With so many exciting things to do in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches, deciding on our favorite activities is no easy feat. From hiking through pristine state parks to horseback rides on the beach, we’ve ranked these activities as the 5 best things to do in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches.

Swim with Dolphins at Marineland Dolphin Adventure

Splash with flippered friends at Marineland Dolphin Adventure. Choose from several different packages including the Royal Swim—an option that gets you into the water with these magnificent animals. Soak up the thrills as a dolphin propels you through the water.

Horseback Ride on the Beach with Equestrian Adventures of Florida

Get the experience of a lifetime when you book an excursion with Equestrian Adventures of Florida. Feel the coastal breeze and the gentle sway of the horse beneath you as you move in tandem down the coastline. Guide Jennifer Miko and her trusted animals deliver a safe, comfortable ride that’s great for all skill levels.

Sample the Local Flavors in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches

From sinfully sweet donuts at Swillerbees to baskets of fried shrimp at J.T.’s Seafood Shack, Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches is brimming with local flavor. Talented chefs use fresh caught fish and locally grown produce to whip up inspired, must-try dishes. Equally delicious are the sips: brewmasters at Coquina Coast Brewing churn out enticing stouts and ales. At Flagler Beachfront Winery, the wine slushies are a refreshing twist on a classic pour. 

Stroll Around Washington Oaks Gardens State Park

An enchanting oasis, a visit to Washington Oaks Gardens State Parks is one of the best things to do in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches. Stroll through a blooming rose garden, walk down paths lined with azaleas and camellias, or just take a seat and admire the beauty of an ancient live oak. $5 gets you access to both the gardens and the beach portion of the park—an area filled with magnificent coquina rocks.

Kayak the Intracoastal with Ripple Effect Ecotours

Join a certified Florida master naturalist for an unforgettable paddling trip through pristine waterways. During the 2.5-hour journey, you’ll weave your way through mangroves and get the chance to see a variety of species, including birds, dolphins, and more. Perfect for ages 6 and up; all skill levels are welcome.

Looking for more things to do in Palm Coast and the Flagler Beaches? Check out our Things to Do page.