Directions to the Emerald Coast Convention Center

Getting Here is a Breeze for Groups and Meeting Attendees

The Emerald Coast reaches across Destin, Fort Walton Beach,Okaloosa Island. Whether you’re flying or driving, these handy directions will get you where you’re going.

Please note that these directions represent possible routes from airports and cities. For updates on road construction, alternate routes, and other changes, consult the provided Google Maps links.

From Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) - 11 miles

Turn left out of the airport parking lot onto SR 85 South. Go through Shalimar, State Road 85 South will turn into Eglin Parkway. Eglin Parkway dead-ends into Highway 98. Turn left onto Highway 98 and cross the Brooks Bridge. Turn left at the second traffic light into the Emerald Coast Convention Center parking lot.  Map »

From Pensacola International Airport (PNS) - 45 miles

Turn left out of the airport to 12th Avenue. Take 12th Avenue to Bayou Boulevard and turn left. Follow through residential area and turn right onto Cervantes. Go across the Bayou Texar Bridge and turn left onto 17th Avenue. Go under Graffiti Bridge and turn left at the light onto Highway 98 East, which passes through Gulf Breeze, Navarre and then Fort Walton Beach. Follow Highway 98 for 41 miles through to downtown Fort Walton Beach across the Brooks Bridge; turn left at the second traffic light into the Emerald Coast Convention Center parking lot.  Map »

From Interstate 10 East or West

Take Exit 56 for FL-85 toward Crestview/Niceville. Go south on FL-85 South/South Ferdon Boulevard/State Road 85. Take State Road 85 South to FL 123/Roger J. Clary Highway, keep right at the fork, follow signs for Florida State Route 85 South and merge onto FL-85 South/Eglin Parkway. Turn left on Perry Avenue Southeast. Turn left onto US-98/Miracle Strip Parkway Southeast. Cross the Brooks Bridge onto Okaloosa Island; turn left at the second traffic light into the Emerald Coast Convention Center parking lot.  Map »