Top 7 Things You MUST do When in Fort Walton Beach

Dated: May 15 2020

Views: 116

You are headed to Fort Walton Beach and you want to know the best things to do in the city. Well we came up with the top 7 things you need to do in Fort Walton Beach to get the full experience.

What’s going on, this is Andrew with the Emerald Group right here in Fort Walton Beach. If this is your first time to this blog and you want to know everything about Fort Walton Beach, well we do lots of videos about everything you need to know! 

Honestly, we get so many phone calls, emails and texts every single day of people moving to Fort Walton Beach and we absolutely love it! If you are thinking about moving or relocating, make sure you reach out to us, give us a call, send a text, shoot us an email or send that carrier pigeon our way. However, you’d like to get a hold of us, we have your back when moving to Fort Walton Beach!

We came up with the top 7 things you need to do while in Fort Walton Beach based on our experience and the hundreds of our past customers who have relocated to Fort Walton Beach. We are going to jump right into these MUST do items and be sure to read until the end because our 6th item on our list has so much to do, it will keep you and anyone you are with, busy ALL day. 


1.       The Beach:

·         While it seems obvious, this is one of the best parts about Fort Walton Beach

o   Powder white sand

o   Emerald clear waters

o   Lots of room to play and explore

o   Great for play, water boarding, swimming, enjoying the fish, paddleboarding, tossing a ball, frisbee, etc

o   But also great for relaxation, whether it is enjoying the sounds of the waves, sunbathing, meditation or grabbing a cold drink and enjoying some great music

2.       Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone -

·         Mainly steered towards the kiddo’s but great fun for the adults too! Here are just a few of the great activities they have to offer

o   Bumper Boats

o   Race track

o   Putt putt golf

o   4D movie experience

o   The Tree top Challenge, both exhilarating and safe with a huge pinch of fun

o   A well kept arcade

o   And of course, food for when you need a recharge

3.       The Air Force Armament Museum

a.       Great fun for anyone who enjoys aircraft or history in general

                                                               i.      The Armament Museum boasts planes, and other misc. history from the following era’s, Korean War, Vietnam War, WW1, WW2, and the Gulf War.

                                                             ii.      Some of the great REAL artifacts you can see are the A-10, the B-17, MH-53, the infamous and insanely popular AC-130 that still reigns terror on its enemies today, and a personal top plane of mine, the SR-71.

                                                           iii.      Listen, we don’t have time to go over EVERYTHING in this museum and that is why this is high on our list of something you MUST do while in Fort Walton Beach.

4.       Liza Jackson Park

a.       Liza Jackson has over 1,000 feet of water front, boat ramps, a fishing pier, restrooms, playgrounds equipment and plenty of walking space.

b.       One of Liza Jacksons most prominent features is an entire section dedicated to our 4-legged best friends.

c.       They have even gone so far as to make sure the separate the big dogs from the little dogs so everyone has a great time.

d.       And just in case the pups all playing together isn’t enough fun for them – they have their OWN beach to hang out and splash around in!

5.       The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park-

a.       Although they are closed at the time of this shooting, they offer a lot for the entire family.

b.       A general admission ticket will get you access to their exhibits, shows, and training demonstrations, enough entertainment to keep you busy for a while

c.       If you want to take your experience up a notch, you can add in an animal encounter. That is exactly what it sounds like, snorkel with stingrays, pet a dolphin, pet and hold a penguin, turtles, sea lions, and if you’re brave enough, even play around with a live Gator, Florida style!

6.       Now let’s talk about the Boardwalk of Fort Walton Beach!

a.       Shop, Dine and Play are the three words that come to mind with the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island

b.       Lets start with Shop – there are several big names in the shopping category that come to mind when it comes to any beach town, so whether you need a SPF 50 shirt to keep the rays off you in the sun, or just some fun casual beach gear, they have you covered.

c.       When it comes to play, well they have it all, there is a full beach, volley ball courts, sun sand, water and everything in between

d.       When it’s time to stop and grab some food to get some energy back in your system, you will not be disappointed.

                                                               i.      Rockin Taco’s rocks a pretty mean taco, fajitas and great margaritas to boot.

                                                             ii.      The Crab Trap has all the traditional seafood fair you could ask for in a great atmosphere

                                                           iii.      Floyds shrimp house is another great waterfront dining experience with fresh seafood, and you guessed it, outstanding shrimp

                                                           iv.      Al's Beach Club and Burger Bar has everything it’s name states as well as amazing frozen custard shakes and a large selection of craft beers, in case you need a moment to “cool off”

7.       Now let’s take a turn to our 7th and final pick for things you MUST do in Fort Walton Beach, the Emerald Coast Science Center –

a.       Located off of Memorial Parkway in Fort Walton Beach, this Science Center has a ton of bang for your buck, especially if you have little one’s in tow

b.       Not only can you book a birthday or special event here, you can also see lots of different animals, from snakes to parakeets!

c.       For those with a great desire to learn, this is like your own little playground, I doubt any one child, or adult, can learn it all in one visit.

d.       And the best part is, when it comes to learning, they really do have it all from the younger kids’, teens, all the way up to the adults.

And that there is Fort Walton Beach’s Top 7 Things you MUST do while you are here.

Don’t forget that if you are wanting to move into the Fort Walton Beach  or surrounding area’s to give us a call, shoot a text, send an email or send that carrier pigeon – however you would like to get a hold of us, we will be here. We will catch you next week with another video, see ya!

Blog author image

Andrew Iremonger

Andrew Iremonger started his Real Estate career shortly after leaving the United States Air Force in 2014. The qualities that the military instilled in him carried on in his work ethic. Just a few sho....

Latest Blog Posts

Road trip to Destin Florida | Driving Tour!

Curious what it looks like driving through Destin on highway 98, today we will take you for a quick tour of 98 in Destin Florida, and share some fun facts about Destin, let us get into it.What is

Read More

Tour at West End of 30A Florida | Hidden Paradise!

Living in 30A Is SO expensive, but I LOVE that area!! If that is what you are thinking and you are trying to find a way to move to 30A, stick around, I have got a hidden gem area just for you!I am

Read More

So Much to Do at Blackwater River State Park Florida | Experience the FUN!

You are moving to the beautiful Emerald Coast and you are wondering, well there has to be more than just the beach and boat life in the area, right? Well, you are definitely correct, let us talk

Read More

Top 5 Pros and Cons Before Moving to Crestview Florida | You must know!

Are you thinking of moving to Crestview and want some insider info? Well, stay tuned because I have got a list of the Top 5 Pros and Cons of Living in Crestview!Hey everybody! It is Andi G with The

Read More