JAN 2017

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⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ J A N U A R Y 2 0 1 7 w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 34 Drive-in Destinations Sponsored Content South Walton: The Perfect Place to Do Business Pamela Watkins Director of Sales & Special Events Pamela has been with Visit South Walton since 1997 and has promoted tourism in South Walton for over 30 years. Visit South Walton (850) 622-7815 he twenty-six miles of sugar-white sand beaches and diverse accom- modations along the coast of South Walton have beckoned visitors for generations, offering an upscale yet relaxing place to unwind. Increasingly, the same unique atmosphere and amenities that vacationers have found along this strand of 16 beach neigh- borhoods are being discovered by meeting planners, who find that South Walton offers the perfect beach atmosphere for work, reju- venation and the creation of lasting memories. While summer is the perfect time for leisure travelers to hit the beaches, meeting planners find that fall and winter are the ideal seasons in which to host their meeting or event in South Walton. South Walton offers versatile facilities and comprehensive meeting services and has the ability to accommodate groups of various sizes. The destination also has a wide breadth of accommodations—from charming beachside cottages for small corporate retreats to full- service resorts with golf, shopping, dining and more—that invite attendees to relax and rejuvenate after their meetings. Beyond the beautiful beaches, South Walton offers a myriad of activities and attractions for every visitor's interests. Enjoy shopping at local boutiques and art galleries, or head to Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Discover one of our five state parks by land or water. Indulge in our renowned Gulf to Table culinary scene in an award-winning restaurant. Relax at one of our upscale spas. There are also a variety of cultural activities for enhancing a meeting experience on any budget. A meeting or an incentive group can plan their trip to South Walton around out- standing festivals such as South Walton Fash- ion Week, 30A Songwriters Festival, Digital Graffiti, Mountain Film Festival and South Walton Beaches Wine & Food Festival just to name a few. As a repeat winner of ConventionSouth Readers' Choice Award, it's clear South Walton has that special something meeting planners want. The destination's distinguished meeting facilities, award-winning accommodations, gourmet dining and creative team building activities offer groups memorable and produc- tive meetings. Conveniently located directly between ECP and VPS airports, South Walton operates on Central Time, making it the perfect meeting destination in Northwest Florida. ■ T

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