If a beach town is what you’re seeking for your next vacation, then Miramar Beach in Florida is the perfect spot. Featuring seaside luxury homes and water sports, this popular Floridan city offers both excitement and relaxation. Venture from your Miramar Beach vacation rental to shop at specialty stores, build a sandcastle on the beach, or fish in the Gulf of Mexico. Before heading out for some fun in the sun, add these top 15 things to do to your trip itinerary.

1. Bike on the Beach

Explore Miramar Beach on a bike or scooter when renting all the equipment you need from Coastal Cruisers in nearby Destin. Choose from an all-terrain bike for a beachfront ride or opt for a one- or two-person scooter to cruise through the streets for the day.

2. Get in a Game of Golf

Take advantage of the sunny weather in Miramar Beach and challenge your family to the 18-hole course at the Seascape Resort Golf Club. The course winds around lakes and through the woodlands to enhance your game. After a round of golf, stop in at the beach club or dine in the clubhouse to add some rest and relaxation to your day.

3. Browse Through Antiques

Find just the right souvenir from your Miramar Beach vacation or grab a treasure from the past when shopping at the Smith’s Antiques Mall. With more than 90 dealers showcasing their antiques, you’re sure to find something for everyone in the family.

4. Record Your Beach Adventure

Don’t let one memory slip through the cracks when vacationing with Miramar Beach when you and the kids are equipped with beach cams. Stop in at Gulf Coast Beach Cams for the equipment you need to record your water adventures. From handheld cameras to devices that attach to hats and headbands, this facility can outfit you with hands-free electronics to document your vacation.

5. Showcase Your Tennis Talents

You don’t have to miss that morning workout while on vacation when stopping in at the Hidden Dunes Beach and Tennis Resort for a game of tennis. Hidden Dunes offers six championship Rubico tennis courts and can even match you with a player for a round of tennis. Beginners can take advantage of the tennis instruction available from the experts.

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6. Fish in the Gulf

A day of fishing right in the Gulf of Mexico might be just what you need to relax. Hilner Charters, located within minutes from your Miramar Beach vacation rental, offers guided fishing and trolling tours on board one of their fishing boats. Learn how to expertly cast your rod and reel and bring home a fresh catch for dinner.

7. Sample Award-Winning Wine

Wine enthusiasts love the selection of wines available at the Wine Bar, located on Grand Boulevard in Miramar Beach. This exquisite wine bar not only offers a vast collection of wines to sample, but you can also enjoy artisan cheeses and full-course entrees for lunch or dinner.

8. Browse Through Fishing History

Travel to nearby Destin to see a 100-foot long display of fish caught right in the Gulf of Mexico. The Destin History and Fishing Museum spotlights artifacts from the fishing industry that includes antique reels and rods and a 1925 fishing boat.

9. Shop for the Day

Enjoy some retail therapy when venturing to Destin Commons. This outdoor shopping center has something for everyone with both national retail stores and locally-owned specialty shops. Let the kids cool off in the on-site water park or play on the playground. This shopping center also features a movie theater and restaurants for your convenience.

10. Sign Up for a Sand Castle Building Lesson

Entertain the kids with a beach activity that sparks their creativity with a sand castle building lesson from the experts at Beach Sand Sculptures. Owned and operated by a local architect, Beach Sand Sculptures sponsors events and activities, and even books individual lessons at a beach of your choice.

11. Put on Your Flippers for a Snorkeling Adventure

See wildlife up close when snorkeling with a guided tour by Flipper’s Adventures. Sign up for a snorkeling lesson or opt for a sunset cruise with the family. Flipper’s also hosts a dolphin sightseeing boat cruise if you want to stay dry while traveling on the Gulf of Mexico.

12. Break Out Your Inner Pirate

Delight the kids with a pirate cruise that supplies them with treasure hunts, interactive sword fights, and water gun battles on board a 100-foot motor vessel. Buccaneer Pirate Cruise hosts family-friendly adventures right on the water that allows you to take in the scenery while the pirates-at-heart join in song and dance.

13. Parasail Over the Gulf

Soar high above the Gulf of Mexico with a parasailing adventure that makes you feel as if you are floating on air. Just Chute Me Parasail offers 10 to 12-minute rides with views of the coast. Choose to ride in pairs or as a group of three as you rise above the Gulf at an altitude of 400 feet.

14. Find Adventure at The Track

Venture into nearby Destin for an action-packed day at The Track. This recreational center, designed for families of all ages, includes an 18-hole miniature golf course, kiddie rides, bumper boats, and bumper cars. Feel the need for speed when winding through one of the five go-kart tracks or spend some time in the video arcade.

15. Get Wet and Wild in the Gulf of Mexico

Test your skills at water skiing or ride on a banana boat with friends or family when renting all the water sport equipment you need from Mobile Sports. Take a kayak into the water or ride at fast speeds on a jet ski for the day before retreating back to your Miramar Beach vacation rental.

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