Quality Inn Bayside
322 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 275-0300
Fax: (850) 275-0315
Strap on a jet pack that's fueled by water power and prepare to have the time of your life! This thrilling water sport lets you fly in the air with their Flyboard, which almost resembles a hoverboard and lets you do five foot tall flips and spins. After a ten minute instruction you'll be ready to have the time of your life. Since this sport is rather extreme only adults can participate.
Clement Taylor Park is 3.55 acres of outdoor fun. The park includes a pier, playground and a wonderful beach with a swimming area. The park's pavilion is also available for rental for private events. A great place for a family outing, kids will love building sandcastles on the beach and playing in the shallow ocean waters.
Olin Marler's Charter Fishing and Dolphin Cruises allow visitors to see dolphins in their natural habitat, from the comfort of a heated and air conditioned glass bottom boat that is complete with a snack-bar and restrooms. Dolphin cruises last two hours and run daily at reasonable prices. For fishing enthusiasts, the company also offers charter fishing boats and expertise on the local area.
For adventure water sports, Harbor Watersports can take visitors para-sailing and on dolphin viewing tours on jet skis. For a more personal experience or for groups, the company also rents jet skis and pontoon boats, 25-foot long luxury boats that can accommodate 12-15 passengers.
For divers visiting Destin, Emerald Coast Scuba provides everything needed to explore the Gulf of Mexico. The company offers a variety of chartered trips including reef, wreck and night scuba dives, snorkeling, and sunset cruises. For those looking to learn, they offer certification classes and swim classes. And if you're already an expert, the shop rents all necessary equipment.
Exercise meets fun at the Destin Family YMCA Aquatic Center. Those looking for a good workout will appreciate the heated 25 meter lap lanes and aquatic group exercises. In the summer, kids can take advantage of the children's water play with splash zone and everyone can enjoy the family pool with slide and lazy river. If you don't feel like getting wet, you can lounge by the pool or take a walk or run around the track. The venue is also available for poolside birthday parties. Check the website for more details.
Located in Destin a few blocks from the beach, the Morgan Sports Center boasts three soccer fields, four softball fields, a playground and more. The facility hosts several sports teams and leagues for both adults and kids and is the site for tournaments and special events throughout the year, like the annual Easter egg hunt. The facility can also be rented from the city for private parties. Go online or call for more details about renting the facility.
Studio by the Sea is an open-air painting studio set up in a tent on Miramar Beach near Pompano Joe's Seafood House Restaurant. With a lot of participating venues' support, they also travel to towns and beaches along the coast. Whether you're a beginner or pro, the knowledgeable staff of Studio by the Sea guides you through the essentials and basics of acrylic painting. All supplies are included. It's also possible to book the studio for private parties at any given location.
Miramar Beach is loved by many because of its panoramic views, resorts, antique shops, fine dining, and outdoor entertainment. Silver Sands Factory Stores is also located in Miramar Beach, which is the nation's largest center of designer outlets. The beaches here are always filled with outdoor-lovers who are frolicking in the surf or soaking up some rays on the beach.
The Links, located within Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, is an award-winning 18-hole golf course overlooking Baytowne Marina and Choctawhatchee Bay. The course, designed by renowned architect Tom Jackson, has received accolades from Golf Digest and Florida Golf News. With perfectly groomed greens and breathtaking views of the water, it's no wonder The Links is a prime golfing destination!
Raven Golf Club in Sandestin Resort is one of the four classy and sporty golf courses offered here at the resort. A perfect golf destination, Sandestin Resort has in fact been awarded the best golf resort accolade a number of times, thanks to its "fantastic four" combination. Raven's scenic location and aesthetic surroundings, also very well maintained by the resort, elevate the leisurely experience acquired here. Spread over a massive area, the Raven Golf club is a golfer's majesty of playing on the top few golf courses. Discount packages for adults as well as children are provided by the club along with professional training courses. The place can also be hired for weddings and banquets. Visit the website for further details.
Located within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, the Baytowne Golf Club offers players an award-winning course. With lush greens, rolling hills, ponds, and a course that covers both the beach and the bay, it's no wonder Baytowne has been recognized by many publications as one of the best courses in the area. There are also a number of junior tees for beginners, casual players, or those just looking for a quick game.