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“Emerald Postings,” the official blog of the Emerald Coast tourism industry, was created to provide visitors with insider information on all there is to see and experience on the Emerald Coast. Posts are organized into categories to make it easy for you to find the information that interests you most.
This fall, we invite you to fall back in love all over again in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Florida. Sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters create the perfect setting for rekindling your romance and rediscovering the person you fell in love with. These are our top 5 activities that put the “heart” in Heart of the Emerald Coast.
If you consider yourself a foodie then you’ll love the unique offerings of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Florida. Inspired by the glistening, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, area diners experience delicious delights not found anywhere else. Leave your inhibitions behind and indulge in a new, flavorful culinary adventure.
Are you looking for fresh seafood? We mean the freshest seafood. Seafood that was caught in the Gulf of Mexico only hours before it touches your plate. Not weeks, not days, but hours. Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island may not have invented the Gulf-to-Table movement, but they’re leading the charge with fresh, locally sourced seafood.
When we say Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, FL offer year-round fishing we mean that every day, 24/7, rain or shine, there are fish, a lot of fish, biting only feet from the shore. Destin is known as the World’s Luckiest Fishing Village, and that’s not just a tagline. That’s a promise. And Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island are lucky as well.
If you don’t eat meat or need to watch out for serious allergens like gluten, shellfish or nuts, don’t worry. The heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast is packed with delicious flavors and tremendous chefs who have created menus with options that offer a little something for everyone.
Fall is one of the most brilliant times to vacation in the heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast. October is an especially wonderful time to visit the shores of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island. The temperatures are milder than you find in the summer, but still warm enough to warrant long days on the sugar white sand. And, when you aren’t splashing in the emerald waves, you will find plenty going on around town, too.
Kelly Plantation Golf Club, located in Destin, FL is one of the most visually impressive and environmentally sensitive golf courses in northwest Florida. Set along the Choctawhatchee Bay, this semi-private golf club features 18 captivating holes built on the former site of a turpentine plantation owned by Mattie and Coleman Kelly.
Top 10 Romantic Things to do in the Heart of the Emerald Coast. These are only some of the romantic, relaxing, engaging activities and locations in the Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island area. Explore our website to discover all the reasons why couples return here year after year, and why we’re known as the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Swimming in the emerald waters of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island is without a doubt one of the top things to do on the Emerald Coast when on vacation. But, you may also have some concerns about interacting with our marine life, namely sharks.