While May is the peak of the tourism season, there are a lot of great reasons why people visit Destin, Florida in the early summer. Locals will be sure to tell you that the first two weeks of May are quiet and warm, while the rest of the month sees tourists stream in from all over the world. With a great mix of family-friendly and adult activities, good weather, and fun events, there are a lot of ways to have the best trip to Destin in May!
Looking for even more things to do, places to eat, and where to shop? Read our vacation guide for more of our great tips below! It is both free and updated routinely!
3 Things You MUST DO During your May Vacation in Destin
Eat Outdoors and Oceanside
The best part about a vacation is being free of doing all the chores at home. Cooking for the whole family can be fun and exciting, but also exhausting and sometimes you really need to treat yourself with the cool ocean breeze in your hair. While you are here, try out three of our favorite restaurants with fresh food and good vibes!
Celebrate With Others at a Destin Event
May is home to the American celebration of Memorial Day and there are few places to better celebrate it than Destin, Florida. You can enjoy fireworks all weekend long at HarborWalk Village or run in the Eglin Memorial Day Gate-to-Gate Run to commemorate those who have died in service of the United States military.
There are also other events on the May calendar worth your attention!
- Burning Up the Beaches
- Cinco De Mayo
- Cobia World Championship Finals
Hit the Beach with the Family
It feels like a no-brainer that you would enjoy the beautiful Florida gulf coast while you are here but with so much to do, you can get sidetracked! Destin’s weather in May is really nice for beach trips and is often warm enough to go out in the water and do activities like boogie boarding, skimboarding, or surfing.
If you are looking to learn how to surf for the first time, Crystal Beach is a great beginner beach with waves that will make you feel like a pro without the major risk for ages 10+.
BONUS: A Vacation Rental With Harmony Beach Rentals
Discover your dream summer getaway with Harmony Beach Vacations rentals! Our rentals are perfect year-round and can provide a great home base for you to experience the area in April. 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.
Start planning your Destin vacation today by booking one of our properties! We look forward to welcoming you to the Emerald Coast.