9 Places Kids Will Love in Destin Commons

Destin Commons is one of the most popular hangout places in Destin (other than the beach). There are tons of places to shop and dine as well as other attractions. Destin Commons is a fun place for kids and adults alike, but check out some of the top spots kids will absolutely love in Destin Commons!

1. Gulf Coast Burger Co.

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Gulf Coast Burger Co. is one of the newest restaurants in Destin Commons. They’re known for their delicious burgers, wings, and of course, their Cat 5 Shakes. Your kids will love trying out the different shakes they have to offer. Gulf Coast Burger Co. has a wide selection of specialty Cat 5 Shakes including Celebration, Sugar Rush, Chocolate Supreme, Cookies & Cream, Peanut Butter, and even seasonal shakes!

2. Ridemakerz

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Ridemakerz is another brand new shop in Destin Commons that kids of all ages are sure to love. This unique toy store inspires self-expression in kids by allowing them to create their own one-of-a-kind toy race cars. It’s no surprise that Ridemakerz is a favorite among kids, parents, teachers, and car enthusiasts!

3. Kilwins

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Stop by Kilwins to satisfy your sweet tooth! Kilwins is located right by Starbucks in Destin Commons and features 24 different delicious ice cream flavors, a wide selection of fudge, candies, and more! You and your kids will love Kilwins when you visit Destin Commons. They even have a 10% military discount!

4. Build-A-Bear Workshop

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Your kids are in luck because Destin Commons even has a Build-A-Bear Workshop! Build-A-Bear Workshop is an interactive toy shop where kids can make their own stuffed animals. They can choose from over 30 teddy bears, bunnies, dogs, and other stuffed animals and personalize them with clothes, embroidery, and even sound recordings!


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IT’SUGAR is a fun candy store that specializes in over the top sweets, novelty gifts, and giant candy, so it’s basically every kids’ dream-come-true! If you’re visiting Destin Commons, you need to check out IT’SUGAR for yourself to see all the cool things they have in store. They even have a “Stranger Things” collection right now!

6. Splash-Pad

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If you’re visiting Destin during the warmer months of the year, your little ones will love playing in the Destin Commons splash-pad. It’s a great way for kids to cool off and have fun on a hot summer day– minus all the sand from the beach. Located outside of the Pandora store, the splash-pad is hands-down one of the best kids attractions in Destin Commons.

7. Destination Little Donuts

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Little donuts are perfect for kids! Destination Little Donuts is a great place to take your children when you’re in search of something bite-sized and sweet. Destination Little Donuts offers a wide array of specialty donuts and makes multiple batches of donuts a day so they’re fresh! They even let you customize your donut toppings, which is always fun with kids. They also offer ice cream, gelato, local coffee, and Disney’s Dole Whip as well!

8. The Luckey Climber

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Your kids will love playing on the Luckey Climber and playground in the center of Destin Commons. It’s a safe three-dimensional vertical maze for kids. The playground is located right next to the splash-pad, so your kids can do both at the same time. This attraction is totally free and fun for kids of all ages!

9. The Mini Train

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Last, but not least, check out Destin Common’s mini train! Your kids will love climbing aboard and taking a train tour through Destin Commons. It’s the perfect way to create lifelong memories on your vacation!

All in all, there are so many fun things for kids to enjoy in Destin Commons. Whether you’re just visiting for a weekend or a local, be sure to check out all the fun kids’ attractions in Destin Commons.

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