1. Pensacola Beach
What is it? Pensacola’s main attraction is the beach. The area beaches (Pensacola, Perdido Key, and Gulf Islands National Seashore) each offer a different vibe, but Pensacola Beach offers both a mix of attractions and tranquil beach time.
Why go? Pensacola Beach’s boardwalk is packed with shops, bars, and restaurants that invite a lively crowd, and its gentle shallow waves are great for kids. Nearby, you’ll find quiet private beaches that are perfect for getting away from it all.