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Table of Contents Travel Info . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 10-11 Beautiful Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 12-17 Pensacola Beach. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 14-15 Perdido Key . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 16-17 Downtown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 18-23 Pensacola Tour Menus . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 24-25 Attractions and Free Activities . . . . . . . . . . 26-27 Pensacola for Kids . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 28-29 Arts and Culture. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 30-31 Birding, Hiking, Cycling . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Golf . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 32-33 Boating . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 34-35 Fishing . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 36 Diving . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 37 Area Map. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 38-39 Food and Lodging Feature . . . . . . . . . . . . . 40-41 Pensacola Beach Lodging & Dining . . . . . . 42-45 Perdido Key Lodging & Dining. . . . . . . . . . 46-47 Downtown Lodging & Dining . . . . . . . . . . 48-49 Midtown Lodging & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . 50-51 West Pensacola Lodging & Dining. . . . . . . . . . 52 Gateway Lodging & Dining . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 53 Calendar of Events . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 54-57 Meetings and Group Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 58 Weddings and Reunions . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 60 Pensacola for Pets . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 62

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Pensacola Beach Air Show

By air: With more than 100 flights daily to major cities, the newly renovated Pensacola International Airport is home to major airlines including AirTran, American Airlines, Continental, Delta, United and U.S. Airways. (850) 436-5000, flypensacola.com. By car, from the north: Take I-65 south through Alabama. After the Evergreen exit, take exit 69 to Pensacola. Turn left onto Hwy. 113, a four-lane expressway, and follow for 13 miles. At the dead-end, turn right and continue one mile to Hwy. 29. Turn left onto Hwy. 29 south and drive for 45 minutes until you reach Pensacola. From the east or west: From I-10, take the Pine Forest Road exit for Perdido Key or take I-110 into Pensacola and watch for signs that say “beaches” or “downtown.”

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Perdido Key

Names and Acclaims

Distances

America’s First Settlement — Founded by Spanish explorers in 1559; see page 21. City of Five Flags — Pensacola’s diversity in architecture, food and community celebrations is the result of having been ruled by Spain, France, England, the Confederacy and the United States. Cradle of Naval Aviation — The training of every Navy, Marine and Coast Guard aviator begins in Pensacola, which is also home to the world-famous Blue Angels and the National Naval Aviation Museum; see page 27. Best Convention & Visitors Bureau — We were honored as CVB of the Year by the Southeast Tourism Society. Best Beaches — Our Gulf Islands National Seashore is the longest stretch of protected seashore in the country, and our beaches have been rated by TripAdvisor, Dr. Beach and the Travel Channel; see pages 12-17. World’s Largest Artificial Reef — The USS Oriskany, a retired aircraft carrier that was sunk off our shores, is a hot spot for scuba diving; see page 37.

More to Know Airlines • AirTran (800) 247-8726, airtran.com • American Airlines (800) 433-7300, aa.com • Continental (800) 525-0280, continental.com • Delta (800) 221-1212, delta.com • United (800) 864-8331, united.com • U.S. Airways (800) 428-4322, usairways.com

Area population: 400,000-plus Time zone: Central

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You can still explore Florida the way it used to be. Stroll miles of white sand and wade in emerald water without another soul in sight. Watch dolphins frolic as pelicans glide silently by. Or stake a claim beside a beachfront hotel where a cool drink and succulent food are but sandy steps away. Snorkel, fish for pompano, paddleboard, build the castle of your dreams, try surfing or just laze away the day.

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Gulf of Mexico


Gulf Islands National Seashore

What to Pack

Five Essentials • • • • •

Casual, cool clothes Camera Waterproof sunscreen Games for the beach Swimsuit

Sandy Facts • The white sand of our beaches comes from quartz, the bones of the Appalachian Mountains far to the north, washing down the region’s rivers to the sea over millions of years. • Soft and powdery, the sand is very fine-grained and is called “singing sand” because it squeaks underfoot. • Sand dunes topped with sea oats are a vital part of the ecosystem and help protect our barrier islands from waves and weather.

With an average 340 days of sun, the Pensacola Bay Area offers beach lovers a place where dreams

Things to Know

become a beautiful reality.

It’s always safest to swim where lifeguards are present, and never swim alone. Be sure to check (850) 932-SURF for flag conditions.

Gulf of Mexico

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Pensacola Beach At A Glance

Quietwater Beach

Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier

Beaches: They range from popular, local hangouts complete with concessions and attractions to secluded beaches in the national seashore where your footprints could be the day’s first.

Popular Activities: Visitors choose from water activities such as parasailing, fishing, paddleboarding or surfing. For those without sea legs, we offer everything from shopping and first-class dining to miniature golf and exploring a pre-Civil War era fort. Location: Pensacola Beach is a 10-minute drive from downtown Pensacola and is on Santa Rosa Island, one of the world’s longest barrier islands. Events: Everything from Bands on the Beach concerts each Tuesday, May through October, to the Fiesta of Five Flags sand-sculpting contest and July’s gigantic Pensacola Beach Air Show, featuring the U.S. Navy Blue Angels.

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Five Places Not to Miss on Pensacola Beach

1. Casino Beach. Located beneath the famous “beach ball,” this is the place to see and be seen. Named for a Island Cross

1940s-era casino, the beach is now home to the fishing pier and Gulfside Pavilion, a venue for free concerts. 2. Fort Pickens, Gulf Islands National Seashore. About 10 miles west of Casino Beach is Fort Pickens, a massive brick fortress held by Union forces throughout the Civil War. National Park rangers lead free tours with $8 park admission. (850) 934-2600, nps.gov/guis. 3. Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. One of the Gulf of Mexico’s longest

Fort Pickens

Geronimo

piers at 1,471 feet, you can fish from it all day for $7.50 or stroll the pier for $1.25. 41 Fort Pickens Rd., (850) 934-7200,

Island Symbols

fishpensacolabeachpier.com. 4. Quietwater Beach or “Baby Beach.” Quietwater’s safe and

Pensacola Beach Sign — For millions of tourists and locals alike, this sign has

shallow waters along Santa Rosa

marked the way to Pensacola Beach since 1962.

Sound appeal especially to parents with small children. Nearby are

The Island Cross — The cross was erected in 1959, the 400th anniversary of

businesses with waverunners,

Pensacola’s founding, to commemorate the first Catholic mass held in the United

kayaks, jet skis, sailboats,

States. The cross and its dune withstood Hurricane Ivan’s force in 2004, even when

paddleboards and other rentals.

all surrounding dunes for miles to the east and west were flattened.

400 Quietwater Beach Rd., pensacolabeachchamber.com.

Geronimo. Pensacola’s First Tourist Attraction — On the morning of Oct. 25, 1886,

5. Portofino Boardwalk. Featuring a

a train with 15 Apache warriors, their women and children and 30 soldiers pulled

mix of shops, eateries, entertainment

into Pensacola. Among the warriors was the most famous Apache of all, the great

complexes and the shell stage, the

Chief Geronimo. Geronimo had just surrendered in Arizona and, along with more

boardwalk is the heart of Pensacola

than 400 of his people, had been exiled and sent to prison. Geronimo was sent to

Beach. 400 Quietwater Beach Rd.,

Fort Pickens, a massive brick fortress on Pensacola Beach. Tourists began to visit the

pensacolabeachchamber.com.

fort. According to one story, Geronimo cut buttons from his clothes and sold them to the visitors. At night, one of his three wives sewed more buttons on, and the next day he repeated the act. One of Geronimo’s wives, She-gha, is buried in Barrancas National Cemetery at NAS Pensacola. Geronimo was relocated to Alabama and then Oklahoma, where he died in 1909. His people, the Chiricahua

Insider Tip Be sure to grab a Bushwacker, a chocolaty adult beverage invented here.

Apache, were freed in 1913.

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Perdido Key

Pensacola Lighthouse Lookout

At A Glance

Beaches: More than 60 percent of the 15-mile island is protected parkland boasting whitesand beaches. Popular Activities: With a national seashore and state parks, Perdido Key lets visitors get back to nature, whether playing a round of golf, bird watching or snorkeling. Location: About 15 miles southwest of Pensacola and 30 minutes from the Pensacola International Airport. Events: Start off the new year with the Polar Bear Dip or try throwing a fish across state lines at Flora-Bama’s Mullet Toss. Spike a volleyball during the Perdido Key Open or unwind at the Martini Festival or the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival. Gulf of Mexico

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Big Lagoon State Park

Lost Key Golf Club


Eden Condominium

Eight Places

Perdido Bay

Not to Miss on Perdido Key

1. Big Lagoon State Park. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway,

5. Perdido Bay Golf Club. This club was named best new

this 698-acre gem offers nature-related activities, from a

course by Golf Digest when it opened. 1 Doug Ford Dr.,

40-foot observation tower to miles of trails and even

(850) 492-1223, perdidobaygolf.com.

canoeing and paddleboarding. 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy., (850) 492-1595, floridastateparks.org/biglagoon. 2. Fort McRee Ruins. This pre-Civil War era fort, accessible only

6. Rosamond Johnson Monument, Johnson Beach. This monument honors Escambia County resident Rosamond Johnson for his service in the U.S. Army during the Korean

by boat, was built to guard Pensacola Pass, the entrance to

War. He died at age 17 while returning across the 38th

Pensacola Bay, and sits at Perdido Key’s easternmost point.

Parallel for the third time to rescue wounded soldiers.

visitperdido.com. 3. Johnson Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore. This national

7. Lost Key Golf Club. This designated Audubon Signature Cooperative Sanctuary is a fine way to combine bird-watching

park, covering the key’s eastern end, offers picnic tables,

with a round of golf. 625 Lost Key Dr., (850) 549-2160,

restrooms and ranger-led programs such as guided walks and

lostkey.com.

snorkeling. $8 admission, (850) 934-2600, nps.gov/guis.

8. Tarkiln Bayou State Park. Located on Bauer Road, the park’s

4. Perdido Key State Park. This stunning 247-acre area borders

boardwalks and trails lead to beautiful, natural areas boasting

the Gulf of Mexico. Recreational possibilities range from

wildlife such as osprey, raccoons, fox and deer, as well as fields

swimming to picnicking to surf fishing. (850) 492-1595,

of pitcher plants. (850) 492-1595,

floridastateparks.org/perdidokey.

floridastateparks.org/tarkilnbayou.

Fun Facts • Perdido is Spanish for “lost,” which makes a lot of sense to our visitors who love to lose themselves in our breathtaking beaches, relaxed pace and distinctive personality. • The Perdido pitcher plant is one of only two carnivorous plants in the world. • The Perdido Key Beach Mouse, an endangered species, was almost wiped out in the mid-1990s by Hurricanes Erin and Opal, but since then its numbers have grown. The Perdido Key Beach Mouse can be seen meandering among the dunes near its burrow.

Johnson Beach


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Downtown Pensacola

Palafox Place

Plaza de Luna

Belmont DeVilliers

In downtown Pensacola, we have 450 years of history to share, but that doesn’t mean you can’t find a tasty craft beer, dine on a celebrity chef’s choice fare or dance to tomorrow’s hit music today. Stroll from our downtown plaza honoring Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. to Plaza de Luna with its sweeping views of Pensacola Bay and you’re walking not only through history, but also through the most enticing urban environment in Northwest Florida. Historic colonial buildings, filigreed balconies

History Meets Vibe

and weathered brick, a historic district around a square shaded by live oaks, the place where the Spanish handed over West Florida to Andrew Jackson – it’s all part of the 450 years of our history. But beneath that history beats the heart of Pensacola today, a syncopation of elegant restaurants, art galleries and first-class shopping, all set to the soundtrack flowing through downtown clubs, sidewalk cafés and music halls.

