Whether you’re in search of souvenirs, holiday gifts, or a new wardrobe, Destin is a wonderful place to go shopping! Our Emerald Coast city features a superb mix of large outlet malls and locally owned boutiques for visitors to explore. To help you make the most of your next vacation, the Henderson Park Inn has put together a guide to four of the best places to shop in Destin FL.
1. The Village of Baytowne Wharf
Overlooking the beautiful Choctawhatchee Bay, The Village of Baytowne Wharf is a lovely place to go shopping during your getaway. This charming complex is home to a number of unique shops that capture the spirit of the Emerald Coast. A few of our favorite boutiques at The Village include:
- Sandestin Clothing Company: T-shirts, jerseys, gifts, and beach gear
- Candymaker: fudge, salt water taffy, caramel apples, and chocolates
- Uniquely Chic: handcrafted jewelry, home decor, candles, and accessories
- Island Clothiers: men’s apparel, footwear, and accessories
2. Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Silver Sands Premium Outlets is another one of the very best places to shop in Destin FL. This hugely popular complex is home to 110 outlet stores that sell everything from luxury items to sporting goods. Visitors will find all of their favorite brands, including J. Crew, Polo Ralph Lauren, Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th, Michael Kors, Tommy Hilfiger, Vera Bradley, Zales, and Brooks Brothers. Silver Sands is known for its outlet pricing and it’s not uncommon to find half-price promotions and other fantastic deals. If you get hungry during your shopping spree, you can always grab a snack or a meal at one of Silver Sands’ excellent eateries.
3. Destin Commons
Located just 5 minutes away from the Henderson Park Inn, Destin Commons is a large outdoor mall with something for everyone. Some of the most popular stores at the Commons include Bass Pro Shop, Jos. A. Bank, Pepper Palace, H&M, Kay Jewelers, Talbots, Brookstone, and Victoria’s Secret. With its elegant fountains, outdoor music, and palm trees draped in lights, Destin Commons is a fantastic place to walk around, even if you’re not necessarily looking to buy anything. The mall also features an awesome AMC movie theater with state of the art digital projection and sound.
4. Banana Bart’s
Banana Bart’s is an iconic destination in Destin. For over 30 years, this fun souvenir shop has been delighting visitors with its unique collection of T-shirts, jewelry, home decor, and beach-themed gifts. Many of the shop’s quirky offerings are handmade by local artists. Before it became a store, the Banana Bart’s building was the first vacation home built on Destin Harbor in the 1930s. Believe it or not, the co-owner of the shop really is named Bart!
When you stay at the Henderson Park Inn, you will be near all of the best places to shop in Destin FL. Located adjacent to Henderson Beach State Park, our adults only bed and breakfast was voted the most romantic hotel in America by both the users of About.com and TripAdvisor.com. To start planning your escape, browse our selection of Destin hotel rooms.