TAKE A VACATION TO PENSACOLA, DESTIN,PANAMA CITY AND FT. WALTON BEACH FLORIDA

SUNSET ON THE BEACH

DISCOVER THE BEAUTY OF THE GULF COAST

If you have never visited the Florida Gulf coast, what are you waiting on? I know it may not sound as glamourous as Miami or fun-filled as Orlando but trust me there is plenty to see and a lot to do at the fraction of the cost.

During my visits there I've stayed at hotels in the Pensacola area. These tend to be cheaper. Also, the area usually is not as crowded as Destin and the more popular areas. Now, don't confuse Pensacola with Pensacola Beach as the two are different but are adjacent to one another. The hotels on Pensacola Beach will be more expensive because of the beautiful views you will have and there is a lot to do there also. I will say that out of the beaches that I visited it was less crowded here but the beach wasn't as nice as the others but was not bad at all.

The reason why I suggest that you stay in Pensacola is because Destin, Ft. Walton Beach and Panama City are within a two hour drive east from Pensacola. I will caution though, on holidays and the weekends these areas will be super crowded and lodging will be a little more expensive. There are plenty of things to do in these areas. Of course you have the beach. In Destin they have an awesome outlet mall with all the favorite name brand stores. If you love to shop like I do you will this mall. If you keep going east from Destin you will encounter Panama City, Florida. There you will and outstanding mall/ entertainment complex called Pier Park. I loved Pier Park. There is plenty of fun for adults and the children.

Again, I hope you decide to make the ride or flight to this wonderful area. Sometime is gets overlooked because of Miami and Orlando but trust me you will enjoy!

RECOMMENDED SIGHTS

  • If you are in the mood for a great meal go to "The Fish House" located in Pensacola. They have great food www.goodgrits.com. Try the dish called "grits ya-ya"
  • Pier Park- no matter where you are lodging go to Panama City, Florida and check out Pier Park
  • Silver Sands Factory Outlet. Mall located in Destin, Florida. A must for the shop-a-holic.

SNAPSHOTS OF THE GULF COAST

PIER PARK, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA
PIER PARK, PANAMA CITY, FLORIDA

LISTEN TO THE SOUNDS OF THE BEACH

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