Come and Play

Explore the coast with an aquatic adventure. Relax by the pool. Experience local culture and entertainment. With the breathtaking Gulf of Mexico at our doorstep and bustling Destin nearby, The Henderson offers an endless list of activities.

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Bike Rentals

Explore our gorgeous grounds on two wheels with an exhilarating bike ride. Rentals are available from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and included with the daily resort fee.

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Fitness

Stick to your goals while you're away. Our full-service fitness center is available 24/7, with Peloton bikes, free weights, and machines. Desk is staffed from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily.

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Beach Set Rentals

Relax on our pristine private beach with a comfortable beach set. Each set includes two wooden chairs with foot rests and one umbrella.

The pools at the Henderson at sunset

Pools

Relax in the shade of a luxury cabana at our upper deck pool. Let the kids make a splash in our active family pool with a splash pad and lazy river.

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Private Beach

Bask in Destin's crystal clear water and lounge on our white sugar sand. We have everything for the perfect beach day: refreshments, beach set rentals, and watersports galore.

A person paddle boarding at The Henderson

Paddle Board Rentals

Experience The Henderson lifestyle from the tranquil emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Rentals are included with the daily resort fee and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Kayaks at The Henderson

Kayak Rentals

Glide along our pristine shorelines from the comfort of a kayak. Rentals are included with the daily resort fee and available on a first-come-first-served basis.

Henderson Beach State Park

Henderson Beach State Park

Enjoy complimentary access to the white sugar sand beaches and 6,000-foot shoreline of this state park. Relax by the crystal clear Gulf of Mexico and take in breathtaking sunsets.

Air Force Museum

Air Force Armament Museum

Visit the only museum in the world dedicated to the collection, preservation, and exhibition of artifacts and memorabilia associated with Air Force Armament.

Destin Fishing Museum

Destin Fishing Museum

Learn about the history of Destin, from fishing village to major tourist attraction. Explore with a scavenger hunt, guided tours, or audio tours. Features 5,500 square feet of exhibit space.

Destin Beach Home

Destin Area Events & Activities

Explore Destin, a bustling and authentic Florida beach town. Destin offers many local activities for the whole family. Check local listings for the latest events and festivals.

Oyster Painting in Destin

South Walton Events & Activities

Just a few miles to the East of Destin, South Walton offers events and activities for the whole family. Check local listings for upcoming events and festivals.

Art Brushes

Cultural Arts Alliance Art Classes

The Walton County Cultural Arts Alliance offers over 200 affordable art classes for artist of all ages and skill levels.

Fishing Boats in Destin Florida

Fishing

The "World's Luckiest Fishing Village" is a premier fishing destination. Enjoy a day on the water and catch all types of fish with charter boats available throughout the Destin area.

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Water Sports

Destin is a paradise for aquatic adventures. The Henderson has partnered with a local vendors to provide water rentals including jet skiing, boat rentals, parasailing, and more.

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Timpoochee Bike Trail

This gorgeous 18.6-mile trail winds past dune lakes, state parks, and beach access points. It’s a perfect active day trip for the family, and a whole lot of fun. Located on Scenic Highway 30a.

YOLO Bike Adventures

YOLO Bike Adventures

Explore the outdoors by bike. Join YOLO (You Only live Once) bike enthusiasts for outdoor adventures offered on a variety of days and times throughout the week.

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Paddle Board Classes

Join instructors with YOLO (You Only live Once) for stand up paddle board classes. From Paddle Board 101 to YOLO Yoga, there's something for everyone.

Kelly Plantation Golf Course

Kelly Plantation Golf

Play at one of Destin’s premium golf experiences. Designed by Fred Couples and Gene Bates, this semi-private par-72 Destin Golf Course features 18 challenging holes.

Regatta Bay Golf Course

Regatta Bay Golf

Designed by Robert C. Walker, former lead architect for Arnold Palmer, this par-72 Destin course offers an Emerald Coast golf experience for players of all skill levels.

HarborWalk Village

HarborWalk Village

Restaurants, activities, and entertainment to please everyone on your Destin family vacation. Home to the Destin Fishing Fleet, the largest charter fishing fleet in the country.

The Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard Shopping

This $250 million lifestyle retail development is home to exclusive boutiques, retailers, and specialty shops, exquisite dining options, and a thriving professional community.  

Mary Hong at Mary Hong's Shard Shop

Mary Hong's Shard Shop

Learn to create artwork in the style of award-winning artist Mary Hong. Join an Introduction to ShardWorx class, where you can create art with glass and resin on painted canvas.

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Live Music

Live music is a key part of Florida's Emerald Coast experience. Check local listings for the latest concerts and performances at area restaurants and venues.

A painting by Justin Gaffrey

Artist Galleries

Every aspect of The Henderson has been meticulously planned, including our art. Thirteen local Destin artists and artisans were chosen to create custom pieces.

Glass Works with Russ Gilbert

Glass Works with Russ Gilbert

Visit the studio of artist Russ Gilbert and take a class in fusing, bead making, or glass blowing. Students who take fusing classes will make a piece that they can take home or ship.

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Learn & Work Virtually

Take advantage of our breathtaking shoreline bordering the emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The Henderson offers numerous peaceful spaces to get down to business.

Art Brushes

Family Crafts

Bring home a unique souvenir to commemorate your unforgettable getaway at The Henderson. Craft sessions are held every Friday and Saturday at 2:00 p.m. on the Grand Lawn.

Silver Sands Premium Outlet Shopping

Silver Sands Premium Outlet Shopping

The premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida's Emerald Coast, Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores.

Destin Commons Shopping, Dining, and Entertainment Center

Destin Commons Shopping

Less than three miles from The Henderson, Destin Commons is a premier open-air lifestyle center, offering the best in shopping, dining, and entertainment on the Emerald Coast.