When Cinco de Mayo rolls around, enjoying the day and celebrating in style is often top of mind. This year, consider elevating the fun experience further by taking your party on the road and heading to Fort Walton Beach! This Florida fan-favorite destination is beautiful, inviting, and sure to delight travelers with all types of interests. Whether you’re one for the great outdoors or prefer in-town entertainment, there are plenty of options to choose from. When you’re putting the finishing touches on the itinerary, be sure to include the following to enjoy an amazing Cinco de Mayo in Fort Walton Beach!
While getting out and enjoying the Florida sunshine is bound to be a highlight of your Cinco de Mayo getaway to Fort Walton Beach, this is a holiday that simply isn’t complete without time savoring the sensational favorites that hail from Mexico. Indulge your taste buds with a stop at Rockin’ Tacos while you’re in town and get into the festivities through flavor. Rock Tacos is located at 1450 Miracle Strip Parkway SE at The Boardwalk and is open between 11:00 am and 10:00 pm most days of the week. Decadent tacos, piled-high nachos, mouthwatering queso, and burritos are bound to make your day. To top it all off, don’t forget to add a house margarita to the mix when you’re really in the mood to celebrate!
Keep the flavorful Cinco de Mayo excitement going with a follow-up stop at Sabor a Mexico. This eatery is renowned for its authentic south of the border fare that can be customized to taste. Sabor a Mexico is found at 13 Eglin Parkway SE and both the wide variety of tacos and tortas is highly recommended. Many guests head this way to pair traditional Mexican favorite dishes with seafood sides. Sabor a Mexico also provides plenty of options when it comes to vegetarian selections for those adhering to dietary restrictions.
Stretching out over the blue waves and sugar-white sands that define the shorelines of Fort Walton Beach, the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier is a great place to spend time when you’re in the area over Cinco de Mayo. If you drop by early in the morning, be sure to bring a fishing pole as this is a popular stop amongst serious anglers who appreciate the tranquility and abundance of bites that are earned from this locale. If you’re more in the mood to mingle with fellow revelers, head this way in the afternoon when the area is bustling with those looking to enjoy a pier stroll, make the most of the views, and even catch a view of a sea turtle, dolphin or two along the way.
Balancing your excitement and moments of relaxation can best be achieved when you put a stop at John Beasley Park on your itinerary during your Cinco de Mayo adventures. This lush destination is loved for its sandy shorelines and space which is ideal for settling into a beach chair and soaking up the Florida rays. There are a variety of picnic tables that dot this park, making it an easy stop when you’re in the mood for a fresh-air meal enjoyed with family and friends. Bring a volleyball and your swimsuit for time enjoyed in friendly competition or making the most of the beautiful waves.
If you’re passionate about history, Fort Walton Beach has much to offer in the way of engaging and informative stops. When you’re in the area for Cinco de Mayo, take a detour and visit the Indian Temple Mound Museum. This educational center and archeological site is truly one of a kind. Guests can get a close look at a stunning platform dating back to 850 CE by the Pensacola tribes. The area also hosts a variety of other museums that highlight the history of the area for those looking to extend their visit.
While getting out and about is half the fun of a Cinco de Mayo adventure, time in Fort Walton Beach can also be paired with a little luxury when you book a stay in The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach. This captivating community offers individual rentals complete with tasteful furnishings, full kitchens, private balconies, and large bedrooms for added comfort. Those who book a stay will also enjoy access to a private beach, shuffleboard court, pool exercise room, and sauna too!
Fort Walton Beach is waiting, and there’s never been a better time to book your Cinco de Mayo stay. Whether you’re in town for the holiday or headed this way another time of year, the team at The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach can help you get settled into just the right rental. Reach out today to learn more about our options and to start planning your trip!