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Top 10 Things to do in Pensacola, Florida

by Mary Melnick

Mar 2, 2021

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Destinations / North America

Head to Pensacola, Florida, for the ultimate vacation. Here is a list of the top 10 things to do while visiting.


Enjoy the Beach
With Pensacola on the coast of Florida, going to the beach is the No. 1 thing to do when visiting. The beaches offer free fun, entertainment and relaxation for all. The emerald green water is perfect for catching some waves, or, if that’s not your thing, hang out on shore and build sand castles or catch some rays.


Water Activities
Spend the day at sea and engage in water sports and activities. Pensacola offers plenty of opportunities for travelers to get out on the water. Whether you are looking for a dolphin-watching tour, jet skis, paddle boards and more, there is something for you.


Amusement Fun and Attractions
Pensacola is home to a wide variety of different attractions perfect for families, date nights, girls’ nights out  and more. Spend the night mini golfing, explore Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center, crash into each other on bumper boats and much more.


Gulf Islands National Seashore
If you want to explore a bit of history, head to Fort Pickens to visit and tour the remains for the Civil War fort or enjoy the more secluded beach and unsoiled scenery. If you are interested in collecting seashells, this is the place for you — with plenty of unique shells, you won’t be disappointed.


Explore the Zoo
About 20 miles east of Pensacola Beach is the Gulf Breeze Zoo. Spend the day exploring the zoo and learning about the different species, animals and more. Make sure to take the train ride around the park which provides a great view of the hippos, gorillas and other animals.


Visit the Naval Air Station Pensacola
One of the most popular attractions in the area is the Naval Air Station Pensacola and The National Naval Aviation located within. Explore more than 150 restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation.


Step Back in Time at Historic Pensacola
The early years and settlement of Pensacola come to life within the preserved homes, Old Christ Church and other buildings at Historic Pensacola. See artifacts and photographs, and hear stories about the city’s origins.


Explore Local Parks and Trails
Explore the great outdoors during your trip to Pensacola and visit local parks and trails. They offer a place for travelers to hike, bike, take a canoe or paddleboard out and observe the local wildlife.


Delicious Dining
Pensacola has plenty of dining options for everyone in your group — some accommodations even offer outdoor games and activities and even playgrounds for kids. Some of the most popular are Red Fish Blue Fish, Papa’s Pizza and Flounder’s Chowder House.


Beat the Heat
If the heat is too much for your group, there are plenty of indoor activities and options, as well. Head to Skyzone to jump around and burn off some energy, test your bowling skills at DeLuna Lanes and much more.


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