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Calling all couples and “Galentine’s” girlies: Valentine’s Day is right around the corner… a proper celebration is in order! Whether you and your S.O. want to relish in the romance of the holiday or you’re seeking a fun outing with the friend you hold near and dear to your heart, we’ve got you covered. From romantic meals, decadent treats, and timeless gifts to a crowd-pleasing food crawl, movie theatre, and more, Destin Commons is chock-full of ways to celebrate with–and spoil–the ones you love.


Yuga Sushi and Sake House

There’s a reason why they say food is the way to a person’s heart…so why not reignite your spark over a delicious meal? For a dinner that’s sure to (quite literally) spice things up, try Yuga Sushi & SakeHouse, where fresh and flavorful rolls, savory noodles and rice bowls, and rich sake are sure to satisfy your palate.The only thing you might end up staring at more than each otheristhemouthwateringfoodon your plate. Are tequila and tacos your love language? El Jalisco Mexican Grill is another great option for vibrant flavors that pack some heat(pro tip: try the Michelada for a Mexican twist on the BloodyMary). Or, share a “pizza” your heart at Redbrick Pizza–best paired with wine and locally made gelato. That’s Amore!


Source: Tuk Tuk Thai via Instagram

Calling all foodies! If having to decide on just one cuisine is enough to break your heart, a progressive dinner is a crowd-pleasing way to embark on a culinary adventure. Grab your friends, head over to City Food Hall, and challenge every member of your group to order something different from each eatery. Gather around a table and treat your taste buds to a fusion of globally inspired flavors. Pro Tip: Want a mix of menu options in a restaurant atmosphere? Party Fowl and World of offer an energetic ambiance and extensive menus with dishes to please everyone at your party.


Dessert is great after a meal … but, in our opinion, it’s worthy of standing on its own! The decent treats at Destin Commons are sure to sweeten things up. Indulge your inner child with a towering #Cat5Shake from Gulf Coast Burgers Co.–worthy of being shared on your Instagram. And, of course, you can’t go wrong at the iconic Kilwins. Order an ice cream to enjoy as you stroll, and take some chocolate-covered strawberries, homemade fudge, candied apples, and more for the road.


Commemorate this Valentine’s Day with a sparkling symbol of your love. A stunning piece of jewelry or an elegant watch is a great way to spoil your soulmate–and give them a daily reminder that they’re your other half. Destin Commons retailers such as Brighton, Kay Jewelers, Pandora, and Reeds offer everything from fine jewelry, customized pieces, and collectibles to signature charms and timepieces.

Pro Tips:

  • Brighton is currently offering its Deeplyi n Love handbags in bright pink and bold red–a perfectly fitting gift for Valentine’s Day.
  • Enhance a flower or chocolate delivery with the rose-scented Red Roses Teddy Bear from the Build-A-Bear workshop, available through February 14!


Our favorite tried-and-trueouting? A cozy movie night at the theatre(AMC 14, that is!)Whether you’re all about rom-coms, thrillers, or action-adventure, nothing is like watching a film on the big screen alongside your love and theatre full of fellow cinephiles. A bucket of buttery popcorn paired with classic theatre candy is optional but highly encouraged.


Uncle Bucks - Destin Commons

Embarking on a group date night? Consider some friendly and flirty competition in the form of bowling. Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill is sure to add some laughter to your night (pro tip: it’s also a fun option if you’re stuck without a sitter and need to bring the kids along!)


The Friend Ship by DABSMYLA

You’re the main characters in your love story–or friendship–so treat yourselves as such with a fun photoshoot at each of our Destin Commons murals! From KraveArt’s fancy Blue Crab to our iconic Destin Postcard, we’ve got nine vibrant murals that guarantee a flawless backdrop for capturing your memorable outing. Celebrating Valentine’s Day at Destin Commons? Snap a photo with your sweetheart or your Galentine’s Day crew and tag @DestinCommons for a chance to be featured on our social channels. Xoxo!

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