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Frequently asked questions

What are the major attractions in Destin?
If your trip to Destin is all booked but your travel itinerary is looking a little empty, let us give you a helping hand.Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park and Destin Commons are interesting attractions that all travelers should make time to visit. Organize your route and spend a while experiencing each one.Plan a stop at Destin Harbor Boardwalk. It’s one attraction you’ll find on travelers’ to-do lists. If you still have room on your schedule, Henderson Beach State Park and HarborWalk Village will keep you amused as well.
What are the best road trip destinations near Destin?
You don’t need to limit your exploring to just Destin. Panama City Beach is 45 miles away and is home to a neat range of close-by attractions, such as Pier Park. Afterwards, point your wheels in the direction of St. Andrews State Park.
Where are the best beaches near Destin?
Destin is home to some gorgeous stretches of coastline, and there’s no better way to explore them than from behind the wheel of your very own rental car. See what interesting shells and treasures you can find peppered along the shoreline of one of these top beaches:

  • Jetty East Beach (2 miles away).
  • Crystal Sands Beach (3 miles away).
  • James Lee Park (4 miles away).

Where are the best convention centers near Destin?
If you’re going to a corporate conference in Destin, you may want to follow up with your new friends over some food and coffee. Fortunately, these convention centers offer some awesome restaurants and cafés nearby:

  • Emerald Coast Conference Center (1 mile away).
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center (7 miles away).

What kind of rental car should I get for Destin?
With your own wheels, Destin is all yours to explore. People venture to this captivating city for a host of reasons, and here at CarRentals.com we have the ideal car for each of them. The top priority for large families is space (and legroom). Depending on the size of the family, that could mean anything from a full-size car to a 12-passenger van. Thrifty travelers usually go for the affordability and great mileage of our smaller rentals, such as a mini or an economy. If you’re looking to make a grand entrance in Destin, you could even peruse our special category for a ride that’ll make any car lover giddy with excitement.
Should I get a luxury rental car in Destin?
First of all, there’s a huge variety of both economy and luxury rentals in Destin. What you opt for depends on your budget and what you plan to do. Prestige vehicles offer the best in mod cons and comfort. If you want to treat yourself, why not grab an SUV with all the bells and whistles, or perhaps a flashy medium-sized sedan? Alternatively, if you’re just after a set of wheels to whiz around town in as economically as possible, you’re better off going with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t blow your budget).
What side of the road do they drive on in Destin?
In Destin, you’ll need to stick to the right side. When traveling someplace new, it’s always a wise idea to go for an automatic vehicle. That way, you can concentrate on the road ahead and not worry about gear changes.
Is it difficult to park in Destin?
Locating a car space in Destin shouldn’t be too hard. Of course, it depends on the time and place — you may have trouble parking in the very center during busy periods.
Does Destin have peak-hour traffic?
As the population of Destin is around 12,300, you won’t experience too much trouble with traffic congestion. However, downtown streets can get busy before and after work hours, so you may want to avoid driving then.
Are there speed limits in Destin?
While motoring around the streets of Destin, keep in mind that the speed limits range from 10mph to 70mph. Most residential areas are 30mph unless indicated otherwise.
What happens if I get a speeding fine while driving a rental car in Okaloosa County?
More often than not, your car rental company will bill the amount stated on the fine to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact information with local law enforcement agencies so they can issue a fine to you directly.
Is it illegal to use a cell phone while driving in Destin?
As in many places, normal cell phone usage is prohibited while driving in Destin. However, an exception applies for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just ensure you keep your eyes on the road.
What are the rules around drink driving in Destin?
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit while operating a vehicle in Destin is 0.08%. If you’re planning a big night out, leave your car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Is turning on a red light allowed in Destin?
Road rules in Destin allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for it to turn green. Before making the maneuver, the car must completely stop and the driver must be certain that the lane is clear before continuing on.
Are seat belts compulsory in Okaloosa County?
Yes. However, there are some exceptions for vehicles used by public transportation systems.

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