5 Things to do in Miramar Beach to Feel Like a Local

5 Things to do in Miramar Beach to Feel Like a Local

  • Yvonne Summerfield
  • 10/9/22

Moving to a new town or even just visiting can be exciting. You want to go everywhere, do everything, and fit in. It is understandable but not feasible. At least not in a short period. If you recently moved to the community, you have more time to do everything and truly establish yourself as a local. However, if you are just visiting, you have limited time to do and see things, so you may need to narrow down the list. If you happen to be on the Emerald Coast, you have plenty of exciting things to do. These are things to do in Miramar Beach to feel like a local.

Go to the beach

This one is a bit simplistic, but it is true. Everyone goes to the beach, yes, even the locals. So put on that cute swimsuit, grab your friends or family, and head down to the beach. You can swim, get your tan on, build sandcastles and search for seashells. Just remember to apply sunscreen! The beach is also a fabulous location for a photo shoot, so take plenty of pictures with white sands and crystal-clear waters to make everyone envious. You can have a nice picnic at the beach if you just want to relax and eat. Maybe you like being adventurous. In that case, you can play water sports or check out  AJ's Water Adventures or Destin's Original Sea Blaster for a boat tour or snorkeling.


Everyone likes to shop. Okay, not everyone, but almost everyone. Miramar Beach shopping is vastly different than shopping in Tampa or Virginia Beach. You can go to souvenir shops for novelty gifts if that's your thing, but for the real deal, one of the best places for high-end shopping is The Grand Boulevard at Sandestin. The Grand Boulevard is where you want to go if you like designer brands. Even if shopping is not something you usually like, you should buy yourself something nice or buy something nice for a friend or family member. You are here to feel like a local, and locals love to shop. If you get lucky, you might find locals like Yvonne Summerfield, a highly respected real estate agent, and end up in the market for a new house.


Aside from Miramar Beach's many sights and attractions, those with an adventurous spirit can also go to many other exciting places. Need to release some stress or anger? Maybe you want to try something new. Either way, go to the Gulf Coast Axe House and learn to throw axes!

Perhaps you want to sail over the ocean. If that sounds fun, you could go parasailing at Miramar Beach Parasailing. If ax throwing seems boring or if it's a little too exciting for you, then maybe Baytowne Adventure Zone is the place for you. They have ziplines, rope courses, a tower climb, and even trampolines. A little fun for everyone!

You might also stop by the Grand Boulevard Farmers' Market and pick up some treats. The market runs every Saturday from 9 am to 1 pm year-round, so there are plenty of chances to visit. Other Miramar Beach activities that are more intellectually challenging are escape rooms. If you're looking for escape room challenges, check out Escape Zone 60. You can always find something to do in Miramar Beach. Have fun and explore the area; find what excites you.


We all have to eat, right? If you visit the Emerald Coast, you have some of the best dining options, especially seafood. For the best food, try Bijoux, a local fine-dining American restaurant open seven nights a week and well known for its fresh seafood.

SunQuest Cruises is the way to go for a romantic dinner cruise. Are you looking for a fine dining experience brought to you by a celebrity chef? Soleil is a fine dining experience brought to life by Chef Micheal Sichel.

For a fun vibe, you could go to Royal Pal Grille or Tequila Sports Bar, two popular spots for drinks, food, and fun. Every trip advisor's website recommends Fat Tuesday Daiquiri Bar. Everyone loves a good daiquiri, so try Fat Tuesday and have fun with the locals. Miramar Beach has a restaurant for every craving, so have fun and maybe plan to eat at a different restaurant every day. If you move here, you could enjoy your favorite all the time.

Galleries and historical museums

More into the arts? There are two exceptional art galleries in the area to visit. The first is The Foster Gallery, which features different artists on a seasonal rotation. Then there is The Zoo Gallery, which features carefully curated pieces by local and international artists and designers. If you want to learn more about the history of the area, then you should check out a few local historical museums.

The Heritage Park & Cultural Center in Fort Walton Beach houses different historical museums where you can learn about the history and culture of the area. There is also the Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida, where you can see their extensive collection of local historical artifacts. At the Heritage Museum, you can even attend special events. Just check their website for information on anything they may be hosting.

If you want to know the local history of Destin and are interested in the history of the fishing industry, then you should check out the Destin History and Fishing Museum. Here you will learn about the area’s local history and its history in the fishing industry.

Find Miramar Beach real estate

Whether you are visiting the Emerald Coast or if you have recently moved to the area, there are plenty of things you can do to blend in. The community has a little bit of something to do for everyone. If you have yet to move to the area but are looking for a wonderful luxury home for sale in Miramar Beach, FL, then try contacting Yvonne Summerfield to look at current listings.

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