Visit Jimmy Buffet’s Favorite Attractions in Pensacola Florida

English: Map of Florida Panhandle

English: Map of Florida Panhandle (Photo credit: Wikipedia)A bust of Andrew Jackson at the Plaza Ferdinan...

A bust of Andrew Jackson at the Plaza Ferdinand VII, where Jackson was sworn in as Governor. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)
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Blue Angels 2010 (Photo credit: ryan spalding)

Pensacola, Florida: Plaza Ferdinand VII.

Pensacola, Florida: Plaza Ferdinand VII. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Florida (Photo credit: tico_manudo)

English: Downtown Pensacola sign, taken by me.

English: Downtown Pensacola sign, taken by me. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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Pensacola, Florida: T. T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, in the old city hall. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

View of Fort PIckens, near Pensacola

View of Fort PIckens, near Pensacola (Photo credit: StevenM_61)

Pensacola Beach is a luscious beach town on the Florida Panhandle that has historically been a strategic military deep-water port.

Location of Florida's Emerald Coast

This area of Florida is often refered to as the Emerald Coast; the beaches and coastal resorts from Pensacola to Port St. Joe.

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English: 0 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today, the Pensacola Naval Air Station is the home of the Blue Angels incredible flight demonstration squadron. It is also the site of one of my favorite Florida Hotels; The Jimmy Buffet Margaritaville Beach Hotel.

Margaritaville in Pensacola Florida 2014

Margaritaville in Pensacola Florida 2014

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A former U.S. Navy "Blue Angels" Gru...

A former U.S. Navy “Blue Angels” Grumman F9F-8 Cougar (BuNo 131205) on display at Florida Welcome Center, Interstate 10 near the Alabama border, Florida Panhandle (USA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Jimmy Buffet’s roots are on this Gulf Coast; he was born in Pascagoula, Mississippi, and spent part of his childhood in Mobile Alabama.

Jimmy Buffett

Cover of Jimmy Buffett

My favorite place to stay in Pensacola Beach is the pristine Margaritaville Beach Hotel at 165 Fort Pickens Road. Some tourists might prefer the Fort Pickens Campground; I’m just not that girl. I want a room with a view, breath-taking sunsets, a pool that overlooks the Gulf of Mexico and unlimited access to the finest Margaritas in the Emerald Coast! By the way, “Frank’s Fresh Margarita” was my favorite. It’s the one with the Gran Marnier!

Margaritaville in Pensacola Florida

Margaritaville in Pensacola Florida

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While your staying at Margaritaville in Pensacola, you may want to read his 1989 bestselling novel; Tales from Margaritaville. By the way, Margaritaville is a mythical island. Or is it Pensacola? You can be the judge of that.

To get around town, you can take the seasonal beach trolley that runs from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

Pensacola is proud of its rich heritage, and has plenty of  historically significant events and landmarks. For their “450th anniversary, they hosted the king and queen of Spain and brought in the world’s third largest tall ship the Elcano.” Pensacola was the first European settlement in the US.

Visit Historic Pensacola Village.

Historic Pensacola Florida

Historic Pensacola Florida

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Tour furnished houses and visit one of Florida’s oldest churches at Historic Pensacola Village.

Pensacola has a thriving downtown area with plenty of shops and restaurants. I love Jackson’s Steakhouse Restaurant at 400 S. Palafox Street in the heart of the historic Downtown District.

Downtown Pensacola Flolrida

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While you are there, visit these interesting places:

1. The Naval Aviation Museum at 1750 Radford Blvd. has “360 degree full motion flight simulators, special hands-on exhibits and more than 150 historic aircraft”.

English: A U.S. Navy Grumman YF-14A Tomcat (Bu...

English: A U.S. Navy Grumman YF-14A Tomcat (BuNo 157984) at the U.S. National Museum of Naval Aviation, Pensacola, Florida (USA). (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pensacola, Florida: Pensacola Historic Distric...

Pensacola, Florida: Pensacola Historic District: Lear-Rocheblave House. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

2. Historic Pensacola Village at 120 Church Street is a collection of 22 historical buildings and museums operated by the University of West Florida. Visit Christ Church, built in 1832 in Pensacola, Florida. The historic architecture was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places in 1974. Located at 405 South Adams Street, the old church is now part of Historic Pensacola Village.

3. Visit the T. T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State History at 330 Jefferson Street. The building was built in 1907 as the Pensacola City Hall and served as such until 1985 when the present city hall was built at 180 Governmental Center.

English: Pensacola Light, FL

English: Pensacola Light, FL (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Pensacola, Florida: Old Christ Church.

Pensacola, Florida: Old Christ Church. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

4. Climb to the top of Pensacola Lighthouse at 2081 Radford Blvd.

5. Camp at Fort Pickens National Park

6. Tour the Pensacola Museum of Art at 407 S. Jefferson Street.

If you need more reasons to check out Pensacola, visit  http://www.visitpensacola.com/landing/3-minute-adventures

 

Pensacola, Florida: Pensacola Historic Distric...

Pensacola, Florida: Pensacola Historic District: The Museum of Art. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Don’t forget to go to Peg Leg Pete’s for some Pensacola Viagra!

Peg Leg Pete's in Pensacola Beach Florida

Peg Leg Pete’s in Pensacola Beach Florida

Eat fish live longer. Eat oysters love longer

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Dr. EveAnn Lovero writes Travel Guides @ http://www.vino-con-vista.com

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