American vacationers chose Destin, Florida one of the Top 25 Best Destinations in the U.S. in Trip Advisor’s 2011 Travels’ Choice Awards. Rubbing shoulders with iconic American cities like New York City, Honolulu, San Francisco, Las Vegas, and New Orleans, Destin’s renowned beaches and exciting variety of family-friendly activities earned it a spot on the annual list of American favorites. With miles of beautiful sugar-sand beaches lapped by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, Destin joins the country’s most stunning landscapes on the list of favorite U.S. destinations, sharing the spotlight with Rocky Mountain National Park in Colorado; the red rock monoliths of Sedona, AZ; California’s Big Sur country; and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park in Tennessee.
What places Destin, FL in such exalted company? A unique combination of sand, water and family fun make Destin a vacation paradise and perennial family favorite. Destin sits in the heart of the Florida Panhandle’s breathtaking Emerald Coast, so called for the deep green color of the Gulf waters along this stretch of Florida’s coastline. It’s sugar-sand, however, that has earned Destin’s beaches recognition as one of the world’s top beaches. The sand in Destin is extremely fine, incredibly soft and brilliantly white, like the sugar it is named for.
Attracted by the sand and the area’s wild beauty, residents and vacation homeowners also enjoy boating of all kinds, sport fishing, every water sport imaginable, golf on more than 25 championship courses, family amusement parks, nature preserves, upscale shopping, plenty of stimulating activities for children, antique shopping, biking and hiking, wineries, a full schedule of area festivals and special events, an active arts community that includes a symphony orchestra and many art galleries, restaurants to satisfy anyone’s taste buds and much more. Contact an experienced Destin Realtor to find out more about buying a home or vacation home in Destin, FL.