Why Visit Pensacola and Pensacola Beach?
Not everyone knows about us ... yet! And some of us would kinda like to keep it that way!
But if you are looking for an active, vibrant, historical setting, with access to world class beaches, Pensacola is the place to be!
Pensacola is a historical place. The first European colony was founded in Pensacola in 1559 and has been controlled by five countries over its long history. This unique mixture of cultures include the French, Spanish, English, as well as indigenous peoples. With the strong military presence from its beginning as a valuable port, Pensacola has attracted people from around the world and still does.
The most popular and notable military presence now days, is the Naval Air Station. The NAS is home to the world famous Blue Angels who perform at air shows around the country. But in Pensacola, their practices are open to the public anytime they are home! And their performance for their home town crowd is not to be missed come July every year. Check out information below on how to see them is practice or even a show!
The Nation Naval Aviation Museum is another reason to visit Pensacola! It is one of the world’s largest Naval Aviation museums and one of the most-visited museums in the state of Florida! And it is FREE!
But if military history is more your style, check out Fort Pickens! The National Park Service maintains the fort now, but it played an integral part for the Union during the Civil War.
But Pensacola and Pensacola Beach are more than just history and military forts! Here is a list of the Top 10 things to do in Pensacola!
Pensacola Beach has been a place for vacations for decades! Pensacola Beach has everything people want in a vacation spot on the water. Beautiful beaches, restaurants, outdoor and indoor activities and more are available year round.
With a rich history, great places to visit, and so much to offer, you have to wonder why it isn't more crowed and touristy. We don't mind being overshadowed by our more commercial neighbors to the east and west. We just want to keep Pensacola and Pensacola Beach uniquely Pensacola!
Visit Pensacola Beach and stay at the most popular vacation rental home on the beach!