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Okaloosa Island Questions

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Okaloosa Island Questions

My family of 4 will be headed to the panhandle in late May. We are looking at staying gulf-front in Okaloosa. Are there some restaurants within walking distance of any of the condo complexes? Also, is Okaloosa a place where you can rent and ride bikes?


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If biking is what you love and really want to do check out the 30A bike trail farther down the road. Stay in the Seaside area and bike along the lakes, the ocean, lots of restaurants along the way, shopping, etc. Destin and FWB are a short drive from there as well as Panama City.

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I recently noticed some bikes to rent at the Southern Resorts rental office, next to Tom Thumb, about half way down Santa Rosa.

In regards to restaurants, there are several at the east end of Santa Rosa & Miracle Strip (hwy 98). Also at The Boardwalk & Pier area.

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The four points hotel is making some nice changes just in time for your arrival!

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We have been staying on Okaloosa Island for over 20 years when we go on our annual "Destin" vacation. There are several places within walking distance of some of the condos, depending where you are staying. The condos at the west end of the island would be too far to comfortably walk to restaurants. We always contact Coastal Cruisers to deliver a couple of bikes for us to use during our stay. There are no bike trails per se on Okaloosa, but we leisurly bike around different neighborhoods on the island and the park on the bay side. Coastal Cruisers furnish bikes with locks and baskets if you would like a basket to put groceries/items you might purchase.

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