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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Where to Eat & Drink
Photographer: Chris M. Rogers

Where to Eat & Drink

The Leisure Club
Hit this retro-styled spot for expresso or brunch (pictured). 126 Palafox Place, 850/912-4229 or theleisureclub.net.

Jaco's Bayfront Bar & Grille
With views of Pensacola Bay and the Palafox Pier Marina, Jaco's is the spot for sunset dining. 997 S. Palafox St., 850/432-5226 or jacosbayfrontbarandgrille.com.

Jackson's Steakhouse 
A local favorite for for surf-and-turf fare, such as steak topped with fried green tomatoes and crabmeat. 400 S. Palafox St., 850/469-9898 or jacksons.goodgrits.com.

Tre Fratelli
Try the fresh shrimp scampi pizza. 304 S. Alcaniz St., 850/438-3663 or trefratelli.biz.

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