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Hotels in Fort Walton Beach - Destin

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Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin

1500 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se, Fort Walton Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
3.4 out of 5 (28 reviews)

Located next door to The Boardwalk , the Florida Gulfarium, and the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, the Ramada Plaza Beach Resort is within 2 miles of downtown ...

Great beach rooms need workNice stafff, great pools, super beach location. Rooms are old, worn and in bad need of an update. It is about the location here and this hotel has an excellent location, view, patio, deck and pools.
  Oct 8, 2017

$77

$77
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin

573 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach
3.0 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (91 reviews)

Located in Okaloosa Island, this beachfront hotel is in the historical district, 1.3 mi (2 km) from Emerald Coast Convention Center, and 1.3 mi (2.1 km) from ...

ConvenientWe appreciated that an umbrella and chairs were included with the room. Unfortunately tropical storm Cindy forced us to only stay one night. We look forward to returning to this hotel.l
  Jun 23, 2017

$99

$99
Beach Retreat 3 Bedroom Condo By Coastal Dreamin

Beach Retreat 3 Bedroom Condo By Coastal Dreamin

92 Milestone Drive, Panama City Beach
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Santa Rosa Beach, this condo is 0.2 mi (0.3 km) from Deer Lake State Park and within 6 mi (10 km) of Camp Creek Golf Club and Central Square. Seaside ...

Wingate by Wyndham - Destin FL

Wingate by Wyndham - Destin FL

117 Palms St, Destin
2.5 out of 5.0
4.0 out of 5 (72 reviews)

Situated near the beach, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Track Family Recreation Center and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Morgan Sports Center ...

Good location, clean comfortable for long weekendStayed here for 3 nights over Labor Day weekend. Was a good location for what we wanted to do. Stores near by for anything you may need to go to the beach. Free parking, easy to get an Uber/Lyft ride. Decent breakfast included with stay.
  Sep 8, 2017

$71

$71
The Madison by RedAwning

The Madison by RedAwning

10343 East County Highway 30A, Panama City Beach
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Panama City Beach, this condo is 1.9 mi (3 km) from Camp Helen State Park and 2.2 mi (3.6 km) from Camp Creek Golf Club. Carillon Beach and Deer ...

Sea Breeze at Waterhouse by RedAwning

Sea Breeze at Waterhouse by RedAwning

8377 E County Hwy 30A, Panama City Beach
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated near the beach, this condo is 1.5 mi (2.4 km) from Deer Lake State Park and 1.8 mi (3 km) from Camp Creek Golf Club. Camp Helen State Park and Carillon ...

Emerald Coast Inn And Suites

Emerald Coast Inn And Suites

1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se, Fort Walton Beach
2.5 out of 5.0
3.7 out of 5 (83 reviews)

Located in Okaloosa Island, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Emerald Coast Convention Center and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Okaloosa Island Pier ...

Nice, basic hotel. Staff was very helpful and friendly.
  Oct 3, 2017

$60

$60
Destin Holiday Beach Resort

Destin Holiday Beach Resort

1006 Highway 98 E, Destin
2.0 out of 5.0

Located in the heart of Destin, this resort is within 1 mi (2 km) of The Track Family Recreation Center and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park. Morgan Sports ...

New Providence Main House by RedAwning

New Providence Main House by RedAwning

26 New Providence, Panama City Beach
4.0 out of 5.0

Situated in Panama City Beach, this villa is 1.8 mi (2.8 km) from Camp Helen State Park and 2.4 mi (3.9 km) from Camp Creek Golf Club. Carillon Beach and Deer ...

Big Thyme Main House by RedAwning

Big Thyme Main House by RedAwning

30 Nevis Lane, Panama City Beach
3.5 out of 5.0

Situated in Panama City Beach, this vacation home is within 3 mi (5 km) of Camp Helen State Park, Camp Creek Golf Club, and Carillon Beach. Deer Lake State Park ...

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Every day’s a sunny one in Fort Walton Beach

Bathed by the balmy waters of the Gulf of Mexico, the sugary sands of Fort Walton Beach are located on Florida's Emerald Coast. Continuously occupied for more than 12,000 years, this stunning Western Panhandle community attracts visitors who want to relax surrounded by towering palm trees, fragrant magnolias and panoramic views of the Gulf. From skydiving to golf and nature trails, both adults and kids can discover a playground here.

