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.
The one day Caribbean flavored event offers an assortment of local, state and international musical groups and artists performing the ever popular and contagious Latin Salsa tunes. Attendees can also treat themselves to flavorful Caribbean food and other cuisines while entertainment and activities, suitable for the entire family are taking place throughout the park.
You'll enjoy being a part of this festive FWB tradition as more than 100 colorful floats "sail" down Eglin Parkway, celebrating the victory of Capt. Billy Bowlegs' and his Krewe over our city's mayor and defenders.