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HogPharmer

Pensacola Beach, FL
« on: July 07, 2018, 12:15:38 pm »

Headed to Pensacola Beach next month with my wife and daughter (she's 4, almost 5). I've driven through there but never stayed there before. Is there anything that is a "must-do" while we're there? Restaurants, attractions, excursions, etc.? This will be my little girl's first trip to the beach so I'm really excited just to take her. We've rented a condo that's right on the beach.
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razorshark

Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2018, 01:26:31 pm »

Headed to Pensacola Beach next month with my wife and daughter (she's 4, almost 5). I've driven through there but never stayed there before. Is there anything that is a "must-do" while we're there? Restaurants, attractions, excursions, etc.? This will be my little girl's first trip to the beach so I'm really excited just to take her. We've rented a condo that's right on the beach.
go to the air museum at the pensacola naval air station, they also have imax at the museum

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Tripod1

Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2018, 04:29:43 pm »

Check out the lighthouse while on the Pensacola Naval Base.  The Blue Angels have a practice day as well you can attend.  Last year it was on a Wednesday morning.  Fort Pickens is a very interesting place for a few hours visit. Blue Wahoos AA baseball team has a nice park and great food if you catch a game there.

For good eats We love Hot Spot for BBQ.  Sounds crazy in Florida but itís great.  Peg Leg Peteís is pretty good for seafood.  When we want seafood though we go to Joe Pattis fresh seafood market.  Itís a must go to place.  We love the Royal Reds and fresh grouper.  Native Cafe is a good local place for breakfast or lunch. Pricey places, McGuireís for steak, The Fish House both very good.  Another Broken Egg, very good brunch. Downtown, Airstream food court has many good selections.
We donít stay in Pensacola Beach as we love Navarre Beach.  We do go to Pensacola to eat though.  National Seashore between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach is a great drive. Lots of tourists go to Flounders for seafood but we donít care for it at all.  Red Lobster on steroids is my best description of it.
We are heading to Navarre Beach Aug 16-26 for the wifeís 60th.  Then will go back Oct and Nov as we love that time of year there when rates are cheap and beaches almost to ourself.

oldman1015

Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #3 on: July 07, 2018, 06:25:24 pm »

They have a great poker room at the dog track.
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razorshark

Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #4 on: July 07, 2018, 10:17:18 pm »

Check out the lighthouse while on the Pensacola Naval Base.  The Blue Angels have a practice day as well you can attend.  Last year it was on a Wednesday morning.  Fort Pickens is a very interesting place for a few hours visit. Blue Wahoos AA baseball team has a nice park and great food if you catch a game there.

For good eats We love Hot Spot for BBQ.  Sounds crazy in Florida but itís great.  Peg Leg Peteís is pretty good for seafood.  When we want seafood though we go to Joe Pattis fresh seafood market.  Itís a must go to place.  We love the Royal Reds and fresh grouper.  Native Cafe is a good local place for breakfast or lunch. Pricey places, McGuireís for steak, The Fish House both very good.  Another Broken Egg, very good brunch. Downtown, Airstream food court has many good selections.
We donít stay in Pensacola Beach as we love Navarre Beach.  We do go to Pensacola to eat though.  National Seashore between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach is a great drive. Lots of tourists go to Flounders for seafood but we donít care for it at all.  Red Lobster on steroids is my best description of it.
We are heading to Navarre Beach Aug 16-26 for the wifeís 60th.  Then will go back Oct and Nov as we love that time of year there when rates are cheap and beaches almost to ourself.
This, plus we stay in perdido key less tourist and go in October
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kristiandbilly

Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #5 on: July 11, 2018, 05:00:57 pm »

I have a 4yr old and 6yr old girls and they love to ride the trolley. (Daniel tigers trolley to them) No destination required, just get on and ride around. Check out the Pensacola Ferry. It just started operation last month. We are a fishing family so my girls love to go to the marina when the charter boats come in and look at all the fish that were caught. For food we really like Red Fish Blue Fish. Our all time favorite place to eat is Sidelines, its got lots of TV's with sports on.  They have activities outside for kids and you are sitting right on the bay. During the heat of the day drive the coast to Navarre and let the girl enjoy the splash pad.
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Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #6 on: July 11, 2018, 06:17:11 pm »

When we want seafood though we go to Joe Pattis fresh seafood market.  Itís a must go to place.  We love the Royal Reds and fresh grouper.

I've heard about this place for years but have never been.  Bet it's neat as hell but Pensacola is an hour plus from our condo in Sandestin each way.  I'd like to go and just look around but I can get all the fresh oysters, grouper and shrimp from Shrimpers and they're only about 10 minutes east of us. 
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Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 09:59:01 pm »

Air museum is a must!  Watch the weather. If its gonna rain on you one day go that day.
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Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #8 on: July 12, 2018, 02:41:57 pm »

Peg leg Petes is good. Flounders is my favorite.
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Re: Pensacola Beach, FL
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 04:11:39 pm »

I have only been to the one in Destin but I always like Mcguires.  Apps and beer.  Hard to beat. 
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