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What to see in Pensacola

Pensacola Attractions


A holiday in Pensacola is not for those seeking the archetypal Florida experience of theme parks and fast-food. Pensacola caters for a more sedate and sophisticated market: those who appreciate excellent seafood, miles of deserted beach, spectacular views, scuba diving on the many shipwrecks, and exploring the local historic sites.

50-odd miles (80km) of white sandy beach washed by azure ocean should be enough to draw sun-seekers to holiday in Pensacola, but this Florida city boasts far more natural attractions and some fascinating historic sites too. The city is also home to the US Navy's crack Blue Angels flight squad, and is renowned for the spectacular air displays that attract hundreds of spectators to Pensacola. The National Museum of Naval Aviation also holds a number of other interesting military craft and exhibitions. Although the city boasts many attractions for sightseers, Pensacola is also celebrated for its situation: Tallahassee and Panama City are close by and Amelia Island, Santa Rosa Island, and the Gulf Islands National Seashore offer many diversions for visitors, making the city a great travel base for those wanting to explore the surrounding coastline and islands.


Amelia Island

Located off the coast of Jacksonville, on Florida's northern Atlantic Coast, Amelia Island is the southernmost of the…

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Gulf Islands National Seashore

Located on the western end of the Florida panhandle, Gulf Islands National Seashore is a 150-mile (241km) stretch of…

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National Museum of Naval Aviation

The museum on site at the sprawling US Naval Air Station west of Pensacola is regarded as one of the largest and most…

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Panama City

Located near Pensacola on the gulf coast of the Florida panhandle, Panama City is a popular travel destination. Set along…

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Tallahassee

The capital city of Florida, Tallahassee is located 191 miles (308km) east of Pensacola on the 'Big Bend', close to the…

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