7. Explore 450 Years of History
Curious about Pensacola’s local architecture, museums and cultural influences? Pensacola offers centuries of stories and sites to discover. Explore the vast brick battlements and labyrinth of arched tunnels of Fort Pickens – a pre-Civil War era fort on Pensacola Beach. Spend the day touring Historic Pensacola Village to experience the rich heritage of America’s first European settlement. Comprised of 28 museums, historic homes and properties, the village encompasses 8.5 acres within the footprints of the original Spanish and British forts in downtown Pensacola. Start exploring
8. Go Fish
The Pensacola Bay Area is an angler’s paradise, and you don’t have to be a pro to enjoy it. Between the Gulf of Mexico, three bays and a river that’s home to Florida’s most diverse freshwater fish population – we have a bounty of saltwater and freshwater fish species to choose from here. All it takes is a quick stop at the tackle shop or a call to your one of our many charter fishing captains and guides. Next thing you know, you’ll be hooked— well, hopefully just the fish. Whether you book a fishing charter or cast a line from one of the Gulf's longest piers, there’s rarely a bad day to cast a line out in Pensacola.