Shop, Dine and Unwind at Grand Boulevard

Grand Boulevard is a gorgeous outdoor shopping center just outside the well-manicured gates of Sandestin.

The bourgeoning development is one of the newer players on the South Walton shopping scene and has been quickly adding a variety of new restaurants, shops and businesses including South Walton’s only movie theater, Carmike Cinema.

The center features a park with fountains for the kids to play in and shady park benches, and it has plenty of parking — a hot commodity in the 30A area.

Recently, Grand Boulevard has become host to many of South Walton’s hottest annual events, including South Walton Fashion Week and the South Walton Beaches Wine and Food Festival. They also have weekly events including a farmer’s market and theater in the park.

Grand Boulevard ParkFor shopping, you’ll find national brands here such as J. Crew-at-the-beach, Orvis, L’Occitane and Billabong, as well as home-grown retail success stories like Fusion Art Glass Gallery, The Zoo Gallery, Wine World, Donna Burgess Gallery, and J. McLaughlin.

Excitement is building around two new retailers set to open soon: Anthropologie and Vineyard Vines.

Grand Boulevard is also home to a diverse menu of exceptional dining options, including Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine BarP.F. Chang’sCantina LaredoTommy Bahama’s Restaurant & BarMitchell’s Fish Market, Travinia Italian Kitchen & Wine Bar, Wine World’s Wine Bar, Jimmy John’s, Another Broken Egg Café, and of course, for dessert, Kilwin’s Chocolate, Fudge & Ice Cream. Grimaldi’s Pizzeria just opened and The Craft Bar will open soon.

There’s also a Courtyard by Marriott and Residence Inn here for extended visits.

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Check out this great 30A Radio interview about all the happenings: