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24 Feb 2021
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Downtown Pensacola Guide

Downtown Pensacola, Florida, is known for its happening entertainment avenues and a laid-back lifestyle permeating through the entire town. Every corner is full of history since it is 450 years old. Dining and shopping are a totally elevated experience since there is just so much to do. Food trucks, pubs, boutiques, retail stores—you name it, and Downtown Pensacola has it. Let us explore what all you can do when you visit Downtown Pensacola.

Must-See Attractions

  • Historic Pensacola Village: Since Pensacola is America’s first European settlement, history is just bursting through the seams here. Historic Pensacola Village encompasses eight and a half acres of area and, among those, there are many Spanish and British forts to explore. 

  • Pensacola Museum of Art: For art lovers, the Pensacola Museum of Art holds all kinds of cross-disciplinary exhibitions, educational programming, and a vast art collection from the 19th to the 20th century. 

Restaurants to Explore

  • Bodacious Brew At Bodacious, discover a collection of distinct shops, all under one roof – a café, a salad shop, an olive oil shop, a coffee roastery, and a kitchen wares store that is equipped with a chef’s kitchen for hosting all kinds of classes and events. It's the perfect spot in downtown Pensacola to meet, gather, and learn. 

  • Restaurant IRON: Enjoy southern flare and a contemporary twist at Restaurant IRON.

Shopper’s Delight

  • Bubba’s Sweet Spot: Located on the famous Palafox Street, Bubba’s Sweet Spot is the best shop in The Artisan. Here you can shop till you drop from their collection of clothing to hip home goods with a southern twist.

  • Bodacious Olive: If olive oils make your heart aflutter, then you will not be able to contain your excitement in this shop. They have more than 50 imported olive oils and balsamic vinegars.

  • Rusted Arrow Mercantile: Feel inspired from the moment you walk through the doors of this beautiful home decor & gift boutique located in the heart of downtown Pensacola. Shop season home decor, unique gifts from local vendors, and much more. If you looking for some creative fun, sign up for one of their craft workshops. Rusted Arrow Mercantile also offers professional decorating services during the holidays. 

There are limitless things to do here at Downtown Pensacola. You will be pressed for time if you only hop in for a day here. So, remember to stay over at one of the condos from Premier Island Management Group. Please check the availability of rooms online.