Destin in Florida is a fantastic holiday destination for anyone who wants to enjoy the best that Florida has to offer. Excellent golf courses, beautiful weather, top restaurants and exciting attractions await visitors here, and you will also get to enjoy some fantastic shopping.
In fact, Destin has some of the best shopping in Florida. The four main areas where you can find everything you need are the Market Shops, the Village of Baytowne Wharf, Silver Sands Premium Outlets and Grand Boulevard. Between these you will find stores for high-end products, souvenirs, apparel and anything else you need. Here is a guide to the main shopping areas to help you decide where you want to go shopping first.
If you are staying at a Florida vacation rental in Destin and you are looking to do some shopping, one of the best places to check out is Grand Boulevard. This is the town centre at Sandestin, and it comprises 52 acres of retail space. You will find it at the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort, right at the entrance, and inside it is packed with enough retailers and restaurants to keep you busy all afternoon.
Some of the familiar names you will find here include Billabong, Brooks Brothers Country Club, Donna Burgess Gallery, Sunglass Hut and Wine World, but there are many more.
The Village of Baytowne Wharf
The Village of Baytowne Wharf is located near Choctawhatchee Bay, within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. Here you will find over 30 shops consisting of speciality boutiques, apparel stores, accessory stores and toy shops like Toys and Treasures.
Some of the names you may be familiar with include Aloha Surf Company, Barefoot Princess, Coco & Company, Lumpy’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop and Sandestin Clothing Company. However, as well as the stores, you will also find a number of top restaurants, and there are also a number of outdoor festivals and events that take place here throughout the year, including art walks.
The Market Shops
The Market Shops are located at Sandestin at the Florida Vacation Resort. You will find over a dozen boutiques here, all set within a luxurious shopping environment comprised of tropical courtyards and fountains. It is open every day of the week, although times vary by day.
Silver Sands Premium Outlet
If you’ve got your eye on making some savings, you’ll find the ideal place at Silver Sands Premium Outlets. Here you will find over 100 outlet stores, including a number of designer names, where sales and special events are held throughout the year. Some of the places you may want to visit include Calvin Klein, DKNY, Lacoste and Gap Outlet, but there are many more.
Enjoy the Best Shopping in Florida
The shopping in Destin really is exceptional. With the four main shopping areas above, you have everything that you could want, all within a very short distance from wherever you are staying. So take a close look at the above areas and decide which ones to visit during your holiday here, then take a trip to each of them in turn to find out just how good the shopping really is.
Marcus Anderson is a self-confessed shopaholic and traveler. He likes to visit new places to shop, and then he writes about it on various blog sites.