- Named by Southern Living Magazine as one of the nation's "top family-friendly destinations."
- #6 of Top 10 Best Beach Destinations – 2008 Southern Living Magazine Readers Choice Awards (Destin #1, Panama City #4)
- Featured in "The World's Best Diving & Resort" 2008 edition of Sport Diver magazine.
(Unlike popular belief, St. Augustine is not the first settlement – Pensacola has it beat by 6 years and is known as America’s First Settlement. Why we don't get credit for it, I don’t know. LOL…)
The city's Southern heritage and Gulf beaches provide a scenic setting for visitors seeking rest and relaxation, while its rich history - Pensacola has been the property of five nations - and its vibrant happenings today will appeal to people seeking more than just fun in the sun.
Adding to the pleasure: Dollar for dollar, Pensacola gives visitors more value than just about any other part of Florida. Surveys regularly show Pensacola's costs are below the Florida average.
The mixture of past and present promises a delightful future for people visiting Pensacola. Most of the beaches are protected by federal and state programs that keep them pristine and easily accessible to the public. Historic programs are educational and entertaining, while a potpourri of restaurants, shops and nightclubs spice up any visitor's days and nights.
Pensacola, Florida has a rich and colorful history dating nearly 450 years, being the first European settlement in the continental United States (1559). Nicknamed, 'The City of Five Flags' (because of the five governments it has been under of course). Here is an old 1885 map of Pensacola:
Pensacola, Florida - Located on Florida’s Panhandle, close to the Alabama border, Pensacola draws visitors looking for the ideal seaside vacation to play or relax on the sugar-white sand beaches next to the soothing Gulf of Mexico surf. Visitors enjoy fun in the sun and all its inherent activities, from wind-surfing to fishing, to exploring a plethora of historic sites and taking in the show-stopping Navy Blue Angels precision flying team.
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Pensacola's southern heritage and Gulf beach provide a scenic setting for visitors seeking rest and relaxation, while its rich history — Pensacola has been the property of five nations— and its vibrant happenings today will appeal to people seek