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Top Choice Museum in Pensacola

National Naval Aviation Museum

A visit to Pensacola is not complete without a trip to this enormous collection of military aircraft muscle and artifacts. Adults and children alike will be fascinated by the range of planes on display: more than 15…
Top Choice Modern American in Pensacola

Iron

Armed with New Orleans experience, chef Alex McPhail works his ever-changing menu magic at downtown's Iron, the best of Pensacola's new line of vibrant, locally sourced high-end culinary hotbeds. Extremely friendly …
Top Choice Modern American in Pensacola

Tin Cow

Burger fans can't leave town without sampling the oozy, mountainous delight that is the Tin Cow burger: choose from signature suggestions or enjoy the freedom of building your own. With a tasty and original starter …
Burgers in Pensacola

Blue Dot

The line swells with locals-in-the-know before 11am for these burgers – a simple, greasy and perfectly-seasoned affair – and nobody is here to dance. Know what you want before you get to the counter (No cheese! No f…
Mexican in Pensacola

Taqueria El Asador

There's a certain kind of insufferable American food snob who will tell you at every opportunity: 'You can't get good Mexican outside of [insert border state here].' We like to take these people to El Asador, which …
Theater in Pensacola

Saenger Theatre

This Spanish baroque beauty was reconstructed in 1925 using bricks from the Pensacola Opera House, which was destroyed in a 1916 hurricane. It now hosts popular musicals and top-billing music acts and is home to the…
Air Show in Pensacola

Blue Angels

To maintain its profile after WWII, and to reinforce its recruitment drive, the US Navy gathered some of its most elite pilots to form the Blue Angels, a flight-demonstration squadron traveling to air shows around t…
Fort in Pensacola

Fort Barrancas & Advanced Redoubt

On a dramatic bluff overlooking Pensacola Bay, 19th-century Fort Barrancas was built by slaves atop an abandoned 18th-century Spanish fort. The fort, now part of the National Park Service, has endless dark passagewa…
Cafe in Pensacola

Five Sisters Blues Cafe

Come get your weekly dose of soulful blues (Thursday to Sunday) and good ole Southern cuisine (crab cakes, fried green tomatoes, seafood gumbo) at this smart, classic diner in the heart of Pensacola. Even more fun –…
Museum in Pensacola

Historic Pensacola Village

Pensacola's rich colonial history spans over 450 years. This fascinating and attractive village is a self-contained enclave of photogenic historic homes turned museums: it's the perfect starting point for familiariz…