We have to admit that the best of the attractions in Fort Walton Beach is undoubtedly the amazing water and soft white beach. But, there are many other things to do during your time in an Okaloosa Island condo.

If you have been a fan of going on vacation to the Emerald Coast for years, you probably know that the majority of area attractions can be found a short distance away in Destin. This is quickly changing, however, thanks to the addition of a revitalized downtown, new family-friendly events and awesome new activities right on the island!

When on vacation in a Fort Walton Beach rental you probably spend most of your time by the pool or splashing in the emerald waves. We totally understand. If, however, you need a break, try heading over the Brooks Bridge to visit the new antique shops and delicious restaurants of downtown.

Or, head east toward Destin where you will discover Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone. Here you can enjoy putt putt golf, a challenging and fun ropes course, kid-friendly coaster and more. The Gulfarium is a wonderful choice for kids who love animals or parents looking for an educational experience. Explore the restaurants of The Boardwalk before taking in the fireworks over the pier on Wednesday at 9pm.