You’ve already found the perfect place to visit. Now it’s time to find the perfect place to stay!

Whether you’re taking a solo trip, escaping with your sweetheart, giving the family something to remember forever, or hanging with your besties, Destin-Fort Walton Beach has accommodations for everyone.

Here are seven things to consider: 

How many people?

Solo travelers finally doing something for themselves – but wanting places to see and be seen – will find a relaxing luxury hotel surrounded by hustle and bustle an excellent fit, such as the Emerald Grande at Harborwalk Village.

For couples, a romantic bed and breakfast in Destin, FL, with fine dining and sunset beach walks will help you reconnect. One of the best places for couples to stay in Destin, FL – and the country – is the Henderson Park Inn.

For large families and groups, a vacation home is where to stay in Destin, FL. They are the most economical and let everyone spread out. Play board games in the kitchen. Have a grill party on the patio. Escape to your room for some quiet time.

Location, location, location. 

If you’re into boats – fishing on them, partying on them, or just watching them parade by – plus high-end shopping, exclusive restaurants, and water parks, Destin is the place for you. If you enjoy a classic downtown with mom-and-pop shops, museums, history, and antiquing, Fort Walton Beach has that vibe. If you want family attractions clustered within minutes of each other – the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, miniature golf, amusement parks, and fishing pier – Okaloosa Island delivers.

Consider Beach Proximity

Do you want to just walk outside and be on the beach? There are thousands of Destin, FL, vacation rentals – condos, cottages, and houses -- to give you that freeing experience. No driving. No hauling heavy umbrellas and coolers on a long hike. Your own bathroom!

Need a pool?

Is saltwater not enough? Do you want a glittering pool to lounge by with a frozen adult beverage in hand, as well? Most Destin-Fort Walton Beach accommodations have a pool, but a couple take chlorination to the next level. The Henderson has an adults-only pool, family pool, lazy river, and splash pads. Waterscape has a two-tiered pool deck that includes a zero-entry pool, heated pool, lazy river, children’s spray toys, and splash pads, plus a waterfall.

Got Amenities?

Do you want specific amenities --  a workout room, mermaids, or … gasp… a work office? The Island offers all three … yes, including a mermaid named Misty.

Are Furry Companions allowed?

Are you traveling with Fido? There are plenty of places that welcome pets. The Henderson Beach Resort & Spa even has its own canine “ambassadors,” Dune and Ranger.

Treat Yourself

Want to return home looking relaxed and gorgeous in addition to having a tan? Some resorts offer pampering packages, from yoga to caviar facials. Try the Spa at Silver Shells, Destin’s first luxury day spa.