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Vacation Planner: A Travel Itinerary for the Active Family
Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa is one of the best family resorts in Florida. With loads of family friendly activities and amenities — from our signature bunk beds to a variety of beach activities— we have everything you need to enjoy a vacation with your kids, grandparents, aunts and uncles, and more. And whether you’re traveling with toddlers or teens, we have something for every member of the family.
The Active Family
Your family loves adventure. You’ll never spend a day at the beach just laying in the sun — there’s too much to do and see! You’re looking for a family resort in Florida that will cater to your adventurous side. You want kayaking, snorkeling, and endless recreation options. The more activity the better! Does this sound like you? If so, check out the travel itinerary below and let us act as your own, personal vacation planner. Book our Family Fun Package, and come experience the many exciting things to do at Hilton Sandestin Beach!
Kick start your vacation and get the lay of the land with a family bike ride. Our staff will gladly put you in touch with a bike rental service. Then, hit the pool to play some games and practice your stroke. Our recreation team has a great selection of pool toys for purchase.Once you’ve worked up an appetite, head to Picnix Poolside Market for a grab-and-go snack to enjoy on the beach. We recommend trying our new gourmet hot dog offerings. From the classic Chili Dog to the inventive Street Dog, you’re family will love these fun treats. Wind down in your Deluxe Junior Suite (bunk beds included!) then get ready for Day 2!
Ride our complimentary resort tram to nearby Baytowne Marina for more family-friendly activities like pontoon boat rentals, dolphin-watch cruises, and parasailing. If you’re interested in a fishing adventure you can also call Gulf Angler Charters or visit Spitfire Mercantile at the marina — they can take care of all your fishing and boating needs, and they even offer pre-packaged fishing kits for kids. Finish your day with a sunset cruise, then head back to the resort for dinner at the family-friendly Sandcastles Restaurant.
Spend your final morning in paradise on our beautiful beaches — we’ll help you reserve beach chairs and an umbrella to set up a home base. And, as one of the best family resorts in Florida, we offer many fun activities for a day at the beach. Take advantage of our Kids Krew programs (offered seasonally), roam around building sandcastles, go stand-up paddleboarding on the gentle waves, or play a friendly game of beach volleyball and let the winning team decide your final activity of the vacation — scuba diving at nearby Vortex Spring, or snorkeling at Destin Snorkel. Then, spend the trip back home planning your next adventure at Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa.
For more travel itineraries and ideas, visit our “Vacation Planner” directory:
- A Travel Itinerary for Youngsters at the Beach
- A Travel Itinerary for Teens
- A Travel Itinerary for a Romantic Weekend for Two