Destin deals and free things to do
If you're thinking about taking a Florida getaway, consider the budget-friendly city of Destin as opposed to an expensive tourist destination like Orlando or Fort Lauderdale. You can even save some extra money on your vacation by selecting one of the varied array of Destin rental cars available through Thrifty Car Rental. Right now, there are excellent Destin deals on transportation to be had for vacationers. Then, you can save even more by engaging in these affordable activities:
Explore the Topsail State Preserve
To explore the great outdoors of this delightful village, hop in a Destin car rental and drive to the Topsail Hill Preserve State Park. It's located among the beautiful landscape of Santa Rosa Beach and spans more than 3 miles of warm, white sands. You'll also find dunes, tranquil lakes and paved hiking paths. If you're in the mood for an adventure, rent a paddle board to ride the waves or a bike for an exhilarating ride along the waterfront trails.
Visit Fudpucker's Gator Island
Use your Destin car rental to get to Fudpucker's Beachside Bar & Grill on Emerald Coast Parkway. While you'll have to pay to eat at this establishment, the food is affordable and offers a unique and family-friendly dining experience. It also features Gator Island, which is free to the public - there's no admission fee and you don't have to eat at the restaurant. Gator Island houses more than 100 alligators with a safe enclosure. Throughout the day, you can watch feedings and entertaining shows featuring these feisty creatures. You can even get your picture taken holding a baby gator.