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Pensacola
If you're looking for some great Florida beaches but aren't necessarily interested in a mega-resort or theme park atmosphere, Pensacola might just be the place for your perfect weekend. Home to Gulf Islands National Seashore, the city offers some of the best fishing and boating in the area. Inland, canoeing enthusiasts won't want to miss the beauty of the Blackwater River. Closer to town, the city has a proud military heritage, which can be seen at attractions like the National Museum of Naval Aviation and the Pensacola Naval Air Station.

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National Naval Aviation Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum
Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the... more Owner description: Experience the magic of flight at the National Naval Aviation Museum! See over 4,000 artifacts and 150 aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Ride the flight simulators or catch all the drama and power of amazing IMAX films. Dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe and take home the spirit of Naval Aviation with a unique memento from the Flight Deck Store. Spend a cool day inside the Museum and experience Hands-on-History! New Naval Air Station Entrance: All visitors to the National Naval Aviation Museum, Fort Barrancas and Pensacola Lighthouse who do not possess a Department of Defense identification card or are unescorted by the holder of a Department of Defense identification card, will be required to enter the installation via the West Gate located off Blue Angel Parkway. less
Attraction type: Military Museums; Specialty Museums
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Pensacola Naval Air Station
Pensacola Naval Air Station
Owner description: Homebase for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, Pensacola NAS is also home to the Pensacola Lighthouse, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and Fort... more Owner description: Homebase for the Blue Angels, the U.S. Navy's Flight Demonstration Squadron, Pensacola NAS is also home to the Pensacola Lighthouse, the National Museum of Naval Aviation and Fort Barrancas, an early 19th-century garrison. less
Attraction type: Military Bases & Facilities
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Blue Wahoos Ballpark
Blue Wahoos Ballpark
Attraction type: Arenas & Stadiums
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Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum
Owner description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is... more Owner description: The Best View in Town! Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three forts, the Pensacola skyline and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers' Quarters, built in 1869, is home to a museum and a gift shop. Visit this historic spot in America's First Settlement, established in 1559. Make a day of it and visit the National Naval Aviation Museum and Fort Barrancas while you're here. Our nature walk takes you to the white sands of beautiful quiet-water beach–a perfect beach for kids. Bring the family and a picnic lunch and stay a while. The Pensacola Lighthouse and museum is open 7 days/week. Special tours include Blue Angel practices, Light of the Moon and Ghost Hunts. Private tour and function times available as well. less
Attraction type: Lighthouses; History Museums
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Fort Barrancas
Fort Barrancas
Located in the Pensacola Naval Station, this is the site of the first U.S. Naval yard that was built in 1821.
Attraction type: Historic Sites
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The Global Grill
The Global Grill
Ranked #1 of 631 Restaurants in Pensacola
Cuisines: American, Vegetarian
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Joe Patti's Seafood
Joe Patti's Seafood
Ranked #2 of 631 Restaurants in Pensacola
Cuisines: Cajun & Creole, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Pot Roast & Pinot
Pot Roast & Pinot
Ranked #3 of 631 Restaurants in Pensacola
Price: $7 - $25
Cuisines: American, Gluten Free, International
Good for: Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
McGuire's Irish Pub & Brewery
Ranked #4 of 631 Restaurants in Pensacola
Price: $15 - $20
Cuisines: American, Irish, Pub
Good for: Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Brunch, Lunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Private Dining, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Another Broken Egg Cafe
Ranked #5 of 631 Restaurants in Pensacola
Cuisines: American, Cafe
Good for: Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Business meetings
Dining options: Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Five Flags RV Park
Five Flags RV Park
$37
Navy Lodge Pensacola
Navy Lodge Pensacola
$62 - $95
Value Place Pensacola, Florida (Scenic Hwy)
2.5 of 5
Value Place Pensacola, Florida (Scenic Hwy)
$43 - $80
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola / I-10 Pine Forest Road
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn & Suites Pensacola / I-10 Pine Forest Road
$111 - $199
Ranked #1 of 62 Hotels in Pensacola
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Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport (Cordova Mall Area)
2.5 of 5
Hampton Inn Pensacola Airport (Cordova Mall Area)
$134 - $198
Ranked #2 of 62 Hotels in Pensacola
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BEST WESTERN PLUS Blue Angel Inn
2.5 of 5
BEST WESTERN PLUS Blue Angel Inn
$114 - $212
Ranked #3 of 62 Hotels in Pensacola
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Margaritaville Beach Hotel
4.0 of 5
Margaritaville Beach Hotel
$255 - $371
Ranked #2 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
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Portofino Island Resort
4.0 of 5
Portofino Island Resort
$423 - $784
Ranked #6 of 10 Hotels in Pensacola Beach
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