Things To Do

Okaloosa Island Fishing Pier: What You Need to Know

Have you ever wished for a place where you could swim, shop, and eat all within walking distance of each other? You have found it on The Boardwalk. The Boardwalk is located right on the Gulf of Mexico. The views are spectacular. The choices for entertainment, shopping, and dining around The Boardwalk are nearly as impressive. There is something for …

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Crab Island: Why You Need to Be There Right Now

Crab Island is one of the amazing places you can visit in Florida. It offers naturally beautiful and alluring attractions for tourists and travelers. Asides its alluring views, it also has incredible historical accounts. If you are looking for reasons why you should visit Crab Island right now, we enjoin you to read this article for more enlightenment. Let’s begin …

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6 Okaloosa Island Activities for Families on a Budget

OKALOOSA ISLAND, Florida: Okaloosa Island delivers emerald green waters, sugar white sand beaches, and as much peace and serenity as you can handle. Another great thing about the island is it’s affordability. Indeed, compared to other coastal beach communities, there are a long list of affordable Okaloosa Island things to do for families on a budget. From parasailing to dinner shows and …

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The Lobster Tail to Open at The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

By: Misty Rae Ruthrauff, Saltwater Restaurants, Inc Fort Walton Beach, FL: The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island welcomes the newest addition to Fort Walton Beach, the Lobster Tail. The restaurant will celebrate its grand opening to the public on March 1st and welcomes the community to dive in on all-things lobster. Lobster Tail will offer casual dining with a variety of …

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5 Quick Tips to Know for Sea Turtle Season in Florida

Sea turtle season in Florida attracts thousands of turtles to the beaches of the Emerald Coast. Interested in getting an up-close view of adult sea turtles, their nests, eggs, and darling babies? You better read our 5 Quick Tips to Know for Sea Turtle Season in Florida! 5 Quick Tips to Know for Sea Turtle Season in Florida… 1. When …

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Is Parasailing the Ultimate Beach Activity?

Parasailing is an age-old tradition here on the Gulf Coast of Florida. This extreme activity offers breathtaking sights, unmatched thrills, and can even be enjoyed right along with your friends and family! Whether enjoying a day of high-flying happiness in Panama City Beach, or Fort Walton Beach parasailing above the emerald green waters, parasail is a must-try activity during vacation. …

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Don’t Miss These Fort Walton Beach Dolphin Tours

A vacation to Fort Walton Beach isn’t complete without seeing a few dolphins! Take your loved ones on an adventure they’ll never forget out on the Emerald Coast water. Whether searching for a leisure cruise, private excursion, or up-close encounter, keep reading to discover which Fort Walton Beach Dolphin Tours to try out on your next trip to Florida! Don’t …

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“Get The Coast” Broadcasts the Latest Emerald Coast News

“Get The Coast is here to make the Emerald Coast realize that there are better stories within our community.” The Get The Coast company is quickly growing as a media powerhouse in Northwest Florida. With a focus on Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island, and Niceville, GTC covers the news you won’t hear about anywhere else. Highlighting local business, community …

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Family-Friendly Halloween at the Boardwalk

By: Misty Rae Ruthrauff, Saltwater Restaurants, Inc The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island to host a free night of holiday fun with Halloween at the Boardwalk! Fort Walton Beach, FL: The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island will host the 2nd Annual “Tricks & Treasures at The Boardwalk” on Tuesday, October 31 st from 5 to 8pm. This free family-friendly event will feature …

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20 Best Rainy Day Activities on Okaloosa Island

So what do you do when there’s rain in the forecast? There was a time not too long ago you would have been stuck in the hotel with nothing to do. But you’ll be happy to know those days are past! From in-room amenities to aquatic attractions, there is tons to do on Okaloosa Island when the weather is wet. …

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LMFAO! Adults-Only Okaloosa Island Comedy Show

As of June 2018, LMFAO Magic Show is currently on hiatus. For a family-friendly magic show, please check out MAXIMUM Magic on Okaloosa Island. Okaloosa Island is famous for many things; beautiful beaches, sunny weather, a world-class dining scene. Who would have thought the next big thing to hit the island is something a bit…. funnier? LMFAO! Adult Comedy and Magic …

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Free Okaloosa Island Trip Planning with Utrip

Planning a vacation can be tough. Where to eat, sleep, and spend your down-time isn’t always easy to figure out. But fret no longer, Okaloosa Island trip planning is simple with Utrip. Plug in your dates of travel, and the revolutionary software will utilize key information including budget, interests, and travel experience to craft a custom trip itinerary. The best …

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Travel Channel Features Okaloosa Island Restaurant

By: Misty Rae Ruthrauff, Saltwater Restaurants, Inc Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar is getting ready for its close-up. The Okaloosa Island restaurant will be featured on Travel Channel’s “Food Paradise,” which highlights specialty restaurants throughout the country. Filming for the episode will take place on Thursday, July 13 and is open to the public. “We’re inviting the entire community …

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4th of July on Okaloosa Island, FL 2018

Cookouts, cold drinks, and the smell of fresh fireworks in the air, nothing says Independence Day like a 4th of July celebration on the Emerald Coast! Okaloosa Island vacationers have the luxury of participating in not one, but TWO incredible holiday spectacles. Destin celebrates its 31st Annual 4th of July celebration with Fireworks over the Harbor, and 4th of July …

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Okaloosa Island Fireworks Show Weekly at the Boardwalk

By: Jordan Hicks, Saltwater Restaurants, Inc The Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island presents the 2018 Okaloosa Island Fireworks show every Wednesday from Memorial Day to Labor Day. Grab a beach chair in front of the Okaloosa Island Pier or a seat at The Boardwalk for a stellar view of the show. Fireworks start at 9pm sharp. Fireworks are scheduled for: May …