Whether it’s great food, a refreshing beverage, tony shopping, gallery gazing, museum visits or dancing the night away, downtown Pensacola is ready for you. With an exciting vibe to match its unparalleled history, our revitalized downtown offers an array of experiences unlike any on the Gulf Coast.

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Downtown Pensacola Plaza de Luna Splash Park

At A Glance

Palafox Place

Neighborhoods: They range from historic districts bustling with arts and culture to waterfront where you can watch a calming sunset or a thrilling ballgame. Popular Activities: With a history and art museum, dozens of local dining options, shops and art galleries, and a new Maritime Park, there’s always something going on downtown. Location: South of Cervantes Street to Pensacola Bay. Events: A gracious host to numerous year-round events such as outdoor summer concerts, Gallery Night, Pensacola Seafood Festival, Goombay, Jazz Festival and more. See pages 54-57. New This Year: Community Maritime Park and Blue Wahoos baseball team.

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Plaza de Luna

Don Tristan de Luna

Map Key Historic District

Born in Spain in 1519, Tristan de Luna y Arellano came to New Spain (now Mexico) with Hernan Cortes, conqueror of Mexico, in 1530. De Luna was chosen by the viceroy of Mexico to explore the Gulf of Mexico’s coastline with an eye toward establishing a new colony to protect Spanish shipping and to establish a trade route to Santa Elena

Museum/Arts District Waterfront District Belmont DeVilliers District

Civic Center District Government Center District Business District

P Parking Lot/Garage

(present day Tybee Island, Ga.), where another colony was to be established. With 13 ships, more than 1,500 soldiers and settlers and 240 horses,

To help organize the wealth of unique offerings and attractions into manageable, walkable

de Luna sailed into Pensacola Bay on Aug. 15, 1559. The area was largely

excursions, downtown Pensacola can be divided

unpopulated, but de Luna retained most of his supplies aboard his ships.

into seven distinct areas: Historic District,

When a hurricane struck on Sept. 19, destroying most of his ships and

Museum/Arts District, Waterfront District,

supplies, the budding colony was seriously threatened.

Belmont DeVilliers District, Civic Center District,

Four relief voyages were attempted, but the expedition was doomed by the disaster. Soon, de Luna and the survivors scattered to Cuba and Mexico where de Luna served as governor of the Yucatan until his death at age 52. In 1698, Pensacola became a formal Spanish colony when the Spanish returned.

Government Center District and the Business District. Public parking is plentiful in every district of downtown, whether curbside or in one of the 16 convenient public lots or garages. For more parking information, visit pensacolaparking.com.

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13 Things Not to Miss in

Downtown Pensacola

Seville Square

1. Maritime Park. The brand new 30-acre waterfront park just

St. Michael’s Cemetery

6. T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. This free museum

opened this year featuring green space, plazas and the

holds major pieces of history including the anchor belonging

stadium for the Blue Wahoos, Pensacola’s AA minor league

to Don Tristan de Luna from 1559. 300 S. Jefferson St.

baseball team. 444 W. Main St., maritimepark.us.

(850) 595-5990, historicpensacola.org.

2. Palafox Place. This lively street with its Old World feel and

7. Seville Square. This lovely park graced with oaks serves as the

wrought-iron balconies winds its way southward to Pensacola

center of the community, hosting a free summer concert series

Bay. Visitors will find dozens of locally owned, one-of-a-kind

and major festivals. Dine at sidewalk cafés or shop the historic

shops offering jewelry, art, music, clothing and kitchenware;

Seville merchants. Main and Alcaniz streets.

restaurants serving everything from gourmet pizza and craft

8. Belmont DeVilliers. Visitors will find the DeVilliers Cultural

beer to Spanish tapas and filet mignon oscar; and bars hosting

Heritage Museum, Belmont DeVilliers Art Center, Gumbo

singer/songwriters and cover bands.

Gallery and great soul food in this neighborhood.

3. Plaza de Luna. This waterfront park features a statue of Pensacola’s founder Don Tristan de Luna, two restaurants,

belmontdevilliers.com. 9. Palafox Market. Saturdays during the late spring, summer and

a marina, splash park, green space and fishing access.

fall, local farmers and artisans offer their wares at the open-air

997 S. Palafox Pl.

market in Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza. Palafox and Gregory

4. Joe Patti’s Seafood. One of the largest seafood markets in the Southeast, Joe Patti’s has been open since the 1930s. 524 S. B St., (850) 432-3315, joepattis.com 5. Historic Pensacola Village. A costumed guide takes visitors on a tour of period houses and Florida’s oldest church. 205 E. Zaragoza St., (850) 595-5985, historicpensacola.org.

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streets, palafoxmarket.com. 10. Plaza Ferdinand marks the spot where Spain ceded Florida to the United States and where a bust marks the spot where Gen. Andrew Jackson was sworn in as the first territorial governor. 400 S. Palafox Pl.


11. Veterans Memorial Park features The Wall South. Visit the nation’s only permanent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial in Washington, D.C. Also featured are the WWI and WWII memorials. Bayfront Pkwy. at 9th Ave., pensacolawallsouth.org. 12. St. Michael’s Cemetery. This historic treasure is an open-air museum, telling the story of more than 3,000 lives spanning the centuries. Said to have been a burying ground as early as the mid-18th century, the cemetery is considered the oldest in Florida. 6 N. Alcaniz St., stmichaelscemetery.org. 13. The Big Five. Downtown Pensacola is home to the big five in the arts world: arts museum, community theatre, opera, symphony and ballet. See pages 30-31 for more information.

Old Christ Church

Historic Facts • The king and queen of Spain

• The Barkley House, a popular site for

visited Pensacola in 2009 for our

weddings and special events, was built

450th anniversary.

in 1830 and is Pensacola’s oldest

• The names of Spanish cities can be found throughout downtown on streets such as Zaragoza, Tarragona

surviving example of a masonry high house. • Andrew Jackson’s portrait on the

and Cervantes, and Seville Square.

20-dollar bill was made in Pensacola,

• Built in 1832, Old Christ Church is the

and the site of his home can be found

oldest Protestant church in Florida still

on Palafox Place.

on its original site. It was used as a hospital, barracks and jail by Union troops during the Civil War.

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Pensacola Tour Menus Families and Young at Heart • Johnson Beach • Quietwater Beach “Baby Beach” • National Naval Aviation Museum/ IMAX® Theatre • Sam’s Fun City/Surf City • Fast Eddie’s Fun Center • Dolphin cruise • Gulf Breeze Zoo • Gulfarium • Discovery Gallery • Blue Wahoos baseball game • Adventures Unlimited canoeing

Snowbirds and Seniors • • • • • •

Golf outings Adventures Unlimited canoeing Deep sea fishing Historic Pensacola Village National Naval Aviation Museum Arts and cultural offerings

History Buffs • • • • • • • •

Historic Pensacola Village Pensacola Colonial Archaeological Trail North Hill Preservation District Fort Barrancas and Fort Pickens Pensacola Lighthouse National Naval Aviation Museum African-American Heritage Trail The Wall South/Veterans Memorial Park • UWF Archaeology Institute • St. Michael’s Cemetery

Students of All Ages • • • • • • • •

National park ranger camps Gulf Breeze Zoo Project GreenShores Classes at Belmont Arts Center and Pensacola Museum of Art Historic Pensacola Village Pensacola Colonial Archaeological Trail National Naval Aviation Museum National Flight Academy

Music Lovers • • • • • • •

Vinyl Music Hall Evenings in Olde Seville concerts Bands on the Beach concerts DeLuna Fest Jazz Fest Songwriters Festivals Farmers Opry

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Eco-tourists and Birders • • • • • • • • • •

Scenic Highway and Bay Bluffs Park Edward Ball Nature Trail Blackwater River State Forest Gulf Islands National Seashore Perdido Pitcher Plant Prairie Big Lagoon State Park Perdido watershed Naval Live Oaks Project GreenShores and Wayside Park ECUA Bayou Marcus Wetlands

Adventure Seekers • • • •

Deep-sea fishing excursions Parasailing Golf outings Paddleboarding, surfing and sailing lessons • Diving and spear fishing • Adventures Unlimited zipline • Five Flags Speedway

Food Connoisseurs Calling Shopaholics • • • • •

Cordova Mall Tanger Outlets Portofino Boardwalk Downtown Pensacola Historic Seville Merchants Association

• Joe Patti’s seafood market • Year-round food and wine festivals • Pensacola Celebrity Chefs cooking classes and events • Palafox Market • Farmers’ Opry southern suppers • J.W. Renfroe Pecan Co. • Kaleidoscope cooking classes


Downtown Shopping

Gulf Breeze Zoo

Adventures Unlimited

Pensacola Seafood Festival JazzFest

Historic Pensacola Village

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Attractions

Blue Angels Practice

Top 10 Free Things to Do 1. Beaches: Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach 2. National Naval Aviation Museum 3. T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum 4. Outdoor summer concerts 5. Gulf Islands National Seashore ranger-led programs 6. Blue Angels practices and air shows 7. Native Paths Cultural Heritage and Resource Center 8. Fort Barrancas 9. African-American Heritage Trail 10. Year-round festivals and parades National Naval Aviation Museum

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T.T. Wentworth


Fast Eddie’s Fun Center

Adventures Unlimited

Sam’s Fun City

New This Year: National Flight Academy This world-class facility available to 7th-12th grade students for a five-day camp is patterned after an aircraft carrier and includes incredible detail to make participants feel like they are living and breathing as a pilot. The highlight of the facility is six simulation and immersion centers, which feature high-tech, virtual-world experiences that provide a hands-on, realistic flying adventure. Learn more at nationalflightacademy.com. 1. National Naval Aviation Museum. Among the top air and space museums in the world, featuring more than 150 vintage aircraft. The museum features an IMAX® theatre, Top Gun F-14 flight simulator, motion-based simulators, indoor playground and full-service restaurant. 1750 Radford Blvd., (850) 452-3604, navalaviationmuseum.org. 2. Pensacola Lighthouse. At 160 feet tall, it’s the fourth-tallest brick lighthouse in the nation and offers stunning views. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is said to be haunted. 2081 Radford Blvd., (850) 393-1561, pensacolalighthouse.org. 3. Historic Pensacola Village. Visitors can tour a collection of period houses and Florida’s oldest church with a costumed guide. 205 E. Zaragoza St., (850) 595-5985, historicpensacola.org. 4. Pensacola Museum of Art. Located inside the old city jail, the museum features a permanent collection as well as traveling exhibits such as Chagall and Matisse. 407 S. Jefferson St., (850) 432-6247, pensacolamuseumofart.com. 5. T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum. This museum holds major pieces of history, including the anchor that belonged to Spanish sailor de Luna from 1559. 300 S. Jefferson St., (850) 595-5990, historicpensacola.org. 6. Fast Eddie’s Fun Center. Families can drive around the go-kart track, play putt-putt, have water wars and play in the indoor arcade. 505 W. Michigan Ave., (850) 433-7735, fasteddiesfunctr.com. 7. Pensacola Greyhound Park. Catch the excitement of live greyhound racing, simulcast greyhound and horse racing events and a poker room with more than two-dozen tables. (850) 455-8595, pensacolagreyhoundtrack.com. 8. Sam’s Fun City. This amusement park and water park features dozens of rides and attractions, including laser tag, putt-putt, go-karts, bumper boats and more. 6709 Pensacola Blvd., (850) 505-0800, samsfuncity.com.

