Best Family Resorts in Fort Walton Beach

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Florida - Fort Walton Beach - Family - Resort

Fort Walton Beach, Florida is a premiere destination for families each year, and finding the right resort or hotel doesn’t have to be a challenge. The beach climate, emerald-green waters, and white sand are enough to keep the kids entertained for hours. 

The Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park features up close and personal interactions with dolphins, alligators, sea lions, and other marine life. The area is also filled with kid-friendly attractions like Wild Willy’s Adventure Park featuring trampolines, go-karts, and miniature golf. 

Before you plan your family vacation here, you’ll want to find the ideal accommodations for you and the fam.  So, let’s unpack the Best Family Resorts in Fort Walton Beach. 

Hilton Garden Inn Ft. Walton Beach 

The Hilton Garden Inn, located on Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, is pet-friendly, bright, and cheerful with wonderful beach views. Amenities feature a lazy river, a gym, and a casual restaurant/bar. 

Aside from being pet and family-friendly, the hotel is just a 5-minute walk from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and an 8-minute walk from Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone. For more educational family fun, the Air Force Armament Museum is just a 7-mile drive from the property. Rooms start at $302. 

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Henderson Beach Resort 

Henderson Beach Resort is another highly-rated family resort. Aptly located on Henderson Resort Way in Destin, the Henderson Beach Resort is a bright, polished, pet-friendly property featuring free Wi-Fi and a great fitness center.  

Aside from practically sitting on the beach, this hotel houses a restaurant featuring elegant and colorful steak and seafood dishes. Location is always important, and this resort is 3 miles from both Big Kahuna’s Water & Adventure Park and the Indian Bayou Golf Club. Prices start at $276. 

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Waterscape Condos by Vacasa 

Located on Santa Rosa Blvd in Fort Walton Beach, Waterscape Condos by Vacasa is very family-friendly. It features bright, clean rooms (some with bunk beds) with several expansive swimming pools steps from the beach and an assortment of restaurants.  

There is a large fitness center with great views of the outdoors and the kid-friendly pools even boast a waterslide. Prices for this resort start at $88 a night.  

Florida’s Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village 

Located on Harbor Blvd in Destin, the family-friendly Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village features stunning views of Choctawhatchee Bay overlooking Destin Harbor and Norriego Point. Amenities include beachfront views, free Wi-Fi, and a spa. 

They also have a gourmet restaurant serving up colorful dishes with a beachfront view as well as indoor and outdoor swimming pools. Amenities include onsite shopping, an outdoor pool as well as a spa. Dining options range from an upscale Italian restaurant to a casual bar and grill. There’s also a coffee shop and a saloon. Prices start at $153 a night. 

The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach 

The Breakers of Fort Walton Beach is a casual beachfront resort that features a tennis court, an exercise room, and two outdoor pools. This condo resort is clean, bright, and relaxing with beautiful balcony views of the ocean.  

This relaxed condo sits one mile from Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and 8 miles from the Air Force Armament Museum. Rooms feature full kitchens and washer/dryers plus free Wi-Fi, flat-screen TVs, and DVD players. 

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