I went on a beach road trip through Florida, with my first stop being Pensacola. Resting on the banks of Pensacola Bay, located in the northwest corner of Florida along the Gulf Coast, Pensacola offers the best of both worlds: powder-white beaches alongside a town rich of history.
What to see?
Because I only had one day, I had limited time to discover a few of the many activities Pensacola has to offer.
- Visit one of the World`s largest Air & Space museums, the National Naval Aviation Museum (Entrance is FREE)
- Climb up 177 steps for a stunning view at the Pensacola Lighthouse (Entrance: 6$/adult)
- Walk on the beach and see surfers in action
- Search for seashells
What else is there to do?
- Build a castle with powder-white sand
- Watch the Blue Angels practice most Tuesday and Wednesday mornings (this is usually from March till October)
- Stroll through the Pensacola Historic District
These are just a few of the fun and free things to do in Pensacola. For more tips, check out this list.
Where to stay?
I stayed at the Hilton Pensacola Beach with a lovely view over the ocean. It`s only a 30 minutes` drive from the Pensacola International Airport, making it a great first stop when flying in late like I did.
Some Fun Facts
- 75 Average annual temperature in degrees Fahrenheit
- 150 Vintage aircrafts at the National Aviation Museum
- 160 Height in feet of Pensacola Lighthouse
- 343 Days of Sunshine
- First European Settlement in the USA, Pensacola was founded in 1559
This trip was made possible with the support of Visit Florida. Special thanks to Visit Pensacola and Hilton Pensacola Beach.