Depending on your family’s interests, you could choose to spend a few leisurely days relaxing at the water’s edge or hike one of the many trails where you can spot coastal wildlife. You can tour one of the historic fortifications, Fort Pickens near Pensacola Beach or Fort Barrancas on the western side of Pensacola near Perdido Key.
Both Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key offer countless options for active families wanting to spend time in and around the water. Try your hand at surfing, paddle boarding, kayaking, parasailing, or even charter fishing.
I only recently discovered Tiki Island Golf and Games nestled among the hotels and restaurants at Casino Beach, which lies in the heart of Pensacola Beach. You can play a round of miniature golf here, then make your way across Via de Luna Drive to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk for a bite to eat, a cool cocktail or ice cream cone, and shopping in the boutiques and souvenir shops.