Description: Voted “Best Place to Shop” by readers of Emerald Coast Magazine, Destin Commons has set a new standard for shopping, dining and entertainment in Florida’s Panhandle since opening in 2003. Destin Commons is anchored by Bass Pro Shops, Belk and a 14-screen Rave Motion Pictures. Located in Okaloosa County, an area highly trafficked by locals and tourists, the center features more than 75 well-known local and national names in retail and dining totaling 400,000 square feet, as well as 70,000 square feet of Class A office space.
Award winning Destin Commons continues to set the standard as Northwest Florida’s premier open-air lifestyle center offering shopping, dining and entertainment. 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 its opening. The 56-acre architecturally unique center has garnered a regional reputation for its well-known retail tenants and on-going community events. Live entertainment, signature events, and non-profit groups are regular features in the pedestrian friendly Center Plaza, and along Main Street. Destin Commons is “Where Destin Comes Alive”.
Destin Commons is anchored by three major tenants: Bass Pro Shops, Belk Department Store, and RAVE Motion Pictures. All three anchors are top performers in their industry, with RAVE generating record sales in 2009 and Bass Pro Shops experiencing its top producing year since 2005.
Since opening in November of 2003, Destin Commons has been honored with a host of awards and achievements. The center has solidified its position as the cornerstone of area shopping for locals and tourists, along with earning recognition of being a valuable business partner. Destin Commons has supported numerous non-profit organizations in the region, including American Cancer Society, Ronald McDonald House, American Heart Association, and Toys For Tots. Destin Commons has also been instrumental in launching and sustaining several arts foundations—Sinfonia Gulf Coast and Mattie Kelly Arts Foundation. Both organizations strive to bring the arts, and art appreciation, to Northwest Florida.