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Pensacola is a beach city located in the state of Florida. It is located at the tip of the Panhandle and is known to host many historic districts in its downtown area. The city is surrounded by water from three sides and is full of spectacular natural beauty, shipwrecks, history and culture. The Pensacola Naval Air Station and National Museum of Naval Aviation are also located here.
The city is another gem in the state of Florida. However, it replaces the theme park and larger than life concepts of Orlando with natural beauty, scintillating scenery, exotic secluded beaches, a slower paced lifestyle and historic settings to offer its visitors with something different. The exotic seafood also makes the city a foodies delight and tourists can sample all sorts of exotic cuisines and dishes here.
Native Americans are said to have visited here long before the Europeans set foot in the city in the year 1559. The city also remained a major debate and the subject of many wars between Britain, France and the US and each settlement is known to have left its mark in the local architecture. The National Historic District of Pensacola is one of the most cherished treasures of the city and it showcases some of the greatest jewels in town such as the oldest church of Florida and a number of historic buildings.
If theme parks and million dollar resorts donít rank high up on your holiday lists and you prefer holidaying in exotic beaches minus the crowds, Pensacola is just the right spot for you. It might not have that world famous reputation preceding it, but it definitely offers its visitors with an ideal holiday destination, exotic beaches, exciting fishing, camping and boating opportunities, canoeing, a number of museums and art galleries and most importantly, some solitude.
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|1. National Museum of Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Boulevard, Suite C
|What is it? The museum on site at the sprawling US Naval
Air Station west of Pensacola is regarded as one of the largest and
most remarkable air and space museums in the world, with more than
170 aircraft on display dating from the 1920s to the space age. In
addition the museum boasts a very realistic recreation of a World
War II aircraft carrier and a wartime Pacific airbase. Between
March and November visitors might catch a practise session of the
Navy's Blue Angels flight demonstration team soaring through the
skies. If not the team can be seen in action on one of two Imax
films shown at the museum, or keen would-be aviators can have a go
at doing it themselves on the flight
Hours of Operation: Daily 9am to 5pm; closed Thanksgiving, Christmas and
New Year's Day
Phone:(850) 452 3604 or 452 3606
|2. Pensacola Historical Museum
115 E. Zaragosa Street
|What is it? The museum is a good place to learn about the
city's diverse history and understand why Pensacola is known as the
'city of five flags'. The museum is housed in the Arbona Building,
built in 1882, and the site includes an archaeological dig dating
back to the Spanish colonial era, which visitors can view from a
boardwalk with explanatory signs.
Hours of Operation: Monday to Saturday 10am to 4.30pm
Phone:(850) 433 1559
|3. Civil War Soldiers Museum
108 South Palafox Place
|What is it? A store-front museum in Pensacola's business
district houses a fascinating collection of Civil War artefacts
gathered by a local physician, Dr Norman W. Haines Jr, throughout
his lifetime. The exhibits have been arranged to give visitors an
insight into what life as a civil war soldier was like.
Particularly interesting are the medical exhibits. The collection
also includes the handmade First National Confederate flag captured
by Wilson's New York Zopuaves during the Battle of Santa Rosa
Island in October 1861.
Hours of Operation: Tuesday to Saturday 10am to 4pm
Phone:(850) 469 1900
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