We recently took a trip to Destin, Florida, and visited both Alys Beach and Rosemary Beach for the day. The design and architecture was absolutely amazing!

We rented a bike that morning in Alys Beach and rode throughout the area. We ate lunch at George’s, and then headed to Rosemary Beach. I will be completely honest – I have always wanted to visit this place because my first name is Rosemary! 😂 I’ve also heard so many good things about it – all were true. Highly recommend this place if you are looking for an upscale and upbeat scene. There are several shops and restaurants within this area.

This downtown area was full of different colors and design. The main road was a brick paved street that was lined with small cafe tables. It would be easy to spend a day here – taking in the lush landscaping and various colors.

Some buildings showcased design similar to neighboring Alys Beach while others were older buildings or renovated spaces.

We grabbed a drink at The Pearl. The bartop area was just like a movie. Below was a small courtard that featured a pool surrounded by large stripped umbrellas. This would be the spot for a girl’s trip or bachelorette. It was classy and reminded me of Sex and the City.

The beach was accessible by mostly guests only as well. While this downtown area was crowded, the beach was limited so felt more private.

Overall, a great place to visit if you are looking for a happening place and appreciate architectural design!