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Welcome to Fort Walton Beach

Welcome to the Fort Walton Beach Vacation Guide where you will find the information and travel deals you need to help you plan the perfect Fort Walton Beach – Destin Florida vacation.

Beach Chair on Fort Walton BeachLocated on Florida’s Panhandle, Fort Walton Beach and Destin Florida are part of Florida’s Emerald Coast and boasts of 24 miles of white powder sand beaches.  Created by the erosion of the Appalachian Mountain Range, the white quartz sand is perfect for sunbathing, strolling, shelling, building sand castles or simply taking a quiet moment of enjoy this wonderful gift of nature.

Known as Camp Walton during the Civil War, the discovery of a Civil War era cannon in 1932 prompted the permanent name of Fort Walton.  As more and more vacationers from the north, Midwest and southeast discovered the beautiful white sand beaches of the Fort Walton – Destin area, a tourist industry grew into what is today one of the nation’s most popular beach destinations.

Fort Walton Beach – Destin is the perfect destinations for those seeking a weekend beach get away, family vacation or a winter retreat.  The Fort Walton – Destin area is home to world class resorts, affordable hotels, comfortable vacation rentals and even comfortable Bed and Breakfast establishments.

The Fort Walton Beach – Destin area is also home to a variety of establishments to eat and drink.  Classic Florida beach bars, oyster bars, open air cafes and upscale restaurants call the area home.  Whether you have the urge for a cold drink, fresh seafood, cheeseburger or a steak you will remember the rest of your life, it is all available on Fort Walton Beach. For the latest reviews of Fort Walton Beach restaurants and bars just Click Here

Man does not live by bread alone.  Vacations are supposed to be relaxing and fun.  There is plenty of fun to be had in the Fort Walton – Destin area.  Water sports include deep sea fishing charters, dolphin watching, scuba diving and snorkeling, parasailing, boat and wave runner rentals.  There are also plenty of golf courses, several amusement parks, museums and more.

Be sure to take home more than you brought because no vacation is complete without shopping.  The Fort Walton Beach – Destin is home to several shopping malls, factory outlets and local stores and shops.

As you browse the Fort Walton Beach Vacation Guide you will find many opportunities to save time and money by booking your vacation through one of our national hotel chains or travel sites.  Be sure to check out the best rates on the internet.

Fort Walton Beach Events

South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival - Friday, January 30
South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival will hold its annual International Wine Competition Friday, January 30, where gold, silver and bronze medals will be awarded
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Downtown Art Walk - Every 3rd Friday
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The Downtown Merchants of Historic Fort Walton Beach, Florida invite you every 3rd Friday to “Downtown Art Walk” to view local works of art at participating stores and enjoy live music from 5:30pm-8:30pm. Complimentary beverages and hors d’ oeuvres are served by most merchants. For more information theclosetswap@gmail.com

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