3 THINGS TO DO This week
Are you ready? Summer's here, and the Emerald Coast is ready with activities and events, something for everyone. Get out and enjoy the area ... daytime or nighttime.
1. Nighttime Educational Beach Walks
Learn about sea turtles, their nesting habits and other wildlife along the beaches of Okaloosa Island and Destin at 8 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays through November. Limited to 20 people, ages 6 and older, per walk. The walks are free and include a 30-minute orientation. Reservations are required and may be made at 865-0868 or ECTurtle-Watch@gmail.com.
2. Big Kahuna's
With more than 40 water play areas, rides, slides, and pools, Big Kahuna's on U.S. 98 in Destin is the perfect water park for families. Enjoy the giant wave pool or relax in the easy-goin’ Lazy River. For the more adventurous, try the new attraction opened last year, Kowabunga Racer and race through coiling tubes and drop to a perfect landing. For the little visitors, the Piranha, Blue Mamba, Tahiti Twister and Hydro Max slides keep them entertained. Call 837-4061 for prices and times.
Take time to visit Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park on Okaloosa Island and meet the dolphins, otters, sea lions, penguins, seals, and turtles. Or maybe the sharks and stingrays. Explore the animal exhibits, aquariums and shows and see a variety of fish, birds, marine mammals and reptiles. Call 850-243-9046 for show times, prices and events.