4 Incredible Things to Do in and Around Pensacola

If you’re looking for a place to soak up the sun and enjoy some waves, look no further than Pensacola. This Floridian city has plenty of options for beachgoers of all ages. 

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! 

Best Things to Do in Pensacola, Florida

If you’re looking for things to do in downtown Pensacola, you’re in luck! There are plenty of unique shops and restaurants to explore, plus plenty of history and culture to enjoy. 

Explore Downtown Pensacola

You can walk around the historic district, take in the beautiful architecture, or check out one of the museums. If you’re there on a Saturday, check out the Palafox Farmer’s Market.

Self-Guided Tours

We have stayed at Big Lagoon State Park and also Fort Pickens. Both were excellent and allowed dogs. We keep going back year after year for some of the best camping on the Gulf of Mexico. 

Best Campgrounds Near Pensacola

Pensacola Beach

Pensacola Beach is worth visiting if you’re looking for a breathtaking beach destination full of excitement. The coastline and beaches here are simply beautiful with their sugar-white sand and crystal-clear waters.

Self-Guided Tours

Located on Santa Rosa Island, down the road from Pensacola Beach, is the Fort Pickens area of Gulf Islands. Gulf Islands National Seashore is managed by the National Park Service, keeping this part of Santa Rosa Island wild and untamed. 

Gulf Islands Fort Pickens Area

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