our mission in the care, conservation and education of these rescued animals!


Destin History & Fishing Museum


The museum is a tourist destination and key historical repository for the Destin area. The exhibits present the history of Destin and journey from a small fishing village to a major tourist attraction.


City Market Destin


City Market is an upscale lifestyle shopping center located in Destin. City Market offers the “best of the best” in shopping and dining.


Destin Commons


A unique, open air town center, featuring upscale shopping and casual and fine dining.


Harborwalk Village


A spirited and vibrant venue on Destin Harbor featuring restaurants, shopping, festivals, magic shows, and live music on the Destin Harbor.


Silver Sands Premium Outlets


Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Visitors can find a variety of shops ranging from women's apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin, South Walton, Panama City and Pensacola. This beautiful outdoor mall features covered sidewalks, lush landscaping and a children's play area. There are also a variety of enticing dining options from sit down venues to fast casual and grab-and-go options.


Emerald Coast Gallery & Gifts


The gallery features paintings, handcrafted jewelry, handmade furniture, glass arts, prints, and home décor created by over 30 local artisans Classes include acrylic painting, watercolor, and mosaic and shard class.


Kaleidoscopes Gallery of Art


Features work by some of the area’s best artists and crafters. Across a variety of mediums including several types of painting, mosaic, and handcrafted jewelry, this gallery highlights seascapes and beach-themed art.