How to Make the Most of Your Getaway From Atlanta to Destin

Do you need a break from the crowds and the fast pace of life in the city? Well, there’s nothing better than a beach trip to cure your city blues. Pack up the car or hop on a plane and escape from Atlanta to Destin for a memorable vacation in our beautiful area. After all, you deserve it! 

If you want to discover more ways to make the most of your trip to the Emerald Coast, be sure to request access to our complimentary Vacation Guide! It’s full of the best things to do and places to see in our area. 

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Traveling From Atlanta to Destin 

The trip from Atlanta to Destin, FL, by car is about 5 hours. The primary route takes you down I-85 to Montgomery before putting you on a few different highways all the way down through the Florida panhandle. It’s about a five-hour and 20-minute drive making it one of the closest beach destinations to metro Atlanta. 

Of course, you can also fly if that is what you prefer. Delta, American, United, and other major airlines all offer plenty of daily nonstop flights from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.  

Keep reading to discover some great vacation ideas for a weekend escape to the Emerald Coast! 

Ideas for Your Trip From Atlanta to Destin

1. Family Getaway

Planning a family beach escape to the Emerald Coast is easy, especially with all the incredible activities that await you here. You’ll want to hit the water during your trip, and there is plenty of places to rent kayaks, boats, and paddleboards. Of course, you will want to relax on the beach and splash around in the clear waters of the Gulf. This is one of the best ideas for a getaway from Atlanta to Destin!

2. Revel in Destin’s Entertainment Options

Diving into our area’s lively entertainment scene is one of the best ways to make the most of your trip from Atlanta to Destin. Hotspots like the Destin Harbor BoardwalkBig Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park, and Destin Commons have tons of shopping, dining, and fun that everyone in your party will enjoy!

3. An Outdoor Adventure

The Destin area is full of adventures that will please everyone in your group. Biking, kayaking, and boating are all popular things to do along the coast, especially at one of the fantastic local parks like Point Washington State Forest or Topsail Hill Preserve. You can also rent a boat or take a tour and explore Choctawhatchee Bay, where you’ll find wildlife and beautiful views. Of course, you can always head to the beach and relax or explore.  

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Are you ready to escape the hustle and bustle of city living and enjoy the beautiful Emerald Coast? Our selection of homes and condos in Destin and 30A offer fantastic locations and amenities at rates that won’t burn a hole in your wallet. We even have rentals that are right around the corner from several of the top golf courses in the area!  

Start planning your getaway from Atlanta today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Florida Panhandle.