The Endless Adventure of South Walton, Florida

By Lauren Stone By Lauren Stone | May 13, 2024 | Lifestyle, Sponsored Post,

From pristine beaches to charming towns, this 2024 Modern Luxury Travel Award winner needs to be on your summer travel list.

image4-0002.jpgHome to 16 unique beach neighborhoods, South Walton, Florida, is a 2024 Modern Luxury Travel Award winner.

Known for its sugar-white sand beaches and sublime coastal charm, 2024 Modern Luxury Travel Award winner South Walton exceeds expectations in every area of hospitality—from outdoor activities to culinary experiences. This pristine 26-mile stretch of Northwest Florida coastline is home to 16 unique neighborhoods, each with its own personality. Surrounded by spectacular nature preserves, scenic trails and turquoise Gulf waters, South Walton provides an unrivaled setting for an idyllic summer vacation. And with two conveniently located airports nearby—Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport and Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport are less than an hour drive—coastal bliss is always just a quick trip away.

This beachy oasis is continuously recognized as a premier U.S. destination for its blend of luxury amenities, diverse restaurants and plethora of recreational activities for all interests and ages. Golf, tennis and pickleball enthusiasts will appreciate the array of courts and championship courses, while the more adventurous can try their hand at stand-up paddleboarding or kayaking through the coastal dune lakes, or perhaps start the morning with beachside yoga.

image3-0003.jpgVisitors can explore South Walton’s rare coastal dune lakes on a boat, kayak or paddleboard.

With nearly 40 percent of South Walton’s land preserved for nature, visitors have plenty of opportunities to explore the area's abundant natural beauty. Active vacationers can enjoy a scenic bike ride or stroll on more than 200 miles of shaded trails that meander through four state parks, venture through the coastal scrub and swamplands in the 15,000-acre state forest or run along the iconic Scenic Highway 30A on the Timpoochee Trail.

Beyond the seemingly endless outdoor activities, each picturesque neighborhood in South Walton is home to chic boutiques, art galleries and culinary experiences that add a touch of luxury to the laid-back coastal lifestyle. Visitors can browse local works and shop for clothing, decor and souvenirs before satisfying their appetite with a mouthwatering meal. With more than 200 restaurants, there’s an ambiance and menu for every kind of foodie.

image2-0004.jpgSouth Walton is home to more than 200 restaurants, from upscale experiences to casual beach bites.

From waterfront dining accompanied by breathtaking views to local favorites in quaint town squares, South Walton invites visitors to taste thoughtfully crafted cuisine that highlights fresh-from-the-Gulf and locally sourced ingredients. For the perfect date night, take part in one of the best happy hours in the area while watching the sunset over the Gulf at Fish Out of Water in WaterColor, or head to Vin’tij in Miramar Beach to indulge in eclectic American cuisine and an impressive wine list. If you’re looking to dine in, South Walton offers a private culinary experience where guests can enjoy a meal prepared by one of Walton County's finest chefs from the comfort of their porch or balcony.

image1-0006.jpgWith world-renowned beaches and luxurious coastal accommodations, South Walton is the perfect destination for creating summertime memories.

Whether you choose to luxuriate at one of the award-winning resorts or enjoy quintessential beach life in one of the locally-owned vacation homes, the warm hospitality and dedication to service in this upscale locale ensure every guest feels pampered. From unforgettable family vacations and romantic getaways to beachside celebrations with friends, South Walton provides the dreamiest coastal backdrop for a summer vacation you’ll never want to leave.

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