One of the best parts of traveling is escaping everyday life and taking a moment to spoil yourself, because you’ve earned it. Whether you prefer a relaxing day at the spa, a leisurely stroll through the shops, or a quiet moment outdoors, you’ll find all that and more in Jackson County, Fla. This quaint Southern destination is full of hidden gems like boutiques and spas that promise to pamper each guest, as well as artisan shops and local markets full of character and charm. Shopping local is not only a great way to find something truly unique, but also supports small businesses. Indulge yourself and uncover one-of-kind treasures at these seven spots in Jackson County.
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Get a Head-to-Toe Makeover
Come back from vacation feeling and looking like a whole new you with the styles from A Wild Hair Salon and Boutique in Marianna. What started as a full-service hair salon with a few fashionable finds, has turned into a staple in the shopping scene in Marianna. Whether you just need a trim or want an entirely new look, the stylists at this salon provide professional hair services to make you look and feel your best. Complete your look with a new outfit (or two) from the boutique, where you’ll find the latest and greatest trends in fashion. It’s a stylish win-win.
Relax at the Spa
Escape the hubbub of everyday life and pamper yourself with the soothing treatments at Simply You Med Spa in Marianna. With a variety of services to help you look and feel your best, this medical spa offers everything from massage therapy and non-surgical fat reduction to anti-aging treatments to help rejuvenate and enhance your skin. Simply You Med Spa’s safe and effective treatments are done in a comfortable and professional environment, ensuring the services help you relax and feel renewed. In addition to aesthetic and body treatments, Simply You Med Spa also offers a variety of skin care products as well as weight loss programs to fit your lifestyle.
Hunt for One-of-a-Kind Treasures
Find handcrafted furniture, custom creations and unique decor in Graceville at The Carpenter’s Son Woodshop. This eclectic shop is a great place to find a wide variety of high-quality furniture, some of which is made locally. The store carries an assortment of furniture, including dressers, tables and chairs, and the popular ash hardwood rocking chairs. You’ll also find perfect additions to your outdoor space such as bird baths, fountains, benches and wind chimes. Shopping here is like going on your own personal treasure hunt.
Fresh Finds at the Farmers Market
Get a taste of Jackson County with a trip to the Marianna City Farmers Market from April to July. Stock up on fresh, locally grown fruits, vegetables and homemade products, plus you can meet the farmers responsible for growing the area’s produce from 7 a.m. to noon on Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. Up to 25 vendors are on hand at the market selling a variety of wholesome and nutritious foods. The market is held under a pavillion at Madison Street Park with plenty of shade and picnic tables for families, and this market is pet friendly, too.
Plan Your Next Outdoor Escape
Nature enthusiasts and adventure seekers can find everything they need at McCoy’s Outdoors in Marianna. This family-owned shop has been a trusted source for outdoor equipment in the Florida Panhandle since 2002, offering more than 200 name brands. Whether your passion for the outdoors includes firearms, archery, hunting or fishing, McCoy’s knowledgeable and experienced staff can help you find the tools, apparel and accessories you need to enjoy the great outdoors.
Spoil Yourself with a Shopping Spree
They call it retail therapy for a reason, and there’s no better medicine than the fashionable finds at Southern Traditions. This clothing and accessories shop in Marianna is the perfect spot to spoil yourself. From rompers and jumpsuits to graphic tees and strappy sandals, Southern Traditions is stocked with the latest fashions for women. Choose from popular brands like Costa sunglasses or handcrafted artisan jewelry from Sorrelli. Give the perfect gift for a friend like stylish and sturdy Scout Beach Bags or paraben-free soy candles by Milkhouse Candle Co. — and if you buy one and keep it for yourself, we won’t tell.
Shop for Antiques
The best pieces in your home tell a story, and you’re sure to find something with plenty of charm and character from Bespoken Gifts and Antiques. This shop in historic downtown Marianna was founded by long-time Jackson County residents Chuck and Cindy Smith, and offers unique gifts that you’ll only find in Florida’s Panhandle. This eclectic gift shop not only has an ever-changing selection of antiques, but also carries popular lines such as Cinda B., Lenny & Eva, and Cotton Colors, just to name a few.