Choose the unique sugar-white sands and emerald-green waters of Destin, Fort Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, Florida for your next meeting or event.
This premier beach destination is the perfect blend of business and pleasure. Whether you’re getting down to business or down to the beach, this is a great place to hold a conference, meeting, exhibition or event you can count on. It’s no wonder we’re known as the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Visitors can choose from elite hotel properties and multi-room vacation rentals right on the beach, with more than 13,000 rooms across a variety of accommodation types. However, a trip to the Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island area doesn’t just mean fun in the sun. There are a wide-range of meeting spaces throughout the area, from national hotel chains to the 65,000-square-foot, indoor and outdoor, Emerald Coast Convention Center – Northwest Florida’s only convention center. Offering 35,000 square feet of indoor and 30,000 square feet of outdoor space, the Emerald Coast Convention Center features 12 distinct meeting rooms, ranging from 450 to 10,800 square feet, combining to create a 21,000-square-foot ballroom. The convention center annually host sports competitions, a variety of trade shows, and a range of expos.
And when you’re ready to relax after a full day of presentations and networking, there’s no better way to unwind and let loose than with our world-renowned beaches and exhilarating waterfront activities. Whether it’s snorkeling, scuba diving, learning to paddle board, or fishing along with the locals in Destin – known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” – you’re free to play as hard as you work.
While our sugar-white-sand beaches and numerous meeting spaces are great reasons to choose the Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa Island area for your next event, there are a number of inland activities to make sure the fun doesn’t stop when you leave the water. Tee off beneath clear blue skies at one of our gorgeous golf courses. Take a nature tour through a lush, sprawling preserve. Dine on the freshest, Gulf-to-Table seafood at award-winning restaurants, and discover so much more in a destination that balances work and play unlike anywhere else. Add up 6 guest speakers and 3 breakout sessions for a meeting they’ll love and you can count on.
For more information and to start planning your next event, visit EmeraldCoastConventionCenter.com