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Why Choose Pensacola

If you’ve ever set foot in the Pensacola Bay Area, you already know that it’s a beautiful place to visit, with a laid-back, relaxing atmosphere and plenty of activities for all interests from sports to arts to history. If you haven’t visited, we’ve got the top reasons why we think Pensacola is the perfect place for your next meeting. With 52 miles of sugar-white beaches stretch alongside one of America’s oldest settlements for the perfect blend of arts, history, culture and Southern hospitality. You and your guests will truly experience the best of both worlds. From family reunions to corporate retreats, business conventions to destination weddings, we're here to assist you in planning the picture-perfect event.

  • Location On the Gulf of Mexico and a three hour drive on I-10 from both Tallahassee, FL and New Orleans, LA. Our city is home to Pensacola International Airport offering direct flights to 11 international airport hubs via 5 major airlines
  • Affordability Pensacola hotels do not charge wi-fi, parking or resort fees, saving your family, organization and attendees additional meeting costs
  • Beach Front Accommodations on Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key offer meeting spaces on the Gulf of Mexico with entertainment, shopping and dining within walking distance or just a short drive away
  • Unique Venues The area has a variety of unique venue options which range from museums and theaters in the heart of Pensacola’s downtown to the Blue Wahoo’s baseball stadium located directly on the water’s edge of Pensacola Bay
  • Extreme Teams Many team-building activities are available outdoors, such as fishing, sailing, golfing and ropes courses, or indoors cooking at culinary classes and flying jet simulators
  • Cuisine Enjoy one of more than 350 area restaurants, featuring fresh local produce, gulf seafood and southern classics, all with a Pensacola twist for unforgettable flavor
  • Americana Pensacola was the first European settlement in the US, is home to the Navy’s Blue Angels as well as to Wall South - the largest permanent replica of the Vietnam Veterans Memorial outside of Washington D.C.
  • Arts & Culture Pensacola’s thriving arts community, centered within the downtown historic district, offers opportunities to expand your horizons with museum exhibits, visual arts, symphony, opera, theater or ballet
  • Festivals Numerous family friendly events are held throughout the year celebrating everything from seafood to Mardi Gras to the Blue Angels, and in Pensacola, we take any excuse to throw a party
  • Parks and Wildlife Our hotels are close to some of Florida’s most breathtaking natural beauty including the beaches of Gulf Islands National Seashore and the Wildlife Management Areas of both the Perdido and Escambia Rivers
  • Great Outdoors Explore the great outdoors on land going geo-caching, biking, hiking, shell hunting and bird watching or take to the water in a canoe or paddleboard or go below the waves on a snorkeling or scuba diving adventure

Start planning your next gulf coast tour, reunion, wedding or meeting today and discover all the amenities and activities the Pensacola Bay Area has to offer.