Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Gulf Islands National Seashore: Ft. Pickens

Gulf Islands National Seashore: Ft. Pickens

Fort Pickens is a pentagonal historic United States military fort on Pensacola Beach. It is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. The fort was completed in 1834 and remained in use until 1947. Fort Pickens is currently part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore.
Location: Pensacola Beach, FL
Phone: (850) 932-9654
Portofino Boardwalk

Portofino Boardwalk

Whether you`re looking for a place to dine, shop, or dance the night away, the Portofino Boardwalk has it all! Conveniently located within walking distance from the majority of our properties, the Boardwalk includes a variety of restaurants, souvenir & clothing shops, & nightclubs.
Location: 400 Quietwater Beach Rd. Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
National Naval Aviation Museum

National Naval Aviation Museum

Fly high with an adventure at the National Naval Aviation Museum, one of the world`s largest aviation museums. Located aboard Naval Air Station Pensacola, this historic treasure boasts more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft, hands-on exhibits and more than 4,000 artifacts representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard aviation. Watch the awe-inspiring Blue Angels at practice air shows from March through November, take a ride in a motion-based or Top Gun Air Combat simulator, have fun with the ultimate seven story giant screen movie experience in the IMAX Theatre and dine in the Cubi Bar Cafe, an exhibit itself. There are plenty of family-friendly ways to get the most out of quality time with the kids. Free admission is an added bonus, as well as free tours inside the Museum and on the flight line.
Location: 1750 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola, FL 32508
Phone: (850) 452-3604
Florida`s Gulfarium

Florida`s Gulfarium

Since 1955, millions of people have visited the Gulfarium, enjoyed the attractions, and left with smiles on their faces. Their mission is to provide both an educational and entertaining experience, while inspiring people of all ages to learn more about the marine world around them. Enjoy a Dolphin Show, or watch a shark feeding. It`s just a short drive away!
Location: 1010 Miracle Strip Parkway, SE Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
Phone: 850-243-9046
Toll Free: 800-247-8575

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Captain Brant`s Charters

Captain Brant`s Charters

Whether you are visiting Perdido Key, Pensacola, Navarre, or Destin, Florida Captain Brant Peacher, one of the more accomplished and well-known local anglers on Florida’s Gulf Coast is here to be your guide. Captain Brant caters to anglers of all ages and experience levels. He will lead you to stalking redfish in the shallows, fish the grass beds for trophy trout or catch smoker kings just off Pensacola Beach. On an off shore charter trip with Captain Brant, expect to fill your coolers with red snapper, triggerfish, and grouper galore. To reserve your next excursion, click here to visit the Rates & Booking page. Cell phone: 850-450-3878 Email: [email protected]
Phone: 850-450-3878
Bands on the Beach

Bands on the Beach

Free Fun for Everyone @ Pensacola Beach!! Music concert series on Pensacola Beach Free “Bands on the Beach” concert every Tuesday night, April 5-Oct. 25 Combine music, stunning sunset, soft waves, white sand, friends, family, and food and you’ve got the perfect beach evening. Bands on the Beach, a free summer concert series, is held every Tuesday night at 7 pm at the Gulfside Pavilion, overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, on Pensacola Beach. Bring your lawn chair, blanket, and picnic (no glass or pets) to enjoy music to please everyone’s taste. Seating is in the sand, first come, first serve, with the fantastic Gulf view providing a perfect backdrop to the music. And be sure to contact us for all your Pensacola Vacation Rentals requests @1-877-934-0049.
Gallery Night

Gallery Night

On one special Friday each month, the streets of Downtown Pensacola come alive for Gallery Night. Visitors and locals come together to enjoy music, art and cuisine provided by dozens of local businesses. As you journey down the brick sidewalks of downtown, a festive, block-party atmosphere will encompass you as the crowd buzzes with "it`s the weekend" excitement. There are so many things to see and experience during Gallery Night that the route you choose will vary with each visit.
Location: Downtown Pensacola
Toll Free: 1-800-874-1234
Pensacola Ice Flyers

Pensacola Ice Flyers

The Pensacola Ice Flyers are a professional ice hockey team of the Southern Professional Hockey League. The team played their first season in 2009-2010. Home games are played at the Pensacola Bay Center, previously home to the ECHL`s Pensacola Ice Pilots from 1996 until their folding in 2008. The "Ice Flyers" name has a double meaning – it is both a tribute to Pensacola`s heritage in Naval aviation (Naval Air Station Pensacola is home to the legendary Blue Angels and the National Museum of Naval Aviation) and an homage to original owner Tim Kerr, who previously played eleven seasons with the National Hockey League`s Philadelphia Flyers. On April 14, 2013, the Ice Flyers beat the Huntsville Havoc 2–0 in Game 3 of the President`s Cup Finals to win the franchise`s first-ever President`s Cup.The win also solidified the City of Pensacola`s first ever professional sports championship.
Location: Pensacola Bay Center 201 East Gregory Street Pensacola, FL 32502
Phone: 850-466-3111
Blue Wahoos Stadium

