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City of Seafood
Pensacola is drenched in history. Once upon a time, this city played a major role in the war between the British and the French and the remnants of the conquest can still be seen. The city was governed by people of various cultures. At first, Native Americans called this place home, later the Spanish acquired the territory and ultimately the British made it the capital of their colony of West Florida.
Today, the city is full of life. Its historical residents have had a direct impact on the culture and lifestyle of Pensacola. The city at its heart is a true Floridian city and the vibes tell it all. Some exquisite beaches that offer white sands, calm waters, and negligible crowds dot the city. It is no wonder, therefore, that the Pensacola Beach is considered as one of the best in the country. The beach also has a boardwalk for people who like long walks along scenic places. Book a cheap flight to Pensacola and walk on silky white sand and take a dip in warm beautiful waters.
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Pensacola has a lot to offer to someone who is ready to explore. The city has an abundance of natural beauty. Big Lagoon State Park lies barely 10 miles from Pensacola and is a haven for wilderness activities. You can swim, run, explore, and hike in the park. People who want to take adventure to the next level can also go on a 1500 mile long sea kayaking journey as Big Lagoon State Park is the gateway to Florida Circumnavigational Saltwater Paddling Trail. Get on a flight to Pensacola and lose yourself in the wilderness.
In addition to its natural beauty, Pensacola is decked with impressive architecture. Travelers can visit Fort Pickens, Fort McRae and Pensacola Lighthouse for a historic architecture tour. Travelers who enjoy fishing can visit the Pensacola Pass for a serene fishing experience. The big catch is honestly very big. The whole area is surrounded by forts and the lighthouse and the sights can be enjoyed while sipping on a chilled beer and lazily letting the line loose.
Popular Tourist Attractions
National Naval Aviation Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum is the most admired museum in all of Florida. Built in 1962, it is regarded as the largest naval aviation museum in the world. The museum today houses over 150 aircraft and tells the story of US Naval Aviation. Visitors can watch the elegant and classy aircraft for hours without feeling bored. The museum also holds viewing of the Blue Angel’s practice sessions. The amazement and thrill that comes from watching the twirling and dancing planes that crisscross and form complicated patterns is unparalleled. To get an even closer look at one of the world’s most famous flight demonstration squad, you can visit the 4D exhibition and watch the thrilling performances as if you were one of the pilots. You and your kids will absolutely love it. People who feel hungry can treat themselves at the authentic Cubi Bar Café. Rent a car and drive to the national Naval Aviation Museum and take back home a unique museum experience.
Pensacola is not your usual dive site. The experience you can have here cannot be found at most of the places around the world. Honestly, the experience you can have here is incomparable. Barely a few miles from Pensacola coastline lie over half a dozen sunken ships that have become artificial reefs. You can dive and explore these sunken ships. The clear water make for excellent underwater exploration. The most sought after dive site in Pensacola is the Mighty O. Credited as the world’s largest artificial reef, USS Oriskany that sunk in 2006 has become the favorite spot of the divers. Make a hotel booking in Pensacola and interact with marine life that has made these artificial reefs their home.
Historic Pensacola Village
Pensacola was colonized for almost 500 years. During this time, it was ruled by both Spanish and British powers. It is only natural, therefore, that Pensacola has a vivid and colorful colonial history. At the Historic Pensacola Village, visitors get an insight and experience the history that spanned here. The attraction includes a museum, various historical buildings and an archeological trail. In the Historic Pensacola Village, visitors can learn about the life of locals and the various architectural styles.
Getting Around in the City
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Pensacola is pretty famous for its delicious sea food courtesy the abundance of fishes in the coastal waters. Therefore, get ready to feast on mackerel, trout, red snapper, and sheepshead. There are amazing restaurants all over the town that only uses fresh ingredients to prepare flavorsome dishes that shall leave you craving for more. Go to Joe Patti’s Seafood for an authentic seafood experience. In the month of September every year, the city becomes host to the Pensacola Seafood Festival. At the festival you can find hundreds of art and crafts vendors, food vendors, local restaurants, independent caterers, and live music performances. Get on a last minute flight to Pensacola and be a part of this extraordinary food festival.