Sail Away and Monkey
The city is home to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, a 50-acre, adventure-filled site with hundreds of animals. Wander along the boardwalk and look down at the free-range preserve, then take a ride on the train and get an amazing overview of the zoo. If getting out onto the water is what you have waited for, take a private sailing tour. You will see some truly spectacular scenes while sailing along the peninsula, and you can enjoy the warm sun and gentle breezes at their best. If you want to sit on the sand and soak up some rays, Pensacola Beach is a brief drive away.
Ocean cities mean seafood, and Gulf Breeze has all the fresh fish and shrimp you could ask for. Try a bowl of steaming hot, peppery clam chowder at Flounder’s Chowder House if you want something a little different, or some shrimp and grits, which is a Southern seafood staple. If variety is the truly spice of life, Gulf Breeze can oblige. Try Roly Poly Deli for some good old-fashioned American fare or an Italian restaurant like Lilo’s Tuscan Cafe for something a little zestier. Whatever your preferences, you will find something delicious in Gulf Breeze.
Nightlife with a View
There is a special kind of magic in a bar that overlooks moonlit waters. You will find more than a fair share of those in Gulf Breeze. Laid-back lounges and gorgeous water views make going to bars an especially enjoyable experience. Along with sipping drinks and talking with friends, you can try your hand at a game of pool or match wits during trivia nights. Live music is always happening somewhere on the weekends, and you will be clapping your hands or tapping your feet to the tunes of local bands before you know it.