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SYNC 2018 • February 23-26, 2017 • Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort • Destin, Florida

 

AIRPORT and DRIVING TRANSPORTATION INFORMATION

The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort is conveniently located on the North West portion of the Florida panhandle. The area is serviced by three regional airports. It is located within driving distance of many major cities (see chart below). The airports are listed in order of distance to the resort. Note: The Sandestin Resort is in the Central Time Zone

 

Fort Walton Regional Airport (VPS) - THE CLOSEST AIRPORT 

SYNC recommends this airport for attendees. This small regional airport is the closest option.

30 min / 30 miles to the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort  

Air Service: Allegiant, American Airlines, Delta, Glo, United, Southern Airways Express

Car Rentals: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National

  VPS WEBSITE    

  

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (ECP)

Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers is located 50-60 minutes from the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. 

Daily non-stop service includes the following cities: Atlanta, Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, and Dallas. 

51 min / 40 miles 

Air Service: Delta, United, and Southwest

Car Rentals: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Thrifty  

  ECP WEBSITE   

 

Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport (PNS)

Pensacola International Airport is at least an hour from Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort

Daily non-stop service includes the following cities: Atlanta, Dallas, Houston, Nashville, Chicago, Washington DC, Charlotte, Orlando, Tampa, and Miami. 

70 min / 65 miles

Air Service: American Eagle/American Airlines, Delta/Delta Connections, Silver Airways, Southwest and United

Car Rentals: Alamo, AVIS, Budget, Dollar, Enterprise, Hertz, National, Payless, Thrifty 

  PNS WEBSITE   

 

Airport Helpful Hints 

• All three airports are small in comparison to most major airports. The airports may have limited flight schedules, food options, and rental cars. 

• The airports are regional options which mean airfare could be slightly higher than normal. We suggest using a fare watching website to keep an eye on the lowest fares. Try Airfare Watchdog. http://www.airfarewatchdog.com 

• When returning rental cars to VPS (and perhaps the other airports, too) You must return the keys to the counter inside the airport, there could be delays depending on lines. Plan your return trip accordingly. 

 

SHUTTLE SERVICE 

The following shuttle service is recommended for attendees. SYNC is not affiliated or responsible for the shuttle to or from the airports. Please have your flight information before calling an making reservation. Shuttle services could group you with other guests to provide the best rates. 

C2 transportation Shuttle Service: 

$20 Per person per trip from the Fort Walton Beach Airport: VPS 

$90 for up to 4 passengers per trip from Panama City Airport (ECP) 

$120 for up to 4 passengers per trip from Pensacola Airport (PNS) 

Call or Email :
Chris Cooke
Ccook71@cox.net
850-225-3909

Note: SYNC Does not provide or organize shuttle service for any attendee or vendor. All transportation arrangements must be made on your own.

OTHER TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS

We recommend checking the airport's website for additional shuttle options, and also rental cars. Free parking is provided for guest staying at the Sandestin Resort (the SYNC Host Resort).

 

Driving to Sandestin Resort  

Sandestin Beach and Golf Resort are conveniently located within a day trip of many major cities. Save money and possible airline headaches by driving to SYNC. Below is a list of major cities and the distances to Sandestin Resort. 

 

 

CITYMILEAGE (1)TIME (2)
Atlanta, GA 332 5.5 hours
Baton Rouge, LA 318 6 hours
Biloxi, MS 175 3.25 hours
Birmingham, AL 253 5 hours
Chattanooga, TN 412 7.75 hours
Chicago, IL 914 17 hours
Cincinnati, OH 720 13.25 hours
Columbus, OH 831 15.50 hours
Dallas, TX 645 12 hours
Detroit, MI 973 17 hours
Hattiesburg, MS 200 3.75 hours
Houston, TX 595 11 hours
Indianapolis, IN 731 13.25 hours
Jackson, MS 290 5.50 hours
Jacksonville, FL 288 5.50 hours
Kansas City, KS 966 18 hours
Knoxville, TN 510 9.50 hours
CITYMILEAGE (1)TIME (2)
Little Rock, AR 651 12 hours
Louisville, KY 617 11.75 hours
Madison, WI 1070 19.50 hours
Memphis, TN 619 12 hours
Miami, FL 659 12 hours
Milwaukee, WI 1015 18.50 hours
Minneapolis, MN 1314 24 hours
Mobile, AL 100 2 hours
Montgomery, AL 175 3.50 hours
Montreal, QC 1460 27 hours
Nashville, TN 445 8.50 hours
New Orleans, LA 269 4.75 hours
New York, NY 1115 20.50 hours
Orlando, FL 425 8 hours
St. Louis, MO 775 14.50 hours
Toronto, ON 1200 22 hours

Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort
9300 Emerald Coast Pkwy W
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
(800) 622-1038

 

GPS Coordinates: 30.378230, -86.330954
(Please note that we sometimes are listed as Miramar Beach on GPS systems. )