Northwest Fla -- where to stay?

Dec 11th, 2011, 05:18 AM
  #1  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 286
Northwest Fla -- where to stay?

My husband just found he has to go to Fort Walton Beach in mid-March for business, so we decided to take our kids and make a spring break vacation. We're not sure whether to rent a condo/cottage or try a resort. We haven't been to this part of Florida before -- Sanibel is our usual Fla. go-to spot, and we like the Sanibel Inn there. We're trying to find a comparable type of place on the Emerald Coast.

I know there are many places to stay, but what do you recommend? We are a family of 5 -- two adults, two teens and a 9-year-old
ksbeem is offline  
Dec 11th, 2011, 07:25 AM
  #2  
cd
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,981
The beaches of Fort Walton and Destin are beautiful. You will enjoy the sugar white sands. It may or may not be warm the middle of March so I would suggest, with children, you choose something with a heated pool. For example: http://gulfcoastrentals.com/florida-...erM-destin.htm I have never stayed here but I would choose something like this on the beach with heated pool and close to activities the kids would enjoy. Pensacola will be close to you and they have a wonderful Air Museum you could visit http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/
cd is offline  
Dec 11th, 2011, 11:17 AM
  #3  
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Posts: 560
Henderson Park Inn is an outstanding place to stay right on the beach. The Hilton Sandestin may be your best choice with 3 kids. Enjoy your visit.

http://hendersonparkinn.com/

http://www1.hilton.com/en_US/hi/hotel/DESHIHF-Hilton-Sandestin-Beach-Golf-Resort-Spa-Florida/index.do?WT.srch=1&pSearch=true&searchdef=2144778&k_clickid=71722938-7056-98c8-43a2-00003c00ef14&002=002%3D2144778%26021%3D606780&006=9217345862&007=Search&008=&009=b&011={QueryString}&012=+hilton%20+sandestin
Littleman is offline  
Apr 29th, 2012, 08:07 PM
  #4  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 286
UPDATE:

We stayed in Grayton Beach in a cottage. It was so great. Very few college partiers because there were no cheap motels. Literally steps from the beach and the state park. We enjoyed visiting Watercolor and Seaside but were happy to be in a funkier place. We're going back next year!!
ksbeem is offline  
Apr 30th, 2012, 06:19 AM
  #5  
cd
 
Join Date: Jan 2003
Posts: 8,981
So glad you had a great time!
cd is offline  
May 1st, 2012, 04:18 AM
  #6  
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Posts: 1,477
I love the beaches here and love the bike path.

So did you go to the Red Bar?
LindainOhio is offline  
May 6th, 2012, 07:42 PM
  #7  
Original Poster
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 286
We did go to the Red Bar -- it was right at the end of our street. But frankly, I wouldn't necessarily go back. My favorite place was the Seagrove Village Market.
ksbeem is offline  
Related Topics
Thread
Original Poster
Forum
Replies
Last Post
tidy
United States
7
Oct 12th, 2016 08:12 PM
ohmommy2
United States
4
Feb 11th, 2007 06:42 PM
kansasmom
United States
4
Jan 5th, 2006 01:54 PM
crazymorts
United States
4
Sep 24th, 2005 02:09 PM
cd
United States
11
May 20th, 2003 04:30 PM

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On


Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy -

FODOR'S VIDEO

All times are GMT -8. The time now is 03:12 PM.