5 Under-the-Radar Florida Beach Towns for Families
2/5 South Walton
Located near popular Panama City Beach, South Walton is a new urbanist town with a distinctly European feel. Artificial reefs near the shores, the first underwater museum of art, make for fabulous snorkeling. For a break from the beach, take the kids to Eden Garden State Park to view the famous historic mansions and moss-draped live oaks. Foodies can take notes from critically acclaimed Chef Emeril Lagasse (who resides in South Walton) and try local favorite restaurants Fish Out of Water and Bud & Alley’s Pizza Bar. For a twist to your family trip, plan it around one of their festivals such as the Songwriters Festival or Digital Graffiti Festival.