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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.

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Shop the Emerald Coast

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From big-name brands to unique, locally owned stores, there’s something to suit everyone’s style when you shop the Emerald Coast. With incomparable shops and great finds awaiting you, it’s time to plan your next trip – But, don’t forget to bring an extra suitcase!

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How To: The Perfect Beach Photo

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Feel like your photos aren’t doing your Emerald Coast vacation justice? You’re not alone. We chatted with local experts to find out how to capture the sugar-white sand and emerald-green water just the way you saw it with your own eyes.

An Emerald Coast Wedding: Beautiful Simple Elegant

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Maybe it’s the soothing sound of tranquil waves cresting the sand while two people pledge their love eternal. Or maybe, it’s the thought of romantic beginnings as you gaze out at the sand aligning with the crystal blue water. 

Good Eats on the Horizon

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We aren’t lacking for much here on the Emerald Coast: beautiful beaches, emerald-green water and some of the most delicious food in the South.

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15 Essential Emerald Coast Experiences

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The area, which encompasses Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, is known for its brilliant emerald-green waters and sugar-white sand beaches. It’s the closest thing you’ll find to paradise...

10 Reasons to Spend Winter on the Emerald Coast

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While the beaches of Destin, Ft. Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island seem to be the most desired during the sultry summer months, here is what the locals know...

Why I Love the Emerald Coast in the Fall

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Recently, we loaded up our family of four and headed south for a fall break trip to Florida. My daughters are young — three and five — and this is by far the greatest distance they have traveled from home.

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