Plan your next trip to Florida's Emerald Coast to visit Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. Get Travel Channel's suggestions on where to stay, what to do and where to eat.
Located in the <a title="Florida" href="http://www.travelchannel.com/destinations/florida" target="_blank"><em>Florida</em></a> Panhandle, Destin traces its history back to 1845, when Captain Leonard Destin settled in Northwest Florida. He pioneered the fishing industry. Today, this fishing town -- known as “world’s the luckiest fishing village” -- is a hot spot for trolling, jetty fishing and deep sea fishing. Charter fishing is very popular; so we suggest you book your family fishing adventure before visiting the Emerald Coast.