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Return to Ft. Walton Beach

A June 2003 trip to Fort Walton Beach by Wondersboy

Quote: Once again, we return to our favorite get-away-from-it-all vacation spot. Ft. Walton-Destin has everything.

Return to Ft. Walton Beach


The best part about Ft. Walton Beach are the pure white-sand beaches and large streches of dunes. There are all of the usual watersports and amusements, but the uncrowded beautiful beaches are the highlight.

Quick Tips:

Best Way To Get Around:

Unless you are only going to stay at the hotel, you need a car to get around. Destin, with all of the best restaurants and shopping is six miles away, and even downtown Ft. Walton Beach (such as it is) is a mile away.

Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach

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Hotel | "Four Points Sheraton"

The Sheraton Four Points Ft. Walton Beach has a choice of three different areas to stay, beacfront tower, courtyard-poolside with outdoor corridors, courtyard poolside with indoor corridors. All have microwaves, refrigerators, hair dryers, ironing boards, etc. There are suites available in the beachfront tower. Located directly on the Gulf of Mexico with an enclosed playground literally on the beach. Two pools, one on the beachfront with drinks and food available. Buffet breakfast is included with the room and includes standard american breakfast fare. Restaurant is open for dinner only as a prime rib-seafood buffet, but there are so many ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on June 23, 2003

Four Points by Sheraton Destin-Fort Walton Beach
1325 Miracle Strip Parkway, Highway 98 East
Fort Walton Beach, Florida 32548
(850) 796-3810

Gulf Breeze Zoo

Attraction | "The Zoo"

The Zoo in Gulf Breezes is a private organization which has done a very good job of creating an animal and people friendly environment. It's a great visit for a cloudy day or when you have had too much beach (is that possible)? The zoo is a member of the American Zoological Association and all of the enclosures were well kept and clean. The animals look healthy. There are a lot of people to animal interactive activities (feeding, petting zoo, camel rides), which some zoo purists and vegans may object to, but there are also ongoing study and education programs. The zoo is a lot of fun for people and the animals seem happy.

Member Rating 3 out of 5 on June 23, 2003

Gulf Breeze Zoo
5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy.
Gulf Breeze, Florida 32563
(850) 932-2229

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