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.
Musical Echoes is a Native American flute and art festival. Traditional arts and crafts are on display and for sale. Popular Native American bands, dancers, and storytellers entertain on the stage throughout the festival. Visit the Main Tent for the festival T-shirt and silent auction.
The 20th Annual Destin Cobia Tournament presented by HarborWalk Marina attracts hundreds of first time to experienced anglers to compete. Tournament begins when the first cobia is caught and ends April 30th. This is a free event.