Award winning Destin Commons continues to be “Where Destin Comes Alive”, as Northwest Florida’s premier open-air lifestyle center offering shopping, dining and entertainment. The 56-acre architecturally unique center has garnered a regional reputation for its well-known retail tenants and on-going community events. Concerts, community performances and charity groups are regular features throughout the center and in their pedestrian friendly Center Plaza.
Serving both residents and a tourist population of over six million annual visitors to the region, Destin Commons has seen millions of shoppers at the center since opening in 2003. Evidence of the center’s popularity from day one is the fact they have earned the honor of being named Best Place to Shop and Best Place to Take Kids in 2004; Best of the Best Shopping in 2005; and Best Shopping Complex in 2006 and 2007; and Best Place to Take Kids 2009 and 2010, by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine. This year, Destin Commons was voted Best Shopping Center by the Northwest Florida Daily News “Finest on the Emerald Coast” readers poll! Destin, FL was named in Good Morning America’s “10 Most Beautiful Places in America”!
The center is anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Belk and Rave Motion Pictures 14-screen stadium style movie theatre. Destin Commons also offers shoppers a prize mix of more than seventy stores and many restaurants. Eighty percent of the stores are regional and national, making their first appearance in Northwest Florida, including a Forever 21 and Sephora! Other first to the area retailers include: Abercrombie & Fitch, Banana Republic, Buckle, Hollister Co., Lucky Brand Jeans, Brighton Collectibles, Aldo Shoes, Earthbound Trading Company and Williams-Sonoma.
Dining options are abundant, from casual to fine dining, including Hard Rock Café, Panera Bread, Red Brick Pizza, Starbucks, Tropical Smoothie Café, Zoe’s Kitchen and the new Poppy’s Sports Bar & Grill.
Lowe’s Home Improvement and Rooms To Go recently made their Emerald Coast debut at Destin Commons.
Parents and grandparents flock to Destin Commons with their kids. Special highlights for kids include a DC Kids Club, year-round special events and a nautically themed children’s soft play area with imaginative sea creatures and a lighthouse. Children can be seen on a daily basis delighting in running in and out of the interactive 49-head pop fountain in Center Plaza.