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Local captains donate trips to kids with special needs

It started out four years ago as a way to give back; Destin parasail charter...

Destin seafood festival shaping up

by Annie Blanks The 38th annual Destin Seafood Festival is shaping up to be another great...

4 questions with ‘Bionic Woman’ star Lindsay Wagner

by Savannah Evanoff Forty years ago, she rocked TV with an empowering series that brought gender...

WIN tickets to Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam!

Labor Day weekend can’t get here fast enough for country music lovers. This year the three-day Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam festival in Panama City Beach has the biggest lineup ever, and you could WIN tickets right here on Emeraldcoast.com!

Free for all … in August!

by Savannah Evanoff Nothing in life is free ... except for these events, meals and more! Each...

Welcome to EmeraldCoast.com!

We have some of the best beaches in the world, and now we hope to connect you to the best information and activities that this area has to offer.


6 tips for donating, shopping consignment

by Savannah Evanoff Used is only one way of looking at it. Many people shop at consignment...

Around the World in Fort Walton Beach: 11 Local Ethnic Markets

Fort Walton Beach may not seem like a melting pot of culture at first glance, but a closer look will reveal a wealth of influence from countries all over the world. Here's a list of local ethnic markets.

Welcome to Valparaiso!

Known as the “vale of paradise,” the city was named after Valparaiso, Indiana, and has roots all the way back into the early 1900s.

City of Valparaiso Contacts

Key addresses, phone numbers and websites of officials and city services for current and future residents of Valparaiso.

Parks & Recreation

There are numerous outdoor spots to accommodate a host of activities for families in Valparaiso.

Welcome to Shalimar!

Shalimar, which is said to mean “by the beautiful water,” was originally referred to as Port Dixie in the early 1940s.


No lack of golf course destinations across coast

Looking for a place to tee it up? We've got you covered across the Emerald Coast.

Beach Communities of South Walton: WaterSound

On a quiet stretch of County Road 30A between Seagrove and Seacrest, rests WaterSound Beach.

Beach Communities of South Walton: WaterColor

Today, WaterColor is almost completely built out at 1,000 homes.

Beach Communities of South Walton: Seaside

Regarded as the birthplace of New Urbanism, Seaside stands as the model to show the way for traditional town building.

Seaside Neighborhood School: A model for all the rest

Read the history of Seaside Neighborhood School that began with thirty-six students in 1997.

Beach Communities of South Walton: Seascape

Seascape Resort is a 300-acre golf, beach and tennis resort, known as the “best kept secret in Destin.”


TC’s Front Porch

by Jennie McKeon When Bobby Benaquis decided to turn his gas station into a restaurant nine...

Why are there so many Thai restaurants in this area?

by Leah Johnson If you were to type “Thai restaurants in Okaloosa County” into Google, the...

McAlister’s Deli

By Brenda Shoffner McAlister’s Deli is a franchise chain founded in 1989 in Oxford, Mississippi. It’s had...

The Food Trucks of Navarre

Navarre also boasts several unique food trucks that are worth the drive to check out!

The Food Trucks of Seaside

The food truck scene is alive and well in Seaside. With it’s roots beginning in 1996, Seaside has added food trucks to it’s Airstream Row line-up for 20 years.

Ye Olde Brothers Brewery

Just as the name suggests, Ye Olde Brothers Brewery in Navarre serves up its own craft beer, and is owned by local twin brothers.
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