Quality Inn Bayside
322 Miracle Strip Parkway
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: (850) 275-0300
Fax: (850) 275-0315
Located on the beach with volleyball nets, picnic areas and adjacent parking is the Boardwalk on Okaloosa Island. Luckily for shopaholics, the boardwalk is also home to two levels of shopping and dining options. Pick up a new toy at Kitty Hawks Kites or a new shirt at Boardwalk Tees. Other shops and restaurants located here include Surfside Outfitters, Tropical Trends and Islander's Surf Shop.
For fresh fish and shellfish, including oysters, soft-shell crab, scallops, shrimp and crawfish, come to the Destin Ice Seafood Market and Deli. The market also specializes in homemade items like soup, gumbo, salads, bread, cake and pie. For an easy dinner, the market prepares ready-to-cook items like ravioli.
Located on Destin Harbor, Harbor Walk Village is a collection of stores, guides, dining, entertainment and the Emerald Grande, Destin's only full-service luxury resort. Shop at one of the many stores or even make plans to snorkel or cruise with the dolphins. Dining options here include Poppy's Crazy Lobster Bar and Grill. The harbor also hosts a number of family-friendly annual events and festivals.
Located across from Destin Commons, the Paradise Key Shopping Center is home to Ross, Publix Super Market, Old Navy and Bed Bath & Beyond. Several restaurants and services can be found here as well, including TGI Fridays, Not Just Bagels and Destin Nails. With a central location and plenty of parking, this is a convenient place to get all your shopping and errands done.
Selling the best selection of hard-to-find wines and craft beers between Tallahassee and New Orleans, Chan's Wine World is a true gem. With their competitive prices and attentive staff, this place makes you want to come back at least once a year (to try their great seasonal beers). Alternatively, look around in their liquor store or enjoy the gourmet lunch and dinner menu and special cheeses. In fact, you'll easily spend the whole day in this great little Destin retreat. There are four other locations throughout the Emerald Coast area.
Located in the heart of Destin is the hugely popular Destin Commons. In addition to popular stores for men, women and children, the mall comes complete with a movie theater showing the latest releases and several dining options, including a Johnny Rockets. The commons also hosts a variety of special events throughout the year, like the Stroller Strides program, a fitness routine that moms can do with their babies.
The Destin Bass Pro World Wide Sportsman provides all the equipment a hunter of fisherman could possibly need, from rods and reels to bows and arrows. In addition to hunting and fishing equipment, the gigantic store sells clothes for men and women, boating and camping gear. Come at 1:30p Monday, Wednesday, Friday or Saturday and watch as employees feed the fish in the on-site aquarium. Check the website for current specials and promotions.
With two other locations in Sandestin and Grayton Beach, The Zoo Gallery has achieved much success with its handcrafted arts and crafts. Drawing on talent from around the country, the store sells everything from unique jewelry and clothing to artisan glass, recycled metal, handmade furniture, pottery and more. A great place to spend an hour perusing the many offerings.
Located near the Destin Commons, the City Market Destin is an upscale shopping center where travelers can find several shops and services. It is home to Geana's Art Gallery, Aqua Title realtors, Destin Days vacation rentals, the Destin Fashion Exchange and Happy's Nails and Spa and others.
Silver Sands Factory Stores is the nation’s largest designer outlet center, with over 100 designer stores offering up to 75% off retail prices. Power shop the day away for the best designer deals at new stores that include Talbots, Lacoste, Coach and Michael Kors. Visit Shopper Services for a Platinum Rewards coupon book with hundreds of dollars in additional savings.
Located within the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort at the Market Shops of Sandestin, the Sandestin Clothing Company specializes in resort-wear for men, women and children. Take a piece of Sandestin home with a logo t-shirt of other souvenir, or find the perfect gift for someone who missed the trip.
According to the story, Lumpy the dachshund had a vision of opening up a wine bar for people to hang out, sip good wines, and give him some ear scratches. Nowadays, Lumpy’s Wine Bar & Bottle Shop does just that. With some twenty wines by the glass, and ten times that many by the bottle, this wine shop has a comprehensive wine list. The bohemian atmosphere, cozy interior, and Mediterranean patio invite people of all kinds to come and enjoy a fine glass of wine and great conversations. Wine tastings are offered nightly. Don't forget to give Lumpy the attention he so desperately desires.