Thanksgiving is a holiday that is devoted to giving thanks, but the reality is, it’s doubtful any of us feel very thankful when it rolls around each year; we clean for weeks, spend a fortune on food and drinks, cook, clean some more, and the whole deal is over in about 10 minutes. And then you have more cleaning, decorating, and shopping to do, because Christmas is just around the corner! Fortunately, this year you made the smart decision and planned a getaway vacation to glorious Fort Walton Beach and a Thanksgiving you will really be thankful for. Here are some of the best ways to keep the family entertained over Thanksgiving in Fort Walton Beach.

Let’s Talk Turkey

Just because you’re going away doesn’t mean you have to skip the best part of Thanksgiving; many restaurants in the area will be open for business, serving the traditional, and the untraditional feasts we love to gorge ourselves on! This year’s menu may change a bit, but last year’s Thanksgiving Buffet at Brotulas Seafood House, 210D Harbor Boulevard, was incredible and definitely worth trying again in 2018! Serving the classics, turkey and stuffing, and the untraditional Prime Rib, reservations are recommended. If you don’t really want to fight the crowds and don’t feel like cooking your own dinner, Whole Foods, located at 4402 Legendary Drive in Destin, offers a pre-cooked Thanksgiving dinner for your entire family to enjoy; all you need to do is put on some flip flops and drive over to pick it up! Call 1-844-936-2428 to order or visit their website for more information on this delicious Turkey Day shortcut!

Fun in the Sun

When it’s time to play in Fort Walton Beach, there is always something going on, for example, it’s never too cold to hang out at the beach, even if the water is a bit chilly, and our white sand beaches are so beautiful you may want to take your annual Christmas Card photo with the sea oats, white sand, and turquoise waters as a real backdrop! Black Friday is celebrated here as well, so why not head to the Destin Commons, 4100 Legendary Drive, for some excellent Black Friday Deals The day after Thanksgiving in Fort Walton Beach signifies the start of the Christmas season, and in Florida, Santa often arrives via water transport; Santa’s Magical Arrival at Harbor Walk Village begins Saturday, November 24th at noon!

There’s Nothing Wrong with Staying Home During Thanksgiving in Fort Walton Beach

Our condos are designed to be lived in and come with a host of luxury amenities; work off the extra calories in the fitness center, sweat away your troubles in the sauna, or get together with your family for some good-hearted competitive games; the take advantage of the tennis, bocce ball, cornhole, and shuffleboard courts to keep you occupied every single minute of your fabulous Florida vacation! Reserve yours today!