If your trip to Fort Walton Beach is all locked in but your itinerary is a bit on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.You can’t come all this way and not visit Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park — especially when it’s within walking distance of your hotel!There are plenty of attractions within strolling distance of the middle of this neighborhood, such as Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Okaloosa Island Pier and Emerald Coast Science Center are some other close-by attractions that draw lots of travelers like yourself.
Wayside Park and Okaloosa Island Beach are worth checking out while you’re here. Go 1 mile from Fort Walton Beach and you’ll find yourself in Wayside Park. Alternatively, Okaloosa Island Beach is 1 mile away.
There’s nothing like winding down the car window and feeling the salty air on your face while you’re driving by the sea. Pack some snacks and spend a couple of hours basking in the sun at one of the beautiful beaches near Fort Walton Beach. Picturesque options include:
Fort Walton Beaches (4 miles away).
Princess Beach (4 miles away).
Jetty East Beach (6 miles away).
Mingling and chatting with people can be tiring. So if you’re in Fort Walton Beach on a business trip, you’ll be glad to hear that there are some fantastic places to kick back and relax near these popular convention centers:
Emerald Coast Convention Center (1 mile away).
Emerald Coast Conference Center (7 miles away).
A rental car will help you get from A to B easily in Fort Walton Beach. If you’re traveling on a shoestring and want to stretch your budget, a mini or a compact is a great choice. These zippy cars are affordable to run and a cinch to park. If you’ve got the kids in tow, a full-size car or an SUV will give you enough space to stretch your legs.
You’ll be happy to hear that there’s an impressive variety of both economy and luxury vehicles to rent in Fort Walton Beach. What you opt for will depend on how much you want to spend and what you plan to do. Specialty vehicles are hard to beat if you’re all about comfort and class. If you’re splashing out, why not book a high-end SUV, or perhaps a slick mid-sized vehicle? Otherwise, if you just need a car to zip around town in as efficiently as possible, you’re better off going with an economy compact vehicle (or something else that won’t break the bank).
Most of the time, your rental car company will bill the amount fined to your credit card. Alternatively, the company may share your contact details with the relevant local authority so they can issue a fine directly to you.
It’s against the law to use your cell phone while driving a car in Fort Walton Beach, and you could also be hit with a fine for just handling your phone when you’re in control of a vehicle. That said, using hands-free or Bluetooth functions is allowed, as long as your focus remains on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in Fort Walton Beach is 0.08%. If a big night is on the cards, leave your rental car behind and organize another way of getting home instead.
Yes, you are allowed to turn on a red light in Fort Walton Beach. However, first you must completely stop the car. Continue only when the lane is clear of approaching traffic.
Subject to some exceptions, seat belts must be fastened in Okaloosa County.