Pensacola, Florida is tucked into the northwest corner of the Sunshine State. With 52 miles of beautiful beaches brushed by the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, beachcombing may be the best reason to visit Pensacola, but there are many more entertaining and educational activities and attractions to fill your days and nights.
Pensacola is a far from boring town with something also to do. Feel the thrill of flight at the National Museum of Naval Aviation featuring over 140 meticulously restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation history. Imagine soaring into the wild blue yonder as you gaze at four Blue Angels A-4 Skyhawks suspended in a diamond formation above your head. The West Wing is devoted primarily to World War II carrier aviation. Hundreds of exhibits and memorabilia tell personal stories of naval aviation. Catch a tour by volunteers who lived the history and delight in sharing their experiences. Time your visit right and catch a hometown precision flying performance by the Navy’s Blue Angels, headquartered in Pensacola. You can also learn about Pensacola’s colorful maritime history at Fort Pickens on Santa Rosa Island. Discovery Gallery at the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum re-creates the old days with child-sized special exhibits, which bring history to life. Moving forward in time, there’s racing excitement at Five Flags Speedway and Pensacola Greyhound Track.
Annual festivals such as Fiesta of Five Flags, the Pensacola Seafood Festival, International Film and Television Festival and Pensacola Mardi Gras offer more tempting reasons to visit Pensacola. Best of all, after a busy day sightseeing, the beach is always beckoning.