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Okaloosa Island Summer Activities Your Kids Can Brag About

Children across the country wait all year for those few summer months to unwind. After dealing with the rigors of homework, PE, and the occasional bully, don’t you think your little crumb-crunchers deserve some fun? From extreme watersports to maximum magic, these Okaloosa Island summer activities will give your kids something to brag about on the first day of school! …

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4 Must-See Attractions on Okaloosa Island

From jumping dolphins to MAXIMUM Magic Dinner Theater, Okaloosa Island has more to do than meets the eye. Discover 4 Must-See Attractions on Okaloosa Island! Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park Gulfarium has been around for decades providing Emerald Coast residents and visitors a unique wildlife experience. Dolphin shows, trainer chats, and an adventure park full of aquatic creatures presents a full …

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8 Amazing Okaloosa Island Places to Eat

Influenced by creole, cajun, and coastal cuisines, Okaloosa Island dining is considered among the best in the country. With so many options, it’s not easy to choose the perfect place to fill your tummy. Let us fill you in on 8 Amazing Okaloosa Island Places to Eat! The Lobster Tail We’re seeing red here on Okaloosa Island! This shellfish-friendly diner …

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Top 10 Okaloosa Island Spring Break Activities

Heading to the Emerald Coast this Spring Break? For decades families have been traveling to Okaloosa Island, Destin, Navarre Beach, and the rest of the Emerald Coast beaches for Spring Break holiday. The warm weather and myriad of things to do makes the Gulf Coast a perfect destination. From world-class attractions to watersport tours, discover the Top 10 Okaloosa Island …

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Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) Adds 11 New Routes Starting Spring 2017

In exciting fashion, Destin-Fort Walton Beach airport director Tracy Stage helped announce 11 new routes today. Allegiant airlines more than triples its existing routes to Northwest Florida with service starting as soon as May 2017. This is Allegiants single largest expansion into Florida in the company’s history. Allegiant’s New Destinations via Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport 1. Kansas City, Mo. – begins …

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MAXIMUM MAGIC Dinner Theater Appears on Okaloosa Island

Noah Wells’ award winning magic show is relocating to Okaloosa Island, FL in 2018. With a change of venue comes new illusions, and a new setting to watch Wells’ popular 60 minute show. The 3,000 square foot Okaloosa Island Theatre will be the new location of MAXIMUM Magic Dinner Theater, the acclaimed spectacle presented by Noah and Heather Wells. Okaloosa Island …

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Fan-Fueled Fun at FANdom Con 2016

Fandom Con 2016 is the Emerald Coast’s largest celebration of anime, comic books, and all things sci-fi! This annual event highlights the key facets of “fandom” through celebrity meet and greets, concerts, expert panels and more. Unlike most sci-fi conventions, Fandom Con organizers not only encourage audience participation, but require it! Costume contests and era-spanning video game rooms are among the …

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5 Events on Okaloosa Island You Don’t Want to Miss

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is home to some of the Emerald Coast’s top event venues, and the stunning Emerald Coast Convention Center plays hosts to a majority of those exceptional festivals, conventions and concerts! 2018 is sure to bring some exciting events geared towards both the local population, and tourist crowd. Check out 5 Events on Okaloosa Island you don’t …

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Get Your Gaming Fix at Emerald Coast Con 2018

The Ramada Plaza Beach Resort plays host to hundreds of events per year. From business retreats to wedding exhibitions, the Ramada on Okaloosa Island is the perfect home for an event of all sizes! This is why it was chosen as the location for Emerald Coast Con 2018 taking place November 3rd & 4th, 2018. Now in its 3rd year, …

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Things to do in Fort Walton Beach for Couples

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a beach vacation destination with a colorful past and stunning views, and plenty of fun things to do! Thousands of couples plan romantic getaways to Fort Walton Beach every year, experiencing new adventures and creating lasting memories. Fort Walton Beach condos provide premium rooms and serene beach views, and couples activities in Fort Walton Beach …

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Best Places to Fish on Okaloosa Island

Out of all the exciting things to do in Fort Walton Beach, fishing tops the list for many beach vacationers. Okaloosa Island in Fort Walton Beach, Florida provides a prime location for all different types of fishing. Beaches, piers, bridges, and a nearby charter fishing industry offer more than just one way to catch that prized fish you’ve been waiting …

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5 of the Hottest Fort Walton Beach Nightclubs

Fort Walton Beach, FL is known for stunning white sand beaches, delicious seafood, and historic sites dating back centuries. Mainland Fort Walton Beach, along with the famous “Okaloosa Island”, offer some of the region’s top entertainment. Massive beach nightclubs host national performing acts, dancing, and provide plenty of space to mingle, and some of Fort Walton Beach’s more laid back …

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Top Fort Walton Beach Wedding Venues

Fort Walton Beach, Florida has been a popular tourist destination for years. With Okaloosa Island’s beautiful white-sand beaches, and Fort Walton’s strong faith-based culture, future married couples can expect an exceptional wedding either on or off the beach. Searching for the top Fort Walton Beach hotels for a wedding party? Beachfront lodging and family resorts provide exceptional amenities for all …

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What You’re Missing on Okaloosa Island

Okaloosa Island is located just west of Destin, Florida. This beach haven is technically part of Fort Walton Beach, Florida, although “the island” carries its very own charm. What was once owned entirely by the U.S. Government, Okaloosa Island now offers oceanfront lodging, public beaches, family-friendly entertainment, and a rocking nightlife. Before planning your next Florida beach vacation, learn What …

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