About Destin Florida
The City of Destin, on the Florida panhandle, is home to the most beautiful white silky sand beaches and crystal clear waters along the Gulf of Mexico. A thriving resort community, Destin still manages to maintain a small town atmosphere and charm.
Destin has a rich historical heritage dating back to its early American Indian inhabitants. In the 1500s, Spanish explorers surveyed and mapped Florida, but Destin traces its immediate history to a fisherman named Captain Leonard Destin. The captain moved to the area from New London, Connecticut, around 1845 and pioneered the local fishing industry. Destin is now known as the world's luckiest fishing village and is home to Florida's largest fishing fleet.
Destin has also gained a reputation for its fine restaurants, unique shops, and world class resorts. It is home to a very popular up scale outlet shopping center, a large water park, and numerous golf courses.