9. Native Paths Cultural and Heritage Center. The Perdido Bay Tribe recently opened a tribal headquarters, library and art gallery with Creek artifacts. The facility offers recreational activities near Jones Swamp Preserve. 3300 Beloved Path, (850) 453-7382, perdidobaytribe.org. 10. Adventures Unlimited. Visitors can canoe, tube or kayak down Coldwater Creek or play on the ropes course featuring a zipline. 8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd., Milton, (850) 623-6197, adventuresunlimited.com. 11. Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. One of the Gulf of Mexico’s longest piers at 1,471 feet, fish from it all day for $7.50 or stroll the pier for $1.25. 41 Fort Pickens Rd., (850) 934-7200, fishpensacolabeachpier.com. 12. Fort Pickens. This massive brick fortress offers spectacular views and rich history. One of the few forts in the South the Confederates did not capture, the fort also held Apache prisoners, including the infamous Geronimo. Free daily tours. Ft. Pickens Rd., (850) 934-2635, nps.gov/guis. 13. Gulf Breeze Zoo. The 50-acre facility features hundreds of animals from around the world along with a petting zoo, boardwalk and safari train. 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., (850) 932-2229, gulfbreezezoo.org. 14. Gulfarium. Visitors can explore marine life with dolphin, sea lion and penguin shows as well as stingray feedings and tropical bird exhibits. 1010 Miracle Strip Pkwy., Fort Walton, (850) 243-9046, gulfarium.com. 15. Uncle Sandy's Macaw Park. Admire these beautiful birds from afar or allow them to sit on your shoulder. (850) 478-6421, macawbirdpark.com. 16. Fort Barrancas. Part of the National Parks System, the fort includes trails where Civil War Confederates once walked, a visitor center and special events such as lantern tours. Free daily tours. 1750 Radford Blvd., (850) 455-5167, nps.gov/guis.

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Pensacola for Kids Bring the Little Ones Along Maybe it’s catching that first fish off one of the longest fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico or canoeing a sun-dappled Coldwater Creek. Maybe it’s dreaming of flying high as a Blue Angel or just building the perfect sandcastle. In the Pensacola Bay Area, kids are always free – to discover, to dream, to enjoy.

Insider Tips: Say cheese! Here are five great spots to take a pic with a bird’s eye view. • Pensacola Lighthouse • Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier • Big Lagoon State Park Lookout Tower • Fort Barrancas • Scenic Bluffs Park Check the calendar on page 54-57 for special events.

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Pensacola Lighthouse


National Naval Aviation Museum

Gulfarium

Historic Pensacola Village

Check Out Our 25 Kid-Friendly Activities 1. Explore 150 vintage aircraft, fly a simulator or watch an ®

IMAX film at the National Naval Aviation Museum. 2. Splash around in the calm waters of Santa Rosa Sound at Quietwater Beach.

14. Dress up in costume at the history museum’s Discovery Gallery. 15. Watch a matinee at Pensacola Little Theatre. 16. Shoot the breeze with Lanier Sailing or Condor Sailing.

3. Rent a paddleboard from Coastal Paddle Company.

17. Parasail through the skies or drive a jetski from Key Sailing.

4. Climb 177 steps to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse.

18. Take a tubing trip down the river or fly through the trees on

5. Hop aboard a dolphin cruise.

a zipline at Adventures Unlimited.

6. See hundreds of animals at Gulf Breeze Zoo.

19. Attend a surf camp from Waterboyz.

7. See the dolphin show at the Gulfarium.

20. Master the kitchen with Kaleidoscope’s cooking classes at

8. Hook a big one at the Pensacola Bay Bridge or the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier. 9. Go camping at Big Lagoon State Park. 10.

Enjoy thrilling rides, water slides and other games at Sam’s Fun City.

11. Zoom around the go-kart track or play in the arcade at Fast Eddie’s Fun Center. 12. Explore massive brick fortresses with a national park ranger. 13. Cool off at Plaza de Luna’s Splash Park.

Distinctive Kitchens. 21. Step back in time on an interactive tour of Historic Pensacola Village. 22. Play at numerous area parks such as Perdido Kids Park, Sanders Beach Community Park and Bayview Park. 23. Feed the birds at Uncle Sandy's Macaw Bird Park. 24. Watch Pensacola’s new baseball team, the Blue Wahoos. 25. Look out for fish at two new snorkeling reefs on Pensacola Beach.

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Ballet Pensacola

Art for Every Taste Puccini, Verdi and the Nutcracker at the historic Saenger Theatre; African tribal art and Picasso at the Pensacola Museum of Art; glass blowing in an arts center anchoring historic Belmont DeVilliers; art galleries from Palafox to Seville Square; and the cool sound of music on the night air. In Pensacola, we offer a taste of art to meet every taste.

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Art and Culture

Pensacola Symphony Orchestra

Pensacola Museum of Art

Pensacola Opera

11 Arts & Cultural Offerings Not To Miss 1. Ballet Pensacola: Resident artists and world-class visiting

Miriam Schapiro and Milton Avery, with standing collections

dancers present four major productions annually, as well as

and touring displays. 407 S. Jefferson St., (850) 432-6247,

the Nutcracker. 400 S. Jefferson St., (850) 432-9546,

pensacolamuseumofart.org.

balletpensacola.com. 2. Saenger Theatre: The Spanish Baroque/Rococo style theatre

7. Pensacola Symphony: Entering its 87th season, the symphony presents a diverse program including Beethoven,

opened in 1925. A $15 million renovation has given the

Rachmaninoff, Shostakovich, Mendelssohn and Brahms.

“Grand Dame of Palafox” new life as the Gulf Coast’s

205 E. Zaragoza St., (850) 435-2533, pensacolasymphony.com.

premier performance space. 118 S. Palafox Pl., (850) 595-3880, pensacolasaenger.com. 3. Pensacola Little Theatre: Housed in the Pensacola Cultural Center, the Southeast’s oldest continually producing community theatre presents weekly shows from dramas to

8. Pensacola Children’s Chorus: Part of Pensacola’s cultural scene for 20 years, it has produced local celebrities including Broadway’s Ashley Brown. 46 E. Chase St., (850) 434-7760, pensacolachildrenschorus.com. 9. Quayside Gallery: The co-op represents 200 local artists

musicals and children’s theatre. 400 S. Jefferson St.,

producing paintings, drawings, pottery, photography,

(850) 434-0257, pensacolalittletheatre.com.

sculptures and more. 17 E. Zarragossa St., (850) 438-2363,

4. Pensacola Opera: Recognized by Opera America as “one of the fastest growing (opera) companies in the United States,”

quaysidegallery.com. 10. University of West Florida Center for Fine and Performing

the opera presents two major productions in January and

Arts: This center plays host to various on-campus and

March. 75 S. Tarragona St., (850) 433-6737,

community arts organizations, with performances in music,

pensacolaopera.com.

dance, theatre and opera. 11000 University Pkwy.,

5. Belmont Arts & Cultural Center: This working arts center offers disciplines ranging from glass blowing and pottery to

(850) 857-6057, uwf.edu/cfpa. 11. Pensacola State College: The Ashmore Fine Arts Center, Jean

bead making, belly dancing and drawing.

and Paul Amos Performance Studio and Anna Lamar Switzer

401 N. Reus St., (850) 429-1222, belmontartscenter.com.

Gallery offer an array of special shows and exhibits.

6. Pensacola Museum of Art: Located in the former city jail,

1000 College Blvd., (850) 484-2563, pensacolastate.edu.

this accredited museum mingles works from Salvador Dali,

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The Great Outdoors By Land

Marcus Pointe

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Six Picks for Hiking and Biking 1. Downtown Pensacola is ideal for a pleasurable ride without much traffic. Continue down Bayfront Parkway and across two scenic bridges to Pensacola Beach. 2. Pensacola Beach’s bike path and sidewalks appeal to all levels, from slow-paced walkers who like to take in the scenery to serious, fast-paced bikers. 3. Gulf Islands National Seashore provides Great Blue Heron

walking trails and bike paths along the nation’s longest stretch of protected beach.

Walk more than seven miles of sand trails through the Naval Live Oaks

4. Some of the most popular off-road, dirt

Preserve. Follow a boardwalk through a prairie of carnivorous pitcher plants,

paths for mountain bikers in the area are

a landscape unique to the northern Gulf Coast. Bike Fort Pickens Road or

found at the University of West Florida’s

Johnson Beach Road with the bay to one side and the Gulf to the other. Find a birder’s paradise. Reserve a campsite in the shadow of a

Edward Ball Nature Trail. 5. Cyclists can ride along Blackwater Trails, part

pre-Civil War fort. From the rustic – a search for driftwood on

of the national Rails-to-Trails project.

the shores of Pensacola Bay – to the refined – a turn around a

6. Enjoy a short walk along Florida’s only bluffs

challenging 18 holes – the Pensacola Bay Area is an

at Bay Bluffs Park, or continue north for a

outdoorsman’s (and woman’s) paradise.

bike ride on Scenic Hwy. Scan for more!

Top 10 Birding Sites 1.

Borrow free binoculars at Big Lagoon State Park to spot yellow-bellied sapsuckers, black-bellied plovers and flickers.

2.

Listen for brown-headed nuthatches, pine warblers and bobwhites at Tarkiln Bayou State Park.

3.

At Project GreenShores and Wayside Park on Pensacola’s Bayfront, you can see as many as 300 water birds, gulls, terns and cormorants.

4.

Edward Ball Nature Trail at the University of West Florida is ideal for watching egrets, northern parulas, summer tanagers and great crested flycatches.

5.

Take the boardwalk at ECUA Bayou Marcus Wetlands to see bluewinged teal, hooded merganser, bufflehead and goldeneye.

6.

At Gulf Islands National Seashore, view local and migratory birds such as osprey, herons, spotted sandpipers, plunging gannets, warblers and tanagers.

7.

Featured Golf Courses Lost Key Golf Club 625 Lost Key Dr., Perdido Key (850) 549-2160, lostkey.com Marcus Pointe Golf Club 2500 Oak Pointe Dr., Pensacola (850) 484-9770, golfmarcuspointe.com Osceola Municipal Golf Course 300 Tonawanda Dr., Pensacola (850) 453-7599, osceolagolf.com Perdido Bay Golf & Lodging 1 Doug Ford Dr., Perdido Key (850) 492-1223, perdidobaygolf.com

Hear the song of Bachman’s sparrows or watch for the red-headed woodpecker at Blackwater River State Forest.

8.

The half-mile boardwalk at Trout Point features sandy shore on one

Scan “Fore” More!

side and freshwater marsh on the other for great viewing opportunities. 9. 10.

Shoreline Park South is on the path of migrating birds, perfect for

For golf locations, look for

viewing a variety of birds.

symbol on pages 38-39.

The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier offers an excellent vantage point for spotting plunging gannets and bridled and sooty terns.

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The Great Outdoors By Sea Bay, cove, bayou or beach, the Pensacola Bay Area is a world of water. Sailors love our constant breezes and sandy, forgiving bottoms. A quick trip by motorboat can carry you to a seemingly forgotten beach. Cruises acquaint you with the friendly, intelligent dolphins that share our world. With one of the longest fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico, it’s easy to cast for amberjack, red fish or cobia. Charter boats can take you far offshore, to the edges of the deep blue where the marlin dwell. Sight cast on coastal flats or surf cast along miles of empty beach. For any angler, Pensacola is the ultimate catch.

