We love all the holidays over here at The Breakers, but there is one holiday that we especially adore as it brings up cherished memories of youthful summer antics. Memorial Day, created to honor those who have sacrificed everything for our freedom, is also the traditional start of summer, and every year we fall in love with the holiday anew. As we flip the calendar pages closer to summer, we can close our eyes and taste the icy sweetness of a popsicle, feel the sand between our toes, and remember lying out under the night sky, watching the stars twinkle and wink. Fort Walton Beach has always had a close relationship with the summer, and when it’s time to start planning your Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day getaway, a visit to our hometown will ensure this year’s celebration is a stellar one!
Taste the Celebration of Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day
Ice cream, more than any other sweet treat, seems to symbolize the joys of Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day weekend, and places like the Pino Gelato Café at the Beach (1450 Miracle Strip Parkway SE C in Fort Walton Beach) or Kilwin’s Destin Commons (4142 Legendary Drive B106 in Destin) offer the best in town. Order a cone of your favorite flavor and take a walk along the sugar white sands that frame the turquoise waters of the Gulf and feel the magic of summer overtake you; your Memorial Day Weekend is destined to be a truly memorable one!
Flip Flops, Tee Shirts, and Fireworks
Destin and HarborWalk Village celebrate Fort Walton Beach Memorial Day every year with an outdoor party that stars food, fun, and fireworks! For 2019 the big party will be held on Saturday, May 25th from 7:30 until 10:15 and Sunday, May 26th from 7:00 until 9:00. Featuring free concerts and a spectacular firework show on Sunday night, your Memorial Day weekend will be lacking something special if you choose to skip this party!
Dining, Diving, and Doing Nothing
There is only one rule over Memorial Day: Our guests are REQUIRED to have the time of their lives! Eat as if there are no scales at the Crab Trap in Destin (3500 Scenic Highway 98) or Old Bay Steamer (102 Santa Rosa Boulevard in Fort Walton Beach). Dive deep into the blue waters and explore a world of color and harmony with Emerald Coast Scuba. Or simply sit on the deck of your condo watching the waves crash against the beach below you while you sip a glass of wine. Your Memorial Day weekend doesn’t need to be splashy and over the top; sometimes it’s the quiet moments that bring the brightest memories.
More to Enjoy and Explore Around Fort Walton Beach This Memorial Day
Making the absolute most of a Memorial Day enjoyed away in Fort Walton Beach includes time set aside for adventuring and sightseeing that’s bound to be unforgettable. No matter what your travel interests or tastes may be, you’re likely to find exactly what you’re looking for and more in this area of Florida!
If you’re up for some well spent time on the sand, working on that Florida glow, and enjoying the fact that you’re far from the hustle and bustle of daily life, start with a stop at John Beasley Park. This spacious and inviting beach park is a great place to settle into a chair on the sand and watch the waves roll in with a touch of style. There are plenty of pavilions and tables dotting the landscape for those who are up for some picnic fun while the blue waters are ideal for swimming or snorkeling in abundance too. If you’re visiting with little ones in tow, the inclusion of public restrooms and shower stations makes for a convenient bonus all the way around.
For family-focused holiday fun that’s accessible at an affordable rate too, head over to Goofy Golf and enjoy a round of mini-golf with those you love most. This fun and whimsical stop is a great place to indulge in some friendly competition and enjoy the eye-catching accessories that decorate the course!
If some time strolling and taking in the sights is more your style, a trip to Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier should be at the top of your Memorial Day getaway itinerary. Stretching out over the great blue waters, this pier is the perfect place to cast a line in the early morning hours or join up with fellow travelers for a walk and people watching in the more bustling afternoon. Either way, with the waves out ahead and the sand below, it promises to be a picturesque getaway moment.
Happy Memories Made Here
As the sun sets each day, nights spent in one of our summer condos will add to the beauty of your already perfect getaway. Reserve your stay today and start your summer out the right way! When you book with The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach, there’s no limit to the fun that’s waiting to be enjoyed. Guests who book a stay with us will be privy to seamless access to the beach paired with options to enjoy the on-site shuffleboard court, spa, fitness center, event room, pool, and more! Our team is always ready and waiting to help guests set up customized excursions as well. From kayaking to boogie boarding, simply ask and we’ll help you get on your way to Memorial Day adventure.