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Fort Walton Beach Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving in the Fort Walton Beach Area

As the holidays approach, there is a very real possibility you are beginning to dread the thought of all you will need to do, especially for the Thanksgiving holiday. For a celebration of thankfulness, it can be difficult to feel very celebratory when your time is consumed with cleaning, shopping, cooking, and after a quick meal that often seems to be over before it starts, more cleaning! Fortunately, there are options that can eliminate the drudgery and renew the thankfulness of your Thanksgiving; our favorite option is spending your holiday with us in one of our classic condos! This guide to Fort Walton Beach Thanksgiving will ensure that every minute of your stay will be filled with fun, laughter, and thankfulness!

Thankful for Warm Weather for Fort Walton Beach Thanksgiving

In colder regions, Thanksgiving is also the start of the less than favorable winter weather, but for a Fort Walton Beach Thanksgiving, temperatures can reach up into 70s, offering blue skies and sunny days that will make you thankful you started your day out at the beach! Start a new tradition of turkey sandwiches at Henderson Beach State Park and spend the day building sand castles with your family for a laidback and relaxed Thanksgiving holiday!

Of course, Fort Walton Beach is packed with outdoor highlights that you won’t want to miss out on while you’re taking time to enjoy your Thanksgiving away. Consider gathering your traveling crew and heading over to the Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier when you’ve had your fill of turkey sandwiches at the park. This pier is an icon in the area with good reason. Stretching out into the mesmerizing blue waves, it’s a great place to enjoy casting a line in the early morning hours or just taking in the spectacular sights all-day long. From people-watching to time enjoyed with your toes dug into the sand just next to the pier, you can make your visit what you want it to be with ease!

If you’re a holiday traveler to Fort Walton Beach this Thanksgiving that prefer to explore on two wheels, renting a bike and hitting the many trails is just the right option for you. Photographers will want to be sure to have their cameras on hand if this activity is added to your itinerary because practically everywhere you go, there’s a reason to stop, take in the sights and capture it on film.

Thankful You’re Not in the Kitchen

Maybe turkey sandwiches on the beach are too casual for you, but even though your condo has a fully equipped kitchen, there’s still no need to mess it up by cooking a good meal! Many restaurants in town offer Fort Walton Beach Thanksgiving meals that are delicious, hearty, and best of all, prepared by someone else! Harbor Docks at 538 Harbor Boulevard in Destin is well known for their annual Thanksgiving dinner, featuring the classic dishes as well as new seafood favorites, but it’s just one of many options for a Thanksgiving meal in the area.

Or…Thankful That You Are!

Of course, there’s absolutely nothing wrong with sticking with those holiday meal traditions if you find yourself in Fort Walton Beach over Thanksgiving! While dining out certainly comes with a long list of conveniences, for many travelers, being able to integrate a family meal into their vacation plans can be a treat. Those who book with The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach will find that no matter what unit they select to call their holiday home away from home, the inclusion of an on-site kitchen can be refreshing when it comes to enjoying those holiday favorite meals and side dishes you’ve been looking forward to all year long. The culinary spaces in these rentals are designed for easy access to the features you need to serve up a savory meal in no time. Many include spacious counters, modern appliances, and a collection of cabinets that are already stocked with the cookware and bakeware you might need. The only thing you’ll need to contribute are the ingredients and the passion for putting those fan-favorite dishes on the table for Thanksgiving dinner. When it’s time to dine, guests can gather around a dining room table that’s often found in these rentals or, they can choose to do something a bit different. Many rentals enjoy access to private patios and balconies equipped with a patio furniture. This means guests can enjoy an alfresco Thanksgiving dinner whenever they choose too. It’s a choice that truly embraces the best of a Florida holiday away!

Thankful for Bargains

Just because you’re giving up some holiday traditions for your Fort Walton Beach getaway, it doesn’t mean you have to give up on one of our favorites; Black Friday shopping is an awesome way to get into the Christmas mood, and the stores in our region offer the unique and the wonderful at great bargains! Check out the decorations and the deals at Destin Commons and bring home a few unexpected gifts!

Vacation Home Away from Home

Whatever makes you thankful on Thanksgiving, spending your days and nights in one of our holiday escapes is guaranteed to give you even more to be thankful about. Our Thanksgiving rentals are cozy and chic, warm and inviting, and designed to meet (and exceed) the needs of today’s travelers. Reserve your stay with The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach today!