Things to do in Fort Walton Beach
One of the only Fort Walton Beach hotels with ocean views, free Wi-Fi and live entertainment. Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel is close to great shopping, water sport activities, golf and more! Here is a breakdown of the closest shopping areas, eateries, golf courses and water sport outfitters:
Championship-Quality Golf Courses
Perfect for a business outing or purely for recreation, the Okaloosa Island area is home to several championship-quality golf courses, including:
Emerald Coast Shopping
A vacation or business trip isn’t complete without a shopping excursion, and Okaloosa Island doesn’t disappoint with fantastic indoor and outlet centers just minutes from our beachfront hotel. Cool off indoors at the Santa Rosa Mall for some traditional retail therapy, hit the sales at the Destin Commons or head to Silver Sands Premium Outlets to make your outlet shopping dreams come true.
Dining on Okaloosa Island
Best Western Fort Walton Beachfront Hotel is home to the very popular retro martini bar Swizzle Stick Lounge, offering drink specials and live music year-round. You can also find great drinks at our poolside Cabana Bar, open seasonally from March to October. Breakfast is on-the-house at our hotel, but some nearby dining options for a delicious lunch or dinner meal include:
- Pandora’s Steak House: Steak, Seafood, Prime Rib, Fine Dining.
- High Tide Restaurant & Oyster Bar: Family-friendly coast-inspired fare.
- Old Bay Steamer: The place for steamed seafood in Fort Walton Beach.
- Bay Cafe: Authentic European fare.
- McGuire's Irish Pub of Destin: One of America's great steak houses.
On the Water
Jet Skiing, parasailing, pontooning, paddle boarding, kayaking, dolphin touring, sailing, fishing ... all of these opportunities and more are available at several terrific local outfitters, including Fudpucker’s Watersports, Captain Guido Charters and Crab Island Watersports to name just a few in the immediate area close to the hotel. There are several more water sports outfitters just a few minutes east on the main Highway #98 as well; just ask our front desk staff for more information.