Take a Direct Flight to Destin for Your Next Vacation

If you’re interested in taking a vacation to Destin but are still deciding the most efficient way to travel here, don’t worry! We’ve compiled a list of the best airports that fly directly to Destin! View our Destin condos, book your favorite, then plan your travels. Your best vacation yet is only a few clicks away!

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS)

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is where the beaches are always sunny, and the planes are always on time–well, most of the time! This little gem of an airport is tucked away in the Florida panhandle, serving as the gateway to the Gulf Coast’s finest seafood and sunshine.

Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) is a public airport located in Valparaiso, Okaloosa County, Florida, serving the city of Destin and the surrounding areas of the Fort Walton Beach metropolitan area. The airport is approximately 19 miles from Destin, owned and operated by the Okaloosa County Board of County Commissioners. With the airport in such proximity, it’s the perfect place to fly into when staying in one of our Destin condo rentals.

VPS is one of the smallest but also the closest airports to Destin and most surrounding areas and the best choice if you are staying in Okaloosa Island, Destin, Miramar Beach, or Sandestin. It is a regional airport with a single runway, serving mainly domestic flights within the United States. The airport is serviced by several major airlines, including American, Delta, Allegiant, Southwest, and Sun Country.

It offers flights to major cities, such as Atlanta, Dallas, and Orlando. VPS also supports general aviation, with some private aircraft and charter services operating at the airport. The airport has various amenities available to passengers, including a cafe, gift shop, and rental car services. Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport also serves as a convenient transportation hub for travelers visiting the beautiful beaches and attractions of the Florida Gulf Coast.

VPS has its unique charm. You won’t find long lines here – just friendly locals ready to help you navigate the single terminal. Plus, the airport is small enough with just five gates that you can easily walk from your entrance to the baggage claim without breaking a sweat, although the Florida heat might have something to say about that!

So the next time you plan a trip to the Emerald Coast, consider flying into VPS. You’ll save a few bucks on airfare and experience authentic Florida hospitality. Be sure to pack some sunscreen – you’ll need it for those beautiful beaches waiting outside the airport doors.

Direct Flights

Direct flights to Destin can be a convenient and stress-free way to start your vacation. With some planning, you can find a great deal and arrive at your destination ready to relax and enjoy all that the beautiful Gulf Coast has to offer. Allegiant Airlines has the most non-stop flight options to and from Destin-Fort Walton Beach. The other airlines also have a few non-stop options. Find below the locations to catch a flight to Destin by some top airlines from various United States destinations.

About 15 miles outside of Destin, the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport (VPS) has direct flights to some cities, including Atlanta, Charlotte, Dallas, Houston, and more. Several major airlines, including American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines, provide direct flights from significant cities, including New York, Chicago, and Philadelphia. Some low-cost airlines, including Spirit Airlines and Frontier Airlines, serve the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport.

Plan Your Visit

Making your dream vacation to Destin doesn’t have to be difficult! Whenever you book with the Islander Resort, it’s easy! Simply view our Destin condo rentals, reserve your favorite, and prepare for your best vacation yet.

About 50 miles from Destin, Pensacola International Airport (PNS) has direct flights to several significant cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, and others. Major airlines that offer flights to this airport include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and United Airlines.

Destin is roughly 70 miles from Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP), which provides direct flights to significant cities, including Atlanta, Dallas, and Charlotte. Major airlines that offer flights to this airport include American Airlines, Delta Air Lines, and Southwest Airlines.

Directions to the Islander Resort 

Our physical address is 1701 State Road 85 North, Eglin AFB, FL 32542. To get to us from the Destin-Fort Walton Beach Airport, you must take a taxi, car rental, shuttle, ride-sharing service, or public transport. It is always best to compare the cost and convenience of different transportation options before deciding. Our stays at The Islander Resort are at 821 Gulf Drive, Navarre, FL 32566. 

From the airport, follow these directions:

  1. Head southeast on Airport Road toward John Sims Parkway.
  2. Turn right onto John Sims Parkway.
  3. Take the first left onto US-98 E/Miracle Strip Pkwy SW.
  4. Continue straight onto US-98 E/FL-30 E. Turn right onto Gulf Boulevard/FL-39 E. 
  5. Turn left onto Gulf Drive/FL-399 E. Your cozy stay with us will be on the right!

These directions are for reference only and may vary depending on your mode of transportation and route. Before starting your trip, it is always best to confirm trends with a GPS or map service.

Book Your Destin Condo 

There are numerous fun things to do in Destin! Our Destin condominiums put you minutes from any attraction on your agenda and right in the center of the excitement. Of course, you can go beach swimming, snorkeling, or unwinding on the sand. Patrons can enjoy mini-golf and go-karting with friends, work on their golf swing at the Indian Bayou Golf & Country Club and stroll down the boardwalk for many retail and food options. 

One of our West view Destin beach condos is the most peaceful spot to stay and unwind during your next vacation. Fifty-one outstanding rentals provide an unrivaled view of Lake Christina and the gorgeous wildlife that inhabits this region. All the top attractions in Destin are close by when you’re ready to explore. After a long day of sightseeing, you will derive maximum pleasure when coming to our resort in Destin, Florida. 

At The Islander Resort, we are an island paradise close by all the fun of Destin. A place to escape where the sun and the sea are never far from reach. You should try our Islander Resort’s east and west-view Destin beach condos for our fabulous range of amenities and cozy stays. You’ll appreciate being situated near local attractions, including restaurants, shopping centers, and golf courses, and having easy access to the airport. Our Destin Beach Condos accommodation options include one-bedroom, two-bed, and three-bedroom units, a pool, a hot tub, and everything else you’ll need for your home away from home! 

Escape to our luxurious resort and enjoy the perfect getaway in this land of endless fun, where nature’s beauty is second to none, and the world’s worries fade away from view. At The islander resort, our stays are a dream come true. Spend your days lounging and nights unwinding in comfort by booking your stay in one of our Destin beachfront condos today!