What to do in Fort Walton Beach, FL

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Fort Walton Beach Attractions

Smaller cities have an appeal about them you just don't find in their larger counterparts. Look up all the fun things to do in Fort Walton Beach before you travel so you can pack the most into your getaway. You'll soon learn that bigger doesn't always mean better!

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What to do in Fort Walton Beach

Free Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach

Vacationing on a lean budget in Fort Walton Beach? Spend time, not money, on fantastic experiences.

Northwest Florida State College - Fort Walton Beach Campus - If you're a fan of modern design and architecture, add this attraction to your schedule.

Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island - Find out for yourself why both locals and tourists are enamored by the unique atmosphere of this place.

Okaloosa Island Pier - Pull out your guidebook and find out why this place deserves a spot on your must-see list.

Wayside Park - Keep your eyes open for colorful shells and other ocean gems scattered along the coastline here.

Timpoochee Trail - Get ready for views that'll render you speechless at this natural landscape.

John Beasley Park - No matter if you know your cacti from carnations, you're certain to find beauty in this stunning display.

Things to Do in Fort Walton Beach with Kids

There's no excuse for the kids to complain they're bored in Fort Walton Beach. Join these family friendly experiences that'll keep everyone entertained:


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Frequently asked questions

What should I not miss in Fort Walton Beach?
Impress friends and family back home by snapping a selfie at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.
Are there cheap things to do in Fort Walton Beach?
A The Stoked Comedy Hypnosis Show Starring Terry Stokes assures a great time without costing a fortune.
What can you do in Fort Walton Beach for free?
You’ll barely have time to take your wallet out of your pocket with so many wonderful free things to do:

  • Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island
  • Okaloosa Island Pier
  • Liza Jackson Park
  • John Beasley Park

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