Shop Til You Drop!

Where to Go Shopping in Destin

If it rains during your stay, or if you just need a break from the sun, going shopping is the perfect activity! You can find souvenirs to remember your trip by or bring back a little something for the member of the family who couldn’t come with you. No matter where you are staying in Destin, you are just a short drive away from tons of shopping options. From local boutiques, to name brands you love, there are so many options when it comes to where to go shopping in Destin.Where to Go Shopping in Destin

The Destin Commons

The Destin Commons is your one stop shop for shopping and excitement. Here you will find brands such as Forever 21, Sephora, H&M, and so much more. After you have packed the car full of your new wardrobe, stop by Uncle Bucks for some fun. Uncle Bucks has bowling lanes, an exciting arcade, and even a delicious restaurant. You will also find other dining options at the Destin Commons including Chipotle, Formula Fresh, Smashburger and Redbrick Pizza. On top of all the options listed above, it is also home to Destin’s AMC movie theater!

Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard is a bit further down Highway 98 but is a great option if you are looking for a luxurious shopping experience. Here you will find brands including Antropologie, Chubbies, Pottery Barn and more. They also have delicious dining options such as Emeril’s Coastal, Flemings, and Cantina Laredo. Grand Boulevard is known for hosting special events throughout the year. One of our favorite events to attend is the Grand Boulevard Farmer’s Market that happens every Saturday from 9 am – 1 pm.

HarborWalk Village

Another one stop shop for all things dining, shopping, and events is HarborWalk Village. Located in the heart of Destin, HarborWalk Village is part of Destin’s harbor. This means as you walk along stopping in different local boutiques, you will be walking along the water. Your kids will love seeing the different boats coming in and unloading their fishing haul. On top of that incredible characteristic, HarborWalk Village is home to incredible shopping including Aloha Surf Company, Life is Good, and Sunglass World.

Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall

If you are looking for the best deal on the coolest clothes and accessories, Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall is the place for you! This shopping center in Destin is packed full of Designer brands at a discounted rate. You will find Tory Burch, Col Haan, Saks Off 5th, and so much more. This is where to go shopping in Destin if you anticipate spending the whole day perusing through different stores, searching for the best deal.

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Treat Your Tastebuds

Brunch Spots in Destin, FL

No matter what time of year you are visiting the Gulf Coast, brunch is always a good idea while on vacation. Lucky for you, Destin has many different options when it comes to where to brunch. Whether your family enjoys getting breakfast one day during your stay, or likes to make it an everyday occurrence, you will never run out of new places to try. These brunch spots listed below offer something for each member of your family.

Brunch Spots in Destin, FLThe Pancakery

The Pancakery is always a delicious go to! Your kids will love seeing a stack of pancakes dressed in their favorite toppings. They also have options for those who don’t love a sugar overload including incredible omelets. It is located in the heart of Destin, so no matter where you are staying, it is just a short drive away!

Café Destin

Café Destin is for those looking for great service and a traditional breakfast. You truly can’t go wrong with a single item on their menu. They are open from 7 am to 2 pm for breakfast and their lunch menu begins at 11 am. They also offer outdoor seating for the groups looking for an inviting atmosphere.

Another Broken Egg

Another Broken Egg has been a popular brunch spot in Destin for years. There is always a wait for a table so make sure to get there with plenty of time to reserve your spot. They have every breakfast menu item you could think of including a wide variety of breakfast cocktails to try. They are open Monday – Sunday from 7 am to 2 pm.

Donut Hole

This is one of the brunch spots in Destin that the locals love. The Donut Hole offers a sit down menu and a counter where you can purchase a variety of sweet treats. If you have ever driven through Destin, you have probably noticed the line wrapping around the building. It is particularly crowded on Sundays so be sure to allow plenty of time for brunch!

Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer

Brotula’s Seafood House & Steamer offers a delicious Sunday brunch with a fine dining atmosphere. They only offer brunch on Sundays from 10 am – 3 pm making it a popular restaurant for an upscale breakfast.

We hope you can check out at least one of these brunch spots in Destin during your stay!

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Labor Day Weekend is Quickly Approaching!

5 Must Do Activities in Destin for Your Long Weekend

Are you visiting the beach this Labor Day weekend? You are in luck! There is no shortage of activities in Destin for your long weekend. From water activities to delicious dining, we have listed 5 must do activities that offer something for the whole family.

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  1. Hit the Beach

Of course, when you visit Destin, FL the first thing that comes to mind is the beach. Relaxing in the sun while you listen to the waves crass against the shore…what is better than that? Pack a beach bag, your favorite snacks and soak in that Florida sunshine. There are tons of activities to do on the beach for every age group. Bring a football for the teenagers, grab some sandcastle molds for the young ones, and don’t forget a book for yourself. There is no better way to experience Destin, FL than at the beach.

  1. Crab Island on a Pontoon Boat

One of the local’s favorite ways to celebrate Labor Day weekend is by boating out to Crab Island. Mix up your favorite cocktail, grab a water float and experience some water adventure in Destin. Be mindful, Crab Island gets crowded during Labor Day, so be sure to get there early and reserve your spot. There are food and drink options on Crab Island, however we encourage you to pack a couple of sandwiches in case the lines get long. To rent a pontoon boat in Destin, click here!

  1. Dine at The Gulf

The Gulf is a popular restaurant in Destin due to the cool atmosphere, delicious menu, and creative cocktails. Locals will arrive by boat and dock right next to the restaurant. It is located on Okaloosa Island is open daily from 11 am – 10 pm. Their happy hour is also every day from 3 – 6 pm. Fun fact: the entirety of the restaurant is made from shipping containers! Such a cool design feature. During your visit, you must try the Smoked Tuna Dip. Order one for the table and savor every bite before it is gone!

  1. Shop at the Destin Commons

If it rains during your stay, go shopping at the Destin Commons. You can spend the day visiting brands you love including H&M, Sephora, and Bass Pro Shops. There is also a variety of food options including Zoes, Chipotle, and our personal favorite, Smashburger. Before you go, consider visiting Uncle Bucks! They offer bowling in an under the sea atmosphere, an arcade, and a delicious menu.

  1. Attend the Labor Day Celebration at HarborWalk Village

Labor Day weekend is also packed full of fun events in Destin. One that you won’t want to miss is the Labor Day Celebration at HarborWalk Village. Live music, entertainment, and tons of dining options are available at the local event. Before the music starts, be sure to grab a bit to eat at Harry T’s Lighthouse for the best view of the sunset! This is one of the many activities in Destin for your long weekend that every member of your family will love!

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