Weekend Getaways

Dreaming of a quick getaway? Pack your bag for the weekend and check out our guide to the best coastal towns for eating well, having fun in the sun, or doing absolutely nothing at all.

Weekend In Pensacola

This 450-year-old city on Florida's Gulf Coast is feeling brand-new, with a walkable downtown, great theaters, and up-and-coming neighborhoods.

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Map: Matt Caserta


Palafox Street
Anchored by the recently renovated and expanded 1925 Spanish Baroque Saenger Theatre, this street in studded with restaurants, bars, and clubs.

North Hill, East Hill, Old East Hill
A dense collection of early-20th century bungalows attracts families to the historic residential neighborhoods.

Santa Rosa Island
Pensacola looks across the bay to the town of Gulf Breeze and Pensacola Beach, located on this razor-thin barrier island. You can get from downtown to the beach in eight minutes by car (paying a dollar toll on the bridge).

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