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Visit Pensacola

Welcome to Pensacola, Florida – celebrated for its welcoming sugar-white sands and clear blue-green water, but beyond its beaches, there is much more to explore. Pensacola is The Way to Beach™.

With over 40 miles of beaches between Pensacola Beach, Perdido Key, and the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Pensacola is a water and nature lover's paradise. From lounging in the sun to playing on our shores – there is something for every traveler from biking, to boating to paddling, hiking, and more.

Inland is where the story unfolds even more. Pensacola is America's first settlement, founded in 1559 by explorer Don Tristán de Luna y Arellano. Nicknamed The City of Five Flags, Pensacola has been under five governments over its vast 460-year history, each leaving its own flavor and influence over the city. Downtown Pensacola’s is a vibrant, historical walking hub where Palafox Street has been named one of the “10 Great Streets in America” by the American Planning Association. Eclectic eateries, bars, and coffee shops are complimented by the Historic Pensacola Village, shops, and the “Big 5” that is an accredited art museum, ballet, theatre, and opera.

Other notable attractions in the area include NAS Pensacola, home of the U.S. Navy Blue Angels who practice most weeks March – October, the National Naval Aviation Museum one of the worlds largest Aviation Museums, Fort Pickens and the Gulf Islands National Seashore, and so much more!

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