Pensacola is a waterfront city in the north of the U.S. state of Florida. It’s separated from the Gulf of Mexico by Santa Rosa Island, and its protected beaches make it a popular holiday destination. The city was one of the earliest European settlements in the U.S., and Historic Pensacola Village is a museum complex containing original 19th-century buildings.
The City of Five Flags – Spanish, French, British, Confederate and United States – Pensacola is the seat of Escambia County at the western end of Florida’s Panhandle. Located on the northern shore of Pensacola Bay, the city looks south past Santa Rosa Peninsula, Santa Rosa Sound and Santa Rosa Island to the Gulf, and to the west — Perdido Key. Pensacola is in the Central Time Zone. The county covers 661 square miles, from the coast up through rolling forests that once supplied timber for the world market.
Newcomers are attracted by the economic opportunities of a thriving port city that is home to a large military base. They come looking for a healthy place to raise a family. They also find excellent schools, hospitals, public utilities and cultural events…. Along with Festivals that are a part of the fun activities Pensacola residents enjoy.
Away from the sands of Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key, there are several don’t miss sights for the entire family, including the National Aviation Museum, which features 150 vintage aircraft, flight simulators and an IMAX Theatre, Fort Pickens, an historic military fort built in 1829, and the Pensacola Lighthouse, the oldest lighthouse on the Gulf Coast and also the tallest, standing 151 feet tall on a 40 foot bluff. To immerse yourself in the history of Pensacola, stroll the historic village, a pedestrian-friendly area with furnished historic homes, unique museums and the Colonial Archeological Trail.