Destination guide

The tranquil city of Shalimar awaits you

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Shalimar. This city's restaurants, golfing and boating attract many visitors, and its relaxing and welcoming location add to the charm. Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park and Eglin Air Force Base are just a couple of the must-sees in the area. Many rental homes come with outdoor spaces, separate dining areas and full kitchens, perfect if you want to enjoy some home-cooked meals.


Sightseeing in and around Shalimar

Do you want to find top things to see and do in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Shalimar a fun place to get away. Here are some of the top attractions to put on your list, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park (3.5 mi / 5.7 km)
  • Big Kahuna's Water and Adventure Park (7.3 mi / 11.7 km)
  • Shalimar Pointe Golf Club (1.4 mi / 2.2 km)
  • Fort Walton Beach Golf Club (3 mi / 4.8 km)
  • Wild Willy's Adventure Zone (3.5 mi / 5.6 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Shalimar

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the natural landscape of Shalimar

Whether you're looking for fun outdoor activities or just want to appreciate the scenery, Shalimar is a great place to spend some time outside. These are a few of the area's most stunning features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Fort Walton Beach Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • John Beasley Park (3.4 mi / 5.5 km)
  • Liza Jackson Park (4.5 mi / 7.3 km)
  • Oak Tree Nature Park (5.8 mi / 9.3 km)
  • Henderson Beach State Park (8.6 mi / 13.9 km)
  • Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park‎ (9.2 mi / 14.7 km)

How to get to and around Shalimar

The nearest airport is in Fort Walton Beach, FL (VPS-Northwest Florida Regional), located 3.9 mi (6.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could book a flight to Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 7 mi (11.3 km) away.

Where to stay around Shalimar?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 6,285 holiday lettings near Shalimar. From 904 Houses to 5,152 Condos/Apartments, find unique self catering accommodation for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Shalimar is on HomeAway.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Shalimar?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Shalimar:

  • Frangista Beach: 2,983 holiday homes
  • Dune Allen Beach: 1,385 holiday homes
  • Crystal Beach: 1,310 holiday homes
  • Holiday Isle: 1,948 holiday homes
  • Avalon Beach Estates: 4,281 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Shalimar?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Shalimar. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Windswept Dunes Golf Course: 11,361 holiday lettings
  • Shalimar Pointe Golf Club: 11,537 holiday lettings
  • Eglin Air Force Base: 11,147 holiday lettings
  • Topsail Beach State Preserve: 15,957 holiday lettings
  • Destin Commons: 13,917 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Shalimar listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Shalimar?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 904 Houses in Shalimar. Our other popular types of Shalimar holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 5,152 self catering accommodations
  • Villas: 22 self catering accommodations
  • Cabins: 26 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Cottages and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Shalimar?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 5,598 holiday homes with pool available in Shalimar. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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