The Emerald Coast is an unofficial name for the coastal area in the US state of Florida on the Gulf of Mexico that stretches about 100 miles through five counties, from Pensacola to Panama City.
It’s dolphin cruises, open-air shopping and fresh, local seafood restaurants. It’s fun family vacations and a romantic spot for couples. Get a little sand in your soul in Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Okaloosa Island, the Heart of Florida’s Emerald Coast.
The term Emerald Coast was coined in 1983 by a junior high school student, Andrew Dier, who won $50 in a contest for a new area slogan. Since then, the term has been expanded by popular usage to cover all of the northwest coast of Florida from Pensacola Beach to Panama City Beach.
Check out the website; www.emeraldcoastfl.com to find out what’s happening, things to do, and special deals available for a great vacation on the Emerald Coast.
Start out your journey in Pensacola, where you can get a great deal on your car rental at Guardian Rent-A-Car – (850) 456-0351.