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Village of Baytowne Wharf

3287422233_21d562e5f5Looking for the perfect all-in-one beach resort destination? Look no further than the Village of Baytowne Wharf, a resort and fun destination located in Destin, Florida. The Village of Baytowne Wharf is totally unique from any other resort you have been to. It is a destination in itself! The Village is just next to the beach, yet is literally surrounded by everything you could ever want including amazing restaurants, fun activities such as ropes courses and zip lines, shopping, golfing, and a great nightlife scene! You do not have to stay at the hotel to enjoy the many attractions of the Village.

What to Expect

Your room at the Village of Baytowne Wharf will be right in the middle of it all! Restaurants and entertainment are literally just steps away from your room, yet once you close your doors, it is surprisingly quiet. Since the Village is not located on beachfront property, there is a tram system for all hotel guests that takes you straight to the beach in a matter of minutes. What could be easier?

So what all is there at the Village of Baytowne Wharf? First of all, there is a fun adventure zone perfect for kids and adults alike. At the Adventure Zone, you can fly across the lagoon on the only zip line in all of northwest Florida. There is also a ropes course, a bungee activity, a tree climb, and rides in a tug boat.

The Village of Baytowne Wharf is also home to over thirty shops and specialty boutiques offering all kinds of fun finds, from local treasures to unique gifts. One fun shop is the Paint’n Place. It is a great family activity; make a keepsakes out of your baby’s footprint, craft your own ceramic dinnerware, custom design a new food dish for Fifi, or paint a pair of martini glasses! They can also teach you how to make silver jewelry, stained glass mosaics, or pottery! Another unique store is Rick Moore’s Magic Shop. Rick will often give you and your family a mini live magic show. Purchase magic kits, juggling items or puppets! Your kids will love it!

When you get hungry from all that shopping, there is a great variety of delicious restaurants at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. You can try authentic New Orleans cuisine, seafood or southern barbecue, to fresh bakeries, coffee shops, and ice cream parlors. The Marlin Grill is a casual, upscale restaurant that specializes in the freshest fish, seafood and grilled steaks. Or, try Poppy’s Seafood Factory. Poppy’s has separated areas for both casual family dining as well as an adult only area with live music and dancing that is perfect for special occasions. You can dine on Poppy’s famous blackened lobster, or on a USDA prime steak. And be sure to complement your meal with a glass of wine from their award winning cellar.

tips for Visiting

If you are going to be visiting the The Village of Baytowne Wharf, here are a few tips to help you enjoy all of the great attractions that the Village has to offer. First of all, you will definitely want to hire a good babysitter in the Destin area because the Village of Baytowne Wharf has a great nightlife scene! Go to the Funky Blues Shack to hear some of the best live local, regional and national blues performers. Or check out Lumpy’s Wine Bar. There is actually a cave attached to the bar where you can sip your wine!

Also, while you are there, be sure to grab a delicious, tasty dessert at The Candymaker. The Candymaker is famous across the nation for their authentic Southern candy recipes. They have alll kinds of homemade mouthwatering treats including salt water taffy, pralines, fudge, caramel apples, and all sorts of chocolates!