Located along a 26-mile stretch of sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise water on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast, South Walton has beckoned to generations of visitors seeking an upscale and relaxing place to unwind. Just steps from beautiful, award-winning beaches, its diverse offerings include gourmet dining, boutique shopping and championship golf.
Every year, more meeting planners discover these 16 acclaimed beach neighborhoods – Miramar Beach, Seascape, Sandestin, Dune Allen, Gulf Place, Santa Rosa Beach, Blue Mountain Beach, Grayton Beach, WaterColor, Seaside, Seagrove, WaterSound, Seacrest, Alys Beach, Rosemary Beach, Inlet Beach – each with its own traditions and charm. There’s something for everyone here, with over 13,000 guest rooms, 135,000 square feet of meeting space, year-round great weather and off-the-clock activities.
Whether for a 10-person executive retreat or a 1,500-person convention, you’ll find your perfect meeting destination in South Walton. Stay in luxury boutique hotels, full-service resorts, grand beach houses or cozy cottages. And choose from a variety of teambuilding options like paddleboarding in the Gulf or the Bay, enjoying a wine tasting, touring art galleries or playing golf courses that are as challenging as they are breathtaking. Unique outdoor activities are abundant, with four state parks, a state forest, 15 rare coastal dune lakes and the Gulf of Mexico.
For a little retail therapy, there’s everything from colorful boutiques to premium brand outlets. And the lively local culture features a vibrant arts scene, festive nightlife and year-round events. South Walton also offers a diverse culinary scene with over 200 restaurants highlighting a fusion of flavors created by award-winning chefs using fresh-from-the-Gulf and locally sourced ingredients. Make an evening reception on the beach even better with a bonfire and s’mores!
Planning is simple with endless options for you and your attendees – including the best of both worlds: business and pleasure. Bring your family and stay a few extra days to enjoy one of National Geographic’s“Best Trips of 2019.”
While South Walton may feel like a secluded retreat, it’s easy to reach. With non-stop flights from 28 U.S. cities, all major carriers serve two modern airports – Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS). Located right between them, South Walton is just 25 easy miles from either airport.
For meetings that are a pleasure from planning to execution, find your perfect beach in South Walton, Florida. You’ll only regret that you couldn’t stay longer. Learn more at VisitSouthWalton.com/Meetings.