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How to Spend a Winter Vacation in South Walton

As the holiday season heats up and things start to get crazy everywhere else, the beach stays laid back. That's why winter is the perfect time to start a new tradition in South Walton. While everyone else is worrying about all the details, you can kick back and enjoy yourself on the sugar-white sand!

Stinky's Fish Camp - South Walton, FL

Plan a holiday in a new setting, with family or friends.

During a season that loves its traditions, there's always room for brand new ones. Bring your family to the beach for Thanksgiving or Christmas once, and we're sure you'll start planning to return for years to come. Similarly, a Friendsgiving in South Walton is sure to set itself apart from any other event you can plan with your nearest and dearest.

In addition to being relaxed and unplugged for the holidays, you can also count on some truly sensational meals. The Thanksgiving spreads at Stinky's Fish Camp and Great Southern Café have become legendary, both for the food and the atmosphere. With the freshest Gulf seafood and local produce, you're in for a Turkey Day unlike any you've ever experienced.

If a Christmas celebration is what you're looking for, restaurants like Havana Beach Bar & Grill in Rosemary Beach go all out, offering a traditional festive dinner and kids' events like cookie decorating with Santa. And just steps away in South Barrett Square, the 25-foot Christmas tree is a majestic spectacle your family will anticipate each year.

Couple overlooking Gulf of Mexico

Sneak off on a romantic getaway.

The beach is also the perfect escape for you and that special someone. Relaxing and unwinding is easy here, and you can be as engaged and activity-oriented as you choose.

Whether you stay in a cozy beach cottage or an all-inclusive resort, you can pick the accommodations that form home base for the trip of your dreams.

Pamper each other with a spa day. Choose from manicures, pedicures, facials, scrubs or a couple's massage at a luxurious spa in one of our 16 beach neighborhoods. Engage in retail therapy and shop for gifts in local boutiques or at one of the country's largest designer outlet centers.

Gallery hop and take in the world-class local art, or simply enjoy the spectacularly pristine natural setting. Then wrap up the wonderful day with dinner for two overlooking the Gulf. The stunning view and the incredible meal will form a perfect pair, just like you and your date. Cheers to South Walton in the winter!

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