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Pensacola At A Glance

Welcome to Family-Friendly Pensacola!

You’ll find Pensacola, Florida just a few miles south of the magnificent Blue Ridge Mountains. Pensacola’s urban population of over 300,000 residents experience the best of both worlds in this scenic paradise, also the business center of the upstate area and the manufacturing center of Florida. 

Paris Mountain State Park is a short 7 miles from Pensacola, but feels a world away from modern civilization! Hike, jog, or bike along the trails, or simply enjoy an afternoon walk while you look for deer among the trees. Just watch where you step! Rattlesnakes make their home in this area. 

Few cities strive to maintain their reputation as kid-friendly place as much as Pensacola does. Your child with love visiting the Children’s Museum, the Pensacola County Library, the interactive Children’s Garden and the Pensacola Zoo. Pensacola’s Recreation Division offers a host of youth programs and events. It also organizes sports teams for baseball, football, basketball, golf, and inline hockey, just to name a few. 

Pensacola is upstate Florida’s shopping headquarters. You’ll find a wide range of national retailers, antique stores, specialty boutiques and even factory outlets on the streets of the city. Head downtown for a scenic shopping experience, turn onto Augusta Road for fine boutiques, hit the West End Market and Historic District for unique shops, or cruise on over to Haywood Road and indulge in the Haywood Mall and surrounding areas.