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Attractions

For your convenience, please find below a few local attractions. You can also search for activities by visiting The Emerald Coast Convention and Visitors Bureau by clicking here

 

Village of Baytowne Wharf - Complimentary resort shuttle available. This service runs until 10pm on weekdays and midnight on weekends. Check with hotel front desk for more shuttle details. 

The Village of Baytowne Wharf, with its restaurants, nightlife offerings, attractions, festivals, parades, concerts and other special events, is much more than just a shopping center. But for shopaholics, the village’s 16 unique retailers shouldn’t be missed. They include Aloha Surf Company, American Doll, a Lilly Pulitzer Signature Store, Baytowne Jewelers, Coconut Kids, The Candymaker and Toys & Treasures. The charming village, located on the banks of the Choctawhatchee Bay, is close to Hilton Sandestin Beach, and shuttles run there regularly from the resort. The village is also home to Baytowne Adventure Zone’s zip line and ropes course, arcades, a carousel, playground and 22 restaurants and nightlife venues.

There is a Sandestin community tram that runs every 20 minutes to and from the Hilton Sandestin. The hours vary based on both of the resorts’ occupancy levels and season, currently it is 10a-10p, 7 days a week. The pick-up and drop off location for the Hilton is in the lower level of the Spa Tower next to Serenity by the sea. It is operated by the Sandestin community and we are just one of the stops along the route so we can’t always guarantee that will be right at exactly 20 minutes.

Special Events:

Tuesday, March 5th, 5:00PM: 17th Annual Fat Tuesday Baytowne Bash Parade

More information

Wednesday, March 6th, 7:00PM-9:00PM: Wednesday Night Concert Series Presents Chris Alvarado at the Events Plaza Stage

Nightly, 5:00PM-8:00PM: Rum Runners Dueling Piano Show at Rum Runners

  • Enjoy the unforgettable dueling pianos along with featured guitarist Wes Heath!
  • Guitarist Wes Heath plays from 5-8PM nightly. Dueling Piano Show follows.


For a list of current Village Events, Visit Village of Baytowne Wharf Website

The Market Shops: Boutiques and Eateries- Short walk or complimentary resort shuttle available. 

The Market Shops are a collection of unique local boutiques just outside the entrance to the resort. Guests can walk or bike to The Market Shops, or ride the complimentary shuttle from the resort. Here you’ll find everything from clothing and swimwear to chocolate, art and more. Boutiques include Sunset Shoes, Chapeau and Chocolat, Baytowne Jewelers and more. There are also some local eateries at The Market Shops including Charlie Graingers, Bijoux Restaurant & Spirits and DIG eatery.

  • Market Shops Nails & Spa
  • Phone: (850) 460-7844
    Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat: 9:00am – 7:00pm | Sun: 10:00am – 6:00pm
  • Favori Boutique
  • Phone Number: (850) 460-7800
    Email: favorigifts@gmail.com
    Hours of Operation: Mon – Sat: 10:00am – 6:00pm | Sun: 11:00am – 6:00pm
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    Favori, meaning favorite in French is an eclectic gift store/boutique with a mini sweet shop serving gourmet chocolates and homemade fudge. Favori will feature several fabulous jewelry lines from across the globe and art works from local artists Mark and Eddie Mansfield. Some of our favorite jewelry lines are Alex and Ani made here in the USA, Ayala Bar from Israel, and La Vie Parisienne from France by Catherine Popesco. Favori will carry many of the hottest lines of ladies apparel for all age groups.
  • Baytowne Jewelers
  • Jewel Toffier- Women's Clothing and Accessories
  • Sunset Shoes
  • Wren's Village Boutique- Women's Clothing and Accessories 


Silver Sands Premium Outlets- Complimentary resort shuttle available

Destin’s Silver Sands Premium Outlets is one of the country’s best outlet centers – home to 110 designer and name brand outlet stores, as well as to several dining options including Carrabba’s Italian Grill and Panera Bread. Gifts, beauty and food, housewares, accessories, luggage, shoes and designer fashions for men, women and children are all offered here. Stores include Banana Republic, Coach, Polo Ralph Lauren and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Guests of Hilton Sandestin Beach have complimentary shuttle service to and from Silver Sands.

That transportation runs to the Outlet Mall at the following times: 10a, 12p, 2p, and 4p with a final return pick up at 6pm. It is recommended that any guest wishing to use this service be at the Concierge desk at least 10 minutes prior to the scheduled times. The Concierge desk is located on the main level in the hotel front desk lobby.

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin- 5 Minute Drive- Directions from Hilton Sandestin Beach

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is the closest large shopping area to Hilton Sandestin Beach. Its shops sell beauty products, home furnishings, décor, wine, and men, women and children’s clothing. Examples include Brooks Brothers, J. Crew-at-the-beach, Chico’s, Tommy Bahama, The Orvis Company and Billabong. There is also a 10-screen movie theater, art galleries, salons and a park, all set in a pedestrian-friendly layout. Restaurants include some of Destin’s fine dining options like P.F. Chang’s China Bistro, Tommy Bahama’s Restaurant & Bar and Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.

Boulevard 10 Movie Theater

YOLO Adventures

Hurricane Lanes

The Track Family Recreation Center

Destin Commons

Voted "Best Place to Shop" by readers of Emerald Coast magazine, award-winning Destin Commons continues to set the standard as Northwest Florida's premier open-air lifestyle center. Set on 56 acres featuring over 600,000 square feet, the center includes almost 100 retail stores and restaurants offering the finest shopping, dining and entertainment, including anchors Bass Pro Shops, Belk, AMC Destin 14-screen stadium style move theater, H&M and Uncle Buck's Fishbowl & Grill. Destin Commons also offers 70,000 square feet of Class A office space, free Wi-Fi access, interactive fountain and Pirate's Cove children's soft play area. For additional information please call 850-337-8700.

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Seaside 

Topsail Hill Preserve State Park

Henderson Beach State Park

Destin Pass Jetties

Eden Gardens State Park

Grayton Beach State Park

Vortex Spring

Deer Lake State Park

Point Washington State Forest

Hilton Sandestin Tram Route