Destin’s HarborWalk is Gearing up for Spring
Hot Happenings on Destin Harbor
HarborWalk Village’s new adventures are your ticket to Springtime fun!
Great new restaurants, high energy nightlife and action packed events.
Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Destin
Opening day Monday, February 17th! Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville will be your destination to take a bite out of paradise. The menu will feature signature cheeseburgers, coastal entrees & salads, margaritas of course, boat drinks and iced cold beer. Multi-level, open air dining with spectacular views-the perfect place to watch our great sunsets. Entertainment nightly and private events available.
Jackacudas Seafood & Sushi
The Jackacudas story is one part fish tale, one part local legend and a boat load of fun. Opening in February. Everything at Jackacuda’s is fresh and local but the flavors are far from ordinary. Utilizing only the freshest Gulf Coast seafood with a southern twist. Co-owners Chris Ruyan and Tyler Jarvis are both locals. “Growing up here in Destin as the son of a boat captain, fresh seafood is a way of life for my family and that will reflect in the preparation of the food at Jackacudas. explained Jarvis.
Executive Chef Tyler McMahan developed his culinary techniques, ranging from creole food to coastal cuisine. McMahan was the Executive Chef for Tommy Bahamas Restaurant Group. McMahan won first place in the Central Florida Hotel and Lodging Association’s ‘Chef Heat’ competition in 2009 & 2010 and was recognized as ‘Top Chef’ in Orlando by Travel Host Magazine in 2011.
Sushi Chef Efrain Tirado began working in California where his drive pushed him to chase his innovative fusion style throughout the West Coast eventually landing him at Nobu Restaurant one of the world’s most famous Japanese restaurants. There he found a passion for using local ingredients, house made sauces and artistic presentations.
America’s favorite fudge is here! Handmade from scratch with the finest all-natural ingredients, cooked in a copper kettle and hand-turned on a marble slab making every slice a work of art, crafted by a Candy Making Master. Taste the masterpiece in March.
Recent Awards and Accolades Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village
Emerald Grande “Best Place for a Weekend Getaway” by VIP Destin Magazine
HarborWalk Village “Best Place to People Watch” by VIP Destin Magazine
HarborWalk Village “Best Place to be Seen” by Emerald Coast Magazine
Destin “Top Three Destinations On The Rise” by Trip Advisor
Destin “Best Family Beach Award” by the Travel Channel
Destin “One of the top ten most beautiful places in America” by Good Morning America
Destin “Ten best places to live and boat” by Boating Magazine
Destin “#1 Beach town in the South” by Southern Living Magazine
Ride Emerald Coast’s Longest Zip Line
World Class Attractions has developed the most highly anticipated zip line in the country. It is the longest and most beautiful ride along the Emerald Coast. High above the harbor you can safely glide over 500 feet between two 80 foot steel towers overlooking the pristine Destin Harbor. This duel person Zip Line will allow riders to zip and share the experience together. You can digitally record and/or photograph your zip line experience and the zip line staff will instantly post your adventure on YouTube, Facebook and other social sites.
Rock Climbing and Free Fall
Live on the edge on an exhilarating 40 foot interactive LED illuminated rock climbing wall and a gravity defying free fall. These extreme adventures will attract the thrill seeker in everyone. The excitement requires no prior rock climbing experience.
Jet over the Jetty
JetPack Destin will take sightseeing to a new level, literally. JETLEV technology will allow you to soar to new heights along the Destin Harbor. Effortlessly explore the view from 20 feet above the harbor on your own jet pack.
Paddle Board Adventures
Kitty Hawk Kites expansion will offer more adventure this year with paddle and kayak rentals. Explore the beauty of the Destin Harbor while on a peaceful paddle. Watch the dolphins play up close and personal. Free lessons from highly trained and friendly staff who will get you standing up in minutes. No experience is necessary to make this your new favorite sport.
The most famous bar on the planet is now in Destin, featuring the fun and fiery coyotes, their spirited bartenders who dance on the bar and mix a great cocktail!
Mange at HarborWalk Village! This locals favorite offers their popular menu with a wide variety of Italian favorites. Serving famous classic family recipes by the generations that perfected them and a distinctive and diverse wine list. Dine overlooking the beautiful sunset over the Destin Bridge and East Pass.
Crab Island Cantina
An entertainment stage will feature sunset serenades by the best live musicians in the area. Fresh made to order hand crafted margaritas never sounded so good. Dance to Latin sounds every Saturday night. Salsa anyone?