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Looking for something for you and your special someone to do while on vacation? We’ve compiled a list of the best date night activities and restaurants to go to while on your in Destin on vacation. So whether you’re looking for a friendly competition or a romantic evening we’ve got the places for you.


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Ruth’s Chris Steak House

Head to Ruth’s Chris Steak House for a romantic dinner, or celebrate that special occasion with family and friends. With year-round live music by #1 Billboard Charting Artist, Saxophonist, and vocalist Michael J. Thomas, three bars, and a beautiful, New Orleans - inspired courtyard, this Destin steak house is sure to deliver one of the finest dining experiences in the area.

Don't miss the Wine Room in the main dining area. Behind glass walls, wine bottles appear to be suspended in air — all of which are bottles from the original Ruth's Chris in New Orleans recovered after Hurricane Katrina.


Founded in 1998, Seagar’s Prime Steaks & Seafood is a renowned New York style steakhouse and one of the finest dining destinations along Florida’s Gulf Coast, located in South Walton near Destin. Extolled for an award-winning 600-label wine list, original fresh seafood dishes, and the finest aged Prime USDA steaks, Seagar’s is a salute to the good life. Intimate, indulgent, and unhurried, a dining experience atSeagar's is unlike any other. Whether the occasion is a private event, corporate reception, or a quiet evening for two, the Seagar's team will cater to each individual experience with unparalleled service.

Emeril’s Coastal

Located at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin, Emeril's Coastal is the first of Emeril’s Restaurants in Northwest Florida. The cuisine of Emeril's Coastal is symbolic of Emeril’s deep appreciation and connection to the water. Combined with the bountiful variety of nearby fresh Gulf seafood and the freshest local ingredients available, Emeril’s Coastal strives to embark you on a seafood experience like no other. The menu features specialties like Gulf Shrimp Cocktail, Florida Rock Shrimp Rolls, and Oyster Spaghetti. The design of the restaurant compliments the menu using an earthy mix of textures to create a casual, coastal feeling that is complete with elegant and sophisticated touches.

Sunset Dinner Cruise 

Don’t you deserve to be spoiled on a yacht? Enjoy a romantic evening on the water with fine dining experience like no other along the Emerald Coast. The SOLARIS yacht offers weekly Sunset Dinner Cruises, a great alternative to traditional restaurants in Destin. Enjoy majestic sunset views, coastal-inspired meals, and live entertainment. 


Date Activities:

Couples Massage at The Spa at Silver Shells

The Spa at Silver Shells offers two couples massage options- a 50-minute option, and an 80minute option. Arrive early to your massage and enjoy the indoor/outdoor heated pool and spa or relax in the sauna or steam room. Enjoy a complimentary beverage together before your massage while unwinding in the relaxation room.



There’s nothing better than a day on the links with your significant other, and Destin is home to some of the best courses on the Emerald Coast. Choose from Indian Bayou, Kelly Plantation, Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club, or Seascape Resorts


Mini Golf

 If you’re looking for a relaxing date night that could potentially bring out your fun competitive side mini golf is the way to go. Rainforest Black Light Golf and Arcade is the only indoor blacklight mini-golf in Florida. You can also check out the mini golf courses at Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park and The Track.