City Center, 2.21 mi
522 Mary Esther Cut Off
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
City Center, 11.59 mi
108 Hutchinson Street
Destin, FL 32541
Located in the panhandle of Florida, Fort Walton Beach is a small city known for white-sand beaches and exciting attractions. Learn more about what you can expect with a visit to this lovely seaside area.
The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park is one of the top attractions in the area. Here you can enjoy daily live shows, animal exhibits and interactive animal encounters with stingrays, dolphins, penguins, sea lions and other marine animals.
If you're interested in history, take some time to visit the Indian Temple Mound Museum. The museum has interpretive exhibits that showcase the history of Native Americans in the area for the past 12,000 years. You'll see artifacts that include shells, bones, stones, clay and an incredible collection of prehistoric ceramics. You can also explore exhibits that have artifacts from early settlers, European explorers and local pirates.
When you're looking for a place to stay in Fort Walton Beach, there are numerous hotels that fit in every travel budget. You can choose to stay directly on the beach or just a few blocks away. If you're really looking for a good deal on a hotel room, you'll find more options inland. While these hotels are farther away from the beach, it's still an easy and convenient drive to get there.
If you're looking to drive to Fort Walton Beach, U.S. Route 98 runs along the beach and the southern portion of the city. If you'd prefer to fly, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is just eight miles northeast of the city.