Destin Commons

Destin, Florida

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Jun 18 ~ Jun 24
The Destin Commons is the place to be for shopping, dining, and entertainment on the Emerald Coast. With nearly 100 stores, restaurants, attractions, and more, this open-air shopping complex has everything you need for some Destin, Florida, family fun!

Destin Commons Visitors Guide

The Destin Commons is a 500,000-square-foot shopping complex with over 90 stores, and is the premier shopping, dining, and entertainment complex in Destin, FL! This shopping center opened in 2003, and has been exponentially growing ever since. With everything from a children’s playground and splash pad, to the top name-brands and designer boutiques, there’s something for every age and interest at the Destin Commons!

The Destin Commons is a favorite among locals and tourists alike. It’s convenient location is perfect for those staying in beachside condos and vacation rentals, and locals love its central location between Panama City Beach and Fort Walton Beach. Readers of Emerald Coast Magazine even voted this complex the “Best Place to Shop,” and it’s easy to see why. Discover the best shopping, dining, and family-friendly fun at the Destin Commons!

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Frequently Asked Questions

1. Are the Destin Commons handicap accessible?

Absolutely, the Destin Commons are completely accessible. The majority of the shopping complex itself is on the ground floor, with ramps available for those who need them. There are a few areas that are more than one story, like Bass Pro Shops and AMC Movie Theater, for example, but they are all accessible, as well, with elevators available inside.

With over 2,200 spots, parking is plentiful at the Destin Commons! There are some store-front spots available throughout the shopping complex, as well as an accessible six-story above-ground parking garage with an elevator. For more information about parking and other important topics, visit the Guest Services section of their website here.

2. Are the Destin Commons pet friendly?

Your canine companion will have a doggone good time at the Destin Commons! Dogs are welcome to stroll the streets of this shopping center, as long as they are supervised and on a leash. Most restaurants and stores will even allow Fido to accompany you, just be sure to check with a store associate for their policy.

Destin Commons also hosts monthly adoption events, as well as family fun events that even allow your pets to participate, like the Halloween Haunt Costume Contest! Six dog hydration stations can be found throughout the complex, so your pet can quench their thirst, and continue to have a “pawsome” time!

3. Do the Destin Commons offer military discounts?

Absolutely, the Destin Commons loves our military members! Many restaurants and shops will offer discounts when presented with a valid military ID. Top deals include:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch: 10% OFF
  • Aldo: 15% OFF (full-priced items only)
  • American Eagle Outfitters: 10% OFF
  • Bass Pro Shops: 10% OFF
  • Buckle: 10% OFF
  • Finish Line: 20% OFF
  • Foot Locker: 20% OFF
  • Lucky Brand Jeans: 15% OFF
  • Steve Madden: 15% OFF
  • Uncle Buck’s FishBowl & Grill: 15% OFF
  • World of Beer: 10% OFF

And that’s just to name a few! Click here for more amazing military discounts offered at the Destin Commons. Looking for even more incredible things to do? Check out this recent TripShock blog outlining the best Destin activities offering military discounts, and more!

4. Are there any photo-ops available at the Destin Commons?

When headed to the Destin Commons, you will want to be sure to bring a camera! There are a ton of opportunities for the perfect selfie, or group pic, at this beautiful complex. First stop? Bass Pro Shops!

On the outside, there’s a massive fiberglass Great White Shark that’s perfect for snapping a “jawesome” pic! On the inside, be sure to grab a selfie with a saltwater fish species at their 10,000-gallon aquarium.

Fun Fact: the different species inside the tank include an 85-pound Goliath Grouper, Gag Grouper, Redfish, and Jack Crevalle, and they have public fish feedings on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays at 1:30p.m.

Not only that, world-renowned artists, as well as brilliant Destin, FL, artists, are both represented here. Multiple magnificent murals are scattered throughout the shopping complex, creating the perfect backdrop for amazing photos! For more information about the art at the Destin Commons, click here.


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