While most Florida residents know theme parks like Disney World and Universal Studios offer discounts to locals, many might not be aware of locals' discounts right outside their door.

If you live in Northwest Florida and are searching for places to cool off from the summer heat or have a hot date, the Daily News has compiled a list of just some of the local attractions and excursions that offer discounts to residents.

It was a rainy Tuesday for Power Up Watersports on Okaloosa Island, as owners Ben and Amber Merrell set up for their expected clients.

Power Up Watersports opened in 2012 and has always offered 10 percent off to locals for boat, personal watercraft and jet blade rentals.

This year, though, the business has added an additional locals' discount — 50 percent off kayaks and paddleboards.

"We understand that watersports are a tourist business," Ben said. "I've grown up here and being on the water is such a key thing to do here. We want to make sure locals have something affordable they can do multiple times."

Power Up Watersports is just one among many boat rentals that offer locals' discounts. Boogies Watersports in Destin gives 15 percent off of rentals to locals, while Luther's Watersports offers $20 off pontoon rentals.

In addition to boat rentals, many amusement parks like Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, The Track Family Fun Park and even Water Planet in Panama City offer discounts to residents of Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton counties.

Big Kahuna's discounts tickets by $4 for individuals over 4 feet tall and $1 for individuals under 4 feet.

Hollie Shelesky, a season pass holder who took her son Gabriel to Big Kahuna's last month, said offering locals' discounts is a great incentive to get Northwest Florida residents to participate in activities during peak tourist season.

"It just nice," Shelesky said. "I'm a single mom, so any discount is nice for around here."

Emerson Inestroza and Uzziel Requen, two young men from Destin, said they had no idea Big Kahuna's offers day pass discounts. Inestroza said he would probably have visited the park more frequently, and other other nearby attractions, if he'd known they would discount his bill.

"It's a really good thing," Inestroza said. "We live here, so it's nice to get special treatment."

Here's a list of some of the discounts offered locally:

AJ’s Water Adventures: Dolphin Tours and Sunsets – Destin

Florida residents who reserve a ticket with AJ’s will receive 10 percent off.

Beach Sand Sculptures - Destin, Mramar Beach, Fort Walton Beach, Sandestin, 30A

Northwest Florida residents receive 5 percent off sandcastle-building lessons.

Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park - Destin 

Northwest Florida residents can receive discounted tickets for $4 less for individuals over 4 feet tall and $1 less for individuals under 4 feet.

Boogies Watersports – Destin

Okaloosa and Walton residents can receive 15 percent off.

Crab Island Dolphin Tours – Destin

Florida residents can receive 10 percent off.

Destin Airboat Tours - Destin

Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County residents can get $5 off per seat at Destin Airboat Tours.

Destin Pirate Cruise on the Buccaneer Pirate Ship - Destin 

Customers within a 20-mile radius of Destin can receive $5 off dolphin cruises with Southern Star Dolphin Cruises.

Green Fin Paddle Co. -  Santa Rosa Beach

Emerald Coast residents can receive $15 off per person for paddleboard tours.

Luther's Watersports - Destin

Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County residents can get $20 off pontoon rentals.

Power Up Watersports - Okaloosa Island

Residents from Pensacola to Panama City can receive 10 percent off all activities.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not! – Panama City Beach

Northwest Florida residents can receive $9 off Ripley’s four-way tickets, which include all attractions.

Sage Paddle Company - Navarre

Northwest Florida residents can receive 10 percent off paddleboard, kayak, surfboard, scooter and bike rentals.

Southern Star Dolphin Cruises – Destin

Customers within a 2-mile radius from Destin can receive $5 dolphin cruises.

The Track Family Fun Park - Destin

Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County residents receive 20 percent off.

Water Planet - Panama City Beach

Okaloosa, Santa Rosa and Walton County residents can receive 10 percent off at Water Planet when booking over the phone. The discount is not available for online booking.

Xtreme H20 Sports- Destin

Residents from Pensacola to Panama City can receive 10 percent off all activities.