A Couple More Pensacola Bay Area Itineraries

450 Years of History – Pensacola’s Historic Downtown
Visitors are whisked back to the time of Spanish explorers, seafaring men, brightly dressed Creole women, and Victorian ladies as they explore over 450 years of history. Take a stroll and discover remnants of early colonial military life in Pensacola that includes portions of forts that existed between 1752 and 1821. Allow 3 – 3.5 hours. Stops along the way:

Eco-Tour
Visit the longest barrier island in the world, enjoy a ranger-led tour of one of the five most visited national parks in the United States and explore a pre-Civil War fortress. Enjoy lunch and shopping along the boardwalk. Join a representative of the Florida Department of Environmental Education for a hands-on-tour of Project GreenShores, a habitat restoration project. Here more than 400 local and migratory birds are often found basking placidly in the Florida sun atop 10,000 tons of the limestone rock that is part of a man-made oyster reef. Get an up-close look at marine life and learn how salt marsh grasses help create a healthier marine environment. Allow 3 – 4 hours. Stops include:

Many thanks to the Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing us with these itineraries.

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A Couple of Pensacola Bay Area Itineraries

Blues & Beyond – Naval Air Station Pensacola

Watch the world-famous U.S. Navy’s Flight Demonstration Squadron practice awe-inspiring maneuvers and meet the pilots. Visit one of the largest air and space museums in the world. Dine among naval aviation memorabilia from across the globe at an exact replica of the famous Plaque Bar of the Naval Air Station Cubi Point in the Philippines. Explore a fortification built in 1763. Allow 4.5 – 5 hours.

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Art & Culture – Downtown Shops & Galleries

Enjoy the many galleries, boutiques, and restaurants lining the streets of historic downtown Pensacola. A visit to the Pensacola Museum of Art, formerly the old City Jail, reveals a collection of 19th, 20th and 21st century works and famous traveling exhibits. Visit Quayside Art Gallery, and the largest co-op gallery in the Southeast. Before leaving our downtown area, stop off at Joe Patti’s Seafood for a tour of the largest seafood distributor in the Southeast. Allow 2 – 2.5 hours.

Attractions on this itinerary:

Many thanks to the Pensacola Bay Area Convention & Visitors Bureau for providing us with these itineraries.

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