On the Gulf of Mexico's Emerald Coast, Fort Walton Beach, Florida, is known for its mild climate, wide beaches, calm waters, golf courses and attractions to suit the whole family. Consider these travel suggestions to make the most of your trip.

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Waterfront and poolside relaxation by Santa Rosa Sound. Come enjoy a stay!
4.8
Outstanding(135 Reviews)
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Waterfront Relaxation on Santa Rosa Sound - Whata View!!
6 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking for a Condo in Fort Walton Beach, this Condo for $159 per night for your business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, on your next trip.

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Relax and enjoy the sunset.
5.0
Outstanding(114 Reviews)
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Tiki Beach 33 Directly on the Beach, private balcony. Wow best place in the area
5 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Soak up the beauty of Fort Walton Beach in our Condo, Tiki Beach 33 Directly on the Beach, private balcony. Wow best place in the area. With a range of amenities such as Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, you'll feel right at home.

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4.3
Excellent(1,097 Reviews)
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3star
La Quinta by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
Pool · Pets allowed · Kitchen / Kitchenette

Looking to create some memories in Fort Walton Beach? Look no further than our Hotel, La Quinta by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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4.5
Excellent(928 Reviews)
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3star
Holiday Inn Express - Fort Walton Beach Central, an IHG Hotel
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

This attractive Hotel in Fort Walton Beach, $104 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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The pool at night
4.8
Outstanding(134 Reviews)
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Waterfront Studio with two Pools, Grills, Pet Friendly
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

This attractive Condo in Fort Walton Beach, $146 per night for your (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Everything you need for a peaceful getaway
4.6
Outstanding(78 Reviews)
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Pirates Bay Waterside Condo B307
2 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Garden · Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette

This Condo for $121 in Fort Walton Beach, is perfect for your next (business stay, family stay, couples stay, getaway vacation, etc.)

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Bedroom patio leads out onto the beach!
4.6
Outstanding(97 Reviews)
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On Beautiful Okaloosa Island, Book Now! FALL & WINTER DISCOUNTS 15% OFF
4 guests · 1 bedroom · 1 bath
Pool · Kitchen / Kitchenette · Air conditioner

Indulge in a peaceful retreat at On Beautiful Okaloosa Island, Book Now! FALL & WINTER DISCOUNTS 15% OFF, our elegant Condo in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy amenities including Air conditioner, Internet / Wifi and Laundry, and more.

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3.5
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3star
Marina Bay Resort
Garden · Pool · Pets allowed

Looking to create some memories in Fort Walton Beach? Look no further than our Hotel, Marina Bay Resort. Enjoy top-rated amenities including Air conditioner, Dishwasher and Internet / Wifi, and more.

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Fort Walton Beach travel guide

Let us help you plan your perfect Fort Walton Beach vacation. Our travel guide highlights things to do, places to see, favorite vacation rental amenities in Fort Walton Beach, and more.

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About Fort Walton Beach

When you're not kayaking along a river trail, shopping at the boutiques or being pampered in a spa, visit some of Fort Walton Beach's most popular attractions.
  • Emerald Coast Science Center: Kids love the interactive exhibits that include guiding robotic arms, animal encounters and flying model planes in a wind tunnel.
  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park: Get close to marine animals as you snorkel with sharks, feed African penguins and meet sea lions. Kids enjoy the thrilling reptile safari.
  • Indian Temple and Mound Museum: See artifacts dating back to the Native American occupation of the Emerald Coast and climb level with the top of a sacred mound.

What are the must-visit tourist attractions in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Fort Walton Beach, FL is a great destination for tourists, with plenty of attractions to explore. Here are some of the must-visit attractions in the area:

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Okaloosa Island Boardwalk
  • Heritage Park and Cultural Center
  • Fort Walton Beach Landing Park

From the stunning beach views to the exciting attractions, Fort Walton Beach has something for everyone. Whether you're looking for a fun-filled family vacation or a romantic getaway, you'll find plenty of activities to enjoy in this beautiful city.

How can I get around in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

You can get around in Fort Walton Beach, FL in a few different ways:

  • By car
  • By bike
  • By public transportation

There are also plenty of scooter, moped, and boat rentals available for exploring the area.

Where can I find affordable accommodation in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Fort Walton Beach, FL offers a variety of affordable accommodation options for those looking to save money while visiting. Here are 4 great options:

  • Beach Resort Spa & Suites - a cozy boutique hotel offering a range of amenities and services.
  • Dolphin Inn - a comfortable accommodation with stunning views of the beach.
  • Gulf Dunes - a low-key beachside hotel with a pool and spa.
  • Sunny Days Inn - a budget-friendly hotel located in the heart of the city.

What is the culture like in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Fort Walton Beach, FL has a vibrant and diverse culture. The city has a unique blend of old-style southern charm with a modern twist. Here are some of the aspects of the culture in Fort Walton Beach:

  • The city is known for its beautiful white sand beaches and lively beach activities.
  • The city celebrates many different festivals throughout the year, such as the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival and the Annual Okaloosa County Fair.
  • The city has a vibrant art and music scene, with many local venues and art galleries.
  • The city has a wide variety of restaurants and bars, serving up traditional southern cuisine as well as international flavors.
  • The city has a strong sense of community and many volunteer opportunities.

Is Fort Walton Beach, FL safe to travel to?

Fort Walton Beach, FL is generally considered safe to travel to. Here are a few key points to consider:

  • The crime rate is lower than the national average
  • The area is well-patrolled by police
  • It is home to many family-friendly attractions

What are the popular shopping destinations in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Popular shopping destinations in Fort Walton Beach, FL include:

  • Uptown Station Shopping Center
  • Destin Commons
  • Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Uptown Station Shopping Center offers a variety of stores, restaurants, and entertainment. Destin Commons is an outdoor shopping mall featuring upscale stores and restaurants. Silver Sands Premium Outlets is a great place to find designer brands at discounted prices.

Where is Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Fort Walton Beach, FL is located in the Panhandle region of Florida. It is a popular vacation spot along the Emerald Coast, known for its white-sand beaches, fishing, and watersports. It is situated between Destin and Pensacola, and is a short drive from Panama City Beach.

What are the top things to do in Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Fort Walton Beach, FL is a great vacation destination. There are plenty of activities to keep visitors entertained. Here are some of the top things to do in Fort Walton Beach:

  • Visit the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
  • Explore the Indian Temple Mound and Museum
  • Go to the Okaloosa Island Pier
  • Stroll along the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

Whether you're looking for a fun day out with the family or a romantic evening for two, Fort Walton Beach has something for everyone.

What do I need to know before visiting Fort Walton Beach, FL?

Before visiting Fort Walton Beach, FL, it is important to know the following:

  • The average weather for this time of year
  • The location of the closest beach and attractions
  • The local rules and regulations for visitors

The average temperature in Fort Walton Beach is around 75°F in the summer and 55°F in the winter. The city is well known for its white sand beaches and it is home to a variety of attractions including Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier, and Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Additionally, visitors should familiarize themselves with the local rules and regulations, such as the restrictions on beach fires and the designated parking areas.

What is the price range for rentals in Fort Walton Beach?

Vacation rentals in Fort Walton Beach have a price range between $45-$1,705. The average price for rentals in Fort Walton Beach is $129 per night.

What are the most popular vacation rental amenities in Fort Walton Beach?

  • Air conditioner
  • Kitchen / Kitchenette
  • Internet / Wifi

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