City of Pensacola, Florida

Pensacola is the westernmost city of the Florida panhandle. It is the base of the Blue Angels flight demonstration team and the National Naval Aviation Museum. It is nicknamed "The City of Five Flags", due to the five governments that have ruled it during its history: the flags of Spain (Castile), France, Great Britain, the United States of America, and the Confederate States of America. Another name is "World's Whitest Beaches" because of the beautiful white sand along Florida’s panhandle. Others include: "Cradle of Naval Aviation", "Western Gate to the Sunshine State", "America's First Settlement", "Emerald Coast", and "P-Cola". Art and culture is extremely prominent in Pensacola, and they host multiple food festivals throughout the year as well as an international art festival and a children’s art festival. The arts community thrives with work year-round by Pensacola Opera, Pensacola Children's Chorus, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and the Choral Society of Pensacola, as well as Ballet Pensacola.

Big Lagoon State Park offers a wide variety of natural Florida habitats for an over all beautiful Florida park. The park is great for birding, hiking, camping, as well as all sorts of water activities including boating, fishing, and even crabbing. 

Big Lagoon

NAS Pensacola Corry Station is a sub-installation of nearby Naval Air Station Pensacola. It’s primarily used to train military personnel in the Information Warfare Corps. The military station is located near the city of Pensacola, Florida, on Florida’s Emerald Coast. 

Located a short distance from the Alabama-Florida border and a 20-minute ride east to the City of Pensacola, Naval Air Station Pensacola lies a short 25-minute drive from the cities of Mobile, Alabama, Biloxi, Mississippi and New Orleans, Louisiana. The base and the attractions nearby make this a great place to be stationed at and a fantastic travel destination.

Naval Hospital Pensacola is a U.S. Navy hospital located near the City of Pensacola, Florida, the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle. Older than 26 U.S. states, it is in its second century of service and is one of the oldest and most respected military medical facilities in the country. It’s website states “It continues to provide health care to over 150,000 beneficiaries in its main facility and 10 branch clinics in 5 states.”

Pensacola Bay Center is a sports and entertainment arena located in Pensacola, Florida. Home to the Pensacola Ice Flyers SPHL team and hosts other sporting events and concerts. 

Pensacola Bay Center

Perdido Key State Park is a popular destination for swimmers in Florida. The white sand beaches and dunes covered with sea oats give it a gorgeous sight. The beaches can be accessed through the boardwalks from the parking lot, allowing for the preservation of the delicate dunes and vegetation. There are picnic tables for families, and a collection of endangered and threatened species to view. Surf fishing is a must-try activity at Perdido Key. It is popular among the locals and all skill levels are welcomed. 

Perdido Key State Park

Sam's Surf City is part of Sam's Fun City Park featuring water slides, an endless river, two kiddie interactive play pools and more. 

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park is a 4,000 acre preserve that offers a variety of things to do and see. With over 100 rare plant and animal species including the alligator snapping turtle, sweet pitcher plant, and Chapman's butterwart, this is an ideal spot for birdwatching, fishing, and Geo-seeking on the trails.

While at the preserve bring your pets and kids for a family day out. Have a picnic at their picnic pavilion, bring your bike for a ride on the mountain bike trail, or take a walk down the nature trail. Make a day of it with a day hike to Perdido Bay.

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park also offers an interpretive exhibit to learn more about the preserve and its inhabitants, including the four species of endangered pitch plants and other rare or endangered plant species.

 

Tarkiln Bayou Preserve State Park
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Pensacola International Airport offers convenient, easy access to gates, baggage claims, check-in, and parking. Southern hospitality begins here with comfortable seating areas, gift shops, and lounges while you wait for your flight. You will also find complimentary wireless internet access and charging stations make it easy for you to stay connected and entertained. 

Baptist Hospital, Inc. is the only locally owned nationally recognized health care system in the area. Baptist Hospital has made it its goal to provide patients with award-winning healthcare. This institution's involvement with the community has proved they care about more than just their patients.

Big Top Brewing Company is a Sarasota-based brewery that crafts unique and tasty beers. Big Top Brewing Company's mission is to create beers that reflect the rich and powerful history of Sarasota, Florida. The brewery offers tasting room hours so that visitors are able to try different beers.

The Braille and Talking Book Library is a library dedicated to providing reading materials to blind and visually impaired residents. Its headquarters is located in Daytona and it has nine subregional locations in Coca, Ft. Myers, Ft. Lauderdale, Jacksonville, Clearwater, Miami, Orlando, Pensacola, and Lake Worth to serve residents throughout the state.

Cordova Mall is the largest mall in the Pensacola area. It features all kinds of shopping with upscale clothing stores sharing space with a Best Buy and a Dick's Sporting Goods, among many other kinds of shops. You can find pretty much whatever you're looking for here.

Creative Learning Academy nurtures and strengthens each child's foundation of academic excellence, creativity, independence, and integrity in a culturally-enriched community.

We are a student-centered community dedicated to inspiring young minds to love learning and use their gifts and talents to make an exceptional difference in the world. Within an academically challenging and nurturing environment, students grow and evolve into motivated leaders, caring contributors, and creative, critical thinkers. 

Indigo River Publishing highlights the importance of not only focusing on experienced authors but on first-time authors as well. This publishing company's goal is to work closely with authors to ensure the books they produce are to perfection. Indigo River Publishing also strives to market the books to the best of its ability. 

Leslie E. Owen Agent, LLC. is a literary agency that was founded by Leslie Owen. In relation to novel genres, Leslie Owen is looking for adult fiction and nonfiction, as well as children's fiction and nonfiction. For more information about what to submit, visit her website. 

Magnet School Integrating Arts and Academics

Pensacola Christian College is an Independent Baptist liberal arts college. Since its founding in 1974 it has focused on education from a Christian perspective.

Pensacola Little Theatre is a community theatre in Pensacola. It aims to create an enriching experience for both theatre audiences and artists.

Port Pensacola, strategically positioned along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is a diverse business focused, full service deep-water port offering stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, break-bulk, unitized freight, and special project cargo. most diverse and business focused deep-water port. 

The Saenger Theatre is a beautiful historic theatre in Pensacola. It was built in the Spanish Baroque/Rococo style in 1925, and has been dazzling audiences in all the years since.

Just as the name suggests, Sam's Fun City is a fun experience for everyone who visits. The only amusement and water park that is located in Pensacola contains over 20 rides for kids of all ages. There's go-carts, bumper boats, miniature golf, water slides, and laser tag in the arcade. The Crossroads Arcade has the largest selection of arcade games on the Gulf Coast, so be sure to check it out when you visit! They've also got a great selection of food here, from burgers and hot dogs to homemade pizza and deli sandwiches, to choose from. 

The Voyager is the independent, student-run newspaper and the voice of University of West Florida students, faculty and staff. The Voyager is published each week online, and once each semester in print. Each issue highlights news, arts and sports stories, as well as opinion columns, that focus primarily on UWF and the Pensacola area.

University of West Florida opened it's doors in 1967 as an upper classmen university for Juniors and Seniors in Pensacola. Today more then 12,000 students attend UWF with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. 

WFBD-TV is a digital television station that is independently owned. It licensed to Flinn Broadcasting in the Pensacola television market.