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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.

4 Activities for the Perfect Guys Getaway

It’s a great time of year to make new memories with old friends. Commonly referred to as a bro-cation or guy’s getaway, take a trip with just the boys in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Florida.


Emerald Coast Dining: Vegetarian & Allergy Alternatives

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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.

Fair Winds and Following Seas: October Events on the Emerald Coast

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.

The Crown Jewel of the Emerald Coast

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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

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.

Are There Sharks in Destin, Fort Walton Beach & Okaloosa Island?

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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.

Discover the Hidden Gem of Florida

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The are few places in the United States that are undiscovered golf destinations that the masses of golf travelers have yet to discover. Along the Florida Gulf Coast between the the capital city of Tallahassee and Pensacola which borders Alabama is one such place, The Emerald Coast.

5 Ways to Enjoy a Beach Vacation Under Cover

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For a variety of reasons, you may want to spend the day inside. Whether it is because of a rainy day or you just need a little break from the sun, the Emerald Coast has a lot of indoor activities for families, groups, or just the two of you. Below are just few ideas for you and your family. Is something missing? Let us know your favorite indoor activity in Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island!

Undersea beauty & Golf on the Emerald Coast

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The emerald is noted by jewelry specialists of late as an underrated gem and so it is with the Emerald Coast of Florida, so named for the beautiful hue of the water contrasting with the crystal white sandy beaches. It is actually one of the most inviting water scenes in the world.

The Perfect Clubs in the Perfect Place in Perfect Condition

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It’s finally time. Your next golf getaway is on the horizon and you’re looking at the Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island area. Whether it’s only a couple days or a couple weeks, it’s going to be nothing but clear skies, calm winds and hole-in-one after hole-in-one the whole time. But, what about your clubs? You know. Your clubs. The single most important thing in the world to you when your loved ones aren’t in earshot. How will your perfect set of clubs get to the perfect golf destination? Luckily for you we’ve put together some tips to make sure the only thing you’re bending this vacation are the rules.

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