Pensacola Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Pensacola

If you have extra time, Historic Pensacola Village is worthwhile.
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    Pensacola Beach
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    Beaches, Recreation, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
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    Beaches, Recreation, Free
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    Pensacola Beach outlines the Santa Rosa barrier island and offers visitors two very different beach experiences. On the Gulf side, visitors are treated to unparalleled Gulf Coast views, as well as a powdery white shoreline and emerald waters. The soft sands that ribbon the Santa Rosa Sound side of the island are popular among families since they offer gentle waves and access to a boardwalk filled with fun shops and restaurants. 

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    National Naval Aviation Museum
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    Museums, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Museums, Free
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    The National Naval Aviation Museum is based on board the Naval Air Station (NAS) Pensacola. Founded in 1914, it's the oldest air station in the country and it's a rite of passage for all aviators and naval flight officers. Along with exhibiting more than 150 preserved aircraft, the museum also features exhibits showcasing the people and events that defined aviation history. NAS Pensacola is also home base for the Blue Angels, a demonstration squadron perhaps best known for its truly awe-inspiring aerobatic maneuvers. 

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    Historic Pensacola Village
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    Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
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    Historic Homes/Mansions, Sightseeing, Tours, Free
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    The Historic Pensacola Village is a more than 8-acre complex encompassing nearly 30 properties (11 of which are open to the public). This district, which appears on the National Register of Historic Places, includes properties like the Lavalle House, the Lear-Rocheblave House, the Dorr House and Old Christ Church, which visitors can experience with a costumed tour guide. It also contains must-sees, such as the Wentworth Museum and the Voices of Pensacola multicultural center. 

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