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What's Fort Walton Beach like for family-friendly vacations?
The relaxing destination of Fort Walton Beach is a good choice if you’ve been considering a getaway with your kids. The dolphin watching, beaches, and island setting are just some of the things that make this the perfect spot for family trips. Arrange a flight into Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), which is the closest airport, or Pensacola Intl. Airport (PNS), which is located 35.4 mi (57 km) from the city center.
What's the best place to stay for a family vacation in Fort Walton Beach?
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin is a top 3-star hotel on Expedia for families, and features 2 outdoor pools and a restaurant. Other options to stay with the kids include The Island by Hotel RL and Waterscape 4th Flr 1 Bedroom w Bunks -on the Beach-.
How many family-friendly hotels will I find in Fort Walton Beach?
Expedia has 51 hotels in Fort Walton Beach that are great for families.
What's the weather like in Fort Walton Beach?
The hottest months are usually July and August with an average temp of 81°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 56°F. Average annual precipitation for Fort Walton Beach is 63 inches.
What's there to see and do with your family in Fort Walton Beach?
While you are visiting Fort Walton Beach, you might want to round up the kiddos and make time to see interesting attractions such as Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park, Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island, and Emerald Coast Science Center. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Destin Harbor Boardwalk, HarborWalk Village, and Big Kahuna’s Water and Adventure Park.

Best Fort Walton Beach Family Hotels

Emerald Isle 107 - Beaches Open! Rentals Accepted!!
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (82 reviews)
Families like: waterpark, kitchen, on the beach, outdoor tennis court
Wonderful

"Room was very nice, check in was super easy. Wonderful get a way weekend"…"

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Emerald Isle 107 - Beaches Open! Rentals Accepted!!
Island Princess #319-faster, Secure Internet, Gym, hot Tub, Pool, West Gulf View
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (68 reviews)
Families like: kitchen, washer and dryer
Room 319

"We enjoyed our room very much! The unit was clean and had plenty of towels for us to use. Perfect beach view too!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Island Princess #319-faster, Secure Internet, Gym, hot Tub, Pool, West Gulf View
Sincerely Best Value, Cost, Interior & Patio, Prem Bch Ser, 30 Feet From Pool
Great for families
The price is $95 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.9/5Exceptional! (73 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, waterpark, kitchen, bicycle rentals
Great experience

"No hassle booking and check in/out! Awesome pool and beach access. Definitely will return!"…"

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Sincerely Best Value, Cost, Interior & Patio, Prem Bch Ser, 30 Feet From Pool
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Waterscape 4th Flr 1 Bedroom w Bunks -on the Beach-
Great for families
4.9/5Exceptional! (51 reviews)
Families like: private pool, kitchen, on the beach, close to beach
Family Fun

"This was an excellent place to stay for our first family vacation. Our 2 year old enjoyed everything from the kids pool to the sandy beach. The room was very clean and exactly what we were expecting based off the pictures."…"

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

Waterscape 4th Flr 1 Bedroom w Bunks -on the Beach-
TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
843 Eglin Parkway, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $103 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.6/5Exceptional! (224 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, kitchen, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"Management and staff there are the friendliest team I've come across in a while. .... Thank you, guys"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

TownePlace Suites by Marriott Fort Walton Beach-Eglin AFB
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
1297 Miracle Strip PKWY SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $110 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.6/5Exceptional! (683 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, lazy river, babysitting, on the beach
Travelers say...

"The property was very clean. Staff was so friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach
Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
540 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (340 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"It was near the beach. I only wish that we were given a room with a view of the water and the hotel provided beach chairs with umbrellas for their guest."…"

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Fairfield Inn & Suites Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
Great for families
3 out of 5
414 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (315 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"Everything was great as pictured. Staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
1299 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $104 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (455 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, lazy river, kids club, game room
Travelers say...

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.4/5Excellent! (954 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, on the beach, bicycle rentals nearby, extra beds/cribs
Travelers say...

"Great service, has a wonderful view And very clean room"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
3 Southwest Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $83 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.3/5Excellent! (777 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, extra beds/cribs, free breakfast for the whole family
Travelers say...

