Pensacola, a waterfront community famous for miles and miles of sugar-white sand beaches and rich Southern heritage, provides a scenic setting for visitors seeking rest and relaxation. Our rich history and wide range of entertainment will appeal to people seeking more than just fun in the sun.
Stroll through our restored downtown and you will find a city with a past – more than 400 years of past. Pensacola has earned the name, “The City of Five Flags” as five nations have called Pensacola home. The history of the city is celebrated during the month of June in a week long pageant known as the “Fiesta of Five Flags.” Pensacola’s rich history can be seen through several museums and historic districts in the downtown area.
The Navy has enjoyed a longstanding and fruitful relationship with Pensacola, which has earned the nickname “The Cradle of Naval Aviation.” Pensacola is the home of the Blue Angels, the precision flying team whose awesome air show aerobatics will keep your eyes in the sky. The Navy is Pensacola’s number one employer, but tourism, industry, health care and education make up the majority of its workforce and economy. Tourism is the area’s second largest industry and has become a year-round business.
Lifestyle is sophisticated yet casual, cosmopolitan yet charming, and filled with recreational opportunities, cultural events, sporting activities-all that it takes to make Pensacola a “Great Place to Live.”