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08/11/2016
Beach Vacation

10 Reasons to Choose Ft Walton Beach over Walt Disney

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Better Food: Here I thought theme parks were supposed to specialize in the classic outdoor delicacies of hot, sugary elephant ears, fire red candy apples, or juicy, real beef franks. Alas, most theme parks these days settle for subpar pizza slices worthy of a gas station freezer, with a $9 price tag to boot. Fortunately, Fort Walton Beach doesn’t have a shortage of good eating.While the theme park goers gnaw on their

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08/5/2016
Destin Fishing

Everything You Need to Know About Emerald Coast Fishing

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THE BITES The great thing about Florida is that fishing season is practically year round. Whether it’s black sea bass, cobia, tuna, tarpon, grouper or red drum (easy pickings in the summer), you can expect an abundance of bites all along the Emerald Coast. However, there is one species the Gulf is known for. Ask any beachside kitchen or Florida local, and they’ll swear on the prized red snapper. If

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07/28/2016
Beach Wedding

Top 5 Reasons to Get Married on the Emerald Coast

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Beach weddings have always been seen as a naturally romantic setting to say I do. Find out why many couples are vying for the sand and waves over a classic church setting to exchange vows. The ColorsThey don’t call it the Emerald Coast for nothing. In contrast to the murkier waters near the Atlantic that are constantly churned up by the waves, the calmer waters of the Gulf leave the

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07/20/2016
Fort Walton Beach

10 Things to Know about Sea Turtle Watching

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During sea turtle nesting season, The Emerald Coast CVB/Okaloosa County Tourist Development Council offers Nighttime Educational Beach Walks as part of an effort to protect the dwindling sea turtle populations. Whether you get the opportunity to see them on the Gulf Coast or Atlantic Coast, there’s a few things to keep in mind: Florida beaches are the No. 1 place for sea turtle nests in North America  from May to

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07/12/2016
Beach Wedding

6 Reasons to Have a Small Wedding

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Having a small wedding doesn’t make your special day any less memorable or magical than having a large one. In fact, a small wedding can be much more intimate and enjoyable for both you and your guests! Here are some of our best reasons to have a small wedding: Save your money! The average price of weddings these days runs a staggering $30,000, i.e. a downpayment on a house. Spare yourself unnecessary

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06/29/2016
Beach Vacation

5 Unique Activities Found on the Emerald Coast

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Sometimes your vacation spot has more to offer than you may realize! Here are a few unique Fort Walton Beach area activities that are true treasures of the coast to enjoy. Sand Castle Lessons – No matter how old you are, building a sand castle is always fun, and it’s satisfying to admire the end result of your creation. Beach and Sand Sculptures takes it a step further by offering

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06/13/2016
Beach Vacation

Top 7 Things to do on the Okaloosa Boardwalk

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With Okaloosa Island being only a stone’s throw away from Fort Walton Beach, it’s easy and convenient to find a variety of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. Here are some of our top picks for the best things to do on the Okaloosa Boardwalk. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park had to be the first on our list. Not only are the rates great, but there are numerous different animal

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06/13/2016
Beach Wedding

Things to Know About a Florida Beach Wedding

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There’s always been a romantic, other-worldly charm to a small beach ceremony. The gentle ocean waves and beautiful sunsets make the perfect backdrop to exchange vows. However, there are some things to know before planning your big day on the sea shore. Ditch the Ballgown! If you’re a ‘bling’ bride, this probably isn’t for you. But unless you plan on waltzing down the aisle to the tune of “Tale as

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05/17/2016
Beach Vacation

Fort Walton Beach Activities You Don’t Need a Fast Pass to Enjoy

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  Time is too valuable to stand around for 2 hours waiting on 2 minutes worth of spinning tea cups. And when you have to buy an additional pass to get the most out of your tickets, where do you find the time to take a step back and soak in the euphoria that is being on vacation? Here are a few stress-free activities that are free of  special passes

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