"The room was nice, wood floor, was pretty clean and the bed was super comfortable. We liked the hotel location, we took our dog with us and we didn’t have any problems, they have a dog area which was pretty nice to have it. The only thing we didn’t like much was that we could hear everything people ..."…"

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

La Quinta Inn & Suites by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Great for families
3 out of 5
1325 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $87 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.1/5Very Good! (976 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, on the beach, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Nice stay beautiful beach

"Can’t see beach front room, but is just a walk to beach out back. Very nice stay."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
Comfort Inn And Suites
Great for families
2 out of 5
137 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $76 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.9/5Very Good! (483 reviews)
Families like: indoor pool, laundry
Travelers say...

"There is no daily room service unless you request it - and even when requested, all they will do is deliver towels and take out trash (did not sweep or make beds, etc). We called down and asked for clean towels - was told we had to bring down our dirty towels and exchange them for clean ones. Had ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Comfort Inn And Suites
Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
Great for families
3 out of 5
573 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $82 per night from Dec 21 to Dec 22
3.9/5Good! (1,300 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pools, waterslide, game room, on the beach
Travelers say...

"Hotel staff was Great, I wasn’t booked for ocean view but front desk guy, (sorry can’t remember his name) gave us Ocean view room! I was very appreciative of that and Thank Him so much especially due to this was my daughter’s 1st time in Destin. Room was nice but Ocean view made it Great. This hotel ..."…"

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Wyndham Garden Fort Walton Beach Destin
The Suites at Marina Bay
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
80 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $62 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.9/5Good! (578 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, game room, close to beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"Didn't like the fact that all rooms don't look over marina. Ours looked at parking lot. However staff was nice and place was clean. Shuffle board had leaves on it and I was offered a broom to sweep it myself.overall we enjoyef our time there."…"

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

The Suites at Marina Bay
The Island by Hotel RL
Great for families
3.5 out of 5
Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast, 1500, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $109 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.8/5Good! (1,663 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, miniature golf, on the beach, laundry
Travelers say...

"We liked the grounds and location. There were some areas that needed updating."…"

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

The Island by Hotel RL
Destin West Vacations
Great for families
3 out of 5
1320 Miracle Strip Pkwy, SE, Suite #100, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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3.8/5Good! (112 reviews)
Families like: kids pool, lazy river, kitchen, on the beach
Wonderful resort right outside of Destin

"Loved our stay! Looking at the reviews I had no idea the resort was so big and had a gulfside and beachside but the walkway over the highway was so perfect. We loved going to the beach in the morning and spend the afternoon in the lazy river. The lazy river had bbq pits, tables, spa and pools around ..."…"

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Destin West Vacations
Emerald Coast Inn And Suites
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
1214 Miracle Strip Pkwy Se, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $66 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
3.7/5Good! (952 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"I really like this hotel! This is my second time staying here and both times were great! The rooms are very spacious and comfortable. Really close to the beach. I would definitely recommend this hotel to anyone."…"

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2020

Emerald Coast Inn And Suites
Quality Inn
Great for families
2.5 out of 5
322 Miracle Strip Parkway SW, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $64 per night from Dec 6 to Dec 7
3.1/5 (615 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, free breakfast for the whole family, laundry
Travelers say...

"Was extremely happy to see all surfaces had abilities to be scrubbed, sanitized and cleaned. Friendly and helpful desk clerk."…"

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2020

Quality Inn
Regency Inn Near Boardwalk & Hurlburt Field
Great for families
2 out of 5
349 Miracle Strip Pkwy Sw, Fort Walton Beach, FL
The price is $70 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
2.8/5 (789 reviews)
Families like: outdoor pool, close to beach, extra beds/cribs, laundry
Travelers say...

