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Most Beautiful Places in America

Destin-Fort Walton Beach and Beaches of South Walton lie along the Emerald Coast between Pensacola and Panama City, This area, acclaimed by Southern Living Magazine for having the “Best Beaches in the South” for 13 years running, attracts 6+ million visitors each year and is the number two ranked tourist driving destination in Florida, exceeded only by Orlando. Southern Living’s Reader’s Choice Awards recently named Destin “Best Beach Destination in the South.” Destin was also named “One of the Top 10 Most Beautiful Places in America” by Good Morning America and ranked second and fourth respectively in a U.S. News & World Report poll of “Best Beach Vacation in the USA” and “Florida’s Best Beaches.” Learn More

Nearby Airports

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS), (850) 651-7160. Provides commercial air passenger service. Located 35 miles northwest of Destin. Air Service Carriers: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, and Silver Airways; Rental Car Companies: Avis, Budget, Hertz, National/Alamo, Thrifty, and Enterprise.

Pensacola International Airport (PNS), (850) 435-1746 Commercial air passenger service. Located 60 miles west of Destin. Air Service Carriers: American Airlines, Delta, Frontier Airlines, Silver Airways, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.

New Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport – Panama City Beach (ECP), (850) 763-6751. Located in Panama City and Panama City Beach and serves as a gateway to Northwest Florida and its beautiful world-famous beaches. Air Service Carriers: American Airlines, Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines, and United Airlines.