Fort Walton Beach is apart of Okaloosa Island that makes up part of Florida’s Panhandle, sitting directly next to the city of Destin and not far from Gulf Shores, Alabama. Fort Walton is mostly known for it’s quaint city size, family orientation and gorgeous beaches that are covered in the white sugary sand. Keep that “small town” feel that you have at home, but have the Gulf of Mexico as your backyard. Who wouldn’t want that for a vacation along the Emerald Coast? There are plenty of things to do when staying in your Fort Walton Beach Vacation Rental that range from educational fun to fun in the sand.
From getting to experience hands on activities like guiding robotic arms and interacting with animals like parakeets and snakes in the Emerald Coast Science Center, to getting to see and learn about all of the history involving bombs, missiles, rockets and guns that were used in WWII inside the Air Force Armament Museum, you and your kids will be able to bond over something that you won’t find anywhere else. Want to keep your days away from the beach and sand still “beachy”? Travel down to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park where guests get to come in contact with the marine wildlife through a personal experience. This marine park is unlike any other because they encourage their guests to create that personal encounter between them and the wildlife to truly understand each species. Escape the crowds on the beach and rent a day on the Cattywampus Cattamaran for cruise on into the Gulf of Mexico where the boats will dock at a sandbar so guests can get the opportunity to go snorkel and see what wildlife is living beneath them. Then hop back on where the captain will take you to the favorite hot spots for dolphin sightings.
Take the night off cooking and spend your vacation nights the right way. Try out the local and tourist favorite restaurants like Fudpucker’s. This restaurant doesn’t feel like a restaurant, but an outdoor experience. With live music, an alligator pond and amazing food, you won’t want to go anywhere else except Fudpucker’s for your next meal. Want a more unique meal for your evening? Stop by Black Pearl Island Grill to receive your locally caught seafood, savory angus beef and even your favorite organic produce while watching the vibrant sunset among the crashing waves of the Gulf. Black Pearl gives guests that dining experience that will stick with you for a lifetime.
Fort Walton Beach, Florida
The Emerald Coast is a great place to spend any vacation no matter the season, especially your next Fort Walton Beach vacation, book with Emerald Coast By Owner today and get started creating memories that will go down in family history.