Pensacola Beach Fishing Bridge

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Canoeing, Kayaking & Paddleboardng Adventures Unlimited (850) 623-6197, adventuresunlimited.com

Santa Rosa Sound Key Sailing

Big Lagoon State Park (850) 492-1595, floridastateparks.org/biglagoon Coastal Paddle Company (850) 916-1600, coastalpaddlecompany.com Key Sailing (850) 932-5520, keysailing.com Waterboyz (850) 433-2929, waterboyz.com

Boat Rentals & Sightseeing Cruises Aquatic Charters (850) 492-6337, chase-n-fins.com Bonifay Water Sports (850) 932-0633, bonifaywatersports.com Condor Sailing Adventures (850) 637-7245, condorsailingadventures.com Jolly Sailing (850) 723-6142, jollysailing.com Key Sailing (850) 932-5520, keysailing.com Lanier Sailing Academy (850) 432-3199, laniersail.com

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Six Picks to Get You

Hooked on Fishing

1. Fish on the Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier, one of the largest fishing piers in the Gulf of Mexico, for $7.50 per day. (850) 934-7200, fishpensacolabeachpier.com. 2. Cast your line at the Pensacola Bay Fishing Bridge for $3 per day. No fishing license required. (850) 434-1234.

4. Fish the Escambia River, boasting 85 species of fish, including channel catfish and largemouth bass. 5. Pensacola has a number of live bottom or natural limestone reefs such as Paradise, Green’s and Timber Holes. 6. Fish for pompano right off the shore of the Gulf of Mexico.

3. Ask a diving charter about spear fishing dives for red snapper, grouper, cobia and amberjack.

Red Snapper

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Mullet


Fishing and Diving Aquatic Charters – Fishing (850) 492-6337, chase-n-fins.com A Reel Eazy Charter – Diving/Fishing (850) 932-8824, reeleazy.com Chulamar Inc. & Fishing Fleet – Fishing (850) 934-8037, chulamar.com Dr. Dive – Diving (850) 932-6602, drdive.com Gulf Breeze Guide Service – Fishing (850) 934-3292, gulfbreezeguideservice.com H2O Below – Fishing (850) 291-3501, ussoriskanydiver.com Hot Spots Tackle & Charters – Fishing (850) 916-7176, hotspotscharters.com

Dive In!

Scuba Shack/Wet Dream Charters – Diving/Fishing (850) 433-4319, scubashackpensacola.com

For those who prefer a bottoms-up view, the world’s largest artificial reef, the 911-foot aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany, rests in more than 200 feet of water off Pensacola Beach with its “island” 70 feet below the surface. Dozens of dive sites, some accessible from the beach, dot the area and draw every level of diver, from technical divers reaching the Mighty O’s 150-foot-deep hangar deck to beginners discovering the sport. Whether spear fishing, lobster hunting, shell collecting or photographing marine life, divers find our prime, year-round diving conditions irresistible.

Viking Diving – Diving/Fishing (850) 916-3483, vikingdivingpensacola.com Contact the Wildlife Conservation Commission at (850) 488-4676 or myfwc.com for more information. Check out pages 54-57 for annual fishing tournaments.

Dive Locations

Insider Tip: Snorkeling is also a favorite pastime in Pensacola. National park rangers at Gulf Islands National Seashore

Three Coal Barges

USS Massachusetts

lead free

Tex Edwards Barge

Russian Freighter/San Pablo

Timber Holes

Sylvia Pete Tide II Tug Heron & LCM Landing Craft US Navy Diving Ships Dredge Avocet M/S Antares

snorkeling adventures during the summer.

Chevron Oil Rig

USS Oriskany

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Legend Getting Around

Corridors by color:

We know it’s a little tricky finding your way around when you’re new to an area. To help simplify things, we’ve identified corridors in our area that you can see on the map. We have color-coded listings to correspond with the corridors for quick identification of where you are and what’s nearby.

Pensacola Beach corridor – Includes Pensacola Beach and Gulf Islands National Seashore. For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to pages 42-45.

Downtown corridor – Includes the historic and downtown districts along Pensacola Bay. For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to pages 48-49.

Perdido Key corridor – Covers the westernmost coastal area in Florida. For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to pages 46-47.

Midtown corridor – Covers Davis Highway (exit 13 from I-10) and the area near the airport, including Cordova Mall and Highway 90 (exit 17 from I-10 to

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Midtown corridor (cont.) Scenic Highway). For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to pages 50-51. West Pensacola corridor – Includes Naval Air Station Pensacola and Pensacola Lighthouse. For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to page 52.

Gateway corridor (Western) – Encompasses the first exits in Florida on I-10 East, from Pine Forest Road (exit 7) to Highway 29 (exit 10). For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to page 53. (Eastern) – Covers the Milton and Pace area, including canoeing areas north of Milton. For lodging and restaurants in this area, please refer to page 53.

P Beach parking Boat launches & marinas Dog parks Birding sites . . . . . . . page 33 Camping sites . . pages 42-53 Golf courses . . . . . . . page 33

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Food and Lodging The Pensacola Bay Area has a variety of accommodations and dining options to suit your style. You can rent a beachside cottage for your extended family, feel at home in a comfortable condo or experience our great outdoors while camping. Stay in a quaint bed and breakfast downtown or a Gulf-front luxury resort with all the amenities you need right on site. Or, choose from your favorite hotel brand, whether it’s right on the beach, near shopping or convenient to the interstate. Check VisitPensacola.com/coupons for specials year-round. And while you’re here, we promise to make your mealtimes memorable with our award-winning restaurants serving everything from fresh sushi and seafood to Southern favorites with a modern twist. Dine dockside on po-boys, gumbo and the catch of the day. Sip a local bushwacker while watching the sun go down. Sample a locally crafted beer. Or experience fine dining with delectable dishes such as Grits A Ya Ya, crawfish cheesecake or filet oscar with fried green tomatoes.

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Pensacola Beach

10

D B G A 2 3 E 5 J 1

9 6C F

Business Center

(850) 932-6000 (800) 406-7885

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9 Travelodge Pensacola Beach 40 Ft. Pickens Rd., travelodge.com

(850) 934-5400

100 •

10 Fort Pickens Campground Gulf Islands National Seashore, nps.gov/guis

(850) 934-2622 (877) 444-6777

200

11 Navarre Beach Campground 9201 Navarre Pkwy., navbeach.com

(850) 939-2188 (888) 639-2188

115 •

181 •

3 Hilton Pensacola Beach Gulf Front 12 Via DeLuna Dr., hiltonpensacolabeach.com

(850) 916-2999 (866) 916-2999

272 •

4 Holiday Inn Express Pensacola Beach 333 Ft. Pickens Rd., hiexpress.com

(850) 932-3536 (888) 465-4329

76

5 Holiday Inn Resort 14 Via DeLuna Dr., holidayinnresorts.com/pensacolabeach

(888) 465-4329 (850) 932-5331

206 •

6 Margaritaville Beach Hotel 165 Ft. Pickens Rd., margaritavillehotel.com

(850) 916-9755

162 •

7 Paradise Inn 21 Via DeLuna Dr., paradiseinn-pb.com

(850) 932-2319 (800) 301-5925

55

8 SpringHill Suites by Marriott 24 Via DeLuna Dr., springhillsuitespensacolabeach.com

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Pets Allowed

(850) 932-6800 (800) 320-8108

Pool

2 Hampton Inn Pensacola Beach Gulf Front 2 Via DeLuna Dr., hamptoninn.com

Free Internet

123 •

Fitness Room

(850) 934-3300 (800) 544-8313

Breakfast

1 Days Inn Pensacola Beachfront 16 Via DeLuna Dr., daysinn.com

Airport Shuttle

Hotels, Motels, Resorts and Camping

Gulf/Waterview

Laundry Facilities

Restaurant on Site

Suites/Kitchenette

Number of Rooms

4

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7 H 8


Pensacola Beach

K

J Riptides Sports Grill—Holiday Inn Resort 14 Via DeLuna Dr., (850) 932-5331 holidayinnresorts.com/pensacolabeach

100

K Terracotta Restaurant—Portofino Island Resort 10 Portofino Dr., (850) 916-5000 portofinoisland.com

40

Seafood, Crab, American

$15 - $22

none

American, Seafood

$11 - $19

Thanksgiving Christmas

Upscale Casual

$25

open daily

Seafood, Long Drinks, Oyster Bar, Steaks

$10 - $25

Christmas

American, Seafood, Asian, Cajun, Sushi

over $20

none

Cocktail Fare

varies

mid Dec - Jan

Italian

$10 - $18

Mondays

Burgers, Seafood

$4 - $22

Christmas

Reservations Accpt

Pet Friendly

Fine Dining

Outside Dining

Buffet

Breakfast

G Lillo’s Tuscan Grille 5 Via DeLuna Dr., (850) 934-5456 • lillostuscangrille.com 175 H Paradise Bar and Grille—Paradise Inn 21 Via DeLuna Dr., (850) 916-5087 paradisebar-grill.com

Days Closed

200

Average Dining Price

F Landshark Landing 165 Ft. Pickens Rd., (850) 916-9755 margaritavillehotel.com

Type of Food Served

162

Entertainment

E H20—A Cajun Asian Grill—Hilton (Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Restaurant) 12 Via DeLuna Dr., (850) 343-6791 h2orestaurantpensacolabeach.com

Banquet Facilities

350

Bus Parking

D The Grand Marlin 400 Pensacola Blvd., (850) 677-9153 thegrandmarlin.com

Beer/Wine/Cocktail

130

Waterview

C Frank & Lola’s—Margaritaville Beach Hotel 165 Ft. Pickens Rd., (850) 916-9755 margaritavillehotel.com

Catering

800

Sunday Brunch

B Flounder’s Chowder House 800 Quietwater Beach Rd., (850) 932-2003 flounderschowderhouse.com

Dinner

675

Lunch

A Crabs - We Got ‘Em 6 Casino Beach Blvd., (850) 932-0700 crabswegotem.com

Sat-Sun

Seating Capacity

Restaurants and Nightlife

11

American

$15

none

Upscale Casual

$12 - $28

open daily

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Pensacola Beach

3 Bulevar Menor • 1627 Bulevar Menor Vacation Rental Companies: D

4 Boardwalk • 1100 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D G

5 Calle Bonita • 1692 Calle Bonita Vacation Rental Companies: B C D E G

8 Gulf Winds • 1199 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: C D E G

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Tennis

Spa

9 La Bahia • 1300 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D E G

Gulf/Waterview

Beachfront

Fully furnished with laundry facilities and cable TV

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10 Portofino Island Resort 10 Portofino Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: B C D F G I

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11 Regency Towers & Regency Cabanas 1600 Via DeLuna Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D E G I

12 Sabine Yacht and Racquet Club 330 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: B C D G

13 San DeLuna • 1350 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: C D E G

14 Sand Dollar • 336 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: D E G I

15 Sans Souci • 999 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D E G I

Spa

Tennis

Free Internet

7 Emerald Isle • 22 Via DeLuna Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A B C D E F G I J

6 Emerald Dolphin • 850 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D E G I

Condominiums and Resorts

3

19 2 7

Pool

20

Free Internet

14 12

Fitness Room

2 Beach Club • 18 Via DeLuna Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: C D F G I

Pool

1 Baywatch • 1150 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: C D G I

Fitness Room

Fully furnished with laundry facilities and cable TV

Gulf/Waterview

Condominiums and Resorts

Beachfront

13 9 22 1 4 16 6 17 21 15 18 8


Pensacola Beach

16 Santa Rosa Dune • 900 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: B C D G

17 Santa Rosa Towers 800 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C E G

18 Seahorse Condos • 955 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: E G

19 Soundside Holiday Beach Resort 19 Via DeLuna Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: H

20 South Harbour • 751 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D G I

21 Starboard Village • 1111 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A C D E G

22 Tristan Towers • 1200 Ft. Pickens Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: C E G 23 Villas on the Gulf • 1650 Via DeLuna Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: B C D E G I

