The Northwest Florida Regional Airport is a civilian airport within the Eglin Air Force Base, near Valparaiso and Fort Walton Beach in Okaloosa County, Florida. The site is a public cum military airport, owned and operated by the United States Air Force, while the terminal is operated by the Ookalosa County. The airport serves Fort Walton Beach in Destin, Florida. Formerly called the Okaloosa County Air Terminal in 1957, the airport has evolved and expanded in the recent years until it has become a multi-use airport, with some 345 aircraft movements recorded per day. 71% of the daily movement is dedicated for military services, with 19% for commercial flights, 8% for general aviation services, and 2% for air taxi services. The airport has a 110,000-square feet passenger terminal, with three second-level gates and passenger jet ways, and three ground-level commuter gates with regional jet boarding bridges. The terminal has areas for ticketing and baggage claim, and upper and lower courses with gates. The Northwest Florida Regional Airport also has a restaurant, waiting areas, and concession areas. With an elevation of 27 metres, it is found near the coast, complete with two asphalt runways measuring 3,659 metres and 3,052 metres, respectively.
Currently, the terminal is available and open for expansions, with the Northwest Florida Regional Airport Master Plan update saying an extension is due in the next few years to come.
The Heritage Museum of Northwestern Florida is the primary point of interest in Valparaiso. The museum's permanent collection includes flint spear points, stone tools from the Paleo-Archaic hunters, pottery shards from the Woodland Period, a black iron wash pot, crosscut saws, turpentine collection cups, a porcelain pitcher, lumber mill tokens, and old school desks, all collected over a period of time. The museum's collection also includes and covers the area's fishing history, which exhibits a heritage mural, and hosts the Crestview Train Depot. Valparaiso is also known for its Matador Club, a classy strip club for those who are interested in sensual acts and scenes, while The Tank is also another nightlife destination here. Further, like any other region in Florida, Valparaiso also has and is also connected with a fair share of beaches and subtropical coasts named as the Emerald Coast. Emerald Coast is a strip of beaches comprising Destin, Fort Walton Beach, and Okaloosa Island.
How to get around within Valparaiso
Private vehicles such as cars and motorbikes are the primary mode of transportation in Valparaiso, since it is a relatively small town and community. Other public transport modes can be found in the bigger cities such as Orlando and Miami.
How to get there
To get to Northwest Florida and the lovely community of Valparaiso, check out the Northwest Florida Regional Airport. The Northwest Florida Regional Airport is one of the major regional airports serving the area, with domestic routes in Atlanta, Dallas, Charlotte, Houston, and Washington. Cheap flights can be booked using Skyscanner. Skyscanner is an online resource of the cheapest flights from over 600 airlines, including Delta Airways, American, United Airlines, and US Airways, who primarily use the said airport.
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