Your Guide to One of America’s Most Romantic Towns
Whether you’re celebrating a special occasion or just craving a spur-of-the-moment escape, South Walton is the perfect destination for you and your partner.
South Walton, Florida, is home to one of CNN’s most romantic towns in America and is a top destination for weddings and honeymoons. Romance runs deep in our 16 distinct beach neighborhoods, each of which has a unique culture and couple-friendly activities. Check out our couples’ guide to South Walton below and take a peek at our romantic getaway video to see why couples love South Walton.
Stay: From cozy cottages in quiet neighborhoods like Inlet Beach to full-service resorts in active areas like Miramar Beach, South Walton has a range of options to suit your vacation style. Each one of our 16 neighborhoods includes a public beach access — so no matter where you stay, you’ll be within minutes of our sugar-white sand.
Eat: Each meal in South Walton is sure to be unique, intimate and memorable. Start your day with hot tea, coffee and a fresh pastry at Amavida Coffee; grab a healthy lunch at Cowgirl Kitchen or Chanticleer Eatery. For dinner, splurge on a special meal at Rosemary Beach’s Restaurant Paradis or Santa Rosa Beach’s Vue on 30A. Celebrate your perfect trip with one of South Walton’s award-winning cocktails.
See: Spend the day overlooking the Choctawhatchee Bay and soaking up history at Eden Gardens State Park followed by a relaxing visit to the beach or pool. Grab seats to one of The Repertory Theatre’s live performances or explore the vibrant local arts scene. In the evening, stroll on over to a nearby patio to witness a South Walton sunset and then check out a local venue for live music.
Do: Rent a stand-up paddleboard or kayak and explore one of our rare coastal dune lakes; or, hop aboard the Solaris to gently cruise the Choctawhatchee Bay while you dance the night away. Active couples can enjoy going for a bike ride together on the Timpoochee Trail or signing up for a fitness class at one of South Walton’s many studios. Pick up a special memento at one of our local shops and boutiques. And of course, no romantic getaway would be complete without beginning and ending each day with a long walk on our sugar-white sand.