Are you planning to visit the Destin area and wondering what restaurants and stores are available at Grand Boulevard Town Center?
Grand Blvd. in Sandestin is a really trendy and fun place to spend time with with your family when you are in the Miramar Beach area for a vacation.
This town center is full of restaurants, shops, and entertainment venues that provide a great environment for families with kids of all ages.
In this post, I will review my family’s recent visit to Grand Boulevard where we attended a really fun event with our older daughter and our toddler.
Where is Grand Boulevard Located?
Grand Boulevard Town Center is located in Sandestin, FL. If you’ve never visited this area, Sandestin is a really beautiful destination that caters to families traveling with kids.
Grand Blvd. is in a really popular section of the Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This resort area includes golf courses, amazing beaches, and lots of entertainment options.
The Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort even offers a free shuttle bus to transport visitors from one area to another.
You can also take this free tram to another super family friendly area of Sandestin called The Village of Baytowne Wharf. Like Grand Boulevard Town Center, Baytowne Wharf offers multiple dining and entertainment options.
My family and I find Grand Boulevard Town Center to be a little more low key than Baytowne Wharf; although, it’s still a ton of fun!
Family friendly events often take place throughout the year at Grand Boulevard.
During my family’s most recent trip to Destin, the Town Center hosted a really fun Cinco de Mayo celebration.
The weather wasn’t super cooperative during this event, but we all still had the best time!
Grand Boulevard offers a large lawn area where several vendors had set up stands with a Cinco de Mayo theme.
These stands offered drinks, snacks, crafts, and merchandise.
My older daughter loved the arts and crafts tables set up throughout the lawn.
There were photo booths with props to take silly pictures, booths with face painting, and tables to create sombreros out of clay.
All of these activities were free; but, we did leave a little tip at each activity booth.
The vendors also offered free giveaways for the kids to take home.
They had bubbles and hula hoops of various colors for the kids to choose.
In addition to the themed crafts for kids, a stage with live entertainment was set up on the lawn.
You can see the stage below that was set up for the live musical act.
They had to stop playing for a short time due to lightning in the area, but they were really entertaining once they were able to perform again.
Although the lawn at Grand Boulevard is not a huge area, there were plenty of spots to sit or stand to enjoy all of the festivities.
If you are in the area, I also recommend checking out the events in Seaside, located on the Emerald Coast in Florida like Sandestin.
Grand Boulevard has a variety of restaurants that range from casual cuisine to elegant atmospheres.
We decided to stick with the Cinco de Mayo theme on our trip, and we ate at the Mexican restaurant next to the event.
I’m so glad we decided to try Cantina Laredo since the food was delicious!
Our party of six all enjoyed our entrees at dinner, and we thought the service there was exceptional!
It was nice to sit on the covered patio at Cantina Laredo that looked out over the event space.
The fountains at Grand Boulevard were also really close to the outdoor patio. My older daughter wanted to run through them once she finished eating, but it was a bit too cool outside due to the storm.
On warmer days, though, you will find kids running and playing in this fountain spray area of Grand Boulevard.
Some of the additional dining options that are available in this Town Center are:
- Emeril’s Coastal Italian
- P.F. Changs
- Tommy Bahamas
- Jimmy John’s
You can find additional options for dining in Destin here: Best Outdoor Restaurants with Kids in Destin
Grand Boulevard Town Center is a great spot to find trendy, upscale stores while on vacation.
Some of the stores you will find while strolling along Grand Blvd. include:
- Lilly Pulitzer
- Pottery Barn
- Vineyard Vines
- Williams Sonoma
- J. Jill
Visitors to this area will also notice the Publix supermarket conveniently located on Grand Boulevard. Publix is a great spot to pick up groceries and last minute beach items needed for your family vacation!
Final Thoughts on Grand Boulevard Town Center
Grand Boulevard in Sandestin is such a great place to visit with the family!
Be sure to check out their website for any events planned during your time in the Destin area. We always make sure to carve out some time during our vacation to spend at least one evening at Grand Boulevard.
It provides a really great time for both the kids and the adults! You may also like my Top 6 Attractions in Destin for Toddlers!
What is your favorite thing to do at Grand Boulevard in Sandestin?
Let me know by commenting below!