More About Pensacola
Already boasting an intriguing history dating back to the 16th century, Pensacola became the "Cradle of Naval Aviation" when the Naval Air Station opened for business. A collection of 150 superbly restored aircraft representing the Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation can be seen at the National Museum of Naval Aviation. Civil War buffs will delight in the 4,200 square feet of historical exhibits and artifacts at the Civil War Soldiers Museum. With an average high temperature of 77°, the area is also known for its moderate climate, making almost anything possible. Sports enthusiasts have their choice of activities ranging from 5-K runs and marathons to golfing and fishing to parasailing and scuba diving. National and State Parks also provide opportunities for camping, swimming, boating and hiking. Plus, 52 miles of unspoiled white sand guarded by the remains of Fort Pickens and Fort McRee offer the sun worshiper plenty of space to walk the pristine shoreline or simply relax with a great book and a cool beverage. Extraordinary shopping is always available as are dining options where you can sample the Cajun specialties, Southern barbeque or fresh seafood. From mullet-tossing to wine-tasting, Greyhound racing to Five Flags Speedway, there is endless fun to be had at this beautiful coastal paradise.