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When people visit Florida, they almost always gravitate toward the central or southern hot spots of Tampa, Orlando, or Miami. While everyone loves Disney and South Beach, checking out Florida’s panhandle can also be a fantastic way to capture the state’s natural beauty and explore its exciting blend of Native American and European cultures. Like most of Florida, people use cars and the interstate system to get around, so make sure you rent the right rental car when you arrive at Fort Walton Beach Metro. This way, you can enjoy all that that the Fort Walton Beach area has to offer!
The entire state of Florida is ripe with swaying palm trees and beautiful beaches, but one spot that definitely elevates Florida’s natural beauty is the famed three-mile stretch of beach on Okaloosa Island. You might also hear it referred to as “The Emerald Coast” due to its stunning beauty created by the picture perfect blue skies and white sand beaches. What’s more, Okaloosa Island is without question one of the most sought-after locales to work on that tan or squeeze in a game of beach volleyball.
Additionally, the island that connects the Florida cities of Fort Walton Beach and Destin, is internationally known as one of the world’s best spots for deep sea fishing. Everything from Mahi Mahi to marlins to sharks (some of which can be larger than human sized) can be fished along this beautiful island stretch.
In case you need a break from the Florida sun or need to relax after reeling in a big one, definitely seek out the Indian Temple Mound and Museum for an amazing journey through Florida’s rich and multi-faceted history. The museum sits on an original Native American temple mound, and, having been open for 54 years, holds the distinction of being Florida’s first ever and oldest municipally owned and operated museum. Housing over 1,000 artifacts from Florida’s unique cultural history intertwining Native American, European, and pirate influences, the modest admission (the most expensive ticket, for adults, is just five dollars) is well worth the visit.
With limited public transportation options and a dazzling array of natural land and museums spread all over Fort Walton Beach, renting your car is the best way to eliminate any transportation headaches during your trip to the Sunshine State. At Orbitz, we have the widest range of classes and sizes. So, regardless of how many different attractions are on your check list, we can perfectly suit your car rental needs.