Emily's Guide to Pensacola

Hi, friends! As a Pensacola girl, born and raised, I am so excited to welcome you all to our charming city for the Simplified Tent Sale!

Pensacola holds a special place in my heart. Below, I've put together a list of my favorite spots to eat, play, and stay while you're here. Many of these local gems are owned and operated by dear friends of ours.

So get ready to soak up the sun, have some amazing meals, and create special memories in Pensacola. Can't wait to see you May 4!

  • To stay

    Holiday Inn Express on Main - $

    Hilton Garden Inn downtown - $

    Oyster Bay Boutique Hotel - $$$

    Hilton Pensacola Beach - $$$

    The Pensacola Beach Resort - $$$

  • To grab coffee

    Starbucks on Gregory (drive-thru)

    Bodacious Brew Thru (drive-thru)

    Ruby Slipper (sit-down breakfast)



  • To eat

    Pearl & Horn (menu)

    Union Public House (menu)

    George Bistro & Bar (menu)

    McGuires Irish Pub (menu)

    The Grand Marlin (menu)

  • For drinks

    The Well

    Perfect Plain

    Garden & Grain

    The Kennedy

    Emerald Republic

  • To do

    Ice cream at Kilwin’s downtown

    Gelato at Lamonte in East Hill 

    Pensacola Beach

    Shopping on Palafox

    Candy at Bubba’s Sweet Spot

  • To shop

    Rusted Arrow Mercantile

    Artesana & Artesana Baby & Child

    Bodacious Bookstore

    Grey Boutique


Shop NEW and SALE products!

Join us May 4 from 8am - 2pm to shop signature favorites DEEPLY discounted. We will also have our newest collection available to shop at full price.

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  • We have bags!

    Feel free to bring your own bag for your new things, OR grab one of our limited-edition Tent Sale bags for just a few dollars.

  • Shopping BIG?

    If you're flying in or shopping BIG, we've got you! We can ship your goodies home for you.

  • Leave the cash at home.

    At the Simplified Tent Sale, we accept debit/credit cards, Apple Pay, and Venmo.

Supporting Families in Need

A portion of proceeds from The Simplified Tent Sale will support the Children's Home Society through the Simplified Social Good program.

Life can be hard, and no child, no family should face the tough times alone. The Children's Home Society believes in the potential of every child and family. They also believe children and families are stronger than the odds stacked against them – and that, together, we can create opportunities that bring brighter futures.

CHS delivers the right services at the right time to help children and families through the most difficult times of their lives. We work to help keep more kids safe at home with their families, giving parents confidence and opportunities to build upon their strengths, empowering them to raise their children in healthy, nurturing homes.

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