Discover the fun of outdoor adventure in Northwest Florida. Whether you're hiking, riding a bike, or paddling a kayak or board, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island have miles of scenic nature trails, bayous, rivers, and waterways to explore.
Known for its spectacular emerald waters of the Gulf of Mexico and sugar-white sands, Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island offer plenty of fun-filled beach activities for everyone. From building sand castles to watching breathtaking sunsets, our award-winning beaches have become one of America's favorite vacation destinations.
Boating & Fishing
Home to some of the best saltwater fishing in the United States and located just a few miles down the road from Destin, The Luckiest Fishing Village, Okaloosa Island allows for quick access to the Gulf of Mexico's bountiful fishing grounds. If fishing doesn't reel you in, spend your time on a sunset dolphin cruise, jet skiing around Crab Island, or cruising a boat around Choctawhatchee Bay.
Where there is great fishing, there are also great seafood restaurants, and Okaloosa Island and Fort Walton Beach are no exceptions. From rustic oyster bars and steak houses to open-air cafes and candlelit restaurants, all of our local eateries offer the freshest, largest variety of culinary creations.
Warm gulf breezes and pristine landscapes make Okaloosa Island and its surrounding area a golfer's paradise all year long. Whether teeing off along sugar-white sand beaches or putting among live oaks, you'll have a great time golfing any of the championship golf courses and country clubs the Emerald Coast has to offer.
An abundance of wildlife calls the Emerald Coast home. Come visit the world's oldest, continuously operating live marine show at the Gulfarium on Okaloosa Island, and connect with local marine wildlife such as sea turtles, stingrays, and dolphins.
If you like to shop, you won't be disappointed. Okaloosa Island and the surrounding area offers charming boutiques, traditional malls, quaint open-air complexes, and more. Whether you prefer big-name brands or unique, locally owned stores, you'll find great deals, a wide selection, and friendly service.