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Visiting Fort Walton Beach
Travellers give high marks for the beaches in Fort Walton Beach, which is also known for its seafood restaurants. Tourists to the city can also enjoy its relaxing setting. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Destin Harbor Boardwalk and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park are some of the top sights around the area.
- You'll find 5485 Expedia hotels and other accommodation options in the larger area of Fort Walton Beach - Destin
- The closest major airport is in Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), 7.2 mi (11.6 km) from the city centre
- The next closest is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), 8.1 mi (13 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Fort Walton Beach
Cultural venues in the city include Emerald Coast Science Center, Camp Walton Schoolhouse Museum and Indian Temple Mound Museum. Attractions like Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Wild Willy's Adventure Zone are fun for everyone, not just kids. Notable city landmarks like Okaloosa Island Pier and Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island might be worth a visit.
In Destin, there are 942 hotels and other accommodation choices to make planning your perfect holiday retreat at an affordable rate. Here are highly ranked ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to a restaurant and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi. It's a favourite with Expedia travellers for its family-friendly amenities and comfortable, quiet rooms.
- Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin - Our customers like the location and clean, comfortable rooms at this hotel. With a stay at this 2.5-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Fort Walton Beach - Hurlburt Area - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool and free WiFi. Expedia customers like its breakfast and beach locale.
In the surrounding area, top places to visit include Destin Harbor Boardwalk, 5.6 mi/9 km from the heart of the city, and Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, which is 8 mi/12.9 km away.
Dressing for Fort Walton Beach
- Between January and March, you can expect average temperatures of 22°C during the day and 7°C at night
- From April to June, the average during the day is 32°C, whilst the average at night is 14°C
- July to September has daytime averages of 32°C with night-time averages of 20°C
- Between October and December, you can expect daytime averages of 28°C and night-time averages of 7°C
- Average annual rainfall for Fort Walton Beach is 1584 millimetres
- Usually July and August are the hottest months with an average of 32°C, whereas January and December are often coldest, averaging 8°C
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