3 THINGS TO DO This Week

Staff Writer
The Destin Log
Destin Commons offers something for everyone, locals and tourists, and one of the children's activities is a mini train ride.

If shopping is your thing, you’re in the right place. Many unique and unusual stores can be found along Highway 98, but here are three that have everything in one place.

1. Destin Commons

Destin Commons opened in 2003 and continues to grow. The open-air lifestyle center offers shopping, dining, entertainment and kids can ride the mini train or cool off in the interactive water fountain. More than 90 stores have almost anything you might need and restaurants offer every type of food.

2. Crystal Beach Plaza

On U.S. Highway 98 near Destin Commons you will find Crystal Beach Plaza with its large Barnes & Noble Booksellers and specialty stores such as Olive Oil Excellence and Emerald Lady Jewelry. While there, enjoy foods of all kinds, including Miller’s Ale House and New Dragon Chinese Restaurant. Finish the evening with something good and cold from Marble Slab Creamery.

3. HarborWalk Village

On the harbor, the Village has quaint shops, exclusive boutiques, numerous restaurants and nightclubs and is home to more than 20 boats including charter boats, dolphin or pirate cruises. Live entertainment, festivals of all kinds and weekly fireworks make the Village a must-see.