Silver Sands Premium Outlets (10562 Emerald Coast Pkwy. W, Miramar Beach) has dozens of upscale stores as well as dining options. Destin Commons (4100 Legendary Dr.) likewise offers shops and restaurants, along with a movie theater and an artisan market. 

On the water in the Sandestin resort development, the charming Village of Baytowne Wharf features restaurants, shops, and bars.

For a funkier, artsier shopping experience, consider Santa Rosa Beach's Artists at Gulf Place (7 Laura Hamilton Blvd.), a seaside showcase for local artists who sell their works from colorful, open-air kiosks. For more art, check out Seaside's Ruskin Place Artist Colony, one of the largest and most impressive collections of art galleries along the Gulf Coast. The galleries are housed in some of Seaside's most architecturally appealing buildings.

For handcrafted jewelry, furniture, sculptures, pottery, art, and vintage items, do not miss Big Mama's Hula Girl Gallery (2048 E. County Hwy 30A) in Santa Rosa Beach. Fans of folk art, meanwhile, will want to visit the Woodie Long Art Gallery and Museum (1066 Bay Dr.) to see fantastic paintings by a self-taught artist. 

Linger in the villages of Rosemary Beach and Seaside to find mom-and-pop shops selling fashion, fragrances, art, and kitsch.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.