Discover Destin-Fort Walton Beach

When you first arrive in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida, you’ll discover sugar sand beaches and emerald green Gulf views for miles. And if you’re up for an adventure, you’ve come to the right place. Destin-Fort Walton Beach has a treasure trove of water activities like snorkeling, kayaking, fishing and paddleboarding. If you’re looking for the best adventure for you, explore our Little Adventures page where you can customize bite-sized adventures that the whole family can enjoy.

Whether you’re looking for vacation rental to fit your entire crew, a luxury resort for just the two of you, a cozy condo or a quaint beachside bed-and-breakfast, we have the accommodations to make your stay feel like your “home away from home.” Enjoy Gulf-to-table seafood, caught-that-day fish and classic favorites at our beachside restaurants or lively dining and shopping areas.

For more help planning the ideal beach escape, chat with a local mom, take a look at our Visitor’s Guide or get answers to your vacation questions on our FAQs page. Your can also sign up for our newsletter for more on things to do when you get here and special events.

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Little Adventures

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Healthy Risk-Taking For Teens + Tweens Through Adventure Travel

Healthy Risk-Taking For Teens + Tweens Through Adventure Travel “Be careful! Watch out! Get down!” As a parent, you’ve probably shouted those phrases multiple times to your children as they played and explored the world around them. Protecting our children is our utmost responsibility, and it can be hard to…

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Trip Ideas

While beachgoers can lay out on the sand, shoppers can stroll down the HarborWalk Village and savor plates of Gulf-to-Table seafood. What will you do in Destin-Fort Walton Beach?

Three kids search for marine life with nets on the shores of Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida

Adapting water activities for kids of multiple ages

Adapting water activities for kids of multiple ages This post was written by Sara McCarty, founder of Run Wild My Child, in partnership with Destin-Fort Walton Beach. If you have more than one kid, you know that it’s often hard to find activities that keep multiple kids of…

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Stingray in the ocean

How to tell 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.

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sailboat during sunset

Sailing in Destin-Fort Walton Beach

Have you gone sailing yet?  You can’t beat the beautiful water on the Gulf of Mexico.  Here are a few options for a sailing experience you won’t forget.

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April 1, 2023

Kitty Hawk Kites Fly into Spring

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