We welcome Emerald Coast Classic fans


We welcome basketball fans from near, far and wide as you travel to the Emerald Coast Classic presented by the Emerald Coast Convention & Visitors Bureau.

Whether coming to support any of the eight prestigious teams - the Maryland Terps, the Lobos, TCU and the St. Bonaventure Bonnies. Or, popular Jackson State, Maryland Eastern Shore, Omaha or the TTU Golden Eagles, you’ll find the Emerald Coast a hidden gem on the northwest Florida coast.

When you’re not cheering for your favorite team, relax in our inviting community, complete with sugar white beaches, emerald green waters, and abundant seafood fresh from the Gulf. Or, take in our shopping, attractions and plentiful things to do. It’s holiday time here on the coast, so you can look forward to scrumptious feasts across the destination in celebration of Thanksgiving. Bring your family and friends – it’s a wonderful time of year to visit the heart of the Emerald Coast!

Our lodging community welcomes you with accommodations with almost unlimited choices – with most located right on the beach or in view of the beach. Multi-room condominiums, top notch hotels & resorts and even private homes – we have so much to choose from.

We invite you to explore our Places to Stay to find your place in the sun.