We own a condo in Destin, so we didn't stay at the Harbor Walk, but we always visit the boardwalk with our kids. It's a fun afternoon, with tons of shopping, food and entertainment. You can watch the tour boats and fishing boats come in and out of the harbor, and just at the bottom of the main stairs to the boardwalk, you can watch the fisherman bring in the catch of the day! They display all the fish to be sold to a local restaurant for that night's special and take photos of all the fish. The kids love to walk up and down the street, and in the summer months, there is a small train ride for the kids to ride around for a small fee ($4 I think). Besides the usual trinket shops, there are many nicer stores around the bottom of the hotel for fun outdoor shopping. There are several restaurants available as well as sandwich shops in case you want a quick bite. Last week when we were there, Santa was available for photos with the kids! There is always something going on at the main stage for everyone!
- Official Description (provided by the hotel):
- Emerald Grande at HarborWalk Village is Destin's shining jewel overlooking some of the most marvelous turquoise water and sugar sand beaches in creation. The one-of-a-kind architecture blends harmoniously with the harbor front setting. All rooms have spacious balconies with panoramic views overlooking the Emerald Coast. With four different resort residence categories to accommodate families of all sizes, you'll enjoy luxurious accommodations that include custom-crafted furnishings and lavish baths, with a level of service that sets the standard for all other family resorts. Amenities include a full service European spa and fitness center, indoor and outdoor heated pools overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, full-time concierge, numerous restaurants to choose from as well as in-room dining, state-of-the-art business center, garage parking and 24 hour security. Emerald Grande is nestled inside HarborWalk Village where activities and entertainment waits to please each and every member of your family-dive in and make memories that will last a lifetime. Here you can find waterfront shopping, water sports, boat, pontoon and ski rentals, world class fishing, aqua adventures, dolphin cruises, clubs and nightlife, weekly fireworks, seasonal festivals, live entertainment, magic shows, and an array of restaurants to satisfy all tastes. ... more less
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- Also Known As:
- Emerald Grande Harbor Walk Village Hotel Destin