Florida’s Emerald Coast (and Surrounding Area) Bucket List
Florida is known for it’s pristine white beaches and endless coastline. However, so many people take family trips along I-10 with few ideas on where to stop or what to do.
Florida’s Panhandle and the surrounding areas offer so much to traveling families. From dairy farms to clear blue springs to hot air balloons, you will find something for everyone here on Florida’s Emerald Coast.
Here are the best pit stops in the West Florida Panhandle:
Pensacola Bay Lighthouse: This lighthouse is located on Naval Air Station Pensacola. It is directly across from the Naval Aviation Museum, so you can do both at one time. Be sure to wear shoes with a secured back. You must be at least 44" tall or 7 years old to climb!
National Aviation Museum - world’s largest Naval Aviation museum and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida. Be sure to see the Pensacola Light House while you’re on base!
Fort Barrancas - This fort is located on the Naval Air Station in Pensacola. It’s an easy walkable fort, but offers unique views of Pensacola bay. There is a lot of history to explore here.
Fort Pickens - Located in the Gulf Islands National Seashore, this fort is pretty huge. Plan to explore old fort rooms, climb on cannons and watch the ocean from the top!
Morrison Springs - these clear springs run cold all year long. Grab your snorkeling gear and undewater camera because you won’t want to get out of this water!
Weekend in Mobile
Weekend in Tallahassee
A visit to the beatiful beaches in Seaside - this is where the Truman show was filmed!
We’ve been steadily going through our list on all the weekend days we can. We will write about our experiences as we go! And we're hoping we find more gems to add too!
What are your favorite places on the Emerald Coast and surrounding areas? If it's not listed here, we want to know about it so we can see it!
Photo Credit of all the babies at Acadia Mill: Natalie Zepp Photography -- she's THE BEST