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Spa

Tennis

Pool

Free Internet

Fitness Room

Fully furnished with laundry facilities and cable TV

Gulf/Waterview

Condominiums and Resorts

Beachfront

10

Vacation Rental Companies A Barrons Realty Group 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., Ste. 12 (850) 934-2588 barronsrealtygroup.com

F Premier Island Mgmt. Group 10 Portofino Dr. (850) 916-5000, (866) 206-0323 portofinoisland.com

B Emerald Coast Rentals 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. (850) 343-2255, (866) 884-7419 pensacolabeach-rentals.com

G Realty Marts International/ RMI Vacations 1591 Via DeLuna Dr. (850) 932-5376, (800) 874-9245 realtymarts.com

C Gulf Blue Vacations 22A Via DeLuna Dr. (850) 932-0775, (800) 554-3695 jmevacations.com D Paradise Beach Homes 27 Via DeLuna Dr. (850) 916-0777, (888) 860-0067 paradisebeachhomes.com E Pensacola Beach Properties, Inc. 50 Ft. Pickens Rd. (850) 934-0099, (800) 497-7321 pensacolabeachproperty.com

H Soundside Holiday Beach Resort 19 Via DeLuna Dr. (850) 934-2500, (800) 874-0402 holidaybeachresort.com I Southern Vacation Rentals 33 Via DeLuna Dr. (866) 320-5199, (850) 932-7277 gosouthern.com J ResortQuest Pensacola Beach 546 Mary Esther Cut-Off NW, Ste. 3 (888) 909-6807, (850) 275-5060 resortquestnwfl.com

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2 3 17 7 22

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Laundry Facilities

Business Center

Pool

Pets Allowed

Free Internet

Fitness Room

Breakfast

Airport Shuttle

• •

Days Closed

Average Dining Price

Type of Food Served

Reservations Accpt

150

Pet Friendly

B Lost Key Golf Club 625 Lost Key Dr., (850) 549-2164 lostkey.com

Fine Dining

Outside Dining

Waterview

Catering

50

Sunday Brunch

A Legends Premium Wine Bar & Grille Perdido Bay Golf Club, 1 Doug Ford Dr. (850) 492-1223, perdidobaygolfclub.com

Restaurants and Nightlife

Restaurant on Site

Entertainment

56

Banquet Facilities

(850) 492-7304 (877) 402-7873

Bus Parking

3 Perdido Cove RV Resort 13770 River Rd., perdidocove.com

Beer/Wine/Cocktail

Buffet

75

Dinner

(850) 492-1595

Lunch

2 Big Lagoon State Park 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy., floridastateparks.org/biglagoon

Fridays

40

Breakfast

(850) 492-1223

Seating Capacity

1 Cottages on the Green 1 Doug Ford Dr., perdidobaygolf.com

Suites/Kitchenette

Hotels, Motels and Camping

Gulf/Waterview

8 28 4 10 5 27 15 29 13 19 20 16 9 23

Number of Rooms

12 26 14 21 24 6 25 18

B 11

American, International

$5 - $20

Christmas

Seafood, Sushi, • Casual, American

$9 - $14

none


• •

5 Capri • 16551 Perdido Beach Blvd. Vacation Rental Companies: E

• •

6 Eden Condominium • 16281 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: B F H

• •

7 Florencia • 14900 River Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F I

8 Grand Caribbean East & West 13500 Sandy Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C F G H I

9 Indigo • 13621 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: E F G H I

• •

10 La Playa • 13555 Sandy Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F G H I

• •

11 Lost Key Golf and Beach Club 608 Lost Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: C D E F G

12 Mediterranean at Perdido Key 17359 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: F H

• •

13 Mirabella • 13900 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F G I

• •

14 Needle Rush Point • 17119 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: F H

• •

15 Ocean Breeze East & West 14623 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C F G H

16 Palacio • 13661 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C F G H I

17 Perdido Cove Townhomes • 13770 River Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: K

• •

19 Perdido Skye • 13785 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C F G H

• •

20 Perdido Sun Condominiums 13753 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F G H I

21 Perdido Towers • 16875 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F G H

• •

23 Sandy Key Condominiums 13575 Sandy Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: C E F G H I

• •

24 SeaSpray Condominiums East & West 16287 Sandy Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C F

• •

25 Shipwatch • 16787 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F G H

26 Spanish Key • 17287 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: C E F G H I

• •

27 Spinnaker • 14765 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: H

Tennis

• •

Pool

Spa

Free Internet

Fitness Room

Gulf/Waterview

29 Windemere • 14500 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F G H I

Vacation Rental Companies •

• •

18 Perdido Dunes at Perdido Key 16769 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: C F

22 Sailmaker’s Place • 13928 River Rd. Vacation Rental Companies: A E F

Condominiums and Resorts

28 Villagio • 13700 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: F

• • •

Fully furnished with laundry facilities and cable TV

Beachfront

4 Beach Colony Resort • 13601 Perdido Key Dr. Vacation Rental Companies: A C E F G H I

Spa

Tennis

Pool

Free Internet

Fitness Room

Fully furnished with laundry facilities and cable TV

Gulf/Waterview

Condominiums and Resorts

Beachfront

Perdido Key

A Aquatic Realty 14508 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 492-4632, (800) 881-7368 aquaticrealty.com

G Perdido Realty 14250 Perdido Key Dr., Unit B (850) 492-1102, (800) 717-7263 perdidokey.com

B Eden Condominium 16281 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 492-3336, (800) 523-8141 edencondominiums.com

H Pointe South Vacation Rentals 13587 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 492-1148, (800) 598-1888 pointesouth.com

C Key Concepts Realty 13880 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 492-5462, (800) 955-5462 gulfcoastarea.com

I ResortQuest 13661 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 492-9024 resortquestnwfl.com

D Lost Key Golf and Beach Club 625 Lost Key Dr. (850) 549-2160, (888) 256-7853 lostkey.com

J iTrip Vacation Rentals 17359 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 845-9579

E Luxury Coastal Vacations 13700 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 332-5120 luxurycoastalvacations.com

K Perdido Cove RV Resort and Townhomes 13770 River Rd. (877) 402-7873 perdidocove.com

F Meyer Vacation Rentals 13700 Perdido Key Dr. (850) 492-6466, (800) 213-9544 meyerre.com

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Navy Blvd

17th Ave

14th Ave

Cervantes St Jackson S t

9th Ave

Palafox St

“E” St

Pace B lvd

Historic Downtown

3 H

Garden St

D 6 P 8

F

M

2 AC

Chase

I S

R

Gregory St 1 7

L

Pensacola Visitor Information Center

N Q

Government Main St

J

K 5

4O

t fron Bay

B E G

Free Internet

Pool

120

2 Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel 200 E. Gregory St., pensacolagrandhotel.com

(850) 433-3336 (877) 227-6963

210

3 Days Inn Historic Downtown 710 N. Palafox St., thedaysinn.com

(850) 438-4922 (800) 544-8313

102

4 Lee House Bed & Breakfast Inn 400 Bayfront Pkwy., leehousepensacola.com

(850) 912-8770

8

5 New World Inn 600 S. Palafox St., newworldlanding.com

(850) 432-4111

15

6 Pensacola Victorian Bed & Breakfast 203 W. Gregory St., pensacolavictorian.com

(850) 434-2818 (800) 370-8354

4

7 Residence Inn by Marriott Downtown 601 E. Chase St., residenceinnpensacoladowntown.com

(850) 432-0202 (800) 331-3131

78

8 Solé Inn & Suites 200 N. Palafox St., soleinnandsuites.com

(850) 470-9298 (888) 470-9298

45

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• •

Business Center

Fitness Room

(850) 439-3330 (800) 627-7468

Laundry Facilities

Breakfast

1 Courtyard by Marriott Pensacola Downtown 700 E. Chase St., courtyardpensacoladowntown.com

Pets Allowed

Restaurant on Site

Airport Shuttle

Suites/Kitchenette

Hotels, Motels and Bed & Breakfasts

Gulf/Waterview

Number of Rooms

Barrancas Ave

• •

• •

• •

• •

• •


30

G The Fish House (Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Restaurant) 600 S. Barracks St., (850) 470-0003 • goodgrits.com

250

H Five Sisters Blues Café 421 W. Belmont St., (850) 912-4856 • fivesistersbluescafe.com

195

I Global Grill (Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Restaurant) 27 S. Palafox Pl., (850) 469-9966 • dineglobalgrill.com J Jackson’s Steakhouse (Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Restaurant) 400 S. Palafox St., (850) 469-9898 • jacksons.goodgrits.com

160 150

L Landry’s Seafood 905 E. Gregory St., (850) 434-3600 • landrysseafood.com

270

525

52

S Vinyl Music Hall & 5 1/2 Bar 2 S. Palafox Pl., (850) 607-6758 • vinylmusichall.com

300

$9.95 $26.95

Sundays Evenings Christmas

Seafood, Steaks, Sushi, Burgers, $11 - $19 Brunch & Oysters

Soups, Salads, Sandwiches

Under $10

Christmas

Cocktail Fare

$10

Open daily

Grocery, Natural Whole Foods

$10

None

$3 - $14

Tapas, Salads, • Entrees & Desserts $15 - $30

Open daily

$3.25 $250

Southern/Soul

Mondays Sun-Mon Thanksgiving Christmas None

Seafood

$5 - $8

Easter Thanksgiving Xmas, NYear

Seafood, Steak

$15 - $22

Christmas

Seafood, Steak, Pastas & Salads

$11 - $29

Alcoholic Beverages

None

$8 - $33

Steak, Seafood

• American Eclectic

None

Alcoholic Beverages

Southern, Sushi, Seafood, Steaks, $11 - $20 Grits a Ya Ya, Pork

Q Seville Quarter/Rosie O’Grady’s 130 E. Government St., (850) 434-6211 • sevillequarter.com R Wintzell’s Oyster House 400 E. Chase St., (850) 432-7752 • wintzellsoysterhouse.com

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American

O Pensacola Bay Brewery 225 E. Zaragoza St. (850) 434-3353 • pbbrew.com P Polonza Bistro 286 N. Palafox St., (850) 912-6454 • polonza.com

• •

N Palace Café 130 E. Government St., (850) 434-6211 • sevillequarter.com

• •

20

600 E. Gregory St. (Hwy. 98), (850) 433-6789 mcguiresirishpub.com

K Joe Patti’s Seafood/Sushi Bar 524 South B St., (850) 432-3315 • joepattis.com

M McGuire’s Irish Pub

Days Closed

F Ever’man Natural Foods, Inc. 315 W. Garden St., (850) 438-0402 • everman.org

Average Dining Price

120

Type of Food Served

E The Deck Bar at The Fish House 600 S. Barracks St., (850) 470-0003 • goodgrits.com

Entertainment

45

Reservations Accpt

D Cottage Café 203 W. Gregory St., (850) 437-0730 pensacolavictorian.com

Banquet Facilities

60

Bus Parking

C Cavu Club—Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel 200 E. Gregory St., (850) 433-3336 • pensacolagrandhotel.com

Beer/Wine/Cocktail

210

Pet Friendly

B Atlas Oyster House 600 S. Barracks St., (850) 437-1961 • goodgrits.com

Fine Dining

Outside Dining

Waterview

Dinner

Buffet

Lunch

92

Catering

Breakfast

A 1912 Restaurant—Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel 200 E. Gregory St., (850) 433-3336 pensacolagrandhotel.com

