Even if you're the most impulsive traveler, it's still a good idea to learn a few basic things about Fort Walton Beach before you take off. Take a look at it on your map, figure out the activities on offer and let the good times roll!
This city lies 140 miles (225 kilometers) to the west of Tallahassee, the state capital of Florida, and about 8 miles (13 kilometers) southwest of Valparaiso.
Around 20,000 people live in this corner of Fort Walton Beach - Destin, so you'll have plenty of opportunities to meet the locals.
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Life is one big journey, so why not get out there and truly enjoy it in Fort Walton Beach? You can begin by booking one of the 54 wonderful properties available there through Travelocity.
After a long day of seeing the sights, there's nothing better than returning to a fancy room with all the little extras. The Destin West by Dale E. Peterson Vacations (1320 Miracle Strip Parkway SE) and the Waterscape by Dale E. Peterson Vacations (1110 Santa Rosa Blvd) are the top upmarket properties to consider in Fort Walton Beach. That being said, you wouldn't go on vacation to stay in your room all week. If you're after a cheaper option, try the Okaloosa Island Rentals by Wyndham Vacation Rentals (1333 Miracle Strip Pkwy) or the Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin (414 Santa Rosa Boulevard).
When you're planning your upcoming Fort Walton Beach getaway, keep in mind that the closest terminal, Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), is approximately 7 miles (11 kilometers) northeast of the central area. Book your ticket, pack your bags and get ready to do some exploring!
Thinking about taking a road trip during your stay in Fort Walton Beach? A rental car will surely be handy here. Check out the variety of options on Travelocity, take your pick and get ready to cruise down the highway!
As soon as you touch down, you'll be able to pick up a car from Northwest Florida Regional Airport. Budget and Enterprise are just a short walk from the arrivals hall. Also consider Dollar Rent A Car and Avis.
Why not collect a rental vehicle from the city's heart? You'll find Enterprise located at 99 Eglin Parkway Ne #26.
If you're planning on staying in this vibrant hub, you should add Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park to your must-see list. It's one of the most noteworthy attractions in the city.
Do you have an inquisitive mind? Emerald Coast Science Center is an all-ages day out where you'll learn more about some of man's most interesting scientific breakthroughs. Need some more options? The link to ancient history is palpable at Indian Temple Mound Museum. Book in now and witness the outcome of specialized archaeological excavations. And that's not all. Eager to catch a conference or other event while you're in the local area? Check the schedule at Emerald Coast Convention Center and find something that piques your interest.
Only 35 miles (56 kilometers) away from Fort Walton Beach is Pensacola. This area gives access to the unmissable attraction, Pensacola Civic Center. Historic Pensacola Village is another worthy sight. If you've got the time, we recommend getting to both.
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Located in Fort Walton Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district and within 6 mi (10 km) of Emerald Coast Convention Center, John Beasley Park, ...
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin$122
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Walton Beach resort is within 6 mi (10 km) of John Beasley Park, HarborWalk Marina, and Fort Walton Beach Park. Liza Jackson ...
The Island, by Hotel RL$106
Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Emerald Coast Convention Center, Destin Harbor Boardwalk, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. ...
Emerald Coast Inn And Suites$59
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Walton Beach hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Emerald Coast Convention Center, John Beasley Park, and HarborWalk Marina. Fort ...
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach$118
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Walton Beach resort is just steps from Emerald Coast Convention Center and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. John Beasley Park ...
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach$93
Situated in Fort Walton Beach, this hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Indian Temple Mound Museum, Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, and Camp Walton Schoolhouse ...
La Quinta Inn & Suites Ft. Walton Beach$105
Situated near the bay, this motel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Indian Temple Mound Museum, Emerald Coast Convention Center, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. ...
Located in Fort Walton Beach, this beachfront hotel is in the entertainment district and within 6 mi (10 km) of Emerald Coast Convention Center, John Beasley ...
Hampton Inn Ft Walton Beach$124
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Walton Beach condo building is within 6 mi (10 km) of Emerald Coast Convention Center, John Beasley Park, and Fort Walton Beach ...
Nestled on the beach, this Fort Walton Beach hotel is within 6 mi (10 km) of Emerald Coast Convention Center, John Beasley Park, and Fort Walton Beach Park. ...
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin$119
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