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Relaxing in Pensacola

A June 2002 trip to Pensacola by TravelPhotographer

Beach Grass and  bird Photo, Pensacola, Florida More Photos
Quote: We spent a week relaxing and enjoying the beatiful white sand beaches.

Relaxing in Pensacola

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Overview

Beach Grass and  bird Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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The best thing in Pensacola is the beach, but there are also other sights if you feel like getting away from (or can manage to drag yourself from) the water.Quick Tips: Make sure you wear sunblock and be very careful about sun exposure. The beaches in Pensacola are almost pure white. And while this makes the beach very scenic and unique it also reflects the sun and increases the chance of sunburn. It is especially important to be careful of sun exposure if you are not used to being in the sun. Any of the locals can tell you that you can get sunburned in only an hour. Also, don't be fooled by overcast or partly cloudy days - you still need the sunblock.Best Way To Get Around: A ca...Read More

McGuire's Irish Pub

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Restaurant

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If you eat only one meal in Pensacola make sure it is at McGuire's. This famous restaurant serves some of the best food that I have ever had and the atmosphere is not easily outdone. This restaurant serves everything from steak to seafood and traditional Irish cuisine. However, a popular favorite is to have one of their 3/4 pound Angus beef hamburgers. With over 10 different varieties to choose from, it is hard to go wrong with one of their hamburgers. One of the things that you should try with your meal is the Senate bean soup. At only 18 cents a bowl it's worth ordering just for the sake of the price; although, the bean soup is actually quite tasty. (Note: the 18 cent price only applies if it ...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 16, 2002

McGuire's Irish Pub
600 East Gregory Street
Pensacola, Florida 32502
(850) 433-6789

Fort Pickens

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Attraction | "Ft. Pickens"

Fort Pickens Photo, Pensacola, Florida
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West of Pensacola Beach is the Gulf Islands National Seashore preserve and at the end of the island sits Ft. Pickens. Ft. Pickens is a 19th century fort that is now open to the public. Most of the fort is open for people to wander through. Some areas are fenced off due to dangerous conditions in the old structures. A great place for families to experience a piece of history and walk in the steps of our country's early defenders. At Ft. Pickens, you can tour at your own pace with a self guided tour pamphlet or you can join in on one of the ranger led walks. Gulf Islands National Seashore encompasses more than just Ft. Pickens. Also included is a stretch of beach and wooded areas. The beaches on...Read More

Member Rating 4 out of 5 on September 19, 2002

Fort Pickens
Santa Rosa Island, Gulf Islands National Seashore
Pensacola, Florida