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Best things to do in Florida Panhandle

Discover the city according to locals. Find the best things to do, places to eat, and get priceless advice from the people who live here.

Shopping Mall
“This shopping center is for your everday needs including Walmart, Target, and other clothing stores and restaurants. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Lots of outlet shopping and food. The beach across the street is a good location too!”
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Beach Bar
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“Likely the most happening place in the area. World famous bar with a restaurant across the street. (Right on the beach)”
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Museum
“Kids of all ages that love planes and aviation should visit the museum for a day. What began as one man’s vision to educate young aviators and endow them with a deeper appreciation of their heritage has evolved over the years into a steadily growing and expanding institution of national significance and of major economic importance to Pensacola. The Museum is now considered the leading tourist attraction between Orlando and New Orleans and one of the top ten attractions in Florida, making Pensacola an ever more popular destination for out-of-town visitors. Through dynamic exhibits, educational initiatives, publications and research, the Museum has far surpassed the concept that fostered it. The National Naval Aviation Museum is open daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., year-round, with the exception of Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas and New Year’s days.”
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Beach
“This is a quiet place to take the family and do some amateur snorkeling. It is only partially open at this point. May need to call before going. ”
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Shopping Mall
“Huge shopping mall 21 minutes away without traffic. Has a very nice, upscale vibe but includes discount shops and stores. Also has a variety of restaurants where you can sit, relax and enjoy great food. ”
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Aquarium
“We have visited here two times. It is walking distance or 3 minute ride down the road on Front Beach (near the high rise). Go swim with the dolphins, they have a dolphin experience its well worth the money. SO FUN. They also have a dolphin show as well, a gift store and all kinds of exhibits with fish, turtles, sharks etc. A nice place to visit with free parking”
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Bar
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“Most restaurants don't become a tradition, but McGuire's isn't most restaurants. A Pensacola tradition for years, McGuire's is the place we take and send out of towner's to have a fun eating experience. Wall to wall (almost to the floor in some spots!) McGuire's is covered in $1 bills left by both visitors and locals. At last count there was over $2 million! It's also full of antiques and memorabilia of our beloved Blue Angels. The food rounds it all out with delicious Irish and American options- try the boxty's! They even have an .18 cent bean soup that's so yummy! Live music some nights and they're open late for your late night cravings.”
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Bar
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“One of our favorites for over 10 years. CLOSED for a few months due to fire.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“Laid-back waterfront bar & seafood spot offering sunset views, live music & late-night hours.”
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Restaurant
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“Local fav and a must try while visiting! Just down the road in Orange Beach. Open air shipping containers make up this complex. Stick your toes in the sand and enjoy fish tacos or their great burgers! We love the spciy bloody marys here too! Great spot for photos, a relaxed meal and ocean breeze.”
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Resort
“Main attraction to the area and you are very close. Restaurants, zip lines, food trucks, rock wall climbing, and a little bit of everything else”
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Irish Pub
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“Really fun ambience. A must see place. Best steaks in town. Fun entertainment on certain nights. Great place to take the family. ”
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Shopping Mall
“AMC movies is located in Destin Commons Mall and Uncle Buck's Bowling is all in this area.”
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Seafood Restaurant
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“World Famous Pineapple Willy’s is the Panama City Beach Seafood restaurant where it all began! Since 1984, William Buskell, (aka Pineapple Willy) has remained true to his mission of great food, great cocktails and great staff.”
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Beach
“Beautiful State park located across the street, grills, pavilions, showers, restrooms. ”
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