Blue Wahoos Stadium

Entering its fifth season, Blue Wahoos Stadium is considered one of the most premier facilities in Minor League Baseball. The stadium was designed by Populous (formerly known as HOK Sport), which is renowned for creating many outstanding sports facilities including Major League Baseball, as well as NFL, NBA and NHL among other projects. With a seating capacity of 5,038, Blue Wahoos Stadium consistently hosted large crowds throughout the Blue Wahoos` inaugural season including 40 sellout crowds in the team`s 68 home dates in 2012. The club also led the league in attendance, with a total of 328,147 fans coming through the gates, equating to a league-leading average of 4,826. The multi-use facility was also designed to host a wide range of events besides baseball, including football, as well as concerts and many other possibilities. The stadium also provides one of the best views in sports, with the scenic Pensacola Bay beyond the outfield walls, creating a unique backdrop. It did not take long for the bayfront stadium to begin receiving accolades, with Baseballparks.com naming the facility it`s 2012 Ballpark of the Year, which included facilities within the entire realm of baseball, including the Major Leagues. The stadium beat out new stadiums such as the Miami Marlins` new park, as well as the Boston Red Sox new spring training facility in Fort Myers.
Location: 351 W Cedar Street Pensacola, Florida 32502
Phone: (850) 934-8444
Gulf Breeze Zoo

Gulf Breeze Zoo

Walk around the lush Florida gardens and observe hundreds of animals, including primates, large cats, bears and colorful birds. Plan to spend time at the large petting area, the giraffe feeding station and the reptile house. Take a nostalgic 20 minute narrated ride on the newly renovated CP Huntington. Watch deer, antelope, and zebras roam free throughout the 30 acre Veldt. From the train, get a close-up view of Gorilla Island and huge Nile hippos!
Location: 5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze, FL 32562
Phone: (850) 932-2229

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Historic Penscola

Historic Penscola

Historic Pensacola Village consists of twenty-seven properties in the Pensacola National Register Historic District. Eleven of these properties are interpreted facilities that are open to the public. The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, originally the 1908 City Hall building, is a virtual treasure trove of historic artifacts, Americana, and West Florida history. The T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Museum houses two floors of permanent and traveling exhibits and our children`s hands-on exhibit, the Discovery Gallery, located on the third floor. The Arcadia Mill Archaeological Site, located in Milton, Florida, is an antebellum industrial site offering visitors a historical experience as well as the opportunity to visit a unique wetland ecosystem. The Norman Simons Building houses the Pensacola Historical Society Resource Center.
Location: Pensacola, FL
Phone: 850-595-5985
Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

The Pensacola Beach Fishing Pier has some of the most exciting fishing and sights that Florida has to offer. Whether you`re a beginner or a seasoned fisherman, you will be right at home on their pier. They also have everything you need to fish: bait, tackle, rental rods, coolers and carts, as well as food and drinks, tackle and a gift shop.
Location: 41 Fort Pickens Road Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
Phone: (850) 934-7200
Sam`s Fun City

Sam`s Fun City

The fun never ends at Sam`s Fun City! Located in the heart of Pensacola, just South of I-10 on Highway 29. Sam`s Fun City is Pensacola`s only amusement and water park with over 20 rides and attractions for kids of every age! Whether you are wanting to drive Go-Carts, play Bumper Boats, score at Miniature Golf, ride down a Water Slide, or play tag with Laser Tag in the Arcade we have something for you! Come and play on our new indoor Play Zone City and inflatables. The water park features 4 large thrilling slides, kiddie interactive play area, & an endless river!
Location: 6709 Pensacola Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505
Phone: (850) 505-0800
Tiger Point Golf Club

Tiger Point Golf Club

The rich history of golf excellence continues at Tiger Point. Whether you`re looking for the true Florida golf experience or an extraordinary place to celebrate life`s special moments, look no further than Tiger Point Golf Club. Come for the exceptional golf and enjoy the unparalleled views. Their East Course meanders along the Intracoastal Waterway and boasts spectacular views of the sound, Pensacola Beach, and the celebrated Florida sunsets. A true links style course, Tiger Point offers great golf for every golfer regardless of ability. From our famed Sunday breakfasts and award winning Gumbo to our elegant special events, your experience at Tiger Point is not complete without enjoying the hospitality of our sensational restaurant and full service bar.
Location: 1255 Country Club Road Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
Phone: (850) 932-1330