Restaurants and Nightlife

Sunday Brunch

Seating Capacity

Historic Downtown

$6 - $12 Varies

Thanksgiving Christmas New Year Easter Thanksgiving Christmas Open daily

American

$8

Alcoholic Beverages

Varies

Thanksgiving Xmas Eve/Day NYear Eve/Day Mon, Tues Xmas, NYear

Seafood

$16

Christmas

Alcoholic Beverages

Varies

Varies

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16

Midtown 9 2 11

1

12

14 5

7

15 B

4 3

13

8 G

D 6 10

A F

3 Courtyard by Marriott 451 Creighton Rd., courtyard.com/pnscy

(850) 857-7744 (800) 321-2211

90

4 Easy Rest Inn 7220 Plantation Rd., easyrestinn.com

(850) 857-0099

61

5 Fairfield Inn by Marriott 7325 N. Davis Hwy., marriott.com

(850) 484-8001 (800) 228-2800

63

6 Hampton Inn Airport/Cordova Mall 2187 Airport Blvd., hamptoninnpensacolaairport.com

(850) 478-1123 (800) 426-7866

126

7 Hampton Inn & Suites 7050 Plantation Rd., hamptoninn.com

(850) 505-7500 (800) 426-7866

85

8 Hilton Garden Inn 1144 Airport Blvd., hiltongardeninnpensacola.com

(850) 479-8900

137 •

9 Holiday Inn 7813 N. Davis Hwy., holidayinnpns.com

(850) 472-1400 (800) 465-4329

114 •

10 Homewood Suites 5049 Corporate Woods Dr., homewoodsuitespensacola.com

(850) 474-3777 (800) 225-5466

107 •

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• •

Fitness Room

Breakfast

• • •

Business Center

115 •

Laundry Facilities

(850) 484-8070 (800) 424-6423

Pets Allowed

2 Comfort Inn, Davis Highway 8080 N. Davis Hwy., choicehotels.com/hotel/fl712

Pool

111 •

Free Internet

(850) 466-2000

Restaurant on Site

1 America’s Best Value Inn & Suites 7200 Plantation Rd., americasbestvalueinn.com

Airport Shuttle

Hotels and Motels

Suites/Kitchenette

E

Number of Rooms

C


64

13 Quality Inn & Suites 7601 Scenic Hwy., choicehotels.com

(850) 477-7155

138

14 Red Roof Inn 7340 Plantation Rd., redroof.com

(850) 476-7960 (800) 733-7663

108

15 TownePlace Suites by Marriott 481 Creighton Rd., towneplacesuitespensacola.com

(850) 484-7022 (800) 236-2427

98

(850) 471-0203 (800) Value Place

121

260

E Nancy’s Haute Affairs/Skopelos (Pensacola Celebrity Chefs Restaurant) 555 Scenic Hwy., (850) 434-0112 nancyshauteaffairs.com

TO

F Scenic 90 Café 701 Scenic Hwy., (850) 433-8844 scenic90cafe.com

130

G Steve Barnhill’s Southern Fresh Buffet 301 Brent Ln., (850) 912-8806

400

• •

• •

Seafood, Burgers, Chicken

$5 - $17

Mondays Thanksgiving Xmas, NYear

Gourmet Pizza

$12

Thanksgiving Christmas

Gourmet

$8 - $15

Sundays

Variety

$6

Thanksgiving Christmas

Southern

$5

Christmas

Entertainment

Open daily

$8 - $15

Japanese, Sushi

Days Closed

D Mellow Mushroom 5175 Bayou Blvd., (850) 475-7575 mellowmushroom.com

Average Dining Price

Type of Food Served

Reservations Accpt

80

Sun, Mon

$15 - $25

Banquet Facilities

Waterview

Buffet

Catering

Sunday Brunch

Dinner

Breakfast

Steak, Seafood

Bus Parking

C Marina Oyster Barn 505 Bayou Blvd., (850) 433-0511 marinaoysterbarn.com

Beer/Wine/Cocktail

200

Pet Friendly

B Fuji Grill 6235 N. Davis Hwy., (850) 478-5464 pnsfujisushi.com

Fine Dining

400

Outside Dining

A The Angus 1101 Scenic Hwy., (Hwy. 90 E) (850) 432-0539, anguspensacola.com

Lunch

Restaurants and Nightlife

Seating Capacity

16 Value Place 12050 Scenic Hwy., valueplace.com

Business Center

(850) 479-1000

Laundry Facilities

12 Mainstay Suites 7230 Plantation Rd., mainstaysuites.com/hotel-pensacola-florida-FLB78

Pets Allowed

Pool

Free Internet

130

Fitness Room

(850) 474-0411 (800) 531-5900

Hotels and Motels

Breakfast

Suites/Kitchenette

11 La Quinta Inn 7750 N. Davis Hwy., 598.lq.com

Airport Shuttle

Number of Rooms

Restaurant on Site

Midtown

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West Pensacola

2

4 C 1 B 3

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165

900

Entertainment

Fitness Room

Free Internet

Pool

Pets Allowed

Laundry Facilities

Business Center

Breakfast

Restaurant on Site

Days Closed

Average Dining Price

150

Type of Food Served

A Cubi Bar Café 1750 Radford Blvd., (850) 452-2643 navalaviationmuseum.org B The Oar House 1000 S. Pace Blvd., (850) 549-4444 the-oar-house.com C Pensacola Greyhound Track 951 Dog Track Rd., (850) 455-8595 (800) 345-3997 • pensacolagreyhoundtrack.com

Reservations Accpt

Restaurants and Nightlife

Banquet Facilities

Bus Parking

42

Beer/Wine/Cocktail

(850) 457-7277 (800) 800-8000

Pet Friendly

4 Super 8 Motel 5 N. New Warrington Rd., thesuper8.com

Fine Dining

Outside Dining

129

Waterview

(850) 453-4140 (800) 424-6423

Buffet

3 Suburban Extended Stay Hotel 3984 Barrancas Ave., suburbanhotels.com/hotel-pensacola-florida-FL964

Catering

80

Sunday Brunch

(850) 453-3333

Dinner

2 Hospitality Inn 4910 Mobile Hwy.

Lunch

133

Breakfast

(850) 455-4561 (866) ASHTON8

Seating Capacity

1 Ashton Inn & Suites 910 N. Navy Blvd., ashtoninnsuites.com

Airport Shuttle

Suites/Kitchenette

Hotels and Motels

Gulf/Waterview

Number of Rooms

A

Soups, Sandwiches

Under $10

Christmas

Seafood, Sandwiches

$8 - $20

Thanksgiving Christmas

Variety, Special Group Rates

$11 - $19

Sun-Tues


Gateway

3 15 12 16

A 13 14 1 5

10 2 6 11 8 B

9

4

(850) 479-3800

100

121

51

Entertainment

(850) 944-1734

Reservations Accpt

77

Banquet Facilities

(850) 256-5555

Laundry Facilities

Business Center

• •

• •

160

Beer/Wine/Cocktail

58

(850) 994-6000

Pet Friendly

Fine Dining

78

37

106

(850) 995-5898

Outside Dining

Waterview

Buffet

Catering

Sunday Brunch

(850) 477-0711 (800) 424-6423 (850) 476-9091 (800) 854-9517 (850) 473-0222 (800) 525-4055 (850) 476-6612 (800) Value Place

104 100

• •

• •

Southern Style

$21.95 dinner & show

Sun-Thur

Upscale Casual

$9 - $23

Christmas

Days Closed

64

(850) 494-1122 (877) 770-9801

116

Average Dining Price

40

Type of Food Served

B MpGrille 2500 Oak Pointe Dr., (850) 476-7776 golfmarcuspointe.com

62

(850) 476-7200 (800) 225-3297 (850) 944-8442 (888) 465-4329 (850) 478-4499 (800) 221-5801

Pets Allowed

60

Pool

(850) 479-8600 (888) 315-2378 (850) 476-8989 (866) 405-2708

Free Internet

Fitness Room

Breakfast

Suites/Kitchenette

25

Bus Parking

A Farmers’ Opry House 8897 Bryom Campbell Rd., (850) 994-6000 400 farmersopry.com

Dinner

Breakfast

Lunch

Restaurants and Nightlife

Seating Capacity

1 Adventures Unlimited School House Inn & Cottages Located 12 miles north of Milton adventuresunlimited.com 2 America’s Best Value Inn & Suites 7194 Pensacola Blvd., americasbestvalueinn.com 3 Comfort Inn 8690 Pine Forest Rd., comfortinn.com/hotel/fl588 4 Days Inn 6501 Pensacola Blvd., daysinn.com 5 Holiday Inn Express 130 Loblolly Ln., hiexpress.com 6 Howard Johnson 6919 Pensacola Blvd., hojo.com 7 Motel 6-Pensacola West 5829 Pensacola Blvd., motel6.com 8 Palm Court 6911 Pensacola Blvd. 9 Quality Inn 6550 Pensacola Blvd., choicehotels.com/ires/hotel/fl732 10 Ramada Inn 7051 Pensacola Blvd., ramada.com 11 Travelodge Inn & Suites 6950 Pensacola Blvd., travelodge.com 12 Value Place 2310 W. Detroit Blvd., valueplace.com 13 Avalon Landing RV Park 2444 Avalon Blvd., avalonlandingrvpark.com 14 Farmers’ Opry House Campground 8897 Byrom Campbell Rd., farmersopry.com 15 Lake Stone Campground 801 W. Hwy. 4, myescambia.com 16 Pensacola RV Park 3117 Wilde Lake Blvd., pensacolarvpark.com

Restaurant on Site

Gulf/Waterview

(850) 623-6197 (800) 239-6864

Hotels, Motels and Camping

Airport Shuttle

Number of Rooms

7

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Pensacola’s 2012

Calendar of Events With a packed calendar, 2012 is proving to be another exciting year full of celebrations for Pensacola. Events such as the annual seafood festival, McGuire’s prediction run, Blue Angels air shows, Gallery Nights and evenings in Olde Seville Square are sure to keep visitors entertained. Whether you’re interested in sports, food, history or just fun in the sun, the Pensacola Bay Area has a special event for you. Beulahfest

January Polar Bear Dip. Jan. 1. The Flora-Bama Lounge hosts this popular, annual splash-around in the Gulf of Mexico. (850) 492-0611, florabama.com Polar Bear Plunge. Jan. 1. Wade, swim and scurry to the finish line in Santa Rosa Sound at Paradise Bar & Grill where black-eyed peas await. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com Pensacola Beach Run. Jan. 14. Compete in your choice of a 5K, 10K or half-marathon race while enjoying the waterfront on beautiful Pensacola Beach. Stick around the finish line for the post-race party. pensacolarunners.com Gallery Night. Jan. 27. An evening of arts and culture in downtown art galleries. (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com

February Pensacola Double Bridge Run. Feb. 4. A 15K course over two bridges crossing Pensacola Bay and Santa Rosa Sound, from downtown to Pensacola Beach. Runners and walkers are also welcome at the 5K course and Kids’ Fun Run. (850) 434-2800, pensacolasports.com Mardi Gras Kid and Kritter Krawl. Feb. 11. This walking parade on Pensacola Beach is open to children and pets. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

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Goombay Gulf Coast

Mardi Gras. Feb 17-19. Pensacola and Pensacola Beach host family-oriented fun at numerous parades with beads and moon pies. Perdido Key also hosts its version with a street party. (850) 434-1234, visitpensacola.com

