Is The Home of America's First Settlement:
here is palpable. In 1559 Tristan de Luna
established a settlement at Pensacola
Bay. This was the first multi-year European
settlement in what is now the continental
United States but was abandoned after
two years.In the late 17th century the
Spanish returned to the area to found
the modern Pensacola as an outpost from
which to defend their claims to Spanish
Florida. Downtown is dotted with reminders
of this era in American history.
Many People Say Pensacola Beach is "One
Of The Best Vacation Spots On The Planet".
by “many people,” I mean about fifteen million
per year. With the history, music, bars, longest
barrier Island in the world, miles and miles
of powery sand, sun-soaked beaches, many marinas,
an average temperature of about seventy degrees,
approximately 228 days of sunshine every year,
well, be sure to bring your bathing suit(s).
Get Your Degree In Island Life Move to Pensacola
city of Pensacola has a handful of colleges
and schools, but the one with the greatest percentage
of students who move here to be at the beach
is: Pensacola State College. The university
is located on within 10 minutes of the bay and
22 of the beaches. Pensacola hosts about 26,000
college students on average.
Pensacola Has So Many Districts, It puts Philly
is divided into sections that are very distinct
and they are different from one another.. some
could be cities unto themselves: the defense
bases populated with workers, the downtown professionals,
the surfers and vacationers, alphabet city,
East Hill, North Hill, East Pensacola Heights,
The college district, and Gulf Breeze. Thankfully
the divide between niche districts is where
the similarities end. All of this accumulates
into a city that embraces diversity, identity,
The Avaiation Museum Is Stockpiled With History
Aviation Museum, is a military and aerospace
museum at the Naval Air Station in Pensacola,
Florida. The museum was established 14 December
1962. This museum is devoted to the history
of naval aviation, including that of the United
States Navy, the United States Marine Corps,
and the United States Coast Guard. Its mission
is "to select, collect, preserve and display”
memorabilia representative of the development,
growth and of the historic heritage of United
States Naval Aviation.
than 150 aircraft and spacecraft are on display,
including 4 former Blue Angel A-4 Skyhawks,
the Curtiss NC-4 (the first aircraft to cross
the Atlantic), U. S. Coast Guard helicopters,
biplanes, a K-47 Airship control gondola and
tail fin, an aircraft that President George
H. W. Bush trained in, and the S-3 Viking used
to transport President George W. Bush to the
USS Abraham Lincoln in 2003.
You'll Be Best friends with Dolphins in no time.
the Dolphin Express (and other) dolphin cruises,
you will come face-to-face with all sorts of
slithery creatures from the depths of the Gulf.
Take the two hour cruise and go head to head
with al kinds of aquatic creatures. Watch a
dolphin show and go head-on with sharks, stingrays
and other sea monsters.
We Don't Mind If You Park At The Beach
to Pensacola Beach, FL is the Gulf Island National
the longest stretch of undeveloped barrier island
in the world. What that means is that when you
visit, you will have thousands of acres of undeveloped
natural dunes, grasslands and sandy beaches
to explore at your leisure along with Ft Pickens
(Contineously occupied by the North during the
Civil War. Drive down the beach highway through
the undeveloped National Seashore park to kill
time, careful not to kill any nesting birds
(they are treated like gold here.) A perfect
summer day (all year around) at the beach is
Get Your Eye Patch, Parrot And Peg Leg Ready!
is Margaritaville. Literally. Jimmy Buffett
was born in nearby Pascagoula, Mississippi and
spent part of his childhood in nearby Mobile,
Alabama just inland from Pcola. Pensacola Beach
was certainly a haunt. And, today, there's a
Margaritaville Hotel (and Landshark Beach Bar)
on the beach - Pensacola Beach.
Pensacolans Take Boats Seriously
a Yacht Club, Hundreds of Marinas, Boat Sellers,
boat storage, boat repair (sails, motors, parts,
boat parties, boat festivals, charters, bare
boats, boat shows, boat dealers, The Dragon
Boat Festival, Ferry boats, (Probably Fairy
boats, too) pontoon boats, boat trailers, boat
docks, boat parades......... It's just a "Boat
Deck Out Your Living Room With Taxidermied Animals
Pensacola borders the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola
Bay, the city not only provides ample opportunities
for fishing fun, but hunting as well. Potential
kills and /or interior decorations include duck,
wild boar, quail, deer, alligator, and geese.
The Thought Of Hurricanes Make You Happy? Move
Pensacolans Would Take Kayaks To Work If They
the All of the Bayous, the bay and ...........
there's no limit to stunningly scenic kayaking
adventures in Pensacola. And residents and tourists
alike take every opportunity to grab a paddle
and jump on them skinny boats.
Pensacolans Have Boho Down Pat
a bohemian afternoon of sipping of tea, shopping
for new threads, or trying out a vegetarian
or vegan specialty, do downtown!
We Won't Call You A Landlubber If You're Into
a Pensacola Blue Wahoo's game at Wahoo Stadium
to see the AA baseball team in action. Don't
forget to net yourself some hot dogs and peanuts,
Not Scuba Diving Is Not An Option
a stingray at the aquarium isn't cutting it?
How about a scuba diving adventure, then? You'll
learn how to safely navigate snorkeling and
freediving ventures so you can eventually visit
the mysterious underworld of sea creatures yourself.
Van Gogh and Andy Warhol Stopped By
know… metaphorically. The Pensacola Art Museum
features permanent exhibits by dozens of local
artists from throughout the Panhandle region.
But the coolest feature of the museum is its
constantly rotating collection of fine art in
a variety of different mediums from world-renowned
Beer and Pizza Never Get Old
Beer... Brewed litterally .....
All Over The Place. Breweries in town, Breweries
on the Bay ...... But, honestly not enough places
to get Pizza. But, yawanna talk fish tacos?
There's got to be a thousand places to get them.
BBQ joints? On the main streets, on the side
streets, in people's back yards........ there's
Pensacola Jazz Is Smoother Than A Newborn Baby's
The annual Pensacola Jazz Festival
kicks off every March at Heritage Park. This
music celebration draws performers from all
over the country and around the world to provide
entertainment to the festival's visitors. Famous
past performers include jazz greats Kirk Whalum,
Louis Bellson and Marvin Stamm.
Pensacolans Can Handle All The Drama
Little Theater Downtown, The Vinyl Music House,
The Saegar Theater, Plays at the Colleges. Continually
performing theaters, with a range of productions
each year. Depending on when you stop by you
could catch a production of “To Kill A Mockingbird”
or a performance of Monty Python's “Spamalot.”
The Music is Non Stop
Dueling Pianos, Blues, Country, Hip Hop, Garage
Band, Cajun, Zydeco, more blues, more rock,
Hundreds of venues within a 15 mile radius ......
The Blues Angel Music Store is one of the biggest
on the coast. Maybe .. the south.
It's Got A One-Stop Shop For The Best Views
three mile causeway bridge with never ending
and always changing views of the bay, the barrier
island and city. Fish from any of 3 piers each
with a great view.
And we haven't even had a chance
to get to the Best Real Estate Prices on the
Emerald Coast. !!!!