Mother’s Day in the Destin area is a Delight

By: Kanika Jelks


 I can’t think of a better way to show your mom how much you treasure her than with a weekend jaunt to the beautiful Emerald Coast of Florida. Make mom’s material girl dreams come true with a dash through Destin’s many distinguished shops, boutiques and outlet malls. Soak up the sun and salute the other mother we all share – Mother Nature – with a stroll on the beautiful beaches of neighboring Okaloosa Island. Then top off the weekend with a great philanthropic brunch in Fort Walton Beach that will warm your mom’s heart and make her proud of your wonderful sense of giving.

Destin is a fantastic shopping destination. In fact, Silver Sands Outlet bills itself as the nation’s largest outlet center. With more than 100 incredible stores that carry some of the world’s best-known brands, it’s easy to see why. There’s a long list of sales that will make a Mother’s Day shopping excursion memorable. Be sure to check out Silver Sands’ website for the full scoop on the best shops to hit this weekend.

Continue to celebrate mom with a sunset walk on Okaloosa Island. This picturesque piece of Florida will help you appreciate all the wonderful ways your mom has touched your life and help you both appreciate the impressive gifts of Mother Nature. White sandy beaches will beckon you to play in our ocean. But, be careful, you may never want to leave.

Maybe, this will give you and your mom some motivation to switch from your swimsuits to your Sunday best. The Emerald Coast Conference Center is home to a gourmet Mother’s Day Brunch on Sunday, May 9. Everything from Mimosas to Bloody Marys, beef tenderloin to Mahi Mahi will be served up in grand fashion in honor of the many moms in the room. The best part is that all of the proceeds benefit Children in Crisis, Inc. a local charity that makes a big difference in the lives of many area little ones. Check out the menu and all the event details online.Kids four-years-old and younger are free. Make your reservations now and have a great weekend with your mom!


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