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Cheap areas to stay in Destin

With a mix of low-cost hotels in Destin waiting, you can whiz down waterslides and delve into the coral gardens of the Gulf of Mexico without having to worry about the travel budget. There are even options shouldering above the glowing white beaches of Florida on the south side of the Emerald Coast Parkway. Others – often just a tad cheaper – sit on the north side of the same highway. And then there are the family-ready condos that pop up along Scenic Hwy 98, where you can feel soft, powdery sands between your toes just yards from your door.

Cheap hotels in Destin

The Inn on Destin Harbor promises to put you just a stone's throw from the cocktail bars and seafood buffets that buzz in the center of the town. It's also got gorgeous views over the quays and a large outdoor pool for those days you don't fancy hitting the beach. An elegant Victorian feel imbues the SummerPlace Inn Destin with some class and style, while an indoor pool and proximity to the coast are what draw the crowds. Free parking, spacious suites, and proximity to Henderson Beach State Park come with the Best Western Sugar Sands Inn.

Where to find cheap food in Destin

Most folk will make for the Destin Harbor Boardwalk for their evening chow. It's a top choice, what with such a medley of salt-scented oyster bars, hickory-puffing smokehouses, sports grills, and rollicking Irish pubs to get through. Follow Harbor Boulevard to the east a little and you'll soon find a mix of doughnut bakeries and taquerias that serve fast-food meals for less. Even further east, past the pearly sands of Henderson Beach State Park, there are Chinese buffets and country-craft bars awaiting in the Shoppes at Paradise Isle mall.

Cheap things to do in Destin

There's great news for budget travelers hitting cheap hotels in Destin – the best things about this sun-splashed Panhandle resort are usually totally free. Take the beaches. They run for mile upon mile across the south side of the town, offering stretches of cotton-hued sand and sloshing waves that will never break the bank. Some spots stand out from the crowd, like the Henderson Beach State Park. A couple of dollars entry for pedestrians and cars opens up access to a place of azure waters and untouched dunes. The James Lee Beach is a free alternative, lined with short boardwalks and grass-topped sand dunes. To really get stuck into the good vibes of the seaside, you should be sure to hit Destin Harbor Boardwalk after topping up your tan. It's a place of twinkling carousels, gaming arcades, leaning palm trees, and bobbing yachts.

Cheap ways to get around Destin

There's a reason that even most of the cheap hotels in Destin come with some sort of parking on site – the car is the favored way of navigating this coastal resort. Drives from east to west, from Miramar Beach to the vibrant Destin Harbor, usually take around just 20 minutes, with plenty of stunning beaches and shore-side spots to explore in between. There are public transportation options on offer for those who don't have their own ride, though trolleys and buses can get busy during the summer season that runs between May and September.