Katie King | 7.23.2019
Katie King | 7.23.2019
Brooke Fleming | 10.1.2019
Sean Smith | 10.1.2019
Downtown Pensacola’s Palafox Street is well renowned for its dining and nightlife, but locals know to look just off the main drag to the historic Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood for some of the city’s best Southern culture and fare.
Grab a pair of binoculars and a camera with a zoom lens to enjoy viewing some of Pensacola’s most beautiful winter visitors, which we locals love to call our original snowbirds.
Can there really be too much of a good thing? Nope. Not when we’re talking about locally brewed beer.
For nearly 150 years, people have lined the streets of Pensacola each winter in hopes of catching a string of shining beads, a handful of candy, or the most coveted throw off all, the Moonpie.
Unfamiliar with oysters? Just think of them as chicken livers of the sea.
As Pensacola continues to grow and flourish, so does its culinary scene as the city focuses on a more “Gulf-to-Table” movement. Follow along as we explore some of the freshest catch-of-the-days Pensacola has to offer.
The term biodiversity has multiple meanings. Some look at it in terms of genetics, others ecosystems, but most look at it in terms of species. Simply put, biodiversity is the variety of life within a system. The system could be on a small scale, such as a pond, or on a much larger one, like an ocean.
Spotting wild dolphins is on the top of many people’s “sand-bucket” list. These captivating marine mammals are so adored and celebrated that even the locals are always on the lookout for them.
Pensacola’s History Written in Architecture
After Hurricane Ivan devastated our area in 2004, my son was working to repair docks in local waterways. One day after working on a project in Bayou Texar, he stopped by our house nearby and said that he had seen a bald eagle fly over. My wife and I both responded with amazement, but were really thinking, “yeah right.”
Here in Pensacola, we are so fortunate to have people who are committed to preserving our unique history. But when you are the oldest European settlement in the country with more than 450 years’ worth of history to protect, that task can be daunting.
Here in Pensacola, we are lucky to have our own monuments to days gone past – actual structures that have witnessed the progress of history and changes in American culture - our local forts.
Just a guess, but I’d put money on Memorial Day weekend having the highest percentage of men in Speedos on Pensacola Beach of any weekend of the year.
Some people want to experience a new culture. Others like to see historic landmarks. And some of us just want to party. Here’s a tour that can satisfy all three – but mainly that last group.
Uptown/Central Pensacola features all of the nuts and bolts of modern life, including Cordova Mall and University Town Plaza, major shopping centers with well-known national retailers and specialty shops; dozens of restaurants; the main campus ofPensacola State College; and countless opportunities to be entertained and stay busy – all within a few square miles.
Typically, and predictably, and maybe a little bit lazily, we tend to define the Pensacola region by its King and Queen - Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. The Duke of Hipness - Historic Downtown Pensacola - also earns copious kudos.