As a native of the Pensacola Bay Area, I sometimes used to overlook just how good we have it here. It wasn’t until I was living in the Midwest that I realized why people vacation and retire to the beach and just how truly lucky I am to call Pensacola my home. In a month rooted in gratitude, we’re bringing you a few things we’re grateful for in the Pensacola Bay Area.

Libations that will perk you up and knock you down

Whether you’re looking for a quick shot of espresso in the morning to get you going or something to wind you down after work, we’ve got you covered. Here are a few of our favorites.

Five Places to Get Your Caffeine Fix

Five Pensacola Cocktails to Wet-Your-Whistle 

Jackson's Cocktail

Endless Food Fares

You know that scene in Forest Gump where Bubba is talking about shrimp explaining all the ways to cook it? That’s kind of how we feel when it comes to our cuisines. You see you can bake it, fry it, blacken it, have it on a pizza, have it on a bun, by the water; you get the point. Below you’ll find a few of our yummiest creations.

Grits are Serious Business

BBQ that will make you Bananas 

What are View doing

Mullet Mayhem 

Pizza by the Slice 

Being America’s First Settlement

That’s a title we’re proud of, period. Below are a few of our fun historical stops.

Historic Stops in Downtown Pensacola 


Photo by @Pensacola_Scenery 

Unending Entertainment

Once the sun goes down, the party begins! Pensacola has an unending list of live music venues and places to dance the night away.

Live Entertainment 

Dancing the Night Away 

An Abundance of Outdoor Fun

With nearly 300 days of infinite sunshine, all we want to do is prance around outside. One thing is for sure is that we’ll never be bored. Here are a few of our favorite outdoor activities.

Five Places to Cast a Line

Five Places to Camp 


Have a favorite we left off the list? Tell us in the comments!