Destin Commons

Destin Commons: An Uncommon Shopping Destination in Florida's Panhandle
Local Expert's Rating:
4 / 5
The Bottom Line:

The ultimate destination for shopping, dining and more! Plenty of shopping, an IMAX theatre, and a splash area for the kids make this a perfect way to spend a day in Destin.

- The Local Expert Team

Get ready to get your shopping on at Destin Florida’s remarkable Destin Commons. Here you’ll discover and explore an amazing array of shopping and dining options. Don’t miss the IMAX experience and state-of-the-art Dolby Cinema theater. This is a fun, photo-friendly outdoor mall that also features some whimsical artwork and scheduled events throughout the entire year. 

Of course, you’ll want to carve out plenty of beach time along the Gulf’s Emerald Coast area. Whether as a diversion or an excuse to get out of the sun, Destin Common’s is the perfect solution. World-class shopping at its best from stores like H&M, Forever 21, Maui Nix Surf Shop, Sephora and so much more. As you stroll the streets of Destin Commons, pick up a sparkly souvenir at any of the amazing jewelry shops. From Sunset Shoes Birkenstock to Crocs and Footlocker, you can even choose from 11 different stores that sell shoes!

While Destin Commons is built around a terrific shopping experience, it is so much more. It’s a welcoming destination to grab lunch or dinner. Have the kids cool off in the splash area, or even take a train ride.

Whether you are in search of a quick bite or a place to decompress for a bit, Destin Commons has over two dozen choices. Grab a tasty signature burger at Gulf Coast Burgers or Smashburger. Choose a family-friendly pizza at Red Brick Pizza. In search of a little home cookin’? Try Paula Deen’s Family Kitchen or Another Broken Egg Cafe. Looking for something a little more exotic in terms of Destin Commons restaurants? Check out Yuga Sushi and Saki House. When you are ready for a little adult time, check out the craft brews at World of Beer. Be sure to check out Uncle Bucks Fishbowl and Grill, and an underwater-themed bowling alley. Those with a sweet tooth will find no lack of options including SnoBiz, It’Sugar, Destination Little Donuts, and more.

Should a summer shower put a damper on your visit to the Sunshine State, Destin Commons has you covered. Check out their impressive AMC Destin Commons 14. Enjoy blockbuster movies in an IMAX experience or state-of-the-art Dolby Cinema theater. Sit back and take in a movie in state-of-the-art, reserved recliners complete with moving sound. Now that’s the ticket!

The kids can enjoy a stop at the recently renovated play and water area and everyone will appreciate the slate of year-round events. Of course, you will want to take plenty of selfies along the art walk. A fantastic collection of graffiti art, unusual creations from both national renown and local artists, fill up Destin Commons.

There are plenty of good reasons to choose Destin, Florida for a vacation. There’s the beach and the sun of the Emerald Coast. There are excellent restaurants and dining experiences. The area’s most popular shopping, dining and entertainment area is Destin Commons. Enjoy your visit!

Destin Commons has been a popular stop for visitors to the Florida Panhandle for over 15 years. It is easy to find at Routes 30 and 293 just north of the Shores of Crystal Beach. Spend a few hours or an entire day in Destin. Be sure to stop at Destin Commons for any trip to the Destin-Fort Walton Beach area.  

Insider Tips: 
– Destin and the Florida Panhandle are home to several large military bases. Businesses in the area tend to offer discounts for active and veteran members of the military. Be sure to bring your military ID and ask about these discounts to save!
– There is a 2,200-car, 6-story parking garage just west of the AMC Theater at Destin Commons. Additionally, there are 100 metered spaces on Main and South Street close to Destin Commons. Coins from metered parking go to Destin Commons’ charitable “Coins for a Cause” program that benefits local non-profits.