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5 of the Best Things to Do in Okaloosa Island on Your Next Vacation

From incredible shopping opportunities to water sports, there is something for everyone at Okaloosa Island! When you stay in our vacation rentals, you’ll be just steps away from all the excitement. Whether you’re playing volleyball in the sand or visiting a nearby family attraction, you’ll have the time of your life! To help you plan your vacation, we’ve come up with 4 of the best things to do in Okaloosa Island.

1. Visit The Boardwalk

One of the most popular things to do in Okaloosa Island is visit The Boardwalk, which is a great for both friends and families! Spend the afternoon doing some beachfront shopping before dining on a delicious meal and taking in views of the Emerald Coast. There is even a splash pad behind Al’s Beach Club & Burger Bar, so while the parents sip a drink, the kids can have fun in the water! If you visit The Boardwalk any time between Memorial Day and Labor Day, you’ll get to see an incredible fireworks show that is held every Wednesday at 9 p.m. Some fun in the sun, souvenir shopping, a seafood dinner and a fireworks show is the perfect recipe for an amazing day in Okaloosa Island!

2. Spend Time on the Beach

Okaloosa Island is famous for pristine sands and waters. You’ll love relaxing on the beach in the sweet sunshine as you admire the beauty of the Gulf. You can build sandcastles, get a tan, collect seashells and more! If you want to get out on the water, there are water sports for you to enjoy on Okaloosa Island as well. Fudpucker’s Watersports has a variety of rentals available, such as pontoon boats, paddle boards and kayaks. You can even go parasailing and see the breathtaking view from high above Okaloosa Island!  

3. Go Fishing at the Okaloosa Island Pier

If you love to fish, you’re in luck. The Okaloosa Island Pier is one of the best places to fish in the area! The pier stretches almost a quarter of a mile and offers great opportunities to catch some of the largest fish in the Gulf! Possible large fish you could catch are tarpon weighing more than 100 pounds, tuna and mackerel. There is even a tackle shop located right on the pier with artificial and natural baits that provide the best results off the pier. You can also grab an ice cold drink, some snacks and even ice cream for when you take a break from fishing. Don’t feel like fishing? Don’t worry! You can still enjoy the pier and watch. You might even see some dolphins!

4. Explore Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone

Wild Willy’s is Northwest Florida’s largest family entertainment center!  It features a state of the art Redemption arcade, a 4D Movie Theaterr, Urban Assault laser tag, Salvati’s Pizza factory and YogoMogo’s Creamy Cool Creations indoors.  Outdoors you’ll find a 60 foot ropes course, a bungee trampolee, a bumper boat pool, mini go karts falcons, a new 110 ft slide and two Animatronic 18 hole mini golf courses!

5. Stay in Our Vacation Rentals

When you come to experience all the amazing things Okaloosa Island has to offer, you’re going to need a place to stay. We have the best vacation rentals in the area. Our Okaloosa Island vacation rentals have a variety of amenities that guests love, including the opportunity to see dolphins from their balcony, swimming in a gulf front pool, soaking in a hot tub and sharing a picnic in the lighted picnic areas. We even have an Okaloosa Island Traveler Fun Pass that gets you free admission to some of the most popular area attractions, like the Sea Blaster Snorkeling Tour and Baytowne Adventure Zone!


These are just a few of the best things to do in Okaloosa Island. To explore everything the area has to offer, browse our Okaloosa Island vacation rentals and start planning a vacation!

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