Pensacola holds many, many memories for us. Our mother (Melissa, David, and Christie’s, that is) is a born and raised 6th or 7th generation Pensacola native, and thus we grew up visiting our grandparents there every year we lived within driving distance. Our grandparents, sadly, are no longer with us, but the tradition lives on, and we spend many days in Pensacola together every year. We are now making new traditions and memories with the newest generation. Below you will find our family’s quirky list of things that we love to do there, both old and new.
The beach, the beach, most definitely the beach is our top priority when we are in Pensacola! Our favorite beach is one favored by the locals and is less touristy. Bonus: an authentic New Orleans snoball stand has opened up nearby!
About ten years ago we noticed this little Greek Food stand tucked away on the side of the road that leads to our favorite beach. We checked it out, and were instantly hooked. Excellent food with generous portions for reasonable prices? We’re there. Bonus: it’s now across the street from a great kid playground our kids LOVE.
Downtown Pensacola has turned into a charming spot to wander around, and now actually has good coffee too! (File that under the “definitely new” category.) Fosko Coffee Barre is our favorite coffee spot in Pensacola.
A brand-new find that we’ll revisit often. Authentic and amazingly delicious, it also fills the bill for not cooking dinner when on a beach vacation. . .
Other Favorite Activities & Food (Posts Coming Soon!)
Blue Wahoos Game
Joe Patti’s Seafood
5 Sisters Soul Food
Bodacious Brew with Kids’ Garden
Sam’s Shanty (BEST fried crab claws in town!)
Grape Garden Chinese Food