Top 7 Things to do in January in Destin, FL + Gibson Beach Rentals

Did you know that January is one of the best months to visit Destin, FL? That’s right! Destin is one of the top destinations for snowbirds from all over the world! Want to know a few of our favorite January activities? Keep reading to learn more! 

Walk the Beach

Nothing beats a good walk on the beach! The Destin weather in January is about 62 so it’s nice and cool for long walks on the beach. When the weather starts to get cool the water just looks picture-perfect, and it’s one of our favorite times to catch a Destin sunset.

The Gulfarium

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is located on Okaloosa Island, open year-round, and is one of the best places to see marine life on the Emerald Coast. You can see everything from sharks, seals, to penguins and of course, you don’t want to miss the dolphin show. Offering different animal encounters to bring your experience to the next level. Each trip you take 

Destin Snowbirds Club

If you are interested in games, sports, or crafts while visiting Destin in January then you won’t want to miss the Destin snowbirds club. This community of snowbirds does more than just play games, they really come together and bring you some of the best information about what Destin has to offer during snowbird season.

Singo @ Lulu’s Destin

Music lovers gather around! Every Tuesday you won’t want to miss out on Singo “Jukebox  Bingo” at Lulu’s Destin, home of the best bayside view. This fun and different event is free with prizes given to the winners. Singo starts at 5:30 p.m. and seating is first-come, first-serve. 

Destin Beach Photography

Don’t forget to take advantage of some of Destin’s beach photographers while you are visiting us here in January. The water is typically calm and boasts that beautiful Emerald Green water that goes nicely with the sugar sand beaches. Take advantage of these picture perfect moments.


Destin Community Center Activities 

The Destin Community Center is one of the top places to keep active during the winter months in Destin. Lunch outings, pickleball, book club, poker, and even movies, ensure that there is something for everyone when it comes to having a little fun in the heart of Destin. You can see their calendar of events here.


Beach Bonfires @ Royal Palm Grille

You can’t experience the best January in Destin has to offer without stopping by the Royal Palm Grille for a beach bonfire. Just catch a Destin sunset and warm up as the cool evening breeze starts to set in. Take in that breathtaking beach sunset, relax, and unwind, because no matter the weather, you are on island time! 


January in Destin sure is fun for everyone. No matter if you’re here for a couple of months or a couple of days we just know that there are enough activities to completely fill your itinerary. From golf to gulf views, we know you can find fun activities for you and your crew.