Spring is just around the corner, and with it comes warmer weather! Of course, even in winter the weather is comfortable, but there’s a lot to love about the beginning of spring on the Emerald Coast. Get out and enjoy the beautiful sunshine of spring during an Easter weekend getaway. You may have never thought about taking a trip for Easter, but it is a great time for a vacation to Fort Walton Beach. There are typically not as many travelers in the city around Easter, which means you can enjoy an Emerald Coast journey with smaller crowds and more opportunity to live like a local. Take a look below at the incredible activities waiting for you this Easter 2020 in Fort Walton Beach:
Easter Brunch Done Right
When it comes to celebrating Easter with a group of friends or your family, there is nothing better than enjoying a relaxing brunch. Start your morning off with a decadent meal paired with your favorite adult beverage. One of the local favorite spots for brunch is Mama Clemenza’s European Breakfast. Enjoy a tasty brunch with popular dishes such as the Seafood Omelet and Chicken Cinnabon. Of course, it would not be brunch without a Bloody Mary or mimosa to round off your meal. Other local favorites in Fort Walton Beach include Cantina Laredo, Harbor Docks, and even Neighborhood Café (without the adult beverages, of course).
You can even find an Easter themed brunch at The Gulf Restaurant on Okaloosa Island. Brunch begins at 10:00 AM and starts at $10 for children and $25 for adults who receive bottomless mimosas. Let the kids stick around for an Easter egg hunt and other activities starting at 1:00 PM. With so many options, Easter brunch has never sounded better!
Meet the Easter Bunny
Let your children spend time getting to know the Easter Bunny this Easter weekend with a visit to The Landing. This local business hosts the Easter Bunny every year for a meet and greet for children of all ages. Prior years have seen the Easter Bunny visit the Thursday before Easter from 4:00 PM to 7:00PM. While a professional photographer will be on hand, you will not want to forget your own camera at home. Additional activities on hand also include bouncy houses, Easter candy, concessions, fun & games, and so much more. Do not miss another exciting moment with a visit with the Easter Bunny this year!
Spend Time at the Beach
When it comes to Fort Walton Beach, the fun is all in the name. That’s right, Fort Walton Beach features some of the most beautiful beaches on the entire Emerald Coast. We are also just minutes from Destin, adding another element to your exciting vacation getaway. Make sure you spend some time unwinding during your Easter weekend by heading down to the shore. It might still be a little chilly out during the later hours of the day, but you can still bask in that Florida sun in the middle of the day. When it comes to the most popular beaches, local favorites include the stretches of sand at John Beasley Park and Gulf Island National Shoreline. Both beaches are kept immaculately clean and should be less busy during Easter weekend. Local rental supply shops can bring you all the beach gear you need including chairs, sand toys, umbrellas, and much more.
Easter is first and foremost a religious holiday. If you plan on celebrating Easter from the comfort of a local church, make sure you visit Beachside Community Church. This local church features a welcoming Easter service that opens its doors to everyone; instead of feeling like a stranger, you will be welcomed with open arms. Easter service will be held twice in the afternoon on Saturday April 11th and twice again on Easter Sunday morning. Come celebrate with Beachside Community Church and connect with the incredible members of the local community in Fort Walton Beach.
Find Kid-Friendly Activities to Enjoy
Easter is a holiday best spent with your family. Luckily, Fort Walton Beach has plenty of all-ages events that will bring the fun throughout your vacation. Take the children to the Emerald Coast Science Center where hands-on science exhibits await you. If your family prefers live animals over science experiments, you will love a trip to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Encounter live dolphins and sea turtles and view incredible sea life shows. The fun is never ending in Fort Walton Beach at these child-friendly attractions.
Your Time in Fort Walton Beach
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