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Guidebook for Fort Walton Beach

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Guidebook for Fort Walton Beach

Food Scene
"Unless you sit in the water, you can't dine any closer to the gulf than at this casual beachside bar and grill next to the Gulfarium. Located at the entrance to Okaloosa Island Pier (and within a complex of other nightclubs and restaurants), Angler's houses the requisite sports bar with televisions broadcasting sports events, including in the elevators and bathrooms. Outside, a volleyball net tempts diners onto the sands. Snack on nachos and quesadillas, sample fresh-catch dishes such as king crab and prawns, or try the smoked tuna dip, a lightly smoked yellowfin tuna dip served with warm, crisp tortilla strips. The waterfront setting is the image of a picturesque Gulf Coast eatery."
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Angler's Beachside Grill
1030 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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"Unless you sit in the water, you can't dine any closer to the gulf than at this casual beachside bar and grill next to the Gulfarium. Located at the entrance to Okaloosa Island Pier (and within a complex of other nightclubs and restaurants), Angler's houses the requisite sports bar with televisions broadcasting sports events, including in the elevators and bathrooms. Outside, a volleyball net tempts diners onto the sands. Snack on nachos and quesadillas, sample fresh-catch dishes such as king crab and prawns, or try the smoked tuna dip, a lightly smoked yellowfin tuna dip served with warm, crisp tortilla strips. The waterfront setting is the image of a picturesque Gulf Coast eatery."
This is a good local spot to try some of the Gulfs well-known seafood. Its right alongside the water to you can eat with a view. At night it turns into a pretty fun little bar to have some drinks with the locals who are all very friendly.
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AJ's on the Bayou
200 Eglin Pkwy NE
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This is a good local spot to try some of the Gulfs well-known seafood. Its right alongside the water to you can eat with a view. At night it turns into a pretty fun little bar to have some drinks with the locals who are all very friendly.
Great place if you like authentic German food. Bustling sports bar known for turning out German eats, hand-tossed pizzas & American faves.
Fokker's Pub
215 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
Great place if you like authentic German food. Bustling sports bar known for turning out German eats, hand-tossed pizzas & American faves.
Prop's is a great place that takes a lot of inspiration from the local Air Force bases around Fort Walton. They brew their own beer ( I'm a fan of the Blonde Bomber) and their burgers are killer.
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Props Brewery & Grill
255 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
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Prop's is a great place that takes a lot of inspiration from the local Air Force bases around Fort Walton. They brew their own beer ( I'm a fan of the Blonde Bomber) and their burgers are killer.
Sightseeing
The collection at this museum just outside the Eglin Air Force Base's main gate contains more than 5,000 armaments (aka missiles, bombs, and aircraft) from World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Included are uniforms, engines, weapons, aircraft, and flight simulators. You can't miss the museum—there's a squadron of aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress, an SR-71 Blackbird, a B-52, a B-25, and helicopters parked on the grounds in front. A continuously playing 32-minute movie, Arming the Future, features current weapons and Eglin's history and its role in their development.
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Air Force Armament Museum
100 Museum Drive
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The collection at this museum just outside the Eglin Air Force Base's main gate contains more than 5,000 armaments (aka missiles, bombs, and aircraft) from World Wars I and II and the Korean and Vietnam wars. Included are uniforms, engines, weapons, aircraft, and flight simulators. You can't miss the museum—there's a squadron of aircraft including a B-17 Flying Fortress, an SR-71 Blackbird, a B-52, a B-25, and helicopters parked on the grounds in front. A continuously playing 32-minute movie, Arming the Future, features current weapons and Eglin's history and its role in their development.
