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Fall Attractions in Fort Walton Beach

No matter when travelers arrive in Fort Walton Beach, they’re bound to be in for a fun and unforgettable adventure. Those who head this way in the fall will find there are a variety of Fall attractions in Fort Walton Beach to check out that are sure to inspire! The following are just a few of the many that you’ll want to be adding to your itinerary when travel plans bring you this way.  

Fall Attractions in Fort Walton Beach

If you’re traveling to Fort Walton Beach this fall with the entire family in tow, make the most of a stop at the Emerald Coast Science Center while you’re in town. While this destination is a delight for kids to enjoy hands-on learning, the setup is ideal to make an afternoon here intriguing for adults as well. The Emerald Coast Science Center is located at 31 Memorial Parkway SW in Fort Walton Beach and is open to the public Wednesday through Saturday from 10:00 am until 3:00 pm. Since opening in 1989, the science center has provided locals and visitors alike with a space for learning, exploring, and indulging creativity in the name of science. Year-round, the Emerald Coast Science Center is a great place to enjoy a variety of exhibits and displays that teach on subjects ranging from the cosmos to electricity, color, and the human body. Those who drop by in the fall will have the opportunity to sign kids up for Maker Days which give participants a chance to explore technology, engineering, arts and even mathematics in a creative workshop that’s unique with every session. Throughout the fall season, visitors can also enjoy special seasonal features at the planetarium like Spooky Secrets of the Stars. On October 22nd, the Emerald Coast Science Center is hosting a 21 and up event called Sip and Science which invites guests to drop by in their best roaring 20s attire and enjoy a night of drinks and fun with friends between 6:00 pm and 9:00 pm.  

Explore the Indian Temple Mound

With fewer crowds to contend with than visitors might typically find across Fort Walton Beach in the summer months, fall is the perfect time to explore the Indian Temple Mound while you’re in town. Located within the greater Fort Walton Beach Cultural Park & Heritage Center, the temple mound is found at 107 Miracle Strip Parkway SW. This National Historic Landmark is one that’s appropriate for visitors of all ages and is a fascinating look into Fort Walton Beach’s ancient past. A stop here is a chance to discover a culture that dates pre-Spanish explorers and speaks to a lifestyle that tribes held close for centuries. Beyond the Indian Temple Mound, guests who drop by the Heritage Center in the fall can take time to explore the 1912 Camp Walton School as well as the 1918 Garnier Post Office Museum on site. All in all, it’s a great way to connect with history, making your fall excursion to Fort Walton Beach as informative as it is thrilling! 

Enjoy the Destin Seafood Festival

If sensational seafood and fall fun are two of your favorite things, you won’t want to miss out on enjoying the Destin Seafood Festival while you’re visiting Fort Walton Beach this autumn. In its 44th year in 2022, the festivities will kick off on October 7th and run through October 9th. The festival is held at 102 Harbor Boulevard and includes everything from amazing meals and tastings to performances, presentations, and kid’s activities for little ones to enjoy. The Destin Seafood Festival is also the official kickstarter to the Destin Fishing Rodeo which extends throughout the entire month of October. The Destin Seafood Festival is a ticketed event and admission can be purchased online in advance. Hosts for the festival include iconic eateries like the Boathouse Oyster Bar as well as the greater HarborWalk Village.  

Enjoy a Fall Day at the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park

A trip to enjoy these Fort Walton Beach, FL, attractions in the fall typically comes with mild temperature and plenty of sunshine. The combination makes it a great time of year to enjoy a visit to the Fort Walton Beach Landing Park. Located at 139 Brooks Street SE, this waterfront destination is a great place to let the little ones enjoy the playgrounds, rock climbing, or take in a performance thanks to the park’s concert stage. There are also plenty of paths to stroll and a variety of benches overlooking the water when you’re more in the mood to relax and simply soak up the view. The park is open to the public from 8:00 am until 6:00 pm daily.  

Book Your Stay Today

Taking time to unwind, relax, and enjoy these Fort Walton Beach, FL, attractions is always a good idea! Make sure you have the luxurious accommodations to top it all off in style by booking your stay at The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach the next time you’re in town. Get in touch today to learn more about our 1-bedroom rentals in Fort Walton Beach, FL, area and how we can help you start planning your next getaway. We look forward to seeing you in sunny Fort Walton Beach soon!