Fort Walton Beach Aquarium: 5 Reasons to Visit the Gulfarium

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park in Fort Walton Beach, a 10-minute drive from Destin, still has that Old Florida feel, the kind of classic roadside attraction you remember as a kid. By Stephen Kubiak Along Florida’s Emerald Coast on Okaloosa Island is Fort Walton's Gulfarium, a Florida…

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Florida Beer Pairings: Props Brewery and Fort Walton Beach

You’ve heard of beer and food pairings. How about beer paired with authentic Florida experiences? Join us as we explore the state through the flavors of Florida’s craft beer culture. By Stephen Kubiak Beyond the sun-drenched asphalt of US-98 and the mountainous white sand dunes on Okaloosa Island…

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Indian Temple Mound & Museum in Historic Fort Walton Beach

By Gary McKechnie When you drive along Highway 98 in Fort Walton Beach there's a chance you may miss something that is really something. On the north side of the 100 block of the Miracle Strip Parkway (aka Highway 98) is a large earthen mound built by the Pensacola culture Indians who lived here…

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An Inside Guide to Destin and Fort Walton Beach

Pack Your Tackle for a Trip to Destin, a Bountiful Billfish Capital Sand just doesn't get much whiter than it is in the Destin and Fort Walton Beach area, and that's only the beginning of what's so special about this well-loved band of Gulf of Mexico beachfront dubbed the Emerald Coast. The…

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5 Emerald Coast Beaches with Sugar White Sand

By Lauren Tjaden The Emerald Coast beaches in the Destin and Fort Walton area offer toes-in-the-sand perfection. The Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island area is cheerful and family-friendly. It's famed for its fishing, but its beaches are among the most beautiful in the world. The area…

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Waterscape Condos Bring Family Fun to Fort Walton Beach

Waterscape in Fort Walton Beach adds water park fun and island-style elegance to the Northwest Florida coastline when it opens this spring. It features a 10-foot-tall waterfall, free-form pool, play area for kids and even a LAY-Z-RIVER, all on the stunning Emerald Coast beachfront. Azure, a…

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