A few weeks ago the family and I had the pleasure of meeting up with an amazing crew to film a short spot for an upcoming tv show on PBS all about vacationing in Pensacola Florida. Having both grown up here, Mike and I were more than happy to share some of our favorite tips and places to visit here at home. I was also excited that some other blogger friends of mine are going to be featured on the show too – like Kari from RaisedSouthern and Toni from ADailyDoseOfToni.
The show is called Family Travel with Colleen Kelly, and each show is focused around one great location to visit with you and your little ones. Past shows have includes places like Chicago, New Orleans, and San Antonio – so I was quite excited to see our little southern beach town make the cut for the show. I have always known Pensacola was one of the greatest places in the world to live and raise a family, but to be acknowledged by a show like Colleen’s makes it just that much more awesome.
For our spot we got to go to the Portofino Boardwalk – which growing up was always the Quietwater Boardwalk. It was kind of a dreary afternoon when we filmed, but we all still had a great time. The Boardwalk has so many amazing memories for me – and is still somewhere that we go often either to catch some rays and have lunch or to have our infamous Bushwacker and listen to some of the greatest bands around. We got to do some shopping, some sightseeing, and of course Mike’s favorite – have one of the amazing pizzas from Papa’s Pizza – the best pizza on the beach!
There are so many great places to visit in Pensacola – some of which Colleen got to check out while she was here! I will be sure to let you know when the show will air so you can tune in. Until then you can check out her previous shows – but I warn you – when I watched them it made me want to vacation to every single one of them…
Where is your favorite family vacation spot?