Visit South Walton

Convention center
Guest Rooms10,000
Guest rooms at 1 hotel1,200 guest rooms
Special event venues
Average room rate
Daily food cost
Occupancy rate4%
Tax rate7%

Visit South Walton


Why Choose Our Destination?

South Walton - a collection of 16 coastal beach neighborhoods - stretches along 26 miles of breathtaking coastline in the heart of Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Sugar-white sand beaches and turquoise waters offer a natural setting for a productive yet relaxing meeting. A variety of meeting facilities and accommodations are available - from full-service resorts to beach front cottages. Beautiful beaches complemented by world-class accommodations, award-winning dining, diverse shopping, the arts and outdoor pursuits can be found here. A pristine and natural environment, a year-round temperate climate, a host of activities and wide range of accommodations make South Walton the ideal meetings destination. A variety of meeting venues in South Walton can accommodate 6 to 1,600. Large groups gravitate to the Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa, Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, Embassy Suites at Miramar Beach and Seascape Golf, Beach and Tennis Resort. All offer a variety of meeting spaces and accommodations, as well as amenities for attendees and their families to enjoy during free time. Smaller groups from two to 300 retreat to communities such as The Pearl in Rosemary Beach, WaterColor Inn and Hyatt Place, all which recreate authentic community life, traditional Southern hospitality and a sanctuary from fast-paced lifestyles. Their community philosophy - planning for the future by reinterpreting its past - makes these venues ideal for incentive retreats, small board meetings and team building. Yet another ideal venue for smaller groups is TOPS’L Beach & Racquet Resort adjacent to Topsail Hill State Preserve, the most pristine coastal property in Florida.

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Distance from airport

  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport

    49.89 km from city center

  • Northwest Florida Regional Airport

    54.72 km from city center

  • Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport

    115.87 km from city center


Local Attractions

Golf Courses

Golf enthusiasts want to take a swing on one of the many highly acclaimed courses. With 207 challenging holes of the Gulf's top-rated, professionally designed, well-manicured courses, spending a day on the greens is par for the course. Take a swing at: Santa Rosa Golf & Beach Club Camp Creek Golf Club Raven Golf Club Burnt Pine Golf Club The Links Course Seascape Golf Club Baytowne Golf Club Golf Garden Windswept Dunes Golf Club
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

Timpoochee Bike Trail

Bike along the Timpoochee Trail, a 19-mile paved trail that meanders along Scenic 30A, offering views of the rare coastal dune lakes, Gulf of Mexico and 12 of South Walton’s charming beach neighborhoods.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL


YOLO boarding (an acronym for You Only Live Once) involves standing up and paddling on a big, comfortable long-board. YOLO-ing has evolved from its surfing roots to a far more gentle way to enjoy time on the water from a new perspective. Experience this new watersport by paddling with dolphins or sneaking up on blue crabs, dropping in at your favorite surf-break or just enjoying the view.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459


Kayak in the Gulf of Mexico or in one of South Walton’s rare coastal dune lakes, and have fun discovering the unique plant and wildlife indigenous to the area.
Santa Rosa Beach, FL

Silver Sands Factory Stores

With over 100 designer names and located just minutes from the beautiful white sandy beaches and emerald green waters of South Walton, Silver Sands is a shopper's paradise!
10562 Emerald Coast Parkway
Miramar Beach, FL, US 32550

Fishing Excursions

Book your next fishing excursion with one of the local fisherman in Grayton Beach. Departing from the shore, groups set sail in search of well-known catches such as red snapper, grouper, cobia, amberjack, and king mackerel.
Grayton Beach, FL 32459

Village of Baytowne Wharf

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is the “heart and soul” of Sandestin and with its abundance of shops and restaurants, The Village is an ideal place for groups to gather. After the sun sets, Baytowne Wharf comes alive with live music and entertainment. Visitors can kick back, mingle, and enjoy the cherished institution of Happy Hour as they explore the Village’s variety of bars and nightclubs.
9300 Emerald Coast Parkway
Sandestin, FL, US 32550

Sunquest Cruises

Embark on SunQuest Cruises’ luxurious yacht Solaris for a dinner cruise and watch the sunset over the Choctawhatchee Bay as you enjoy a night of live entertainment, artful gourmet cuisine and a full-service bar.


Additional Information

The Visit South Walton (TDC) Sales staff will assist meeting planners in selecting the ideal venue that fits their specific needs. The TDC specializes in meeting group needs from arranging site visits, distributing RFP’s and creative ideas on attendance building. South Walton is a convenient driving destination from southeastern cities and traveling is convenient with three regional airports located nearby: Northwest Florida Regional (VPS), Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP) and Pensacola Regional (PNS) with direct flights to Atlanta, Baltimore, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Nashville, Washington DC, St. Louis (Seasonal).