Things to see and do

Pristine beaches and azure waters blend with leisure and cultural activities that include shopping, dining, exciting nightlife and historic sites at Fort Walton Beach.

Outdoor recreation

Getting out on the water is easy when there are fishing, boating and water sports options off the coast. Climb aboard a Waverunner or strap on a parasail and enjoy a bird's-eye view of the spectacular land and seascape. Or head offshore to observe manatees, dolphins and sea turtles in their natural habitat.

Beautiful flora and fauna greet visitors who choose to visit nature parks like Blackwater River State Park or Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou. Fort Walton also boasts several challenging golf courses for both novice and experienced players seeking a challenging round. For something a little different, visitors can skateboard, rollerblade or race on a professionally-maintained BMX track at the Emerald Coast Dirt & Vert extreme sports complex.

Cultural activities

The Heritage Park and Cultural Center is a complex of four museums and a national historic landmark. In addition to the Indian Temple Mound Museum, you can visit the Fort Walton Temple Mound, Garnier Post Office Museum and Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, as well as the Civil War Exhibit Building. The museums chronicle the legacies of various cultures, from prehistoric times to the present.

The Emerald Coast Science Center features interactive displays that enable guests to explore the natural world around them. Children can interact with exhibits about the human body, color, light and wind. The Air Force Armaments Museum examines aviation warfare from the canvas biplanes of World War I to today's high-tech stealth aircraft.

Shopping, dining and entertainment

The Uptown Shopping District features more than 60 local and nationally-recognized retailers and eateries. It also sponsors a variety of special events throughout the year. The historic downtown area boasts unique shops, restaurants and galleries as well as stores that sell antiques and other collectibles, should you want an extra special souvenir. Local dining establishments offer a wide selection of fresh seafood dishes featuring crawfish, oysters and crab, as well as shrimp and grouper. In addition to Cajun-Creole and Tex-Mex, eateries serve Japanese, Thai, Greek and Korean cuisine.

Dine al fresco on waterfront seating to experience a majestic sunset. When the sun goes down, the Emerald Coast nightlife begins to shine. From harbor and beachfront gathering spots to comedy and dance clubs, plus theaters and live music venues, there is plenty of excitement for night owls.

Special events

The Winter Guest Fest is a tradeshow featuring displays related to the snowbird lifestyle. The parades, floats and festivities of the Mardi Gras on the Island celebration bring New Orleans-style flamboyance to the beach. Those looking to experience the music, dance and culture of the area's Native American people should head to the Musical Echoes Festival, while the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival honors the community's buccaneering past.

Best time to visit

Fort Walton Beach features a humid subtropical climate that produces long hot summers and short mild winters that rarely generate snow, ice or freezing temperatures. While the beach attracts visitors year-round, the busiest times are spring break, summer and the winter snowbird season. Spring and fall are warm, short and less crowded.

Where to stay

It is not surprising that resorts, inns and hotels in this area center around Fort Walton beaches. From condominiums with balcony views across the Mexican Gulf to resorts like Marina Bay where pools, hot tubs and spa facilities ensure you have everything for a pampered vacation, you can splash out or stick to a budget by cooking your own food and enjoying tasty outdoor barbeques.

Travel information

Fort Walton Beach is served by the nearby Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS). Situated approximately 10 miles from downtown, VPS offers nonstop commuter services to various airline hubs throughout the United States. Guests of Fort Walton Beach hotels can also reach their accommodations by utilizing US Route 98 from Pensacola as well as US Route 331, which connects the beach community with Interstate 10 to the north. Once in the city, use the scenic seaside Miracle Strip Parkway or the Okaloosa County Transit Trolley to experience the serene ambience and thrilling family-friendly attractions on the Emerald Coast.

* Prices reflect the lowest "base rate" found over the next 30 days. Rates are subject to change and may not include taxes and fees, hotel service charges, extra person charges, or incidentals, such as room service. All rates are displayed in USD unless otherwise noted. Converted rates are provided for your convenience. They are based on today's exchange rate, but the hotel will charge you in the local currency.