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Twas nights before a southern Christmas

 

In Marion Square, Charleston, SC
In Marion Square, Charleston, SC

DSC06665Walk down any Charleston street and you’ll be acknowledged. Stop and ask a question and be prepared for a lengthy and enthusiastic conversation. As one gentleman said, “Charleston’s always been unique.”

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Did Charleston invent the spirit of Christmas?

 

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
Santa's Workshop in gingerbread
Santa’s Workshop in gingerbread

Richmond’s elegant Jefferson Hotel used to stock live alligators in the fountain of the Palm Court lobby. How does Christmas top that? Old Pompey, immortalized by a taxidermist, was the last and after his passing in 1948 the fountain was removed.

 

Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

Richmond residents as well as visitors are drawn to both the lobby and hotel restaurants akin to New York’s Time Square – it’s the city’s Christmas focal point. Read why at…

Christmas alligators at the Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

 

Polar Express Christmas trolly tour stop, Historic Pensecola, FL
Polar Express Christmas trolly tour stop, Historic Pensecola, FL
The Happy Pig Cafe, Historic Pensecola
The Happy Pig Cafe, Historic Pensacola

Seville Square and Pensacola’s National Historic District remain one of America’s most enduring Florida gulf shore neighborhoods and a focal point for Christmas festivities.

 

 

 

 

Pensacola National Historic District, FL
Pensacola National Historic District, FL

Read why Historic Pensacola has the ambiance of a village within the 21st century city and Christmas reflects its southern charm.

Historic Florida Christmas in Pensacola Village

 

Glass dome of the Palm Court Lobby, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA
Glass dome of the Palm Court Lobby, Jefferson Hotel, Richmond, VA

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Pensacola Renaissance

Historic Pensacola Village
Historic Pensacola Village

Through wars, hurricanes, political and economic upheaval, Seville Square and surrounding Historic Pensacola Village remain one of America’s most enduring Florida gulf shore neighborhoods.

The past is the present in Florida’s Historic Pensacola Village

Shelby Clarke, guide at Historic Pensacola Village
Shelby Clarke, guide at Historic Pensacola Village

Mari and Allen are betting on a sure thing – the civic energy and pride that’s driving Pensacola’s Renaissance.

Carmen’s Lunch Bar and the Śole Inn mirror Pensacola’s Renaissance

Mari Carmen Josephs, Carmen's Lunch Bar, Pensacola, Fl
Mari Carmen Josephs, Carmen’s Lunch Bar, Pensacola, Fl

The Pensacola Business Challenge’s mission is to grow the downtown economy one business at a time.

on Palafox Street, historic downtown Pensacola, Fl
on Palafox Street, historic downtown Pensacola, Fl

Pensacola has a fierce independent streak that has buoyed its success for 450 years as both an important Gulf of Mexico commercial city and a tourist destination.

Pensacola, Fl, should adopt the phoenix as its tourism mascot

Pensacola, Fl, circa 1920
Pensacola, Fl, circa 1920

Any visitor to Pensacola’s historic downtown can easily eat their way through a timeline of great American southern cuisine.

Pensacola restaurants dish up 450 years of history

The Grand Marlin, Pensacola, Fl
The Grand Marlin, Pensacola, Fl

 

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Pensacola, Fl
Pensacola, Fl