Entertainment & Activities
This marine adventure park has been a beloved attraction for locals and visitors alike for almost 60 years. In fact, it is the oldest continuously operating marine park in Florida. Species exhibited here include otters, penguins, alligators, harbor seals, and sharks. Meander through a range of exhibits and get up close and personal with marine life thanks to several new interactive experiences, from swimming with our watery friends to feedings. For the not so faint of heart, the Stingray Bay Snorkel offers a chance to swim with the creatures as well as sharks, but for an even more intensive experience, there's a five-hour one-on-one with a marine-mammal trainer. Cost: $19 9:00am- 4:30pm
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Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park
1010 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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This marine adventure park has been a beloved attraction for locals and visitors alike for almost 60 years. In fact, it is the oldest continuously operating marine park in Florida. Species exhibited here include otters, penguins, alligators, harbor seals, and sharks. Meander through a range of exhibits and get up close and personal with marine life thanks to several new interactive experiences, from swimming with our watery friends to feedings. For the not so faint of heart, the Stingray Bay Snorkel offers a chance to swim with the creatures as well as sharks, but for an even more intensive experience, there's a five-hour one-on-one with a marine-mammal trainer. Cost: $19 9:00am- 4:30pm
Arts & Culture
Here you can learn all about the prehistoric peoples who inhabited northwest Florida. Local tribes built a large earthen mound here that, with a roughly 50,000-square-foot footprint, is one of the largest prehistoric earthworks on saltwater. This site, which is still considered a sacred burial ground, was a center of religious, political, and social activity but now is a reminder of a lost world. A small museum explains the mound and the people who built it, showcasing prehistoric American Indian artifacts and weaponry as well as a few hands-on exhibits that are a reminder of the area's inhabitants between AD 700 and 1500. Cost:$5 Weekdays 12–4:30, Sat. 10–4:30
Heritage Park and Cultural Center
139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE
Here you can learn all about the prehistoric peoples who inhabited northwest Florida. Local tribes built a large earthen mound here that, with a roughly 50,000-square-foot footprint, is one of the largest prehistoric earthworks on saltwater. This site, which is still considered a sacred burial ground, was a center of religious, political, and social activity but now is a reminder of a lost world. A small museum explains the mound and the people who built it, showcasing prehistoric American Indian artifacts and weaponry as well as a few hands-on exhibits that are a reminder of the area's inhabitants between AD 700 and 1500. Cost:$5 Weekdays 12–4:30, Sat. 10–4:30
Parks & Nature
This tranquil seaside park rests among the rolling dunes on Okaloosa Island. Two dune walkovers lead to the beach, where there are a dozen covered picnic tables, pavilions, changing rooms, and freshwater showers—plus lifeguards in summer. The city's hottest nightlife is just down the road, but families can enjoy the scenic beauty. There is also an emphasis on wheelchair beach access. Amenities: lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: sunset; walking.
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John Beasley Park
1550 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
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This tranquil seaside park rests among the rolling dunes on Okaloosa Island. Two dune walkovers lead to the beach, where there are a dozen covered picnic tables, pavilions, changing rooms, and freshwater showers—plus lifeguards in summer. The city's hottest nightlife is just down the road, but families can enjoy the scenic beauty. There is also an emphasis on wheelchair beach access. Amenities: lifeguards; parking; showers; toilets. Best for: sunset; walking.
Drinks & Nightlife
This is the first "Board Walk" many guests will encounter on their visit to the area, but the locals just call it the Crab Trap due to its signature Bar and Resturant signs. This massive dining-and-entertainment complex at the entrance to the Okaloosa Island Pier includes several restaurants (Crab Trap, Oyster House, Floyd's Shrimp House, and Angler's) as well as an assortment of nightclubs. It has an amazing public beach complete with volleyball nets, white sand, public showers, and a host of bars and shops to accommodate travelers. It's a must if you plan on spending a day on the beach.
Coastal Currents
1450 Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast
This is the first "Board Walk" many guests will encounter on their visit to the area, but the locals just call it the Crab Trap due to its signature Bar and Resturant signs. This massive dining-and-entertainment complex at the entrance to the Okaloosa Island Pier includes several restaurants (Crab Trap, Oyster House, Floyd's Shrimp House, and Angler's) as well as an assortment of nightclubs. It has an amazing public beach complete with volleyball nets, white sand, public showers, and a host of bars and shops to accommodate travelers. It's a must if you plan on spending a day on the beach.
Also known as the HARBOR DOCKS. Affiliated with Pensacola's Dharma Blue, this favorite with the local seafaring set has been around since 1979. The incredibly casual feel is marked by picnic tables and hibachi grills. There's live music Thursday through Saturday. There's also a sushi bar. A massive entertainment complex!
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Destin Harbor Boardwalk
102 Harbor Boulevard
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Also known as the HARBOR DOCKS. Affiliated with Pensacola's Dharma Blue, this favorite with the local seafaring set has been around since 1979. The incredibly casual feel is marked by picnic tables and hibachi grills. There's live music Thursday through Saturday. There's also a sushi bar. A massive entertainment complex!
This Local spot is a favorite of mine, It's called the Block because it takes one up and has three different venues for your choosing. ( pool hall, hip hop dance floor, and most popular the country music main area) complete with a machanical bull, great music, and cheap drinks. If you're not a fan of the country music scene, this place might change your mind.
The Block
113 Eglin Parkway Southeast
This Local spot is a favorite of mine, It's called the Block because it takes one up and has three different venues for your choosing. ( pool hall, hip hop dance floor, and most popular the country music main area) complete with a machanical bull, great music, and cheap drinks. If you're not a fan of the country music scene, this place might change your mind.
Essentials
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Publix Super Market
610 Eglin Pkwy NE
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CVS
434 Racetrack Rd NE