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The Best Spring Break Destinations in the U.S.

Travel + Leisure Logo By Patricia Doherty of Travel + Leisure | Slide 2 of 11: On Florida’s Emerald Coast (along with Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island), Destin offers sandy beaches, warm water, boating, fishing, snorkeling, and plenty of water sports like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, and more. There’s also a zip line, rock-climbing wall, and boat tours. Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park’s giant wave pool, lazy river, waterfalls, and miniature golf is there for family fun. On Okaloosa Island, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park offers aquatic animals, dolphin and sea lions shows, and hands-on experiences with starfish, sea urchins, and stingrays. Nightlife in Destin includes piano bars, restaurants, live music, and relaxing evening cruises. From RV campsites to bed and breakfasts, hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals, visitors to the Emerald Coast have lodging options to meet their needs.

Destin, Florida

On Florida’s Emerald Coast (along with Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island), Destin offers sandy beaches, warm water, boating, fishing, snorkeling, and plenty of water sports like kayaking, stand-up paddleboarding, parasailing, and more. There’s also a zip line, rock-climbing wall, and boat tours. Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park’s giant wave pool, lazy river, waterfalls, and miniature golf is there for family fun. On Okaloosa Island, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park offers aquatic animals, dolphin and sea lions shows, and hands-on experiences with starfish, sea urchins, and stingrays. Nightlife in Destin includes piano bars, restaurants, live music, and relaxing evening cruises. From RV campsites to bed and breakfasts, hotels, resorts, and vacation rentals, visitors to the Emerald Coast have lodging options to meet their needs.

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