Pensacola Florida – Vacation In The Panhandle

Pensacola is located on Santa Rosa Island, one of the longest barrier islands in the US and the world. Offering biking, fishing, snorkeling, boating, an array of outdoor activities and more make this the ideal vacation spot.Unlike the glitzier beaches to the south, Pensacola offers the “old style Florida” feel with natural beaches and local attractions. TripAdvisor named Pensacola Beach one of the country’s top ten beaches.

Of course, when you vacation in this fabulous beach spot, you don’t want to be cooped up in a small hotel room. Pensacola and Pensacola Beach have over 1,000 great owner direct vacation homes available. Check out the following sites to find a home that suits your needs and meets your budget:

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If you want more than sand and surf there is plenty of history and colorful past to explore in the area. Did you know that Pensacola was the first European settlement started in the United States? The area is home to the National Aviation Museum where you can see more than 150 aircraft on display. The region also has some wonderful arts and culture boasting museums, opera, symphony, ballet and more.

With a full calendar of events and festivals, you can be sure there is always something fun to do. Choose from local festivals, concerts, sports, theater shows and exhibits. Never a dull moment when you vacation in Pensacola.