"We had a great stay. The beds were extremely comfortable. Biggest thing is you have to remember you get what you pay for. So if you want all the amenities I would recommend staying elsewhere. Otherwise I would recommend!"…"

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Regency Inn Near Boardwalk & Hurlburt Field
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Family Friendly Hotels with Indoor Pools

Comfort Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
137 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $76 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.9/5Very Good! (483 reviews)

"There is no daily room service unless you request it - and even when requested, all they will do is deliver towels and take out trash (did not sweep or make beds, etc). We called down and asked for clean towels - was told we had to bring down our dirty towels and exchange them for clean ones. Had ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Comfort Inn And Suites
Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
3 out of 5
1299 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Free Cancellation
The price is $104 per night from Dec 3 to Dec 4
4.5/5Wonderful! (455 reviews)

"Great"…"

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach
Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach
3 out of 5
1297 Miracle Strip PKWY SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $110 per night from Dec 2 to Dec 3
4.6/5Exceptional! (683 reviews)

"The property was very clean. Staff was so friendly and helpful."…"

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Hilton Garden Inn Fort Walton Beach
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Family friendly Hotels with Connecting Rooms

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
2.5 out of 5
380 Santa Rosa Blvd, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $99 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
4.4/5Excellent! (954 reviews)

"Great service, has a wonderful view And very clean room"…"

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront
Comfort Inn And Suites
2 out of 5
137 Miracle Strip Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL
Free CancellationReserve now, pay when you stay
The price is $76 per night from Dec 7 to Dec 8
3.9/5Very Good! (483 reviews)

"There is no daily room service unless you request it - and even when requested, all they will do is deliver towels and take out trash (did not sweep or make beds, etc). We called down and asked for clean towels - was told we had to bring down our dirty towels and exchange them for clean ones. Had ..."…"

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Comfort Inn And Suites
Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
3 out of 5
414 Santa Rosa Boulevard, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $79 per night from Dec 4 to Dec 5
4.6/5Wonderful! (315 reviews)

"Everything was great as pictured. Staff was very friendly and we enjoyed our stay"…"

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Courtyard Fort Walton Beach-West Destin
Days Inn by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
2 out of 5
135 Miracle Strip Pkwy Sw, Fort Walton Beach, FL
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The price is $65 per night from Dec 1 to Dec 2
2.6/5 (986 reviews)

"It wasn’t what I expected, but it was comfortably for the 2 nights we stayed. The pool water was at the right temperature. The staff were very friendly."…"

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Days Inn by Wyndham Fort Walton Beach
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Where Should We Stay in Fort Walton Beach?

The relaxing destination of Fort Walton Beach is a great choice if you've been considering a vacation with the kids. The dolphin watching, beaches, and island setting are just some of the things that make this an interesting destination for family trips. Take to the air and fly into Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), which is the closest airport, or Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is located 8.1 mi (13 km) from the city center. When you're thinking about where you should stay in Fort Walton Beach, you might want to consider one of the 59 kid-friendly hotels and other accommodations here.

Vacationing families have good things to say about these accommodations:

Splash Pool Level/2 King Beds/xbox/bunk Room Door & Tv/100%tile/50"smarttv - Offers in-room kitchens, a barbecue grill, and video-game consoles. Guests like the clean rooms at this condo.

Holiday Inn Resort Fort Walton Beach - Features an outdoor pool, a kids' club, and a restaurant. The breakfast options and helpful staff make this 3-star resort popular with guests.

The Island, by Hotel RL - Offers 2 outdoor pools, 2 restaurants, and free parking. Guests like the overall comfort and central location at this 3.5-star resort.

Best Western Ft. Walton Beachfront - Features 2 outdoor pools, a private beach, and 3 restaurants. The clean rooms and central location make this 3-star hotel popular with guests.

When Should We Visit Fort Walton Beach?

You're probably hoping for good weather for your family vacation. Use these tips to plan when to grab the kids and head to Fort Walton Beach.

  • Hottest months: July, August, June, and September, with an average temperature of 89°F
  • Coldest months: January, December, February, and March, with an average temperature of 46°F
  • Driest months: May, October, April, and November, with an average rainfall of 4.00 inches
  • Rainiest months: July, August, March, and June, with an average rainfall of 6.56 inches

What Should We See and Do in Fort Walton Beach?

While you and your family are vacationing in Fort Walton Beach, you might want to visit some family-friendly attractions such as Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Emerald Coast Science Center. Make sure you have plenty of time to take in activities in the area like Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park, Destin Commons, and Silver Sands Premium Outlets.

Fort Walton Beach is also known for its:
  • Beaches
  • Dolphins
  • Surfing
  • Seafood
  • Fishing

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