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Thursday, June 8, 2017

Our Pensacola Vacation as a Family

Our Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
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Shane and I have done one family vacation each year since we first got married, and it's always a trip to beach.  It's our favorite thing to do, and we look forward to it for months every single year.  We usually go at the end of August, but this year we decided to mix it up a bit and go before it got too hot outside, so we went last month.  We usually go somewhere in the Alabama/Florida area, and this time we went on a Pensacola vacation.  It was our first time staying in this area, and we couldn't believe we hadn't been sooner.   The water was so clear, the sand was so white and clean, and the beaches were so peaceful.

Since this was just a short little vacation to get us through the hump and to summer, we only had a few days there.  But we made the most of it and got to try out some really great places while we were there.  We booked through ResortQuest by Wyndham Vacation Rentals and stayed at Emerald Isle Condominiums and loved the place.   They have 2 on-site pools, a fitness center and a really nice dry sauna that Shane loves to visit!  They are within walking distance to shopping and Gulf front dining.  There was even a great little pancake place right across the street, yum! 

Once our Pensacola vacation was over, Leighton kept telling us she wanted to go home which I thought was a little strange since we were already there.  Then I realized she meant the "home" we stayed in while at the beach.  She has been dying to go back ever since then and still talks about our Pensacola vacation almost every week.  I still can't get over how spacious and updated the kitchens were, and our condo had 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms which was so nice so Leighton could have not only her own room, but her own bathroom.  She even loved the beds in the bedroom so much so that she decided to make this vacation her first time to ever crawl out of her crib to sleep in the "big kid bed" one night.  Needless to say, we transitioned her to a big girl bed once we got back in town. 

Since this was our first time in Pensacola, I thought I would share some of the best places to stay, eat, shop and things to do.  There is so much there to do.  I wish we have had even more time to check out more places, but we plan to go on another Pensacola vacation next year for sure.  Have you been to Pensacola?  Have you stayed with ResortQuest?  Leave your favorite recommendations in the comments below so I can try them next time.  P.S.  I promise Leighton had a much better time than it looks like she had in these family pictures.  Gotta love toddler life, haha!

Where to Stay: 

Where to Eat: 
Native CafĂ©:  Breakfast
Casino Beach Bar & Grille
The Dock:  Dinner
Red Fish, Blue Fish:  Dinner
Margaritaville Beach Hotel:  Brunch

Where to Shop:
Envie

What to Do:
Visit Pensacola Beach
Watch the Blue Angels Practice
Visit the Naval Aviation Museum
Visit the Portofino Boardwalk
Visit the Pensacola Lighthouse

Our Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
Our Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
Our Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High HeelsOur Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High HeelsOur Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High HeelsOur Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
Our Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels
Our Pensacola Vacation As a Family by lifestyle blogger Laura of Walking in Memphis in High Heels

17 comments:

Fashionfriesx said...

It looks so beautiful here and his resort looks amazing! I want to go now!!

Nataly Schma said...

It looks like you all had a blast!

Anna E. Fox said...

Such a fun trip, it looks like y'all had a good time!

Amy Johnson said...

Pensacola Beach was one of my most favorite vacations ever! It's a very family friendly community and so beautiful!

awhite said...

How fun! A little beach and sunshine time! :)

-Ashley
Le Stylo Rouge

Shira said...

This looks like so much fun! I could so use a vacay, counting down the days! :)

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Suzanne said...

Born and raised here and I'm still in love with it. I'm so glad you had fun and enjoyed the beach. When I saw your other post with pictures at Casino Beach Bar & Grille I got excited that you picked Pcola Beach for vacation ��

Lauren Price said...

This sounds like such a fun trip!! Need a vacay stat!


xx,
Lauren
Lauren Elyce

Maggie said...

What a wonderful vacation! I can't wait to take trips with my little guy!

Maggie @ Polished Closets

Khanh Nguyen said...

Awww this is so cute and looks like such a fun time! Love your blog <3

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Emily Helm said...

Looks like y'all had the best time!!

Stephanie Whitman said...

This sounds like such a nice vacation! I miss doing family beach vacations each year like when I was little. I need to start making it my own tradition as an adult with some friends or my boyfriend! Love these photos too!

Laura Bain said...

Such a great round up! And gosh, these photos of your little family are SO cute.

xo Laura Leigh
www.louellareese.com

Hillary @ styleinasmalltown said...

Sounds like it was a relaxing place to go on vacation! That first picture of the three of you is precious!


~Hillary
www.styleinasmalltown.com

Queen in Between said...

Florida beaches are the best! I just love having the pool so close to the beach too.

Lauren Patao said...

This looks like such a wonderful vacation and you have a beautiful family!
xx
Lauren

Kelly said...

What a wonderful vacation! The trip looked like such a fun time :)

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