Adventure Guide to Fort Walton Beach

Adventure Guide to Fort Walton Beach

The weather is getting warmer and the days are getting longer. As the seasons change and you get ready for summer, check out our great guide to help you figure out your summer plans! Come visit Fort Walton Beach in sunny Florida. This is more than a regular old guide, this is an adventure guide to make sure you have an absolute blast when visiting Fort Walton Beach. From this guide you will be able to explore new places and try new things. See the best attractions Fort Walton Beach has to offer!


Starting off strong on the adventure guide, we have watersports, and urge you to try them out. Watersports are anything from jet skiing to parasailing, and so much more. These activities are a ton of fun for family and friends. One of our most popular watersport activities is parasailing in Fort Walton Beach. Parasailing is a super fun activity that involves a parachute and a boat. Take in the serene views of the ocean and the beach as you get a birds eye view of the Gulf of Mexico. Another super fun activity is Renting jet skis in Fort Walton Beach, you can do this solo or with a partner. Hopping on a jet ski and zooming through the waves is definitely a thrilling adventure for the brave hearted. One thing to note is that if you decide to rent a jet ski in Fort Walton Beach and are born after 1988, then you must take a boating safety education course. Safety is a crucial factor to having fun in the water. 

Emerald Coast Science Center

The Emerald Coast Science Center is a fun activity for the whole family. The exhibits featured here cover all different facets of science from earth to space. There are so many interesting exhibits to teach you about science in a fun and interactive way. This is an excellent place for kids and adults to explore and learn something new. There is also an awesome animal exhibit where animals have been donated or rescued and undergo rehabilitation treatments before being released in the wild. In the animal exhibit you can find birds, mammals, spiders, and reptiles. Head on down and check out the Emerald Coast Science Center, and you might learn something new. 

Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

The next place we think you should explore is the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. This exciting place has exhibits featuring dolphins, gators, reptiles, stingrays, turtles, penguins, and many more. The Gulfarium has three different dolphin exhibits: Discovering Dolphins, Dolphin Doodles, and Dolphin Stars. The Discovering Dolphins exhibit gets you up close and personal to the dolphin while maintaining safety for both you and the animal. You get the opportunity to feed, touch, and learn about dolphins. The Dolphin Doodles exhibit lets you unleash your inner artist. You get to team up with a talented dolphin artist to create a unique artwork. The Dolphin Star exhibit  is where you can see the dolphins taking center stage. You will be able to watch captivating dolphins perform a show and see just how intelligent these sea mammals really are. Just like with the Discovering Dolphins exhibit, at the Dolphin Star exhibit you will have the opportunity to feed, touch, and learn more facts about Atlantic Bottlenose Dolphins. Check out the entire website to see what adventures you can have with the Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park.

Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone

Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone is another great spot for a thrilling adventure. You can bring all the family and friends together with this one. This is the one of largest family entertainment centers located in Fort Walton Beach, Florida. There are many different activities you can choose from. People can choose from race tracks, bumper boats, two different adventure golfs, kiddie golf, laser tag, a 4D movie experience, and much more. If you’re the type to get very competitive then you are in the right spot! Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone is also great if you want to celebrate a birthday, it is great for a kid’s birthday party too. When you book a party with them, you will be given a private room to be able to host the celebration. The place is also open every day of the week, but just make sure to check out their website and social media for the times for which day you decide to go. 

Downtown Fort Walton Beach

The final stop on our Fort Walton Beach adventure guide is going to Downtown Fort Walton Beach. Here, you can discover a different side of Fort Walton Beach. People like to say that Downtown is the heart and soul of Fort Walton Beach, and we’d agree. When visiting, you will be able to experience a blend between the beach life and downtown life. While walking downtown, feel free to stop around and look at all the local shops in the area. On Saturdays, they do what is called a Saturday Market. The Saturday Market has local vendors selling their stock, as well as local food trucks at the market. This diverse dining experience comes from local finds to international treats. Arts and culture shine in downtown Fort Walton Beach too. There is a huge art scene where people proudly display their work. There are art galleries and live performances all throughout the city. Make sure to check out the calendar to see if any events or festivals are happening whenever you are visiting Fort Walton Beach.

Time For Your Fort Walton Beach Adventure

Finding things to do in any city can sometimes be hard to do, especially when you are visiting a place which is mainly known for the beach. Hopefully, our Fort Walton Beach Adventure Guide gave you a little insider knowledge of all the different adventure activities you can do when you are here. This guide can help you either try something for the first time or revisit a favorite thing you have done in the past. This adventure guide will give you options to choose from, which will be great for everyone. 

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