Pensacola lies in Florida state and it was founded in 1559 by an explorer named Tristan de Lunay Arellano. The Spanish ruled the territory for over 116 years and after that the French took over the place and established their kingdom over there. When the Spanish came to this place it was officially the first settlement in America. And from the French the control was taken over by the British and it became the capital of the British colony soon. And during the civil war the city became a part of the Confederacy. They regained the control of the land and was made a part of the union of states in May 1862. It is a sea port which is connected to the Gulf of Mexico and located on Pensacola Bay. The city has a National Naval Aviation Museum which is dedicated to the various flying legends that have been flying through the years. It is a delight to visit this coastal town if you are in need of finding a soothing vacation that guarantees you pleasure. With diverse cultures embracing each other towards a new beginning everyday. The University of North Florida is situated north of the city center. There are various things to be done in the city of Pensacola once you are in there. They are as follows:
The Aviation Museum: There are over four thousand artifacts from different period of history and they get you stimulated as you get lost in the wonder of these planes. These artifacts are also from the various wars that have been fought over the last century and which lead to these industries becoming a major force that they have become. You can enjoy the films on aviation through the terrific IMAX experience that has been made available to you. You have to dine in the authentic Cubi Bar Cafe, it is a must visit place that will enthrall you with many pleasures. The history is here to be lived and you can experience pain in the delight of a victory or vice-versa. You can buy a memento from the museum and take it back with you to your home.
Pensacola Beach: The Pensacola beach presents a complete family experience to the one who is willing to have it. The beach presents a solid equilibrium for senses as you are in peace with the natural surrounding that you inhabit. And it is important for you to behave in the right manner at the beach so that you do not become nuisance for the people around you. The shelling here is quiet extraordinary and you can go places walking as you keep encountering the beautiful places. You have to discover your potential to have fun in these beaches as you discover that you are to make the most of the time you have got. The surf is quiet heavier here than the other popular beaches in the surrounding such as Orange Beach/Gulf Shores where people often frolic. It is a worthwhile experience to spend your time here within the environment of serenity where your every second is precious to balance the harmony.
A National Seashore: The National Seashore stretches from the Cat Island in Mississippi to Santa Rosa island in Florida. It brings you the experience of a serene beach and it also draws you inside the splendor of being at a beach. This beach offers sparkling blue water and many beautiful beaches lie in this 150 stretch. This place will lighten up your mood and bring you a peace of mind that will not be worth trading for any stimulation.
Pensacola Lighthouse: The lighthouse is located on the Gulf Coast and you can have one of the best views that are in the country. This lighthouse is the tallest in the whole of gulf coast and you cannot travel much higher than this. This lighthouse gives you a splendid view of the sea and it is still visible once you are 27 miles into the sea, and you have no where further to go so you have a great view to yourself. This lighthouse stands erect on the 40 foot rock on the northern side of Pensacola Pass. The lighthouse is made from walls which are 10 feet thick at the base and 3 feet thick at the top. The spiral stairs provide a magnificent setting for you to understand the beauty of the experience closely and intimately. The 177 steps lead to the top eventually and from where you can have the best view of the sea. The admission fee is 3.00$ for kids and 5.00$ for adults. This place is also available for the purpose of private outings and you can get your friends from office here or your family.
A Beautiful Island: The Santa Rosa Island holds spectacular beaches for you to loose yourself to the different moods that are caused in the weather and towards which people have always been driven. There is a free trolley ride for you around the island as you would want to tour the island and look for the best vacation possible. There are huge sea creatures to be seen in this area and you would not want to change it even a little bit as you discover the beauty. You will have the time of your life here as you dedicate yourself to admiration of nature.
Fort Pickens: The brick fortress holds a view that cannot be missed and you cannot miss this one at any cost. This fort was named after a revolutionary war hero named Andrew Pickens. Fort Pickens was one of the few forts in the South that wasn’t captured by the Confederates. The infamous prisoner Geronimo from the Apache clan was imprisoned here in 1886. There are beautiful sand beaches and hiking trails around Fort Pickens, there are national parks as well along with fishing pier, it costs about 8$ per vehicle and it is open from 8am to sunset with free ranger tours.