If you Go
Want to take a spur-of-the moment trip to the beaches of South Walton? Here's what you need to know for the long weekend of Sept. 3-6:
Southwest Airlines flies nonstop from BWI Marshall to the new Beaches International Airport near Panama City from $341 round trip.
Where to Stay
Hibiscus Coffee & Guesthouse
85 Defuniak St.
Funky 13-room hotel with a vegetarian cafe. Rooms start at $140 March 1 to Sept. 30 and $120 Oct. 1 to Feb. 28.
Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy. West, Destin