Fort Walton Beach in a Weekend!

Fort Walton Beach in a Weekend!

When you think of visiting the Gulf Coast, you might not automatically think of Fort Walton Beach, FL. However, you should consider it for your next family getaway. It is home to some incredible family-friendly resorts, offers tons of delicious dining, and exciting adventure is just a short drive away. You get all the perks of a beach vacation – the sun, relaxation, and quality time with friends or family – while also staying in one city along the Coast that is known to be quaint, and charming, yet still packed full of fun. To help you plan the ultimate weekend getaway, we have listed some of our favorite places to stay, places to eat, and things to do in Fort Walton Beach, FL.

We hope to see you at the beach soon!

Where to Stay

When searching for the perfect Fort Walton Beach condo, consider Sea Oats! This complex features vacation condos with 2-3 bedrooms, 2 full bathrooms, and enough room for 6-11 guests. Each rental boasts gorgeous views of the Gulf of Mexico and is only steps away from the beach. What more could you ask for? Your kitchen will come fully equipped with all the pots, pans, and utensils you may need during your stay.

Sea Oats also has fun amenities to take advantage of during your stay. Spend your days soaking up the sun on the sundeck as your kids splash around in the community pool. For those who never like to miss a workout, there is a fitness facility available with tons of equipment options. There is also a community BBQ grill available making it easy for you to whip up some hamburgers during your stay.

Where to Eat

There are tons of options when it comes to restaurants in Fort Walton Beach, FL. No matter if you want seafood or a classic burger, you are sure to find something for everyone in your group! We have listed a few of our favorite places to eat below.

  • Stewby’s Seafood Shanty
  • Soi Bistro
  • Magnolia Grill
  • Burrito Del Sol
  • Rockin Tacos

Where to Play

Of course, you may find yourself spending most of your time on the beach reading a good book or building sandcastles with your kids. However, if you feel like getting out and exploring, we have some options listed below for you.

  • Book a fishing charter with First Light Fishing Charters
  • Spend the day at the Gulfarium learning about wildlife
  • Drive down to Destin and go shopping along HarborWalk Village

We hope this guide helps you plan the ultimate vacation to the beach! For an extensive list of how to fill your vacation with fun, visit our Gulf Coast Guide. Don’t forget to also check out our Southern Perks partners to get the latest deals and discounts on local businesses. There are so many fun things to do in Fort Walton Beach, FL. You may find yourself coming back year after year.