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Add one part activity, one part relaxation, and one part value, and you'll see why the Pensacola Bay Area provides the perfect recipe for an unforgettable and affordable family vacation. Attractions and activities of every kind mean big family fun for visitors. Check out the options below and discover why Southern Living named us one of the country's top family-friendly destinations.


Favorite Family Activities


Family heading to the beach

Spend the Day at the Beach

Put your toes in the sugar-white sand and explore all the shells, historic forts and wildlife-spotting these islands offer.

Experience Ft Pickens

Explore Hands-On History

Forts, airplanes, butter churning – when learning's this fun it’s no longer a history lesson, it’s an adventure.

Blue Angels flying high

Catch a Blue Angels Practice

Young and old alike will be awe-struck by the perilous maneuvers this high-flying Squadron performs. 

Fast Eddies GoKarts

Fulfill Their Need for Speed

Keep your hands and feet inside the ride at all times! The area's two amusement parks deliver thrills and laughs for kids of all ages.

Dolphin jumping in Pensacola Bay

Go Fin-Seeking

Create unforgettable memories: hit the water and feel the thrill of jumping and playing dolphin up close.

Kids at Pensacola MESS Hall

Take the Adventure Indoors

Sometimes you need to take the fun inside. No worries. You have plenty of options for travelers young and old.

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Places to Take the Family


Zip line at Adventures Unlimited

Adventures Unlimited

It's all in the name! Zipline, canoe, kayak, tube, paddleboard, camp - enjoy unlimited adventures.

Zoo photo

Gulf Breeze Zoo

This 50-acre park puts you eye to eye with primates, big cats, bears, giraffe and much more. 

Experience NMNA Yellow biplane

Naval Aviation Museum

Experience hands-on history and see more than 4,000 artifacts and over 150 beautifully restored aircraft.

Experience Children's Museum

Pensacola Children's Museum

Two floors of interactive and imaginative fun let kids of all ages play in Pensacola's 450-year history.

Experience Climbing Lighthouse

Pensacola Lighthouse

Its 177 steps lead to one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Worth. Every. Step. 

Experience Climbing Lighthouse

Big Lagoon State Park

Beaches, shallow bays, nature trails, and open woodlands

More Family-friendly Places

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Family-friendly Events

Here are a few events that could land you in some fun for the whole gang. Be sure to view our full calendar so you don't miss a thing!

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Family Fun Articles

From free fun to fun food, find local insight and behind-the-scenes tips into all things family-related.


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