Fort Walton Beach & Destin Attractions

The Emerald Coast is filled not only with amazing beaches but a variety of attractions for all ages. Whether you’re in town for a work conference or you’re here to see the sights with the family; you’ll find shopping, dining and delightful distractions all nearby.

Attractions near Fort Walton Beach & Destin

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Founded in 1955, America's second oldest marine park features 14 gulf-edged exhibits of fascinating marine life, including Atlantic bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, Peruvian penguins, and Ridley turtles.

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier

This locally beloved pier is the best place for a great catch. You'll find everything you need for a great fishing day, including beverages, snacks, bait, tackle, and pole rentals. No fishing license is needed to fish from the pier, so this is a great way for out-of-town guests to get in on the fishing action.

Indian Temple Mound & Museum

Next to the largest Indian mound known to exist along salt water, this museum features a 6,000-piece exhibit of America's largest collection of Southeastern Indian ceramic artifacts that follows 10,000 years of history for four prehistoric tribes.

Big Kahuna's Water & Adventure Park

Splash around and have a blast in this wonderful waterpark featuring more than 40 exciting water attractions, as well as three mini-golf courses, two wild and fast go-kart tracks, and three thrilling rides.

Wild Willy's Adventure Zone

This dinosaur-themed adventure park is full of fun for the whole family! Enjoy a rope course, goofy golf, a 4D theater, and more.

SunVenture Cruises

As the Emerald Coast's only licensed and insured Crab Island excursion catamaran, this 45-foot catamaran drops anchor while guests explore Crab Island. SunVenture cruises offers daily eco-dolphin cruises, sunset cruises, and private tours.

Gator Beach

Home to 100 live alligators and a Florida wildlife exhibit area, Gator Beach allows guests the thrill of feeding live alligators in a safe environment. There is no admission fee to Gator Beach, and your family can participate in a free alligator show.

The Track Family Recreation Center

Get ready for some serious family fun at this recreation center featuring the Wild Woody three-tiered go-kart/roller coaster hybrid, wild go-cart track, big fun for little tykes at Kids Country, miniature golf, Bumper Boats, and bungee jumping.

U.S. Air Force Armament Museum

You're sure to be humbled and amazed at this Air Force armament featuring 25 reconnaissance, fighter, and bomber planes from WWII, Korea, Vietnam, and the Persian Gulf. The museum also includes a fighter cockpit simulator, thousands of weapons, war films, and photography exhibits.

Silver Sands Premium Outlets

Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th.

Fort Walton Beach Golf Club

The City of Ft. Walton Beach has two 18-hole championship golf courses. The Pines Course offers a challenging layout of more than 6,800 yards through an upland pine forest. The Oaks Course features more than 6,400 yards of narrow, oak-lined fairways and challenging water hazards.