Welcome to The Emerald Coast...
The beachside cities of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island beckons travelers with the lure of stunning sugar-white beaches, vibrant emerald green waters and an abundance of dining options focused on the Gulf-to-Table philosophy. Accommodation options include budget to luxury, hotel rooms to condominiums and the quintessential beach house as choices. Whether you’re looking for adventure and watersports or a relaxing trip to re-energize and recharge, you’ll find it here. Named as one of the top 10 “Best in the US” for 2017 by Lonely Planet, the beaches, parks, places to stay and lifestyle drive our popularity as a new Florida destination to discover. Known throughout the Southeastern United States as the best beach getaway for couples, families, groups and weddings – we are yours to discover. Easy to reach, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), is your gateway to this exciting Northwest Florida gulf coast destination and just 8 miles from the Emerald Coast. We look forward to welcoming you to our sunny shores.

#EmeraldCoasting is sugar-white sand
and emerald-green water.
It’s dolphin cruises, open-air shopping and fresh, local seafood restaurants. It’s fun family vacations and a romantic spot for couples. Get a little sand in your soul in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. Start planning.

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Featured Events on the Emerald Coast

Events

Jazz Orchestra Dinner Show

February 22, 2017

Join us for the Emerald Coast's ONLY Big Band Jazz Show featuring the 18 Piece DownBeat Jazz Orchestra at Fudpucker's all new Dinner Theater on Okaloosa Island. Dinner and Drink Packages available- Dinner Seating Starts at 6PM.

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Once

February 27, 2017

The smash-hit winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical!  The enchanting tale of a Dublin street musician who’s about to give up on his dream when a beautiful woman discovers his haunting love songs.

Tickets: $45

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9th Annual Mardi Gras Parade

February 25, 2017

Beads, beads and more beads on the Destin Harbor! The Good Times Roll with dazzling floats, colorful costumes, beads, street performers, live music as the parade rolls through the Destin Harbor Boardwalk at 2:00 PM. Free to attend/ $50.00 entry fee 

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