- The list below includes 72 free or cheap things to do in or near Fort Walton Beach, Florida, including 49 different types of inexpensive activities like History Museums, Movie Theaters, Parks and Piers & Boardwalks.
- From Grayton Beach to John C Beasley Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Fort Walton Beach and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Destin, Navarre, Miramar Beach and Niceville.
83% 42 votes
174 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
Locals enjoy the historic nostalgia that Downtown Cinema Plus brings to Fort Walton Beach. The theatre offers 80's style swivel chairs, in-theater food service, inexpensive movie ticket pricing and an arcade.
61% 108 votes
139 Brooks St, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
A fun and educational hands-on museum designed for kids of all ages, the Emerald Coast Science Center offers a variety of exhibits pertaining to various areas of science. The center hosts summer camps, as well.
75% 16 votes
139 Miracle Strip Parkway SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
Located in the heart of downtown Fort Walton Beach is the historic Camp Walton Schoolhouse. The two-room school house now operates as a museum and features original wooden desks, a potbelly stove, slate boards and the classic dunce seat and cap.
33% 3 votes
139 Miracle Strip Pkwy SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 MoreLess Info
At Heritage Park & Cultural Center, visitors can tour exhibits that depict prehistoric life in the region. The museum also has exhibits dedicated to the Civil War, 19th century schools, and the region's Native American history.
Water lovers come to Destin Snorkel for chartered excursions into the shallows of the Gulf of Mexico. Destin Snorkel's popular packages include snorkeling trips, snuba tours, sunset snorkeling, romantic yacht voyages and more.
Filled with dining and shopping opportunities, Destin Harbor Boardwalk provides visitors with a walking path with ocean views. From the boardwalk, visitors can spot a variety of different boats, including fishing boats unloading their day's catch.
Swoop Deep Sea Fishing is led by a professionally trained and licensed crew. Swoopâ€™s deep sea fishing includes fishing tackle, license, bait, ice and secrets that locals have used to catch record breaking snapper, cobia, amberjack and grouper.
Destin's HarborWalk Marina offers services and amenities to resident boats and visiting vessels. Its offerings include short-stay slips, repair facilities, a fuel station, waste pumping services, a tackle shop, bathrooms and a grocery mart.