Meeting planners are discovering that the
same atmosphere and amenities that have
lured vacationers to South Walton’s strand
of 16 beach neighborhoods for decades are
also perfectly suited for connecting and
rejuvenating attendees. And while summer
is the ideal time for leisure travelers to hit
the beaches, the temperate fall and winter
months are quintessential seasons for
meetings and events.
South Walton’s venues span a wide
breadth of sizes and types, as do its accommodations. Beachside cottages, boutique
hotels, full-service resorts — there are options
for everything from small corporate retreats
to mid-sized meetings and trade shows. The
1,250-room Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
has 65,000 square feet of meeting space and
a diverse array of on-site activities for team-building experiences. For a more boutique
vibe, the 60-room WaterColor Inn & Resort
o;ers space for groups of up to 400.
Both on the beach and o;, outdoor activities are naturally abundant in South Walton.
Beyond sunning and swimming, adventurous
travelers can stand-up paddle board, deep-sea ;ish in the Gulf of Mexico or in one of 15
rare coastal dune lakes, or glimpse rare birds
while hiking through state parks and forests.
The 19-mile Timpoochee Trail is especially
popular with runners and cyclists. Of course,
a visit to Florida wouldn’t be complete without a round of golf or game of tennis, and the
destination has several acclaimed facilities
o;ering both pastimes.
Attendees can also get their retail-therapy
;ix at one of the nation’s largest designer outlets, Silver Sands Premium Outlets, or browse
an eclectic mix of chic boutiques and galleries scattered throughout South Walton. Food-ies will relish the fusion of ;lavors created by
award-winning chefs using fresh-from-the-Gulf and locally sourced ingredients. And as
the sun makes its evening splash into the sea,
groups can gather and bond over beverages,
live music, and dancing at one of many local
For more information: Visit South
Walton — (800) 822;6877;
Escape to Northwest Florida
All the options
arrive by car or plane,
getting to South
Walton, Florida, is
easy and convenient.
Two airports serve the
destination: Northwest Florida Beaches
(ECP) and Northwest
Check in Twenty-six miles of sugar-white beaches and diverse accommodations along the coast of
South Walton, Florida, have beckoned visitors for generations, o;ering them an upscale yet relaxing
place to unwind.