Getting Here + Transportation

By land, sea, or air, there are a variety of ways to get to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. We are a convenient drive from many destinations, but you will find a range of direct flights to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, as well. With new routes being added via major carriers such as American and Delta, as well as Allegiant Airlines, you can skip traffic and enjoy more beach time by choosing to fly.

Aside from driving to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is an amazing source for those who are looking to fly. VPS is centrally located to popular accommodations and area activities. Local shuttles, taxi drivers, and Uber drivers will pick you up and bring you directly to your accommodations, making for hassle-free travel!

This award-winning airport accommodates passengers from around the world with over 50 non-stop flights daily to primary hub cities across the nation, making domestic and international connections easy.

When you Arrive

When you arrive to Destin-Fort Walton Beach and have not driven your own car, you have a variety of methods of transportation to choose from.

  • Rental Cars – We have six rental call providers in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, including Enterprise and Hertz.
  • Taxis – With over ten taxi providers, you will have no issue calling a taxi during your stay –Taxi service is call only.
  • Shuttles & Limos – There are over 40 shuttle and limo providers in our area. The majority of them offer 24-hour service, perfect for late-night or early morning flights.
  • Uber & Lyft – With many Uber and Lyft drivers available in the area, it is as simple as pulling up your app and ordering yourself a ride.
  • Peddle Pubs – Our favorite mode of transportation! Once you’re situated in Destin-Fort Walton Beach, we highly recommend you hop on a peddle pub and enjoy the sights and our crystal-clear water!

Looking for information on all things Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida? Can’t decide where to stay while you’re here? Seeking directions to the best restaurants or the nearest area attraction? Our two Visitor’s Welcome Centers are here to help! One is conveniently located on Hwy. 98 on Okaloosa Island between Destin and Ft. Walton Beach, while the other is located in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport right outside of the baggage claim – a friendly visitor center specialist will be waiting for you upon your arrival.

Our professional, friendly, and highly trained staff and volunteers are here to help you get the most from your visit to Destin-Fort Walton Beach, Florida. Whether you’re here for business or pleasure, be sure to stop by for brochures, maps, and discounted attraction tickets as well as dining coupons. Our friendly staff is on hand to answer any questions you may have about the area.


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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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Getting Here

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport

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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?

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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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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Reasons You Need To Take A Sand Sculpture Lesson

Using that little plastic shovel to scoop wet sand into a bucket. Packing it down firmly like brown sugar in a baking recipe.

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January 28, 2023

Sip & Science: Mardi Gras

Bring your friends, grab a drink, and let the good times roll. We're bringing Mardi…



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