With Valentine’s Day right around the corner, what could be more romantic than a vacation for two in beautiful Destin? With balmy ocean breezes, tropical waters and breathtaking sunsets, we’ve got some great ideas for you to enjoy with your sweetheart.
Romantic Sailing Cruise
What could be more romantic than a sunset sailing cruise out of Destin Harbor? Enjoy the beauty of the white sands of Destin beaches and the emerald green waters of the bay as you head out to the Gulf of Mexico or Choctawhatchee Bay aboard the 26 foot Braveheart. Feel the wind in your hair as it fills the sails and you surprise your partner with a glass of champagne and some chocolate covered strawberries. Listen to the ocean splashing against the bow as you watch a pod of dolphins surfing in the ship’s wake. Imagine holding your sweetheart close as the sun dips low on the horizon, trailing autumn hues of gold and orange in its wake, the last rays of the day shimmering across the open ocean. Then snuggle in close for the sail back to the harbor as the moon rises and the stars fill the velvet blanket of the sky.
Destin Dinner Cruise
There is nothing in the area that compares to this dinner cruise, located at Sandestin Resort. Public and private cruise accommodations are available year round. With three decks, there’s plenty of places to find a quiet corner and enjoy a little romance for the two of you. This fine dining experience includes a catered 3-course meal, live entertainment with a dance floor and a full bar. Spend some time on the observatory deck enjoying the sunset or star gazing. With so much romance in the air, who wouldn’t enjoy this evening on the tropical waters of Choctawhatchee Bay?
Horseback Trail Rides
Located close to the beaches, Arnett’s Gulfside Trail Rides has a horse for riders with any level of experience. Enjoy a scenic ride through the beautiful forest with one of their professional trail bosses. Be part of a group ride or head out with just the two of you for an hour of peaceful riding. Regardless of the season, the long needle pine forest, with its unique vegetation and aromatic flowers will help you leave the cares of the world behind and focus on each other.
Romantic Dinner and Stroll on the Beach
Destin has some of the finest dining around. World class chefs serve up everything from seafood, fresh from the Gulf to Italian, Mexican and plenty of places to find a great steak. Check out some of our suggestions on our restaurant page. And there are plenty of public access beaches in Destin to stroll hand in hand listening to the quiet lull of the waves washing on shore. Of course for a truly knock-your-socks off dining experience, try dinner for two ON the beach at Henderson’s Park Inn’s Beachwalk Café.
Surfside Spa receives some of the highest ratings for a relaxing and romantic atmosphere. Not only will you unwind during a 60 or 90 minute massages that loosens those knotted muscles and rejuvenates your whole body, you’ll enjoy the relaxation of soft music and fragrant candles with her sweetheart. Be sure to check out their Valentine’s Day special which includes complimentary champagne and strawberries.
Dolphin and Snorkeling Cruise
Looking for something with a little more adventure? Destin has some of the best waters for snorkeling. With so many diverse ecosystems in the bay waters and along the jetties, you’ll get an up close and personal look at the local wildlife. From crabs to sea horses and brightly colored schools of fish, you’ll be amazed at the marine life. Our experienced crew also knows where to find the local pod of wild bottlenose dolphin. Enjoying these gregarious creatures as they swim and play is always a fun and exciting part of any day on the ocean. Destin Snorkel Tours even offers the use of single and double kayaks during this three hour snorkeling tour.
Destin Helicopter Beach Tours
For a truly romantic view of Destin, there’s nothing like seeing the beauty of our sugar-white beaches and the emerald green waters of the harbor from high in the sky. With reasonable rates to fit every budget, you can experience the thrill of soaring above the waves from 10 minute rides to an exhilarating 30 minute deluxe ride of the Emerald Coast. Destin Helicopter Tour’s trained and courteous pilots aim to give you an extraordinary tour including pointing out local landmarks and interesting sights.
So what are you waiting for? Book your Destin vacation rental with us. We’ve got beach front condos, beautiful homes and resort packages, all perfect for a lover’s romantic getaway. Leave the cold weather and busy life behind and enjoy a little romance this month in Destin.