Immerse Attendees in the Natural Beauty of South Walton

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Just a sampling of one of South Walton's many sugar-sand beaches (photo courtesy of Chandler Williams of Modus Photography)
One of South Walton’s many sugar-white sand beaches—26 miles in all (photo courtesy of Chandler Williams of Modus Photography)

Picture 26 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, where watersports are as abundant as the sea life. Fifteen rare coastal dune lakes, ideal for fishing. More than 200 miles of trails inviting nature lovers to observe rare birds while hiking through state parks and forests. The picture you’ve painted is as perfect as the stunning water of the Gulf of Mexico—It’s South Walton.

Playing off that natural beauty are 16 acclaimed beachside neighborhoods, each with its own personality and style. In South Walton, luxury accommodations, eclectic shops, unique art galleries and award-winning dining are part of the area’s distinctive character and relaxing atmosphere. Upscale, yet casual.

For those attendees looking to get their heart rates up, the 19-mile Timpoochee Trail beckons runners and bicyclists past New Urbanism neighborhoods and coastal dune lakes. Or they can challenge themselves to a game of tennis or golf on one of several acclaimed courts and courses, or golf the day away on one of the area’s championship courses.

Ecosploring is popular here. With pristine parks and rich forests intertwined by a series of trails, there’s a hike to suit any speed. Or groups can take a guided horseback tour through long-needled pines and native palmettos.

Foodies will relish the fusion of flavors created by award-winning chefs using fresh-from-the-Gulf and locally sourced ingredients. Perhaps a dinearound is in order?

Meeting planners are finding that South Walton offers the perfect mix of beach atmosphere and distinguished meeting facilities for groups of all sizes. From full-service resorts to cozy beach cottages, there are plenty of venues fit for any occasion. While summer is the perfect time for leisure travelers to hit the beaches, fall and winter are the ideal seasons in which to bring meetings and events to South Walton. They can also piggyback the meeting on one of the area’s many outstanding festivals, such as The Food Film Festival and South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival.

It’s clear that South Walton has that special something meeting planners want. The destination’s distinguished meeting facilities, award-winning accommodations, gourmet dining and creative teambuilding activities offer groups memorable and productive meetings. Conveniently located directly between ECP and VPS airports, South Walton operates on Central Time, making it the perfect meeting destination in Northwest Florida.

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