10 Incredible Things to Do in and Around Pensacola

Are you looking for things to do in and around Pensacola? If so, you’ve come to the right place. We’ve curated a list of some of our absolute favorite activities on and off the beach.

There’s plenty of nature to enjoy in the area, from state parks to miles of coastline which is why we keep going back year after year. So, pack your sunscreen and put on your sandals... 

Here are the best things to do in Pensacola!

There are multiple places to rent stand-up paddleboards or kayaks in the area. If you’d like to paddle, start early in the day. Earlier is best before the winds and waves pick up.

Pensacola Beach

Gulf Islands Fort Pickens Area

You can enjoy the beaches of Gulf Islands, watch for dolphins and other wildlife, explore the famous fort, hike, kayak, and camp.

Watch the Blue Angels

Whether you’re watching from a nearby beach or right up close to the action, there’s nothing quite like it. You can catch them in action doing practice events or main shows.

Opal Beach

Opal Beach has pavilions, restrooms, and beach showers. We like this area because there are facilities, the water is shallow, calm and warm. It is seriously dreamy.

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