This summer embrace the entire family and escape to Destin, Florida. With emerald green waters and sugar-white sand beaches, the whole family will revel in an escape to The Henderson. Rent a bike and take a family ride through picturesque beach towns or enjoy some relaxing downtime at the award-winning Salamander Spa.

Peruse the top six activities to enjoy when you bring your family for a summer getaway at The Henderson!


1. Salamander Spa Day
2. Take a Bike Ride on the Timpoochee Trail
3. Explore the wildlife of the emerald coast with complimentary access to the Henderson Beach State Park
4. Shopping and Lunch at Destin Commons
5. Family Dinner at Primrose
6. Explore the History of Destin

Explore the History of Destin

Tour the Destin Fishing Museum for a look back at the history of this former small fishing village. Learn about the different types of local fish, historic boats and even discover the meaning behind Destin’s signature white sand beaches! Children can take part in scavenger hunts or you can choose to take a self-guided tour complete with a headset or QR code scannable facts. 

Gather Around the Table

Plan an exciting family dinner night at Horizons. Offering sweeping panoramas of the Gulf Coast and beyond, Horizons is great for sampling some of the freshest seafood while taking in the views. Enjoy family style shared plates with fish tacos, snapper bites, and hush puppies or try signature dishes like the fresh catch salad, sushi, and crispy fish sandwich.

Shopping and Lunch in Destin

On the quest for a new wardrobe or souvenirs to take back with you? Take a trip to the Silver Sands Premium Outlets to shop till you drop at over 100 designer and name-brand outlet stores. Make a pit stop to refuel at one of the many dining options before continuing to conquer the shops.

The Pawfect Meet and Greet

Our canine ambassadors are currently staying safe at home due to COVID-19 safety standards. They look forward to greeting you with puppy love again soon! We invite you to bring your furry friend with you on your memorable beach vacation.

Bike Ride on the Timpoochee Trail

Embark on a biking adventure fit for the entire family! Included with your stay, our signature emerald bikes can be rented at the fitness center desk. Feeling adventurous? Head out to South Walton to ride along the Timpoochee Trail. The 18.6-mile trail, named after an influential Euchee Indian Chief, winds past dune lakes and state parks as well as several charming beach neighborhoods. It makes a perfect day trip for the active family!

Salamander Spa Day

Escape to the tranquil Salamander Spa for the ultimate vacation treat. With over 10,000 square feet of spa bliss, experience a luxurious facial and massage or visit the salon for a fresh manicure and pedicure or full-service hair and makeup makeover.