We just visited Sandestin a couple of weeks ago for short weekend get-away. What a fantastic place! We stayed at the Bayside Inn. We rented bikes one morning (free rentals) and just biked all over the resort. We love the Village at Baytowne Wharf. They have a brand new playground that our daughter loves. The restaurants are incredible. Our new favorite is Another Broken Egg. The resort atmosphere (free trams that will take you everywhere) reminds us so much of our beloved Disney. We'll definitely be back!
PROS: beautiful resort
CONS: restaurants are a little expensive
This is our absolute favorite place for our daughter. They have way more than just art supplies. With kids programs (even at night) our child is able to do fun crafts with a caring staff. She loves Michael's and we couldn't be happier to have them here.
PROS: nice staff, great kids programs
Our daughter has attended many kids events at this church and she likes them all. The staff is very caring and it's one place where we know our daughter will have a great time. She loved the recent "trunk or treat."
This is one of our favorite places to just walk around on a Friday night. With its festive atmosphere resembling something you'd see at Disney it's just a really fun place. Our daughter loves the water play area. We like just strolling around outside taking in the sights. It's a gorgeous area and way more than just a mall.
PROS: great place for kids
CONS: can be crowded
We ate here on a recent Friday afternoon. We thought it would be a great place especially since we were studying Germany that week (we study one country a week as homeschoolers). We could not have been more wrong. It took about an hour to even get our food. The kitchen was literally turning out one meal at a time. Service was woefully inadequate with only one waitress working. Although this place is close to our house, we won't be back.
PROS: decent German food
CONS: way beyond horrible service
We've been customers of Panera Bread since it opened last year. The eclectic atmosphere and good food at reasonable prices keeps us coming back. Our favorite? The "Pick 2" where you can get two items for $5.99. The food is fresh and reasonably healthy. It's also a great place for breakfast on the weekend with its bagels and pastries. Our only complaint is that during tourist season this place is just way too crowded. Service can also be iffy at times. But it's still one of this family's favorites.
PROS: great food at a reasonable price
CONS: Can be horribly crowded during tourist season
We've been going to Beef O' Brady's for years now. The combination of great food in a relaxed family atmosphere is what makes Beef O' Brady's such a great place. Our favorite menu items are without question the wings. From mild to super hot you can get them any way you'd like. Even my ten year old loves them! I personally like the salads and the fantastic new Philly Chicken sandwich. We also like the atmosphere with the multiple television sets (even at your own booth). It's just a great place to go have a nice meal in a fun setting.
PROS: good food, family atmosphere
CONS: can be loud at times