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Destin is an upscale resort town in the Florida Panhandle.

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  1. Destin was named after Captain Leonard Destin, a fisherman, who settled in the area in 1845. His descendants still live and actively fish in the Destin area.
  2. Destin is known as the “The Luckiest Fishing Village” because the Destin pass allows the quickest access to deep water and deep sea fishing in the entire Gulf.
  3. Destin has long claimed to have the largest fleet of recreational fishing vessels in Florida.
  4. The sand on Destin's beaches is some of the whitest in the world.The sand comes from the Appalachian Mountains, and is made of finely ground quartz crystal giving the appearance of sugar.
  5. John Grisham, American bestselling writer, attorney, politician, and activist best known for his popular legal thrillers, has a home in Destin.

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