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Bring your fishing pole to Destin, the 'world's luckiest fishing village'

In Destin, you'll find stunning white beaches, golf and world-famous fishing.

DESTIN, Fla. (WTHR) — The Emerald Coast may seem like a far away place, but it is actually just a 12 hour drive from Indiana to Destin, Florida. There you'll find stunning white beaches, golf and world-famous fishing. When you're not on the beach or out on the water fishing, you can enjoy some great shopping and dining. The Northwest Florida Regional Airport makes it easy to reach this Florida Panhandle vacation destination.

Nickname: “World's Luckiest Fishing Village”

Population: 13,000

Avg. Temp by season: Winter - 64, Spring - 76, Summer - 89, Fall - 80

Travel Tips:

  • Destin's only airport is the Destin-Ft. Walton Beach Airport.
  • There is daily service from Indianapolis by United and Delta to Destin.
  • Allegiant offers nonstop service from Indianapolis May through August.
  • You could also drive. It's an easy 12 hour drive from Central Indiana. Arrive early during peak tourism season to avoid long lines on the Mid-Bay Bridge. Expect long delays on U.S. Highway 98 through Destin during peak tourism times.

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