12 miles. Beach. 18 hours. Must find a way!
We arrive at the gate 3 minutes early. I’m so excited to see that my Captain has already gotten our bags off the plane.
Beach. Beach. I think.
Cab? $35. Each way. No, thank you.
Public Transportation? Public transit bus and trolley service in Pensacola is provided by Escambia County Area Transit (ECAT). Whether touring downtown Pensacola, heading to the beach, or going to work, ECAT provides regularly scheduled service. There is no bus service on New Year’s Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Easter Sunday, Independence Day, Labor Day, Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Day, or Christmas Day.
The bus stop closest to our hotel is #3, and one can transfer to the beach express bus in the town of Pensacola – which has a lot to offer too. Bus 41 will take you to town; from there, bus 61 will take you to the beach. Beach.
So, if I take the bus I can get to the beach and if I want to stay past 4:30 this afternoon I’ll have to take a cab? Maybe I’ll just use the bus to go downtown next time. Hmmm….
Bike? If I can find one, I thought I as began researching.
Emerald City Tours will drop them off and pick them up from area hotels for $20! And, will rent them for $10! So, I gave them a call at 850.417.9292 and got this beauty!
As I biked through The Hill, I could smell BBQ in the air. I was so hungry after a morning full of flying the friendly skies and researching transportation. I followed my ears to an ice cream truck, but didn’t buy ice cream. I followed my nose and the road…
BINGO! City Grocery, offering up deli and daily specials, wine, and hospitality!
Beach. Beach. Bike. Bridge. Bridge. Focus.
Finally! I made it!
Followed by a concert, dancing on the beach, and a nice night ride back.
Ready for a night in Pensacola!? I sure am! How about at Wisteria Tavern, Pensacola’s oldest pub?
As always, feedback is greatly appreciated! I love hearing your ideas also!