Top Seven Things To Do with Kids & Families on Florida's Emerald Coast

February 1, 2024

Top 7 Things To Do with Visiting Grandkids

Florida's Emerald Coast is perfect for family vacations. Here are the top 7 things to do with visiting grandchildren and families all within an hour's drive from Riverwalk Landing!

1. The Beach

White sand beaches and emerald waters make the gulf coast of Northern Florida a top vacation destination. Several world class beaches are an easy driving distance from Riverwalk Landing, including Destin just 30 miles away! Learn more about Life on the Water in the Florida Panhandle.

2. Destin Commons

A whimsical playspace with sprinklers is perfect for little ones while an array of shops and restaurants cater to everyone in the family, as well as an AMC movie theater. Learn more about things to do in the area!

3. Water Recreation

Living on the water is the major draw to Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast. From jet ski and boat rentals, to eco-tours and sunset cruises, kids love a day on the water!

4. Harborwalk Village

Walk along the boardwalk and discover unique shops, restaurants, water sport rentals, and more in this fun-filled waterside district of Harborwalk Village. Catch a free outdoor concert and weekly fireworks display!

5. Waterparks and Amusement Parks

Big Kahuna's water park and The Track Family Fun Park are right in Destin for hours of action-packed fun for the whole family! But why stop there? Go karts, theme parks, and more family-fun destinations are all driving distance from Riverwalk Landing in the nearby cities and towns.

6. Aquariums and Zoos

At Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach you can feed otters and turtles and snorkel with sting rays and learn about the animals living in the Gulf. At Zoo World in Panama City Beach kids can get up close with exotic animals from all over the world.

7. Museums and Edu-tainment

WonderWorks (Panama City Beach), Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum, and the National Museum of Aviation (Pensacola) are just some of the unique museum experiences you can find along Florida's Gulf Coast.

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