Destin-Fort Walton Beach Introduces ‘Venture Out’ – A New Travel Product that Offers Families Personalized Outdoor Adventures

Sugar-white-sand beaches and emerald-green waters set the scene for naturally socially distanced excursions that pair outdoor exploration with the region’s distinct flavors.

September 2020 (Destin/Ft. Walton Beach, Fla.) – Ready to explore a remote island, reel in a keeper, create a stunning sandcastle, and indulge in fresh, flavorful dishes? All of the above – and much more – are awaiting the whole family with the new Venture Out product launched by Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Designed to offer families a way to break free from the confines of home, these exclusive packages present an opportunity for kids to get outside in the open air and have an adventure complete with a local dining experience that’s delivered directly to families in their own space. 

Following the success of the destination’s Adventure Anywhere virtual itineraries, Venture Out is the next step in welcoming guests back. These adventure packs, which were developed by moms and businesses owners who are lifelong residents of the destination, inspire a sense of discovery for children and build confidence in travel for parents. Guests can review offers via and directly chat with a local Adventure Guide to identify an individual family experience paired with Gulf-to-Table takeout to be enjoyed during the excursion, at home, or at their accommodation.  

“The heart of ‘Venture Out’ is partnership, not only between our local businesses, but between our visitors and the destination,” said Jennifer Adams, director, Destin-Fort Walton Beach tourism. “We know there are so many questions surrounding travel right now and ‘Venture Out’ connects us directly with guests so we can not only provide answers to their questions, but also a great option to have an adventure here, whether they’re visiting for an afternoon or a week-long stay.” 

Available now on a limited-basis through November 30, 2020, guests can inquire about and enlist in the following Venture Out packages. With the travel climate constantly in flux, Venture Out offerings and special pricing, starting at $250, will be updated on an ongoing basis.

  • Catch & Cook – Spend the afternoon aboard the Fifth Day then have Destin Harbor’s newest dining spot, East Pass Seafood & Oyster House cook your catch! A special to-go menu will be available (complete with sides) to enjoy back on your balcony upon your return or around the table should you chose to pick up dinner later in the evening.
  • Float & Feast – There are many ways to explore the harbor and National Seashore of Destin-Fort Walton Beach, but none as inviting as onboard a pontoon. Rent a pontoon with Island Watersports Company and enjoy a to-go lunch of fresh local seafood prepared by Rick’s on the Island.
  • Sand Pails & Picnic – Build a castle you’ll never forget with expert guidance from a certified Sandcastle Coach from Beach Sand Sculptures. Take a 2-hour Sandcastle Lesson with your coach and receive a sand sculpting kit to take home. Then enjoy a boxed lunch from Fudpucker's for a beach picnic in the natural beauty of Henderson Beach State Park.
  • Fish & Feast – Set course for an adventurous afternoon of private charter fishing with Hey Baby, and then let Harbor Docks cook your catch to perfection and serve it in style with sides to be enjoyed dockside or poolside back at your hotel.


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About Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Captivating sugar-white sand beaches and emerald- green waters await in Destin-Fort Walton Beach. Located in Northwest Florida, the destination is not only an ideal place to unwind and experience total relaxation along a 20-mile stretch of beach, but to uncover the adventurous side within. The family-friendly locale offers an environment of discovery to play and explore, inviting kids to get on the water and give their adventurous side room to grow. Visitors enjoy pristine beaches, Gulf-to-Table seafood, abundant watersport activities, championship golf, lively nightlife, and numerous attractions, festivals and events designed to thrill all ages.


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