As the westernmost city in Florida’s panhandle, you can find 50-plus miles of coastline in Pensacola. But beyond the white-sand beaches and emerald-green water, the city also offers opportunities for learning, shopping and fine dining. Take a virtual tour of this beautiful and exciting city, starting with the video below.

Take a Virtual Tour of Pensacola, FL

Historic Pensacola Village

120 Church Street, Pensacola, FL 32502 • (850) 595-5985

There’s nothing like stepping back in time. Historic Pensacola Village features over 20 properties in downtown Pensacola and transports people back to the late 1800s. Visitors can enjoy live history demonstrations, such as candle making, cooking, tours and more.

Historic Pensacola Village

Prepare to travel back to the 1800s when you visit Historic Pensacola Village.

Gulf Islands National Seashore

With over 160 miles of sand, the Gulf Islands National Seashore is America’s largest national seashore, which means endless options for fun and exploration. Enjoy historic Fort Pickens, birding trails, water activities and more.

Florida beach

From beaches to historic Fort Pickens and birding trails, there is no shortage of activities at Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Downtown Pensacola

It’s an eclectic collection. The Pensacola Bay Area — born of a 450-year history — is honed in Southern tradition and bursting at its progressive seams with art, food and downright interesting experiences. Outside of the sugar-white-sand beaches, local shops, art, sports and history await in the beautiful downtown area.

Downtown Pensacola

Visit downtown Pensacola for your fix of local shopping, art, sports and more.

Enjoy Fresh Seafood

With delectable dining establishments and lively libations, the food and drink scene in the Pensacola Bay Area serves up some serious flavor. Food critic connoisseurs and casual-dining foodies alike can satisfy their cravings with breathtaking waterfront dining restaurants, historic hole-in-the-wall eateries, sophisticated martini bars and lively up-and-coming hotspots.

Fresh seafood on the beach

Enjoy fresh seafood from any of Pensacola’s local eateries.

Play Outside

Paddling, snorkeling, boating, birding … you get the picture. At its core, Pensacola is an adventurer’s paradise. With miles of shoreline and numerous trails in between, Pensacola is a hotspot for anyone looking to enjoy the great outdoors.

Big Lagoon State Park in Pensacola, FL

Pensacola is the perfect place to explore the great outdoors.

All images courtesy of Pensacola Convention & Visitors Bureau.

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