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Cheap Flights to Valparaiso Ft. Walton Beach

The cities of Fort Walton Beach and Destin may not have the same name recognition that Orlando, Tampa, Miami, and other Floridian cities have, but that's just as well. Located along the Emerald Coast, which is a stretch of shoreline along the Gulf of Mexico in Florida's Panhandle region, Fort Walton Beach and Destin boast some of the most beautiful emerald-green seas and white sand beaches in the entire state.

The main airport serving this metropolitan area is the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport located in nearby Valparaiso and hence sometimes referred to as Valparaiso Airport or Valparaiso Fort Walton Beach Airport. Because the airport is only about an hour away from Pensacola, it is also sometimes used as an alternative airport for that city too. With Skyscanner's flight search and Price Alerts features, you can easily find a great deal on flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.

Cheap Flights to Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport

In recent years, Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport has become a popular destination for seasonal flights, especially from discount airline Allegiant Air. During the high season, it is fairly easy to find flights to dozens of domestic airports, particularly in the Northeast. Year-round flights are a bit more limited, but are available, namely to Atlanta, Houston, Cincinnati, Charlotte, and Dallas/Fort Worth. The following airlines currently serve Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport:

  • Allegiant Air
  • American Airlines
  • Contour Airlines
  • Delta Air Lines
  • United Airlines

Transportation Options to Valparaiso Fort Walton Beach Airport

As in most of Florida, the easiest way to get around the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area is by car. If you plan on leaving your hotel for any amount of time then you should strongly consider renting a car. You'll find a number of car rental counters in the airport in the baggage claims area. There are also shuttle buses and taxis available. The drive to Fort Walton Beach is about 20 minutes, while to Destin it takes about 30 minutes. Pensacola, meanwhile, is about an hour's drive away.

Airport Terminal Information

The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is a small facility that caters primarily to low-cost flights. As a result, you won't find a lot of amenities here as you would at larger airports. The payoff, however, is that you also won't have to deal with the crowds and long lineups that plague those big airports. Instead of waiting around to get through security, you'll find yourself zipping through in no time. A restaurant, pet relief area, convenience store, and ATMs are available.

What to see and do in Destin and Fort Walton Beach

The Fort Walton Beach area is a popular place for tourists, but it can still seem like a bit of a hidden gem, especially when compared to South Florida's more world-renowned destinations. When you visit the beach in Destin, you'll quickly understand why this stretch of Florida shoreline has earned the nickname the Emerald Coast. With clear, green seas and fine white sand beaches, this is one of the finest beaches in the country. Nearby is a boardwalk area, the Gulf Islands National Seashore, dolphin cruises, golfing, and some excellent deep sea fishing. When booking your hotel in the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area Skyscanner can help you find a great room.

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