While Fort Walton Beach may be more renowned for its spring and summer season activities and festivities, our city has much to offer during the winter—beyond its beautiful temperatures and lovely beach atmosphere! Below, we’ve laid out a day by day guide to planning a Florida winter getaway in Fort Walton Beach.
Day 1: A Day at the Beach
Yes, you read that right! Even during our coldest season of the year, the beach is still a beautiful place to go for a stroll, and the waters of the Gulf consistently remain at 65 degrees. Many of our snowbird visitors say that the water and weather is much warmer than back home!
Day 2: Seasonal Fishing
Fort Walton Beach’s fishing conditions are excellent year-round, but certain species of fish only make an appearance during the winter months. Whether you opt to fish from Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier or book one of the amazing local charters that fish these waters, you can angle yourself striped bass, cobia, black drum, redfish, sea trout, red snapper, mingos, triggerfish, and more.
Day 3: Holiday Shopping
With its eclectic array of boutiques, Downtown Fort Walton Beach is the perfect place to pick up a one-of-a-kind souvenir or a gift for someone special back home. Additionally, Uptown Fort Walton Beach boasts upscale stores for more options.
Day 4: Golfing
Enjoy the last of the year’s tee times without dealing with crowds! Fort Walton Beach Club, Emerald Bay Golf Club, and Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club are great placers to start.
Day 5: Brunch
Cozy brunch places with delicious food abound in Fort Walton Beach. Enjoy brunch and a cocktail or a cup of coffee or cocoa at Neighborhood Café, Bay Café French Restaurant, or Taste.
Day 6: Dolphin Watching
You won’t have an opportunity to see these sea creatures during winter back home! Book a local dolphin watching charter for an extraordinary Florida winter vacations experience.
Day 7: Dinner
When the crowds thin out, you’ll have no trouble getting a table at even the most upscale restaurants. Make your last night memorable with dinner at Magnolia Grill, Clemenza’s at Uptown, or Louisiana Lagniappe.
Contact Breakers at Fort Walton Beach and Plan Your Florida Winter Vacations Getaway
For more details on the fun that Fort Walton Beach has in-store for you during the winter and all year long, call or email our team of representatives and reserve your stay in one of our lovely vacation rental properties today!