Tucked away on the Northwest Florida Panhandle along the Gulf of Mexico, South Walton is the ideal destination for a weekend getaway or an extended stay. You could be a culinary explorer, a self-proclaimed foodie, or just in the mood to enjoy a casual meal while taking in the stunning scenery; an array of delicious bites, southern fried fare, fresh Gulf seafood, and French-inspired entrées is waiting. Its paradisal landscape is only bested by its diverse culinary scene. Boasting over 200 restaurants that span 16 unique beach neighborhoods, you can let your taste buds be your tour guide through a tasty itinerary.
Begin your days exploring the area’s local coffee shops, where you’ll find tasty brews and a variety of fresh-baked pastries and breakfast goods. For a healthy and refreshing start or an afternoon pick-me-up, plunge into an array of smoothies, bowls, and juices.
Strolling the boardwalks, beachside neighborhoods, and sugar-white beaches laced in turquoise water is guaranteed to work up an appetite. Not to mention South Walton’s countless activities, from browsing chic and sophisticated boutiques and local artist galleries to venturing deeper into the natural beauty beyond the surf. Head over miles and miles of winding, sun-soaked hiking and biking trails for a true scope of South Walton’s wildlife.
Now that you’re hungry for your next meal, check out South Walton’s waterfront dining or local favorites in each neighborhood, highlighting a fusion of flavors using fresh-from-the-Gulf and other locally sourced ingredients.
If you want to plan ahead for your party, look into South Walton’s list of restaurants that take reservations, or opt for a private culinary experience for a one-of-a-kind meal prepared by one of Walton County’s finest chefs within the comfort of your own home or rental property. Be sure to save room for dessert because South Walton is filled with a variety of quality sweet treats, such as homemade ice cream, refreshing gelatos, from-scratch donuts, and decadent cakes.
As Florida’s famous mild winter settles in across South Walton’s laid-back atmosphere, an array of world-class food and wine festivals is on display. If you prefer something more intimate and truly memorable, you can trade these energetic culinary celebrations for a beach bonfire garnished with s’mores and a side of South Walton’s colorful sunset.
An upscale, yet casual place to unwind, South Walton, Florida, is the perfect place for a foodie-led getaway during any time of year. Begin your foray into food by learning more at www.visitsouthwalton.com.