Miles and miles of sand, surf and deep blue skies are yours to enjoy in Pensacola Beach, FL. With its rich history as the first naval air station in America, the city has since grown to be a hot spot for beachcombers, history buffs, sun-seekers and snowbirds alike.
Commemorating over 100 years of proud navy history is the National Naval Aviation Museum, surpassing 150 aircraft on display and more than 4,000 aviation-related artifacts to learn about. You could easily spend hours pouring over the stories of the pilots and planes that have called this area home. Step back further into history with a visit to Fort Pickens, an aging brick fortress that once held the likes of Geronimo, or Fort Barrancas, the first-ever US naval yard. Enjoy a peaceful moment at Veteran’s Memorial Park, a great place for a walk away from the buzz of the beaches.
Naturally, a city named for its beaches serves up an abundance of ways to get out and enjoy the warm weather. The Gulf Islands National Seashore boasts some of the most beautiful coastline in the world, a vast stretch of sand where finding a spot of your own is never a challenge. Unbeknownst to many, Pensacola Beach is also the home of the world’s largest artificial reef – so be sure to pack the snorkeling gear. Stroll out onto the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier and enjoy the salty air or a fading sunset.
To make your stay complete, let an IHG hotel provide you with the very best in service and comfort. With convenient locations near the beaches and the attractions you want to see most, you’ll get incredible value at an affordable price.