March Beulahfest. March. Enjoy some of Nashville’s hottest country music stars, arts-and-crafts, carnival-style rides and great sausage. (850) 944-3167, beulahfest.com Smokin’ in the Square. March 2-4. Enjoy some of the South’s best barbecue in Seville Square. (850) 516-2622 Gulf Coast Renaissance Fair. March 3-4. Relive the days of old with jousting exhibitions, falconry, medieval musicians, jugglers, bellydancers, fire breathers and more. (877) 429-8462, gcrf.net McGuire’s 5K Prediction Run. March 10. The nation’s largest prediction run with more than 5,000 participants. Awards for the fastest and the most accurate in predicting completion time. Enjoy McGuire’s bean soup, Irish Wakes, home-brewed beer and authentic Irish tunes at the post-run party. (850) 433-6789, mcguiresirishpub.com Go Irish on the Island. March 12-17. Celebrate St. Patrick’s Day with a pub crawl, green bikini and jig dancing contest. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

Gallery Night. March 16. An evening of arts and culture in downtown art galleries. (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com 3rd Annual Perdido Key Spring Wine & Art Festival. March 24. Sample wines from boutique, international and local vineyards as artists display their paintings, jewelry and sculptures at the Villagio. (850) 492-4660, visitperdido.com Festival on the Green. March 30-31. University of West Florida’s annual spring event featuring fine arts-and-crafts, live music, dog agility showcase, sporting events, food and a children’s fair. (850) 474-2610, uwf.edu/festival

April Pensacola Community Soulfest. April. Enjoy great soul music at this annual event in the West Pensacola Ballpark. (850) 438-4882 Perdido Key Dragon Boat Races. April 14. Dragon boats glide across the Intercoastal Waterway in this fun and competitive race. (850) 492-4660, visitperdido.com Reggae Festival. April 14-15. Enjoy a weekend of live reggae music at Seville Quarter. (850) 434-6211, sevillequarter.com


Fishing Tournament

Mardi Gras/Fiesta Days

Pensacola JazzFest. April 14-15. Listen to great jazz performed by local and national artists in Seville Square. (850) 433-8382, jazzpensacola.com Crawfish Festival on Portofino Boardwalk. April 14-16. Spend a weekend on the boardwalk full of sun, spicy crawfish and live music. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

Bands on the Beach

May

June

Wet and Wild. May. Celebrate nature at this four-day event in Perdido Key. (850) 492-4660, perdidochamber.com

Sounds of Summer. June-Aug. The beat goes on at Pensacola Beach with this free concert series most Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays at the boardwalk amphitheatre. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

Bands on the Beach. Tuesdays, May-Oct. The beach’s favorite summer evening concert series with local musical favorites playing at Gulfside Shallow Water Slam. June. Redfish, flounder Pavilion. (850) 932-2257, visitpensacolabeach.com and speckled trout are the game in this tournament, with Flounder’s Chowder House as White Sands Music Festival. April 19-21. Enjoy 28th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival. headquarters. pensacolakingmack.com food, arts-and-crafts and non-stop jam sessions May 4-6. Treat yourself to spicy crawfish and at the Farmers’ Opry House. (850) 994-6000, authentic bayou country entertainment along the Bud Light King Mackerel/Cobia Tournament. farmersopry.com waterfront at one of the largest crawfish boils in June. See some of the biggest king mackerel and Florida. (850) 433-6512, fiestaoffiveflags.org cobia caught at the largest two-day boat event in Mullet Man Triathlon. April 21. Push yourself the Gulf of Mexico. pensacolakingmack.com to the limit on this scenic and exhilarating Rosamond Johnson Day Ceremony. May 5. course. (850) 429-0611, florabama.com Special remembrance of Korean War hero Fiesta Days Celebration. June 2-10. Ten-day and Purple Heart recipient, Rosamond annual event celebrating the founding of 28th Annual Interstate Mullet Toss. Johnson, who was killed at the age of 15 while Pensacola with a boat parade, street parade, April 27-29. Perdido Key’s Flora-Bama Lounge bravely attempting to save fellow soldiers. parties, sand-sculpting contest and more. hosts this wacky annual tournament that has (850) 492-4660, visitperdido.com (850) 433-6512, fiestaoffiveflags.org participants compete in tossing an actual mullet across state lines. (850) 492-0611, Evenings in Olde Seville Square. Every 42nd Annual Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo. florabama.com Thursday, Mid-May – Mid-Aug. Summer June 14-17. Great fishing from the Grand Lagoon concert series featuring musical styles from big Yacht Club. (850) 607-7569, glycpensacola.com 6th Annual Goombay Gulf Coast. April 28-29. band to jazz and from Broadway to modern Feel the rhythm of regional and international July dance. (850) 438-6505, pensacolaheritage.org reggae, calypso, Caribbean and steel drum bands 4th of July Celebration. July 4. The familywhile you admire stilt-walkers and African dance oriented, patriotic event held downtown is the Gallery Night. May 18. Enjoy an evening of and drum presentations. (850) 380-6109, arts and culture by touring downtown art galleries. largest on the Gulf Coast. Fireworks displays are goombaygulfcoast.com also on Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach. (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com (850) 434-1234, visitpensacola.com

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Jamaican fest

Santa Rosa Island Triathlon

Pensacola Beach Air Show

July

September

October

Red, White and Blues Week. July 4-14. Week-long celebration on Pensacola Beach starting with fireworks and ending with the Blue Angels Air Show. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

Jamaican Fest. Sept. 1-3. Featuring live music, The Kids Zone, a sidewalk sale, the “Anything that Floats” race and bathtub races in Santa Rosa Sound. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

Pensacola Beach Songwriters Festival. Oct 2-7. Original music comes to the island. (850) 3410889, pensacolabeachsongwritersfestival.com

42nd Annual Pensacola International Billfish Tournament. July 5-8. The Pensacola Big Game Fishing Club hosts one of the country’s largest billfish tournaments at NAS Pensacola, attracting more than 600 anglers. (850) 453-4638, pbgfc.com

Emerald Coast Beer Festival. Sept. 7. Seville Quarter plays host to this beer-lovers’ dream. Taste a variety of beers from more than 40 breweries and distributors. (850) 434-6211, sevillequarter.com

Pensacola Beach Air Show. July 13-14. This must-see event features a show by the world-famous Blue Angels. (850) 932-2257, visitpensacolabeach.com Gallery Night. July 20. An evening of arts and culture in downtown art galleries. (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com Seville Quarter Running of the Bulls. July 21. Participate in Pensacola’s wacky version of the running of the bulls, where roller derby enthusiasts with wiffle bats chase you around the streets of downtown. (850) 434-6211, sevillequarter.com

August Bushwacker Festival and 5K. Aug. 3-5. This festival celebrates Pensacola’s favorite adult beverage: the milk chocolaty bushwacker. Enjoy a fun run and celebration on the boardwalk. (850) 434-1234, visitpensacola.com

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Oktoberfest. Oct. 6. The Villagio hosts this German-inspired festival with lots of fun, music, food and beer. (850) 492-4660, visitperdido.com 17th Annual Santa Rosa Island Triathlon. Oct. 6. A triathlon along Pensacola Beach for seasoned athletes, with a sea turtle triathlon for kids. (850) 380-0741, sritri.org

Shaker Fest. Sept. 14-16. Head over to the Sandshaker, “Home of the Original Bushwacker,” on Pensacola Beach to enjoy live music and signature drinks. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

5th Annual Art and Wine Weekend. Oct. 6-7. Enjoy wine tastings and local art as you’re transported by trolley across the island. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

5th Annual Taste of the Beach. Sept. 15-16. Get a sampling of island flavors from the area’s best chefs. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com

Greek Festival. Oct. 12-14. Traditional Greek dances, gifts, entertainment and dishes such as baklava, gyros and spanakopita. (850) 433-2662, annunciationgoc.org

Gallery Night. Sept. 21. Enjoy an evening of arts Annual Historic Haunted House Walking Tours. Oct. 12-13, 19-20, 26-27. Narrated tours and culture by touring downtown art galleries. led by costumed guides visit more than 50 sites. (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com (850) 595-5985, historicpensacola.org 35th Annual Pensacola Seafood Festival. 78th Annual Pensacola Interstate Fair. Sept. 28-30. Sample a variety of mouthOct. 18-28. With big-name entertainment, watering seafood dishes, enjoy continuous games, rides and exhibits, the fair is fun for the live entertainment, shop at the many artswhole family. (850) 944-4500, pensacolafair.com and-crafts vendors and participate in a 5K. (850) 433-6512, fiestaoffiveflags.org Gallery Night. Oct. 19. An evening of arts and culture in downtown art galleries. (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com


Snowball Derby

Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

Christmas Parade

November

Season the Holidays with Island Spirit. Nov. 23-Dec. 31. Santa Rosa Island hosts Chumuckla Redneck Christmas Parade. numerous holiday events throughout the season. Dec. 8. Celebrate southern heritage with more (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com than 250 floats lighting up the street at this regional Christmas parade. (850) 503-6575, Elf Parade. Nov. 23. Kids dress up and parade Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival. Nov. 2-4. bonfirejam.com from the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum Browse more than 200 fine art and handmade to the Saenger Theatre, caroling along the way. Downtown Christmas Parade. Dec. 8. craft exhibitors from around the country in (850) 434-5371, downtownpensacola.com Downtown Pensacola comes alive with this Pensacola’s historic Seville Square. ggaf.org lighted, family-friendly parade. (850) 450-3792, 6th Annual Martini Festival. Nov. 3. Live music 45th Annual Snowball Derby. Nov. 28-Dec. 2. coxpensacolachristmasparade.org and martini sampling at the JellyFish Bar in Perdido Auto racing fans will delight in the action at Five Flags Speedway. (850) 944-8400, Surfing Santa Parade. Dec. 9. Holiday floats Key. (850) 492-4660, perdidochamber.com fiveflagsspeedway.com wind down Santa Rosa Island’s main street. The Frank Brown Songwriters’ Festival. Santa rides atop his red fire engine and visits Nov. 8-18. Musicians from across the world bring Winterfest Trolley Tours. Nov.-Dec. Trolleys with the kids. (850) 932-1500, act as theaters taking passengers to a series of music to Perdido Key. (850) 492-7664, fbisf.com pensacolabeachchamber.com interactive performances in historic downtown. Pensacola Marathon. Nov. 11. This 26.2-mile (850) 435-0914, pensacolawinterfest.org 5th Annual Pelican Drop. Dec. 31. Families can scenic USATF-certified course is one of the last enjoy a street-party atmosphere downtown with Boston Marathon qualifiers in the Southeast. The Zoolights. Nov.-Dec. Enjoy the beauty of the zoo live music, a children’s area and fireworks, along at night as you admire thousands of sparkling course begins and ends in historic downtown. with a 10-foot, half-ton illuminated pelican that’s holiday lights. (850) 932-2229, gulfbreezezoo.org dropped 100 feet at midnight. (850) 435-1603, (850) 434-2800, pensacolamarathon.com pensacolapelicandrop.com December Gallery Night. Nov. 16. Jump-start the holiday Big Lagoon’s Christmas in the Park. Dec. season with an evening of arts and culture in New Year’s Eve Fireworks. Dec. 31. End the Enjoy hot chocolate and Christmas lights on the downtown art galleries. (850) 434-5371, year with a bang with a fireworks display over waterfront. (850) 492-4660, visitperdido.com downtownpensacola.com the Gulf of Mexico. (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com Holiday Evening in Olde Seville Square. Pensacola Wine Festival. Nov. 16-18. Sample Dec. 6. The holidays begin with a concert a variety of wines from all over the world. under the oaks. (850) 438-6505, (850) 434-5371, pensacolawinefestival.com For more information about the Pensacola pensacolaheritagefoundation.org Bay Area call (800) 874-1234, (850) 434Creek Indian Tribe Indian Day Celebration. 1234 or visit VisitPensacola.com. You can Nov. 17-18. An annual Creek pow-wow in Pace Lighted Boat Parade. Dec. 7. The nautical parade officially delivers Santa Claus to the island. also stay informed of area happenings featuring Native American dances, traditional through Facebook.com/VisitPensacola. food dishes and authentic crafts. (850) 994-9633 (850) 932-1500, pensacolabeachchamber.com Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show. Nov. 2-3. The Blue Angels come home to perform their season’s final show at Naval Air Station Pensacola. (850) 452-2583, blueangels.navy.mil

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Meetings & Tours

National Naval Aviation Museum

Big Lagoon State Park

Adventures Unlimited

Meeting Your Needs Meet in Pensacola, where our national seashore beaches, 450 years of history, Southern hospitality and vibrant mix of arts and culture will leave your attendees relaxed, rejuvenated and ready to get down to business...Pensacola-style. Whether you are planning a small meeting or a large convention, we are here to meet your needs. Your attendees will find plenty to do outside the meeting room, from outdoor activities on the beach and weekly Blue Angels practices to free festivals year-round and team-building activities such as ropes courses and kayaking. So have fun. Be productive. Let us spoil you in the last unspoiled meeting spot in Florida.

