Grand Boulevard is South Walton's premier eat, shop, play and stay destination. The outdoor lifestyle center features a mix of retail brands that locals love, as well as excellent dining, and some of the biggest events in South Walton. Whether you’re choosing your favorite fresh produce at the Farmers’ Market, out on the town for great shopping and dining, catching the latest movie at Boulevard Cinema 10, or attending one of the many local festivals or events, you'll find plenty of reasons to love Grand Boulevard.
A high-end mix of local boutiques and national brands makes for a well-rounded shopping experience at Grand Boulevard. Find boho-chic pieces for your wardrobe and home at Anthropologie. Pamper yourself with luxury beauty products at L’Occitane. And look no further than Orvis for outdoorsy kicks.
For homewares, Pottery Barn is now open at Grand Boulevard. Also, shop Fusion Art Glass for brilliant chandeliers made by local artists. Add beauty and joy to your life with luxury gifts and home décor from Magnolia House. And sprinkle in a bit of whimsy with pieces from Zoo Gallery.
Speaking of sprinkles, Menchie's is the place to get your fro-yo fix. If you're craving more than a snack, no worries! You will not go hungry at Grand Boulevard. The lifestyle center has some of the most sought after dining experiences in South Walton, and most pair their great food with drink specials during happy hour. The recent opening of Emeril's Coastal Italian at Grand Boulevard was one of the most anticipated events in SoWal for quite some time.
Enjoy cuisine overlooking the green at Tommy Bahama’s and do not skip dessert. The Pina Colada Cake will have you planning your next escape. PF Chang’s makes a mean Cucumber Collins and the chicken lettuce wraps have a cult following. Fleming’s and Mitchell’s Fish Market have insane happy hour menus. The Craft Bar, Cantina Laredo, and The Wine Bar get happy in the afternoons, too, with some good food to pair.
Grand Boulevard has the only theater in South Walton where you can catch the latest flicks. If you’re out for dinner, drinks and a movie, you can do it all in one place at Boulevard 10 Cinema’s Ovation Dining Club. Recline in a high-backed chair with a large swivel tray and cup holder, and a server will bring beer, wine, coffee or soda while you decide what to eat…and we’re not just talking popcorn.
Grand Boulevard plays host to some huge events in South Walton, all doing great things in our community. South Walton Fashion Week attracts national style icons each October, and benefits the Cultural Arts Alliance, bringing arts education and avenues to our community.
South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival has been going strong for over 30 years, building rock solid relationships with vintners and chefs along the way. Every spring they come out to celebrate food and wine culture, and benefit Destin Charity Wine Auction Foundation-a non-profit spreading millions around to local children in need.
Traditionally held on Mother’s Day Weekend, ArtsQuest Fine Arts Festival welcomes artists ranging from jewelry makers and painters, to photographers and sculptors. Enjoy live music, dance performances, artist demos, and entertainment for kids as you stroll the streets of Grand Boulevard.
Every Saturday morning from 9-1 make way to the lush green between Tommy Bahama and Cantina Laredo. Bring your shopping bag and load up on local produce, eggs, jams and pies. Homemade soap, good olive oil, and pickled things are all there for the taking. Get to know your farmers, and soon enough you’ll be placing special orders.
Grand Boulevard is located near the entrance to Sandestin. The lifestyle center features exclusive shops, fine dining, lush green space, contemporary accommodations, and a Starbucks drive-thru. For a list of shops, restaurants, movie show times and events, please visit www.grandboulevard.com. For the latest buzz, including specials and events, follow Grand Boulevard on Facebook.
GULF PLACE MERCHANTS
Every beach vacation should include a little shopping and dining – Gulf Place has both! Inviting shops with clothing and accessories from coastal casual to designer. Cosmetics, a day spa and hair salon. Bikes, surfboards and kayaks. An Artists Colony. A pharmacy and photography kiosk. Breakfast, lunch and dinner at you choice of indoor or outdoor and alfresco coffee, ice cream, sandwich and pizza shops as well as seafood and American fare restaurants and bars.
Green grass, park benches and lush landscape complement the town center's location overlooking the turquoise Gulf of Mexico. As darkness falls, attractive lighting softly illuminates the inviting cafes and restaurants.
Gulf Place Town Center has all the elements that make a small town, downtown special, with on-street parking directly in front of retail stores, tree-lined streets, sidewalks and footpaths, as well as a 2-acre amphitheater for community events and weddings. Stay in the know about Grand Boulevard, follow their Facebook page.