Destin is situated in Florida's Panhandle, along the Emerald Coast, approximately eight miles east of Fort Walton Beach, 50 miles east of Pensacola, and 50 miles west of Panama City.
The area is serviced by two airports: the Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS), which is five miles north of Fort Walton Beach, and the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, located within Destin's city limits. Northwest Florida Regional Airport provides service through five major carriers, including American Eagle, Delta Air Lines, United Airlines, US Airways, and Vision Airlines. The Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport is owned and operated by Okaloosa County. It has no control tower, no landing fees, and lights are available from dusk to dawn. For more information, please visit www.FlyVPS.com.
Within an hour’s drive to Destin’s east is Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP – www.IFlyBeaches.com) and to Destin’s west is Pensacola International Airport (PNS).
For specific travel information, please call the Chamber’s Welcome Center at (850) 837-6241. Local and state maps are available in the Welcome Center as well.
Mid-Bay Bridge Authority
The fastest way to the beaches of Destin and South Walton is the Choctawhatchee Mid-Bay Bridge. Take the bridge and have more time to play!