General Information

       Destinations within the counties of the Emerald Coast -- Okaloosa County (Fort Walton Beach) & Walton County (Destin, Sandestin and the South Walton area) -- are all within an easy driving distance from Gulf Winds East. Seaside. Rosemary Beach. 30-A. Grayton Beach. Don't let an unfamiliar name or address keep you from exploring! -- The official site of the Destin area Chamber of Commerce. Destin area information and upcoming events. -- The official site of the Fort Walton Beach area Chamber of Commerce. Fort Walton Beach area information and upcoming events. -- The site of the Emerald Coast Tourist Development Council. Extensive information about the area and upcoming events.

Shopping -- Destin's newest, upscale shopping center. Includes several restaurants and a large, state-of-the-art movie theater. The kids play area (which includes water play!) is a hit with young children. Just up the road from Gulf Winds East. -- The world's largest designer outlet center. Off Saks, Banana Republic, Gap, Nike and many other big names. A bargain hunter's delight. Be sure to wear your walking shoes -- or buy some at the Clark's outlet! Just up the road from Gulf Winds East -- The area's only indoor mall. Dillards, McRae's, JC Penney's, Sears are the anchor stores.

For the Kids -- THE Water Park. Fun for all ages. -- Dolphin shows and other sealife. A longtime local favorite. -- The Emerald Coast Science Museum in downtown Fort Walton Beach. A good stop for a rainy day. A waterfront park and good restaurants nearby -- Big City Coffeehouse and Makong Tai. -- A family pizza restaurant with a lively atmosphere for the kids (and a very nice beer selection on tap for the adults). Another good rainy day destination for lunch or dinner.