by Lisa A. Grimaldi | June 01, 2016
Why here?
The spectacular Atlantic and Gulf beaches (including Seagrove Beach in South Walton, pictured) are among the myriad reasons groups are drawn to North Florida. The region also offers superb golfing, hiking, fishing, boating, kayaking, history and unspoiled nature.
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Local Update
The 602-room Hilton Sandestin Beach Golf Resort & Spa in South Walton recently completed the renovation of its guest rooms, lobby, pool and restaurant. The Gulf-front resort has 40,000 square feet of meeting space, a spa and fitness center, six on-site dining venues (including the AAA four-diamond Seagar's Prime Steaks and Seafood) and access to four golf courses.

 The 320-room Sheraton Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach is in the midst of a head-to-toe refurbishment. The property, which will reopen in late 2016, is upgrading its infrastructure and public spaces. Among the resort's offerings are 60,000 square feet of indoor/outdoor meeting space and two 18-hole golf courses.