JUL 2014

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J U L Y 2 0 1 4 ⎜ ConventionSouth ⎜ w w w . c o n v e n t i o n s o u t h . c o m 33 The 26 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and diverse accommodations along the coast of South Walton have beckoned visitors for gen- erations, offering an upscale yet relaxing place to unwind. Increasingly, the same unique at- mosphere and amenities that vacationers have found along this strand of 16 beach neighbor- hoods are being discovered by meeting plan- ners, who find that South Walton offers the perfect beach atmosphere for work, rejuvena- tion, 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 meetings services and has the ability to accommodate groups of various sizes. The destination also has a wide breadth of accommodations—from charming beach- side 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 Sil- ver 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 myriad 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 winner of the Convention South Readers' Choice Award for a third year in a row, it's clear South Walton has that spe- cial something meeting planners want. The destination's distinguished meeting facilities, award-winning accommodations, gourmet din- ing, and creative teambuilding activities offer groups memorable and productive meetings. Conveniently located directly between ECP and VPS airports, South Walton operates on Central Time, making it the perfect meeting destination in Northwest Florida. ■ Pamela Watkins, Director of Sales, Visit South Walton Pamela has been with Visit South Walton since 1997 and has promoted tourism in South Walton for over 30 years. The many affiliations and strong tourism part- nerships created over the years are the most rewarding component in making South Walton a top meeting destination. (800) 822-6877 Find Your Perfect Beach In South Walton, Florida get to know... S P O N S O R E D C O N T E N T Feel Good In Small Markets See Ad On Page 3 *18-35 CS JULY 2014_Layout 1 6/27/14 1:03 PM Page 33

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