Hello all - my friend and I (H.S. seniors) and my mom are traveling to Destin over spring break - the first week of April.
I realize this isn't an ideal spot for H.S. spring breakers - but my relatives have a place in Destin - so free lodging.
Anyways - I have a few questions you may be able to answer.
1) Because flights are much much cheaper into Pensacola for us, we are flying there and plan on renting a car to drive to Destin. My relatives said the drive from Pens. Airport to Destin is very hectic and slow-moving. They said it is not a highway drive - more of a 'main road' type drive and can take 2 1/2 hours. Is this true ? According to mapquest, it is only 50 miles and should not take longer than an hour? Can anyone guesstimate the drive from Pensacola Airport to Destin for me?
2) Weather. I realize the first week of April - weather can be iffy for the pandhandle. I've never been to Destin or Fort Walton area but according to weather history, it should be in the mid to upper 70's, possible 80's. Will it be warm enough to atleast be on the beach and swim in a swimming pool?
3) Is there much for us to do (as 18 year olds) in the area or not really? Do we have to drive to Panama City for any activities our age?
I guess those are all my questions, really, but if anyone can offer any more advice it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!