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The Ultimate Florida Spring Break Family Getaway

Ready for the ultimate spring break family getaway? Try South Walton, located on a beautiful 26-mile stretch of Florida’s Gulf Coast. South Walton is a hidden gem waiting to be discovered by families in search of sun, sand – and plenty of surprises. It’s a collection of 16 laid back seaside villages, each one unique and packed with adventures for all ages. Here are some of your best South Walton spring break options.

Dive into South Walton’s Underwater Museum of Art

Is your family is looking for a little adventure? Try scuba diving off South Walton’s coast for a look at the Underwater Museum of Art. You’ll discover masterpieces created by talented artists from across the country and swim among habitats teeming with marine life. This is a family friendly experience unlike any other. Good to Know: Spring break 2019 will be one of the last times to see the original sculptures. The museum will add a second installation this summer!

Embrace Your Artistic Abilities

South Walton arts

The true beauty of South Walton doesn’t stop short at the breathtaking natural landscapes. The community has built a national reputation through a creative culture that draws from the spectacular surroundings. One of the best family offerings in South Walton is sandcastle lessons with Beach Sand Sculptures. Each group gets a SandCastle Coach to guide them through the proper sandcastle building stages bringing vacation memories that will last a lifetime.

Get Up and Get Active

South Walton family bike ride

Despite the relaxed vibe that pervades South Walton’s, there is certainly no shortage of action for you and the family. The countless active opportunities include everything from beach volleyball to tennis to golf. A family favorite is 30A Bike Rentals, which gives guests the opportunity to rent bikes and roam where they please, often admiring the beauty and charm of South Walton’s beach neighborhoods.

Explore the Great Outdoors

Round up the family and explore the 15,000-acre Point Washington State Forest, which includes more than 27 miles of distinct trails through longleaf pine flatwoods, wet prairie, coastal scrub, swamplands and sandhills. Make sure everyone has their best walking shoes for this one. The 11-mile hike is worth it for the incredible view of Eastern Lake.

Spend Time On The Water


Since South Walton is well-known for its turquoise waters, it should come as no surprise there are plenty of aquatic activities here. Hop on a boat for some parasailing, charter fishing, or a relaxing sunset cruise. Learn to hang ten with family-friendly surf lessons at Ride On Surf School, where certified instructors work with surfers of any skill level. If you rather take a paddle, YOLO Board + Beach is bring stand-up paddle boarding to the masses. They provide lessons if you need them, and they’ll even deliver your board if you rent it for six days or longer.

Get a Bite to Eat

From eclectic Asian eateries to romantic Italian restaurants to lively Mexican hot spots, your taste buds can travel almost anywhere in the world in South Walton. And the settings are as good as the food. Overlooking Choctawhatchee Bay, The Bay, is one of South Walton’s highlighted family-friendly restaurants. Here, you’ll enjoy mouth-watering Southern gulf coast cuisine, sushi, a 12-draft beer system, inventive bar-crafted cocktails and a wine selection.