Dynamic Group Tours The Pensacola Bay Area is an activity-packed destination filled with

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the Farmers’ Opry House, let their voices be heard outdoors on Santa Rosa Sound or by parading down the street during Mardi Gras. Dynamic itineraries reflect the diverse offerings of the area and keep your groups entertained. Historic tours include stops at Pensacola Lighthouse, Fort Pickens, the National Naval Aviation Museum and Historic Pensacola Village. Heartland Tours include stops at area farms featuring fresh produce, bull riding and horseshoeing. Eco-tours feature a dolphin cruise, barrier island walks and a stop at Project GreenShores, an award-winning estuary.

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Picture Perfect We hope you’ll consider Pensacola for your wedding, reception and honeymoon. Whether you celebrate your vows on a sugar-white sandy beach overlooking the emerald-green Gulf waters or inside Florida’s oldest church nestled beneath sprawling oak trees, you are assured a memorable wedding day in the Pensacola Bay Area.

Reunions: The Pensacola Bay Area is an ideal spot to host your next family, class or military reunion. Our beautiful beaches, world-class museums, historic sites, locally owned restaurants and lively activities are the perfect way to reconnect with your family, friends and comrades. Make your next reunion memorable in Pensacola.

Ceremony and Reception Sites to Consider 1. Pensacola Beach or Perdido Key

6. Pensacola Cultural Center

2. Old Christ Church

7. Museum of Commerce

3. Plaza de Luna

8. National Naval Aviation Museum

4. Seville Square

9. Barkley House

5. Pensacola Museum of Art

10. Sanders Beach Community Center

Free Services from Visit Pensacola: • Finding a venue to host your event • Compiling lodging rates • Providing welcome bags • Tips on area attractions and activities • Use of the Visitor Information Center

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More to See. More to Do. New 3D Flight Simulators!

Explore over 100 years of Naval Aviation history, discover Home Front USA during WWII, check out the Kiddie Hawk children’s exhibit and test your flying skills in the new 3D flight simulators.Visit the new Hangar Bay One displaying post-World War II era aircraft including presidential helicopter, Marine One. • FREE Admission • FREE Museum Tours • Over 150 Aircraft • NEW! Hangar Bay One • NEW! 3D Flight Simulators • Over 4,000 Artifacts ® • IMAX Giant Screen Theatre • Cockpit Trainers • Kiddie Hawk Children’s

Exhibit Bar Café • Flight Deck Store • Cubi

Open 9–5 daily on Naval Air Station Pensacola 850-453-2389 800-327-5002 NavalAviationMuseum.org Find us on Facebook

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Pet Lovers

Events For Pets Even pets can enjoy Mardi Gras, a favorite festival season along the Gulf Coast. The Krewe of Junkanoo Kritter Krawl takes place each year on Pensacola Beach. October’s Barktoberfest is the main fund-raiser for the Humane Society. Dogs enjoy a day of eating, playing, getting their portraits made and competing in contests.

Dog Parks

Pet Travel Tips

• The Bayview Dog Park and Beach is a favorite East Hill neighborhood spot overlooking Bayou Texar. Dogs have one acre to run and play, plus their very own beach where they can splash around. • Located on Summit Boulevard near Pensacola International Airport, dogs can run around at Roger Scott Complex Dog Park. • Shoreline Bark Park, near Shoreline Park in Gulf Breeze, is an enclosed facility with a separate section for smaller dogs.

1. Bring along a list of veterinary clinics. 2. Ensure your pet is current on all vaccinations – many airlines require documentation. 3. Travel during quiet times of the day to help your pet remain calm. 4. Take frequent exercise breaks for your pet. 5. Travel with your pet in a carrier or seatbelt. 6. Pack snacks, travel-sickness pills and plenty of water. 7. Never leave your pet unattended in the car. 8. See pages 42-53 for pet-friendly outdoor dining and lodging.

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Additional Visitor Resources Call us or stop by the Pensacola Bay Area Visitor Information Center. We’re here to help. 1401 E. Gregory St., Pensacola, FL 32502. (800) 874-1234, (850) 434-1234 (TDD/TTY accessible) FAX: (850) 432-8211, (850) 434-7626

ANIMAL RESOURCES

ATTRACTIONS

BANKS

RESTAURANTS

THE ARTS Anna Lamar Switzer Center for Visual Arts, (850) 484-2550

Historic Pensacola Village (850) 595-5985

Pen Air Federal Credit Union (850) 505-3200

SHOPPING

Kaleidoscope Associates, LLC (850) 261-4063

RBC Bank (850) 435-8887

Museum of Commerce (850) 595-5985

Regions Bank (850) 444-1234

Animal Hospital of Pensacola (850) 479-2900

Ballet Pensacola (850) 432-9546 Belmont Arts Center (850) 429-1222 Center for Fine and Performing Arts, UWF, (850) 474-2147 Pensacola Cultural Center (850) 434-0257 Pensacola Film Commission (850) 390-3974

Gulfarium (850) 244-5169

Compass Bank (850) 857-5070

Naval Aviation Museum SunTrust Foundation, Inc., (850) 453-2389 (850) 435-1200 Pensacola Aviation Center, LLC (850) 434-0636

Wachovia (850) 434-6684

Pensacola Bay Brewery (850) 776-4853

Whitney National Bank (850) 432-2481

Please see pages 42-53 for restaurant listings Blue Moon Antique Mall (850) 455-7377 Dixie’s Antiques & Collectibles (850) 484-6899 Fishin’ Chix, LLC (850) 916-4444 Franklin Antiques & Flea Market (850) 944-1003 Historic Seville Merchants Association, (850) 469-8060 Joe Patti’s Seafood (850) 432-3315

Big Lagoon State Park (850) 492-1595

Pensacola Colonial Archaeological CONVENTION SERVICES/ Trail, (850) 474-2797 ENTERTAINMENT Concert System Production Pensacola Greyhound Track Group, LLC, (850) 308-5940 (850) 455-8595 Farmers’ Opry House Pensacola Historical Museum (850) 994-6000 (850) 595-1559 Pensacola Bay Area Pensacola Interstate Fairgrounds Convention & Visitors Bureau (850) 944-4500 (850) 434-1234 Pensacola Lighthouse Pensacola Civic Center (850) 393-1561 (850) 432-0800 PSC Planetarium Pensacola Sports Association (850) 484-1847 (850) 434-2800 Perdido Key State Park Seville Quarter (850) 492-1595 (850) 434-6211 Pensacola Blue Wahoos Sunquest Cruises (850) 934-8444 (850) 650-2519 Sam’s Fun City & Surf City The Team & Leadership Center (850) 505-0800 Adventures Unlimited (850) 623-6197 St. Michael’s Cemetery (850) 436-4643

Blackwater Canoe Rentals & Sales, Inc., (850) 623-0235

T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, (850) 595-5990

Baptist Health Care (850) 434-4011

Blackwater River State Park (850) 983-5363

Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park (850) 478-6421

Gulf Breeze Hospital (850) 934-2000

Coastal Paddle Company (850) 916-1600

University of West Florida Archaeology Institute (850) 474-3015

Medical Center Clinic/ The Doctor’s Group (850) 474-8000

Veterans Memorial Park and Wall South, (850) 434-1234

Sacred Heart Health System (850) 416-7000

Yellow Cab Company (850) 433-3333

BANKS

West Florida Hospital (850) 494-4000

VENDORS

Pensacola Little Theatre (850) 434-0257 Pensacola Museum of Art (850) 432-6247 Pensacola Opera (850) 433-6737 Pensacola Symphony Orchestra (850) 435-2533 PSC Ashmore Fine Arts Auditorium, (850) 484-1847 Saenger Theatre (850) 595-3880

ATTRACTIONS

Adventures Unlimited (850) 623-6197 African-American Heritage Trail (850) 434-1234

Fast Eddie’s Fun Center (850) 433-7735 Five Flags Speedway (850) 944-8400

HOSPITALS/MEDICAL

Fort Pickens National Park (850) 934-2600

Bank of America (850) 444-0469

Gulf Breeze Zoo (850) 932-2229

Coastal Bank & Trust (850) 436-7800

Gulf Islands National Seashore (850) 934-2600

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LODGING

Please see pages 42-53 for lodging listings

J.W. Renfroe Pecan Co. (850) 432-2083 Quayside Art Gallery/Pensacola Artists, Inc., (850) 438-2363 Tanger Outlets (251) 943-9303 Waterboyz (850) 433-2929

SPAS/SALONS Massage Envy (850) 484-3689

Fusion Spa Salon (850) 932-7724

TRANSPORTATION Beach Bum Trolley (850) 941-2876 Dollar Rent-A-Car (850) 474-9000 Enterprise Rent-A-Car (850) 477-1352 Five Flags Trolley (850) 435-0914 Good Time Tours, Inc. (850) 476-0046 Pensacola International Airport (850) 436-5000

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Gulf Breeze Zoo

Family owned since 1956; offering a variety of pecans: natural, roasted & salted, candied, and chocolate covered, as well as other nut varieties. Come visit our gift shop and sample the fudge and coffee. We ship year-round.

Pensacola’s premier entertainment & dining complex located in the heart of Historic Downtown for over 40 years. Fantastic food, great beverages, live music nightly. Private party, banquet and meeting facilities.

Hundreds of animals including rhinos, gorillas, hippos, tigers, antelope, monkeys, zebras, reptile house, kangaroos, variety of birds. Feed giraffe, budgies, large petting area. Ride the train. Live animal encounters.

2400 W Fairfield Dr. Pensacola, FL 32505 (800) 874-1929 or (850) 432-2083 renfroepecan.com

130 E. Government St. (850) 434-6211 rosies.com

5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway (Hwy. 98) (850) 932-2229 gulfbreezezoo.org

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Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau 1401 E. Gregory St. Pensacola, Florida 32502

Your Gateway to the World. More non-stops and more low fares to more destinations.

For the lowest Gulf Coast airfares and more non-stop flights to more destinations daily, fly Pensacola International Airport. Find the latest deals at FlyPensacola.com.

Serving Mobile, Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Fort Walton and Destin.

Non-stop service to: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston, Memphis, Miami, Orlando, Tampa and Washington DC


Visit Pensacola Visitor Guide 2012