Getting Here

Emerald Coast Convention Center

1250 Miracle Strip Parkway SE

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548

With four nearby airports and easy access to Interstate 10 and scenic U.S. highway 98, travelling to the Emerald Coast is a breeze. The centrally located Emerald Coast Convention Center makes a convenient point of arrival to navigate the rest of your trip.


These handy instructions will help you navigate a drive from nearby states or airports. Wherever you’re coming from, this information will get you where you’re going.

Mileage from Major Cities

Atlanta, GA - 368
Birmingham, AL - 265
Chicago, IL - 927
Cincinnati, OH - 731
Dallas, TX - 623
Indianapolis, IN - 742
Jackson, MS - 285
Little Rock, AR - 651
Louisville, KY - 628
Miami, FL - 651
Mobile, AL - 100
Montgomery, AL - 172
Montreal, Canada - 1,458
Nashville, TN - 453
New Orleans, LA - 248
New York, NY - 1,112
Orlando, FL - 422
St. Louis, MO - 801


The Emerald Coast Convention Center offers plenty of free parking once you’ve arrived. Covered and uncovered spaces are available, including 154 spots in a parking garage. Even better, shuttle service can be easily arranged to get you to your hotel.

Air Travel

The Emerald Coast is serviced by four nearby airports and several major airlines, assuring convenient access to the convention center and all the best beachside attractions.

  • Destin - Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is a short drive from the Emerald Coast Convention Center.

  • Destin Airport (DTS) serves private and small charter aircraft and is only moments away.

  • Northwest Florida International Airport (ECP) is an hour’s drive to the east near Panama City.

  • Pensacola International Airport (PNS) is just an hour to the west.

Rental Cars

Emerald Coast is serviced by several major rental car providers. Make a reservation with any of these agencies to get where you’re going.


Whether you’re travelling to a convention center event with colleagues or family, there are many buses, shuttles, taxis, and limousines readily available. Book your rides to and from the airport and convention center as well as around the region to explore all Emerald Coast has to offer.

Stay Here

Event attendees in need of places to stay in Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Okaloosa island will find a wide variety of accommodations options near the convention center. Choose from hotels, resorts, spacious condominiums and vacation homes with every amenity, was well as scenic campgrounds and RV parks.