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Welcome to Fort Walton Beach
Fort Walton Beach is a small city situated in the Florida Panhandle that’s famed for its white beaches, emerald seas and golf courses aplenty. It also boasts a fantastic range of wildlife spotting opportunities as well as family-friendly attractions such as parks, museums and aquariums in the bustling downtown area. And when the sun goes down there is a host of new attractions, with an eclectic group of restaurants and lots of other nightlife that make this charming city a firm holiday favourite.
Weather in Fort Walton
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Hotels in Fort Walton
Watercolor Inn & Resort
Hotel Rating: Quaint
Relax in the perfect idyllic oasis that is the WaterColor Inn & Resort. Guests can enjoy being surrounded by pristine beaches and natural woodland while exploring everything the area has to offer on land and at sea.
Things to do in Fort Walton
History of Fort Walton
Air Force Armament Museum
Baker Block Museum
This living history museum in Baker was once a general store but is now awash with antiques, period displays, and tools. It also has a post office, mill, log cabin and blacksmith shop from days gone by. Admission is free.
Florida has a rich and diverse history with African American landmarks and legacies dotted all around the state. This museum honours the Carver-Hill school, built in 1954, and chronicles the history of the African-American community in the area. It’s also a key site for many community events in the city.
Fort Walton Beach Heritage Park & Cultural Center
This group of museums and attractions consists of the Fort Walton Temple Mound, the Indian Temple Mound Museum, the Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum, the Garnier Post Office Museum and the newly opened Civil War Exhibit War. That means there’s plenty to keep even the most insatiable history buff entertained.
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Fort Walton Culture
Downtown Fort Walton Beach Arts & Entertainment District
Emerald Coast Concert Series
Emerald Coast Science Center
A trip to this unique and inspiring museum is an excellent way to while away a few hours with the kids. With more than 200 touchable and workable exhibits, as well as an air cannon, a discovery room, animal presentations and more, this is just the spot if the sun fails to shine.
The Emerald Cork
Fort Walton beaches, parks & river cruises
Blackwater River Paddling Trail
Blackwater River State Park
Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Shoal River Paddling Trail
Yellow River Trail
Health, wellness & spa tourism in Fort Walton
Dragonfly Yoga Studio
Samana Healing Clinic
With yoga and massage therapists specialising in reiki, LED light therapy, sports massage and energy work, this is a fantastic opportunity to heal all kinds of ailments, whether it’s muscle pulls, back pain or old injuries that haven’t healed.
Stress Busters Massage Therapy
If you’re looking to escape the hustle and bustle and want some quality ‘you’ time, these relaxing surroundings, without the usual trappings of a health spa, are a great way to get back to basics. The Stress Busters commonly work with those struggling with stress or suffering from pain.
Wendy Ballasch Sports & Therapeutic Massage
Sport Activities in Fort Walton
Emerald Coast Golf Courses
Kelly Plantation Golf Course
The 4 and a half star Kelly Plantation Golf Course is a tremendous example of what golf courses on the Emerald Coast have to offer. The Regatta Bay Golf & Yacht Club is another firm favourite in the area and is rated as one of the top courses in Florida, while the Walton Beach Golf Club, with its tree-lined fairways, features an array of water hazards to challenge even the finest swing. All of the golf courses on the Emerald Coast have pro shops and restaurant facilities onsite.