Sitting in the panhandle of Florida, Pensacola is filled with rich history spanning hundreds of years and many different cultures. With white beaches and warm sun, visitors have beautiful scenery to enjoy. For a day trip, we suggest:
- The National Naval Aviation Museum is a free museum on Naval Air Station. It features more than 150 aircraft and has an IMAX theater. Home to the Blue Angels, the squad does a demonstration twice a week at the base most months.
- The Historic Pensacola Village is a collection of buildings and museums donated by T.T. Wentworth that cover the history of the area, including important businesses, industries and various artifacts from Pensacola history.
- Located on a naval air station, Fort Barrancas was built in the 1800s to protect Florida from invaders and has been well-preserved. Rich with Spanish, British and American history, visitors can tour the grounds and a museum.
- The oldest European settlement in the U.S., Santa Rosa Island is a large island that has many popular beaches, Fort Pickens naval fort, a pier and many shops and restaurants.
- Built in 1925, the Saenger Theatre is a beautiful theater that originally played silent movies, but now houses many operas, Broadway shows and touring artists.