Top 10 Things To Do At Night In Destin, Florida

things to do at night in destin

Named after Leonard Destin, a New London Fishing Captain who settled here between 1845-50, this small fishing village is home to the largest fleet of fishing vessels in the state of Florida. Also known as the ‘world’s luckiest fishing village,’ this fishing village is located on the Emerald Coast of Florida. With its white sand seashores and emerald green waters, this fishing village is also one of the most visited tourist locations in the United States. It even houses plenty of beach resorts as well as hotels with private beach. So pretty are the beaches here, that a lot of other destinations end up falling under the things to do at night in Destin. Located in a peninsula separating the Gulf of Mexico from Choctawhatchee Bay, Destin’s weather supports tourism very well with average temperatures during peak summers hovering around 31-degree Celsius (87.8 degrees Fahrenheit). Ideal for travel throughout the year, Destin offers many attractions for the tourists that is if you can get yourself out of the tranquil beaches in the first place.

1. Dine at Beach Walk Café

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What is your favorite table at Beach Walk?

Posted by Beach Walk Henderson Park on Friday, May 14, 2021

Winner of many awards and recognition from its customers, including the prestigious TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence and Travellers choice award, Diners choice Award and Hall of Fame in Florida Trends, Golden Spoon Award, the Beach Walk Cafe at Henderson Park offers you VIP dining experience with a stunning view of the Emerald beach of Destin. With service of fish caught fresh every day, this restaurant that serves only during the evenings, is a must-visit in Destin. With limited seats available, please book your tables to avoid disappointment.

Beach Walk Café

Address: Beach Walk Café3413, 2700 Scenic Hwy 98, Destin, FL 32541, United States

Website: Beach Walk Café

Opening hours:5:30pm - 8:30pm (daily)

2. Enjoy bowling at the Hurricane Lanes

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All systems go. Let's go bowling! Open everyday at 11am - come see us.

Posted by Hurricane Lanes on Tuesday, March 9, 2021

Hurricane Lanes is the best place to be if you’re looking for some fun things to do in Destin. Every day, except on Christmas day; the Hurricane lanes is one of the most popular Family Entertainment zones of Destin. The restaurant provides service till late night on weekends and all special holidays as well as during busy evenings, it is challenging for you to find an excuse to miss this experience. With 26 bowling lanes, 12 pool tables and arcade, Strike Zone Cafe, ping pong for adults above 21 and Rupert’s sports bar, the place is happy to welcome all through its doors. With multiple flat-screen TV’s, Internet Juke Box in place and Buzztime Trivia, time will be your biggest problem.

Hurricane Lanes

Address: 34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541

Website: Hurricane Lanes

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

Price: 10 USD

3. Listen to music at The Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack

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Posted by Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack on Saturday, May 9, 2020

Opened over 20 years ago in the small fishing village of Destin, The Graffiti restaurant has now become a landmark of Destin. So popular did the brand become that it soon had to expand its walls and The Funky Blues Shack was born. Winner of best Music venue three times in a row, this Live Music Venue is also house to great graffiti drawn by well-known great local artists. With operations only during the evenings, this Pizza and Pasta joint that plays live Jazz Music also prides its service of fresh catch every day. Let your imagination free while doodling on their menus.

The Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack

Address: 34902 Emerald Coast Pkwy, Destin, FL 32541, USA: 9HQC+5H Destin, Florida, USA

Website: The Graffiti & The Funky Blues Shack

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 4pm - 10pm; Fri - Sat: 4pm - 12am; Sun: 4pm - 10pm

Pricee:11 to 30 USD

4. Groove to the music at The Village Door

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It's Fun-Bowl FRIDAY! Today only, BOGO on all of our 45oz signature Fun-Bowls! Bring a friend (you'll need a partner) to...

Posted by The Village Door Restaurant on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Home to some of the best music events of the city, John Wehner’s Village Door Music Hall is a must visit if you are a music lover. With live events and bands performing here almost every week, this restaurant cum pub is known for playing mind-blowing music to keep you company. With events like Titan of Rock and tributes to various leading rock bands, from Def Leppard to Queen to Guns N Roses, and many more, you can expect some wild evenings here. Be sure to experience this wild side of Destin while here.

The Village Door

Address: 136 Fisherman’s Cove, Destin, FL 32550

Website: The Village Door

Opening hours: 11am - 2am (daily)

Price: 11 to 30 USD

5. Have Drinks at Horizons

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Mark your calendars for the Henderson Happenings this week: Tuesday: Tacos & Tequila in Horizons 6-9pm Wednesday:...

Posted by The Henderson on Tuesday, October 12, 2021

Welcome to the hottest destination of Destin, welcome to Horizons by the Henderson Hotel. With its uniquely conceived and constructed the octagonal bar and the location offering you an unobstructed view of the Gulf Coast and beyond, the place lives up to its name of Horizons. Besides the great view that your eyes can feast on, this destination is also a must-visit for trying out the tastiest handcrafted cocktails and seafood. Nothing can beat this experience of sipping the finest drinks while relaxing and staring at the horizon with the setting sun, after a nice sunny day by the emerald green waters.


