Destin Family Spring Break

Adventure, Snorkeling, Diving, Pirates, Fishing, & More!

Posted on 2/28/2023

Spring Break in Destin is a time for families to unwind, relax and make memories that will last a lifetime. Known for its pristine beaches and breathtaking emerald waters, Destin is the perfect destination for families looking to soak up the Florida sunshine. For years, families have made the annual pilgrimage to this beautiful area, and it's not hard to see why. From the sun-kissed beaches to the endless activities, Destin has something to offer every member of the family.

The sugary sand beaches are the main attraction, but the Emerald Coast has much more to offer. Here are a few recommendations off the shore to get you started:


Zip Lining in Destin

For families seeking adventure, Destin has an abundance of activities to choose from. Parasailing, snorkeling, paddleboarding, and kayaking are just some of the thrilling options available for the whole family to enjoy. HarborWalk Village also offers ziplining and bungee trampolines for the thrill-seekers in the family.


Snorkeling is also a popular family activity in Destin. The crystal-clear, emerald waters make it an ideal location for exploring the underwater world. There are many snorkeling spots throughout the area, including the Destin Jetties, where you can see an array of colorful fish and other marine life.


For those interested in exploring more of the underwater world, Destin offers some of the best diving in the region. The reefs in the area have an average depth of up to fifty feet, making it perfect for both beginners and experienced divers. With its clear waters and diverse marine life, you're sure to have an unforgettable experience diving in Destin!

Rainy Days

On those rainy days, there's no need to worry about keeping the family entertained. Destin has plenty of indoor activities to keep everyone happy. Laser Tag and arcade games at The Track, bowling at one of the two bowling alleys, catching a movie at AMC theater, or souvenir shopping at Destin Commons are just some of the options available.

Pirate Cruise

Buccaneer Pirate Cruise is a popular family-friendly activity that takes passengers on a swashbuckling adventure that includes firing a cannon! Departing from the Destin Harbor, this locally owned and operated crew will give your little ones an experience they'll never forget.


Fishing enthusiasts in the family will love the opportunities available in Destin. Known as the "World's Luckiest Fishing Village," Destin Harbor has many charter boat opportunities, and once you're out on the open water, you'll understand why. It's an experience the whole family can enjoy and make lifelong memories.

Ocean Reef Recommends: Reel Grace Fishing Charters

Crab Island

A day spent at Crab Island is another family favorite. This popular destination is not really an island, but a giant boat party in shallow waters. Renting a pontoon at the marina is a popular choice, and Ocean Reef Resorts guests receive special discounts. It's a unique, lively party atmosphere that everyone in the family will love.

Don't forget to take advantage of Ocean Reef Resorts' Reef Rewards program, which offers complimentary access and discounts on boat and bike rentals and other perks. With so much to do and see, it's easy to see why Destin is a top choice for family Spring Break vacations. Explore our website or call us to speak to one of our friendly reservation specialists and make your family's Spring Break one you'll always remember.

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21 Destin Spring Break To-Dos

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