12 Things You Must Do in Pensacola

By Amy Minchin For more than 450 years, people have traveled to Pensacola in search of new experiences. Tristán de Luna of Spain led America’s first settlement attempt here in 1559. This westernmost Florida city is proud of its historic downtown and white sandy beaches, new Pensacola attractions…

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Day Trips from Pensacola: Springs, Parks, Beaches

By Kevin Mims The hardest part about planning a day trip from Pensacola is narrowing down the choices. Surfing and snorkeling at the beach, splashing in the springs, tubing a lazy river, shopping, museums? Whether you feel like driving 10 miles or 100, a world of possibilities awaits. Here are 10…

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Pensacola Ecotourism Attractions and Activities

By Julie Landry Laviolette With miles of protected shoreline, a national seashore, scenic bluffs and natural preserves teeming with wildlife, Pensacola, Fla. offers diverse ecosystems and terrain for the eco-tourist. From eco-attractions to earth-friendly accommodations, Pensacola has plenty to…

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Experience Zero Gravity Aboard Fat Albert in Pensacola

Note: The National Naval Aviation Museum is open Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to current Department of Defense (DoD) ID cardholders. Access to NAS Pensacola is limited to current Department of Defense (DoD) ID card holders (active-duty service members, retirees, and their families)…

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Florida Stories: A Walking Tour of Pensacola

Tom Scherberger Want to explore the cultural, historical, and architectural treasures of Pensacola, Fla.? There’s an app for that. Just go to Florida Stories Walking Tours, and download the app created by the Florida Humanities Council. With this app you can learn, at your own pace and on your own…

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Ideas for Your Family Vacation in Pensacola and Pensacola Beach

By Jodi Mailander Farrell Known for its white-sand beaches and emerald-green waters, Pensacola has bragging rights to one of the best naturally-preserved coastlines in the nation. It also happens to be packed with affordable family fun, earning it accolades from Southern Living magazine as one of…

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Family Attractions in Pensacola, Fla.

By Carrie McLaren Take your family along to some of Pensacola's great museums, zoos and fun attractions. The Pensacola Bay Area is about blue skies and emerald-colored water. And while some may be content to simply relax beachside on the shimmering quartz sand, you're really missing out if you…

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Accessible Travel: Hawkins Park in Santa Rosa County Welcomes All

By Janet K. Keeler Hawkins Recreational Park in Northwest Florida’s Santa Rosa County has a new lease on life. And that rejuvenation has brought with it a welcoming place for people, especially children, of all abilities. Hawkins is not far from the town of Milton (pop. 7,050) and Interstate 10…

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Spanish-Colonial Pensacola

By Hilda Mitrani In Pensacola, residents live immersed in their history. Cognizant of their role as the first attempted European settlement in the United States, they celebrate their Spanish-Colonial heritage. Pensacola is full of historic sites for viewing this rich Hispanic heritage. Here are…

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Guide to Beaches in Pensacola, Florida

Your guide to beaches in Pensacola, Fla., listed geographically from west to east. Beaches with this symbol have beach wheelchairs available, either provided as a courtesy, or available for (prearranged) rent and delivery from private companies. Nestled in Florida's northwestern corner, the…

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