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Florida’s Best Beaches

Pensacola Beach & Perdido Key

USA Today 10 Best Reader's Choice Award 2016

If you’re looking for Florida’s best, you’ll find it all in Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Perdido Key. Our Gulf Islands National Seashore was named Best Florida Beach in the 2016 10Best Readers’ Choice awards, chosen by readers of USA TODAY and 10Best.

Just minutes from our world-class beaches you’ll find some of Florida’s top dining in our historic downtown. Catch a game at the Maritime Park, named a 100 Top Stadium Experience in 2015, or visit the National Naval Aviation Museum, one of the Top 25 Museums in the U.S.

The best beaches, dining, museums, fun – it’s all here! But you don’t have to take our word for it…

 

Awards & Accolades


 

Discover.com Logo

NAMED BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN FLORIDA
Discover.com, February 2017

Trips to Discover

12 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN FLORIDA
Trips To Discover, June 2017

14 BEST DAY TRIPS IN THE FLORIDA PANHANDLE
Trips To Discover, June 2017

 


 

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TRAVELER'S CHOICE AWARD
Pensacola Beach, Trip Advisor 2014

TOP 10 BEACHES IN THE US
Pensacola Beach, Trip Advisor 2017

#7 BEST BEACH IN THE WORLD
Trip Advisor 2017

 



Trips to Discover

12 BEST PLACES TO VISIT IN FLORIDA
Trips to Discover

FLORIDA'S 10 BEST BEACH TOWNS TO VISIT RIGHT NOW
JUNE 2017

Conde Nast Traveler
FLORIDA'S TOP WHITE SAND BEACHES
Pensacola Beach, 2017

 

 

Fodor's Go List 2015

FODOR'S GO LIST 2015
The Florida Panhandle

 

Coastal Living
COASTAL LIVINGS BEST BEACH VACATIONS
March 2017

 

Thrillist
#2 MOST AFFORDABLE BEACH TOWN
March 2017

 


 


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10 GREAT STREETS FOR 2013
Pensacola’s Palafox Street, American Planning Association

Stadium Journey

100 TOP STADIUM EXPERIENCES
Maritime Park, Stadium Journey Magazine, 2015

 

 


 

 

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TOP 25 MUSEUMS IN THE US
National Naval Aviation Museum, Trip Advisor 2016

 

 

CNN Travel

"GREAT CARRIER REEF"
USS Oriskany, Worlds largest artificial reef, CNN

Florida Travel + Life
ONE OF THE BEST PLACES FOR WATER ACTIVITIES
March 2017
 

 

 


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BEST BACKROADS FOR A LONG SCENIC DRIVE
#9 Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Hwy, June 2017

7 WONDERS OF THE WORLD IN FLORIDA
#2 Gulf Islands National Seashore, June 2017

UNFORGETTABLE TOURS IN FLORIDA
#6 Historic Pensacola Village, June 2017
 

 


 

Florida Trend Golden Spoon Award

6 PENSACOLA RESTAURANTS EARN GOLDEN SPOON AWARD
Florida Trend, 2016

CNN Travel

50 BEST BEACH BARS IN THE WORLD
Flora-Bama and Landshark Landing at Margaritaville, CNN Travel, 2013

 

 

Southern Living

BEST BEACH BAR
Flora Bama, March 2017

Business Insider
BEST TACOS IN THE U.S.
Taqueria El Asador, May 2017

 

 

Florida Travel + Life

BEST BEACH BARS
Peg Leg Pete's, May 2017

 

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10 LITTLE KNOW RESTAURANTS IN FLORIDA ARE HARD TO FIND BUT WORTH THE SEARCH
Fisherman's Corner, May 2017

10 HOLE IN THE WALL BBQ RESTAURANTS IN FLORIDA THAT WILL MAKE YOUR TASTE BUDS GO CRAZY
Blue Dot, May 2017

 


 

trivago

5 ALTERNATIVE MARDI GRAS DESTINATIONS
Trivago, 2017

"First held in 1874, Pensacola’s fête is one of the country's oldest. Unlike most celebrations, this version focuses on a family-oriented environment. Don’t miss the famed Krewe of Wrecks parade–a parody of New Orleans’ Krewe of Rex–and an insane amount of Moon Pies."

 

Southeast Top 20

SOUTHEAST TOP 20 EVENTS
Blue Angels Airshow and the Pensacola Seafood Festival, May 2017

 

 

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