About Valparaiso

Let's have a look around into background of Valparaiso

County:  Okaloosa County
State: Florida
Country: United States
Latitude: 30.5085309
Longitude: -86.5027282
Time zone: Central Time Zone
Current time zone offset: UTC/GMT -6 hours

Weather in Valparaiso

Climate: Humid Subtropical Climate
Best Time to Visit: Mid-August to Mid-November


Valparaiso is a city in Okaloosa County, Florida, United States. As of the 2000 census, the city population was 6,408. According to the U.S. Census Bureau's 2004 estimates, the city had a population of 6,336. It is part of the Fort Walton Beach–Crestview–Destin Metropolitan Statistical Area.

Distance from Valparaiso center to Airport

The closest major airport to Valparaiso, Florida is Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS / KVPS). 
Driving Distance: 5 miles / 8 km
Driving Time: 30 Minutes
Languages: English followed by Spanish being the most widely spoken languages.

Modes of transport

Airport: Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS / KVPS). 
Rail: Amtrak: National Rail Passenger System.
Road: Bus: Greyhound Bus and Shuttles

Customs and Tipping

For Restaurants and Bars: 
Waitress and Bartender – 10 – 15 % of the Bill.
For Hotels:
Room Service: $5 Minimum
Housekeeper: $1 - $2 per Day
Concierge: Between $5 - $25
Valet Parking: 
Parking or Returning Car: $2 - $5  

Nearby Tourist Cities

  • Niceville,
  • Destin
  • Wright

Emergency Contact Numbers in Valparaiso city

Fire / Police/ Ambulance: 911
Railroad: 1800 872 7245
Airport: +1 850-651-7160 (Northwest Florida Regional Airport )
Hospital: +1 850-678-4131 (Twin Cities Hospital)


Country Music Festival
Strummin' Man Uke Festival
Skopelos Wine Festival

Tourist Attractions

Fred Gannon Rocky Bayou State Park
Air Force Armament Museum
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida

Theatre & Concerts

Mattie Kelly Arts Center
Stage Crafters Cmnty Theatre
Crestview Cinema 3

Visit Top Restaurants in Valparaiso

Boathouse Landing
Front Porch
Cafe Bienville

Top Shopping Centers in Valparaiso

Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Kind Design Fine Art
Destin's Main Street Market

Museums, Galleries and Gardens

Air Force Armament Museum
Heritage Museum of Northwest Florida
Turkey Creek Park

Iconic Delicacies of Iconic Restros

Pulled Pork  – Jim 'N Nick's Bar-B-Q
Gyros – Fresh Greece
Mussels – Tradewinds Imported Foods

Sports Club

Shalimar Pointe Golf Club – Golf
Legacy Boating Club – Boating
Kelly Plantation Golf Club – Golf

Shelling Out Dollars

Imported beer: $ 4.00
3 BHK (Downtown): $ 1,425.00
Cheap meal: $ 12.00
Gasoline: $ 0.57 / litre
3 course meal: $ 54.50