Florida: Pensacola renaissance

 
 
A musician performs in downtown Pensacola.
A musician performs in downtown Pensacola.
Sara Kucharnik / Visit Pensacola

For decades, Pensacola’s downtown was overlooked by tourists, but a major push to revitalize the long-neglected business district is slowly bringing in visitors. Upscale eateries and wine bars have replaced the strip clubs and pool halls that once lined the city’s main drag. Young sailors from nearby Pensacola Naval Air Station still frequent the area, but nowadays are often lured by the family friendly art and music scene rather than the bars. And a new minor-league baseball stadium draws thousands of fans to the once-dilapidated waterfront.

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