Flights to Destin / Fort Walton Beach, FL
— The exquisite Emerald Coast

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Destin / Fort Walton Beach, FL

Destin and Fort Walton Beach, located along Florida’s Emerald Coast, form a captivating duo that beckons tourists with their pristine beaches, charming coastal communities, and a wealth of outdoor activities.

Outdoor Recreation

Destin, often referred to as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,” is renowned for its sugar-white sandy beaches and emerald-green waters. The beaches in Destin, such as Henderson Beach State Park and Crystal Sands Beach, are postcard-perfect and offer a range of activities, from sunbathing to water sports. Deep-sea fishing is a major draw, and charter boats take anglers into the Gulf for an opportunity to reel in prized catches.

Fort Walton Beach, situated just west of Destin, shares the same stunning coastline and offers its own unique attractions. The city is home to the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, where visitors can enjoy live marine animal shows and interact with dolphins. The Okaloosa Island Pier is another popular spot, providing an excellent vantage point for fishing or simply taking in panoramic views of the Gulf of Mexico.

For family-friendly fun, both Destin and Fort Walton Beach offer attractions like Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park, ensuring that visitors of all ages can enjoy an exciting mix of water rides, slides, and recreational activities.

Dining and Entertainment

Destin’s HarborWalk Village and Fort Walton Beach’s Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island are vibrant hubs featuring an array of waterfront restaurants, shops, and entertainment options. These areas come alive with live music, festivals, and events, providing a dynamic backdrop for visitors to immerse themselves in the local culture.

The culinary scene in Destin and Fort Walton Beach is diverse, featuring fresh seafood straight from the Gulf, as well as a mix of international flavors. From casual beachfront eateries to upscale waterfront dining, the area caters to a variety of tastes.

Destin and Fort Walton Beach encapsulate the essence of Florida’s Gulf Coast, offering a perfect blend of natural beauty, outdoor adventures, and coastal charm. Whether you seek relaxation on the sandy shores, thrilling fishing excursions, or lively entertainment, this dynamic duo provides an unforgettable escape along the Emerald Coast.

Distance to popular destinations

Destin / Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS) Distance Chart

Distance to popular destinations

Destin / Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS) Distance Chart

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) Info

Terminal Location

Terminal 1

Recommended Arrival Time

At least 90 minutes before departure

Ticket Counter Hours

Avelo ticket counters provide flight and baggage check-in services, as well as the opportunity to purchase Avelo flights, and are open for approximately two hours prior to each scheduled departure. The counters close 40 minutes prior to the take-off time.

Airport Address

1701 FL-85, Eglin AFB, FL 32542