If you’re looking for a springtime break around the Easter holiday, look to the warm, sunny shores of Florida’s Emerald Coast and Fort Walton Beach. You’ll find plenty of fun and excitement along with traditional Easter activities like brunch and church services to fill your time and give you an Easter vacation in Fort Walton Beach to remember for years to come.
Gather the group and the beach gear and head down to the water. If the springtime water temperature – which barely cracks 70 degrees – is a bit chilly for you to swim, that doesn’t mean you can’t spend time at the beach! Sunbathe in the not-so-intense sun, take a walk or run, build sand castles, or spread out a blanket and read a book. If a little chill doesn’t bother you, try your hand snorkeling, paddleboarding, and numerous other water activities in the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico.
Exclaim “Arrr!” and board the Sea Dragon for a swashbuckling good time with Captain “Fearless” Phil and his crew. Especially fun with young children in tow, you will no doubt have fun during the two-hour cruise, which includes activities like sea life sightings, music, and plenty of pirate fun. Enjoy cold drinks, as well as snacks, t-shirts, and other pirate booty on board. Kids will love sword fighting, reading a treasure map, pirate tattoos and face painting, or firing the “kid cannon” among other pirate-themed activities.
The Gulf of Mexico and the many and varied backwaters of the Fort Walton Beach area offer a beautiful stage for the activity great for any age or ability level. There are a variety of excursions you can take part in during your Easter break in Fort Walton Beach. Stay close to shore with inshore or nearshore fishing where you’ll explore bayous, flats, and inlets, or brave the waves of the Gulf on a deep sea journey. Charter a boat, or if you view fishing as more of a solitary activity or one to share with very few, rent some gear and head down to the beach for surf fishing to see if the catch of the day is biting closer to shore.
You’ll enjoy the many and varied tastes of Fort Walton Beach any time of the year you decide to take a break. If your break comes during the Easter holiday, be on the lookout for restaurants offering traditional Easter brunch or dinner as well. Contact your restaurant of choice for details like reservations, mask protocols, and availability of gluten-free or other dietary options.
Emerald Coast Mirror Maze
If the weather isn’t at its best or you need the air conditioning for a little while, enjoy some indoor fun at Emerald Coast Mirror Maze. The 2,300-square-foot maze keeps you turning circles to find your way out. Once you’re free, compete against the other members of your group in the 1,800-square-foot Pirate’s Quest laser tag arena, or experience what it might be to be a secret agent as you twist and weave through the laser challenge. Move slowly and stealthily to make your getaway undetected but hit a laser and suffer a penalty added on at the end of the round.
Emerald Coast Science Center
Enjoy indoor and outdoor fun with exhibits like interactive robotic units, engineering, physics, electricity, color, light, sound, and more. Learn about space, the Emerald Coast ecosystem, or conduct an experiment in the lab. Step outside to exhibits like the marine exhibit – an exhibit in a boat that shows what it takes to keep a craft afloat, how radio communication is possible, and the engineering behind boat building. Stay outside and stop by the Dino Dig Pit to discover something of mammoth proportions.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not
Interesting and strange exhibits, odd artwork, and many other displays and experiences that will have everyone saying, “I can’t believe it!” await at Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Visit the Odditorium, a place filled with the weird and amazing, including shrunken heads and records of the world’s largest waistline! You’ll have to see all of these things to believe them (or not). Once you’ve been amazed, take a seat in a moving 3D theater for a show, get lost in a mirror maze, or attempt the Impossible Laser Race.
Easter Vacation in Fort Walton Beach
From a cozy one-bedroom for an intimate experience to a spacious three-bedroom for a larger group, the Breakers of Fort Walton Beach has a vacation rental that’s perfect for you. Step in and feel your stresses and worries melt away, knowing all your needs will be met. Enjoy preparing a meal in the fully equipped kitchen that comes with everything you’ll need to make a home-cooked meal. Stretch out with some popcorn and your favorite show or movie. Choose a premium unit for flat-screen TVs, stainless steel appliances, a wet bar, and more.
Call us today to start planning an Easter vacation in Fort Walton Beach to remember!