Pensacola was established as America’s first European settlement in 1559. Since then, Pensacola has developed into a wonderful city full of tremendous opportunities, cultural activities, outdoor activities, educational opportunities and a warm and caring community.
With close ties to the military, Pensacola and the entire Gulf Coast is home to many military installations. NAS Pensacola has been a fixture in the community for over 100 years and is home to the Navy flight demonstration team the Blue Angels. NAS Pensacola is also home to the world-class Naval Aviation Museum where you can see first-hand the aircraft that have shaped the US Navy.
Water, water everywhere! With lakes, rivers, bayous, bays and the Gulf of Mexico, this is a water lover’s paradise. Whether you love fishing, boating, skiing, scuba diving, surfing or just plain relaxing, Pensacola has the activity for you. If you don’t love the water, fear not. With shopping, cultural activities, sports and a host of other activities, the landlubber will feel right at home.