Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport Destin-Fort-Walton-Beach-Airport-VPS (VPS) is an airport located within Eglin Air Force Base, serving the region from Pensacola to Panama City, FL. The airport is located approximately sixteen miles from Valparaiso and is the closest airport to Destin, FL.

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This guide will help provide the information required to help you make the best choice from the options available to you, such as parking rates—both long and short term—and hotels that offer parking and shuttles and possible places to grab a meal.

Parking Rates and Options

Travelers can expect to pay up to free to $8.50 a day for parking. Travelers have a choice of two parking options at VPS.

Long Term

Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport offers travelers one option for long term parking

Parking Lot A

First 10 minutes Free
11 minutes – 1 hour $1.50
1 hour – 1 ½ hour $3
1 ½ hour – 2 hours $4.50
2 hours – 2 ½ hours $6
Daily Maximum $8.50


Short term

Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport provides travelers with one option for short-term parking.

Parking Lot B

First 10 minutes Free
11 minutes – 1 hour $1.50
1 hour – 1 ½ hour $3
1 ½ hour – 2 hours $4.50
2 hours – 2 ½ hours $6
Daily Maximum $8.50

Parking Tips

Motorists coming to the airport to pick up arriving passengers can wait in their vehicles in the free cellphone waiting area. Once their arriving party reaches the terminal sidewalk with luggage in hand, he or she calls the driver, and the waiting motorist can be curbside within minutes to quickly pick up the traveler and be on their way!

Airport Resources

No matter how travelers look at it, parking rates at or near the Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport can be expensive and costly—especially if you have to park there for several days.

With this mindset, we have gathered a few ideas and resources to help you find some of the best rates and discounts, and coupons to make your parking more affordable.

Official Airport Parking Page

This page offers information on various options that are both convenient and economical. The site provides rates, live availability, and up-to-date news. There is also information on links to the flights, passengers, and airport itself.

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Hotel Parking with Airport Shuttle Service

Many travelers are learning the park, stay, and fly luxury that many hotels offer these days. They can stay at the hotel the night before and take the complimentary shuttle to the airport, all while never moving their vehicle. 

There are several hotels within 3.5 to 6.6 miles of Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport that offer park, stay and fly packages, and complimentary shuttle service to and from the terminals.

Holiday Inn Express & Suites

Distance from VPS: 3.5 miles

410 W John Sim Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578

Phone: 1.850.842.2500

Fairfield Inn & Suites

Distance from VPS: 3.7 miles

1280 Eglin Pkwy, Shalimar, FL 32579

Phone: 1.850.651.9999

Comfort Suites

Distance from VPS: 3.7 miles

148 E John Sims Pkwy West, Niceville, FL 32578

Phone: 1.850.279.6547

TownePlace Suites by Marriott

Distance to VPS: 3.8 miles

100 Niceville Ave, Niceville, FL 32578

Phone: 1.850.842.7052

Best Western

Distance from VPS: 3.9 miles

106 Bayshore Dr, Niceville, FL 32578


TownePlace Suites

Distance from VPS: 4.6 miles

843 Eglin Pkwy, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547


WoodSpring Suites

Distance from VPS: 4.7 miles

915 Harrelson Dr, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547

Phone: 1.850.315.0383

Hampton Inn

Distance from VPS: 6.6 miles

4400 Ansley Dr, Niceville, FL 32578


Local Eateries

Although there are several places to grab a bite to eat near Destin Fort Walton Beach Airport, those that rated with the most stars are:

The Boathouse Landing – Seafood

124 N John Sims Pkwy, Valparaiso, FL 32580

Casual Bayou-front eatery serving seafood, steak, pasta & cocktails, plus live music during summer.

Dine-in Curbside pickup

TradeWinds Italian Restaurant – Italian

205 Government Ave, Niceville, FL 32578

Easygoing, Italian-leaning kitchen drawing local crowds with seafood pasta & pizza.

Dine-in Takeout

Front Porch - American

306 Bayshore Dr, Niceville, FL 32578

Folksy luncheonette with homey decor turning out a big menu of traditional American comfort food.

Dine-in Takeout

Basil & Baxter's Kitchen and Cocktails – Restaurant

714 Howell Rd, Niceville, FL 32578

We are inspired to make tasty tacos, burgers, steaks, and many more delicious foods. We have a full bar, wine list, serve lunch, dinner, and brunch on Sundays.

Dine-in Curbside pickup Delivery

The Local's Eatery - Restaurant

113 W John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578

Perfect in every way!!! Great atmosphere and comfy both inside or outside. Service superb, staff so friendly and attentive. Food is amazing.

Dine-in Takeout No-contact delivery

Fresh Greece Pizza & Grill – Restaurant

339 N John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578

Dine-in Curbside pickup

Aegean Restaurant – Greek

1259 Eglin Pkwy, Shalimar, FL 32579

Live longer – Eat like the Greeks

Dine-in Takeout No-contact delivery

Doc's Oyster Bar – Restaurant

303 Glen Avenue, Valparaiso, FL 32580

New Orleans-style seafood & po'boys in a lively shack with local beer, terrace dining & water views.

Dine-in Takeout

Clean Eatz – Health Food

1191B N Eglin Pkwy, Shalimar, FL 32579

Dine-in Curbside pickup No-contact pickup

Café Bienville – Restaurant

777 E John Sims Pkwy, Niceville, FL 32578

Airy, casual cafe offering beignets & frittatas for breakfast & Cajun-inspired lunch dishes.

Dine-in Takeout

One 20 – A Modern Bistro – American

120 Partin Dr N, Niceville, FL 32578

Elevated American dining with a Southern twist served in a cozy bistro with a serene atmosphere.

Dine-in Curbside pickup

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