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Just a short drive east from our Fort Walton Beach hotel, you’ll find big fun at Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park in Destin
Henderson Beach State Park is about 20 minutes east of our beachfront hotel, just before the hubbub and glitz of Destin. It’s a calm before the storm, albeit not a bad storm.
There are parts of Fort Walton Beach and surrounding areas that are really crowded.
We like it. It’s fun to be in the middle of it everything, with restaurants and attractions at every turn.
There’s an awesome little restaurant and brewery tucked away where you might never find it … if you didn’t have us to send you there.
Yes, the pub famous for its house brewed beers and prime aged beef has opened McGuire’s Sushi, featuring Master Sushi Chef Mr. Miyagi, whose motto is, “Life’s too short to drink cheap beer.”
When you visit our breathtaking beach, we hope to provide plenty of moments that will take your breath away. One way to make moments count is packing up a picnic … and seeing where the day takes you.
You could say Synergy Organic Juice Bar & Cafe was created out of the synergy between its owners. When Christan Echele and Amy Likins met in the late 1990s, they complemented each other like the fresh fruits and veggies you can enjoy in their handcrafted smoothies today.
But you could call this place more than a restaurant – it’s an adventure, home of the ‘best backyard’ in Destin. LuLu’s sits on prime real estate, at the edge of the Choctawhatchee Bay, just past the popular shopping mecca Destin Commons.
This is the perfect spot to entertain the kids for a day – especially if anyone in your brood has a birthday coming up! Sudduth tells us everything is made from scratch in the on-site Salvati’s Pizza Factory and Yogo Mogo’s frozen yogurt shop.
Lazy Days Beach Rentals offers first class beach rental services.
It may be small, occupying less than a quarter-mile stretch of Highway 98, but Downtown Fort Walton Beach is big on ways to occupy your time – rain or shine. Whatever the weather, good times are in the forecast when you visit this quaint and quirky downtown to dine, shop and play.
In 2001, Steve designed and commissioned the new Southern Star, an 80 ft. glass bottom boat that now operates as the largest dolphin cruise vessel in the area. It is very family friendly, the only boat in town that is both alcohol- and smoke-free.
Once upon a time, you could drive from Pensacola to Panama City with veritably little traffic and a view of the water out your window. Soon, however, the hotels and restaurants began to pop up.
The Buccaneer, sister ship to the popular Southern Star dolphin cruise, first plundered these friendly waters in the year 2012 – and has been commissioning new pirates ever since.
If headstones had been around back then, this one might read: “Here Lies A Few Thousand Years of Local History.”
The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park—third largest marine animal facility in the United States—has made leaps and bounds in the nearly six decades since it opened.
The owner and director of The Healing Clinic in Fort Walton Beach discovered holistic medicine on a personal journey. When conventional doctors were unable to diagnose the cause of her unmanageable back pain, she found herself wondering what to do next. That’s when she began researching yoga, meditation and alternative methods of dealing with pain.
Back in the 1930s, Okaloosa Island put itself on the map when the original Tower Beach boardwalk and casino was built. After it burned to the ground in 1942, the war took precedence over its reconstruction.
Founded by a group of science teachers including Dr. Alexis Tibbetts a quarter-century ago, the non-profit center has seven different rooms – and neat souvenirs to boot. (Forget hermit crabs … take home a dinosaur kit or pet tornado instead!)
Today, Silver Sands Premium Outlets is home to 110 stores, welcoming 7 million visitors each year. The first destination of its kind in Northwest Florida, it is now one of the largest outlet malls in the nation.
If SCUBA stands for Self Contained Underwater Breathing Apparatus … then ScubaTech stands for the place to get your gear – and your guidance.
Rain, rain … don’t go away? While you may have come to the beach for a bright and shiny vacation, we have insider information on how to have fun when the clouds roll in.
In 1999, windsurfer Michael Percy picked up a new hobby that would grow into a lifelong passion and a business, now in its 15th year of service to Fort Walton Beach.
Fluid employs some talented surf and stand up paddleboard (SUP) instructors, offering lessons to locals and visitors to the area. You can attend “surf practice” each Saturday during the summer, and visitors can book private lessons for groups of up to three people.
You know us for our sun, our sand and our shimmering shores. (Say that three times fast.) But did you know there’s more to entertain your family beyond our beautiful beaches? Here, we highlight our top picks for your amusement from Pensacola to Fort Walton Beach.
Fudpucker’s, the restaurant that made a tongue twister of a name for itself in Destin, has settled into a second home on Okaloosa Island as you travel into Fort Walton Beach – offering family fun, nightlife and everything in between. (Seriously, everything.)
When you come to the Emerald Coast, chances are you’ll want to put your toes in the sand every chance you get. So if you’ve spent all day by the water and you’re still longing for more, here is our list of the best waterfront dining near Fort Walton Beach.
The Gulf Coast plays host to some of the best Fall Festivals!
Where better to celebrate the work of our forefathers and all that lies ahead for the land of the free? Here are our best bets for the Fourth of July in Fort Walton Beach.
Fort Walton Beach has everything you need to create a memorable family vacation. With beautiful beaches, interesting history and bountiful inland attractions, there’s something for every member of the family.