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Halloween + History in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Fall is in the air, and it's time to discover, experience, and connect all at the same time. Baker Block Museum, located in the northern part of Okaloosa County, is the place to visit this October and November and all year long. Discover Okaloosa County's rich history throughout the museum…

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Boating Safety in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Boatloads of fun await recreational captains and sailors on the glistening Destin-Fort Walton Beach waters. It’s no secret that the area is one of the top places for cruising in a jet ski, sailboat, or pontoon – your own or one from a local charter company. But before you depart from a boat ramp or…

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach New Kayak/Canoe Launch

Want to head out on the water in a kayak/canoe in Destin-Fort Walton Beach? Check out the newest launch located right on Okaloosa Island. The new ADA accessible kayak/canoe launch boasts a 19-space parking lot, pedestrian sidewalks, fishing pier/docks, living shoreline, and a kayak/paddleboard…

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Kayak Trail in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Destin-Fort Walton Beach is the perfect place to discover kayaking adventures. Just a short drive north of Destin-Fort Walton Beach, you will find some amazing secluded spots. In nearby Crestview, there are great restaurants and places to stay after having a fun-filled day on the water! First stop:…

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Explore The Arts At The Beach

When visiting Destin-Fort Walton Beach, there’s no shortage of arts in the area. The Mattie Kelly Arts Center in Niceville hosts Broadway’s best touring shows, visiting artists, dance and opera companies. The center is also home to the Northwest Florida Symphony Orchestra, which provides the…

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How to Tell the Manta Rays and Stingrays Apart

Out of all the wildlife you may spot in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, one of the most distinctive is a ray gliding through the water like a flat alien spaceship. Someone will call it a manta ray. Someone else will call it a stingray. Here are ways you can tell the difference between the two while…

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New Reef in Destin-Fort Walton Beach!

Destin-Fort Walton Beach has an extensive artificial reef program that provides excellent sites for fishing, diving, and snorkeling activities. As part of Starborough Wine’s initiative to protect and restore the ocean, they kindly donated two “super reefs” to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach artificial…

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Adventures in Crestview

Looking for adventure away from the beach when visiting Destin-Fort Walton Beach? Just up the road in Crestview, Florida, there are amazing experiences off the beaten path. A t Emerald Coast Zoo, located just 45 minutes north of Destin-Fort Walton Beach, you will find a hidden gem. Get up close and…

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4th of July Celebrations in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Fourth of the July in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida is always full of patriotic fun! Looking for July 4 th fireworks? Watch the fireworks glisten over the water with the Destin Harbor fireworks at 9PM. The Fort Walton Beach fireworks at The Landing kick off at 8:45PM. Over the weekend, check out…

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