Address: 200 Henderson Resort Way, Destin, FL 32541

Website: Horizons

Opening hours: 3pm - 11pm (daily)

Price: 11 to 30 USD

6. Watch a movie at XD Darkride Interactive Motion Theatre

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For those who love the thrills and excitement in their life, here’s XD Darkride Interactive Motion theatre for you. This state-of-the-art theatre combines stunning visual effect and sound technology to create a unique sensory experience and excitement. With different experiences tailored for different age groups, one can choose between mild to extreme action, depending upon the age and one’s appetite for adventure. Each movie experience that lasts for about 10 minutes is sure to transport you to a different world where you can be the hero of that world. What’s more, get rewarded for scoring the highest.

XD Darkride Interactive Motion Theatre

Address: 24 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Website: XD Darkride

Opening hours: 10am - 10pm (daily)

Price: 10 to 32 USD

7. Visit HarborWalk Village

Destin, Florida Destination Wedding, Beautiful Beaches and Harborwalk Village
Source: Photo by Flickr user Regina Rodriguez used under CC BY-ND 2.0

From renting out the finest fishing charter boats and strolling around the waterfront shopping spots to doing fun activities with kids and dining at the finest seafood restaurants, the Harbour Village of Destin is an ideal family vacation destination with something for everyone to do and enjoy. Whether you are an adventure lover looking for jet skiing or parasailing, or an explorer wanting to sail around in glass-bottom boats, or a kid who likes the Pirate ship experience, this is the venue for it all. Do visit Harbour Village to witness some of the finest catches and relish them once cooked.

HarborWalk Village

Address: 10 Harbor Blvd, Destin, FL 32541

Website: HarborWalk Village

Opening hours: 10am - 11pm (daily)

Price: 11 - 30 USD

8. Solve puzzles at Gulf Coast Escape Room Destin

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Posted by Gulf Coast Escape Room Of Destin on Saturday, July 27, 2019

Bring out the Hercule Poirot or the Sherlock Homes in you. The only difference is that you may have other Nancy Drews and Hardy Boys around you as well with whom you would need to communicate and coordinate to solve this real-life room escape game that lasts for about 60 minutes. Ideal for families that are traveling together to create a memory or for individual travelers who will be working with strangers, this place has to be there in your to-do list while in Destin. The organization, communication, and cooperation are the three main pillars of this game.

Gulf Coast Escape Room Destin

Address: 34 Harbor Blvd unit 102, Destin, FL 32541, USA, 9FVQ+W8 Destin, Florida, USA

Website: Gulf Coast Escape Room Destin

Opening hours: Mon - Thu: 12pm - 8pm; Fri - Sat: 12pm - 9:30pm; Sun: 12pm - 8pm

9. Play a round of golf at The Golf Garden of Destin

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For a limited time green fees from 12-5 p.m. will be $14.

Posted by The Golf Garden of Destin on Saturday, April 2, 2016

When in Destin, there is nothing like some family fun while putting at the Golf Garden of Destin. Be it amateurs wanting to learn the basics of Gold at the putting field, or the seasoned professional looking to hone their game at the 9-hole Executive Golf Course, or family members there to encourage other members interested in golf, this place is happy to open its doors to all. Get your adrenaline running by hitting some balls on the driving range. Ideal for families and individuals, you can always enjoy the nature and wildlife, while around, if golf is not for you.

The Golf Garden of Destin

Address: 2958 US-98, Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Website: The Golf Garden of Destin

Opening hours: 7:30am - 5pm (daily)

10. Sip the ales at McGuire's Irish Pub

Destin FL McGuires Irish Pub
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No trip is complete without a great place to wine & dine in. A second branch of the historic McGuire’s Irish Pub from 1977, which houses more than 1 million 1-dollar bills signed by their customers, this Irish Pub is very popular for the atmosphere created here. Offering you some of the finest American Grills and Stakes, together with drinks to go along with your food, this pub is a great place to hang out with family and friends. With music for the company and live music playing once in a while, this restaurant has also won various awards, including the Golden Spoon Award and Best Restaurant awards, besides others.

McGuire's Irish Pub

Address: 33 US-98, Destin, FL 32541, USA

Website: McGuire’s Irish Pub

Opening hours: Sun: 10am - 2am; Mon - Thu: 11am - 2am; Fri: 11am - 4am; Sat: 11am - 5am

Price: 11 - 30 USD

Enjoy a holiday full of fun and frolic in Destin

Blue hour photo of Destin Harbor in Destin, Florida.
Source: Photo by Flickr user Phil Horton used under CC BY 2.0

A mix of adventure, family activities, sun, sand and sea, great food and good music, Destin offers all for all the tourists visiting here every year. Known for its white sands, this famous coastal destination has also been the venue for some of the best features, including the filming of The Truman Show. The Destin Fishing Rodeo festival and the Seafood festival are some of the festivals the city celebrates to attract visitors as well. And don’t forget the best theme parks and the thrilling water sports to try! With great food, wonderful places to stay, loads of things to do at night in Destin for all, this destination is one of the best for holidays.

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