Nothing says happy holidays like a slight crisp in the air. The leaves start changing, seasonal menus debut with items that include root vegetables and hearty meats, and those cozy sweaters start finding their ways into window displays. As the weather begins to change, we want you to be fully prepared for those cooler temps, and we have just the list to do so.

Do the Java Jingle

 

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A hot beverage in hand is just what you need to warm up from the inside out. The Pensacola Bay Area is teeming with local cafes that offer everything from locally roasted beans to signature hot chocolates and even eccentric teas. For a complete list of local brews, click here.

Indoor Islands Abound

 

Kids at Naval Aviation Museum

Escape the outdoors at one of our indoor islands. With options readily available for all ages, there is something for everyone if the open air is just too blustery. For the kids, enjoy hands-on activities at sites such as the Pensacola M.E.S.S. Hall or the National Naval Aviation Museum. For the more seasoned members, enjoy experiences such as beer tastings, cooking classes and an Escape Room! For a complete list of indoor activities, click here.

Snuggle Up for Date Night

 

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Nothing says warm and cozy quite like snuggling up to the one you love. Take in over 400,000 sparkling lights as you walk hand-in-hand along Palafox Street’s First City Lights Festival or elect booth-style seating at an intimate dinner to get a little closer.

If you’re looking for the perfect spot to grab a drink/dinner, click here

Or if you’re in the mood for something a little more unconventional, click here

Go Shopping for that Perfect Piece

 

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To some of us, an average winter temperature range in the 60s is chilly. For the rare occasion that it does dip below, you’re going to need the perfect outerwear. Whatever the season and whatever the occasion our local boutiques have got you covered with options abound that include coats, scarves, mittens and hats, and so much more! To get an inside look at some of our most popular boutiques, click here or here.

Crank up the Heat on the Dance Floor

Nothing quite gets your body temperature up like exercise. Don’t fret I’m not talking about lifting weights or running a 5K, I’m talking about dancing! Whether you’re in the mood to hit the town with your girlfriends or take an organized class with your partner, we have just the options for you. For a full list of places to dance the night away, click here.  

Know a way to warm up this holiday season that was left off the list? Tell us in the comments.