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Spend four fun days exploring the best that Pensacola has to offer, from the best local cruises to the best historical sites, and so much more! Your group will enjoy spending time at the zoo, taking a ghost tour, and dolphin watching.
Historic Pensacola Tour
Pensacola boasts over 450 years of history as America's first multi-year settlement, with plenty for your group to explore within the historic village! Historic Pensacola sits on 9 acres, holding 30 different historic sites and properties within, all of which are within the footprints of the original Spanish and British forts in downtown Pensacola. While here you can choose to explore the area on your own, take a village tour, or listen to the period-dressed living history interpreters at your leisure. Historic Pensacola puts on its own village tour that lasts about 1.5 hours and allows you to see the Tivoli High House, 1805 Lavalle House, 1871 Dorr House, 1832 Old Christ Church, and 1890 Lear House.
Pensacola Museum of Art
Set in an old city jail, PMA displays 19th and 20th-century art plus tribal artifacts and African pieces. The museum works to 'promote an open and inclusive space of discovery and dialogue rooted in art, ideas, and culture', and does so well through their permanent collection, interpretive programs, exhibits, research, and education outreach. While here your group can take a docent-led tour through the featured exhibitions, these tours taking place each Tuesday through Friday, 10 am through 3 pm. There are also several different classes and educational program opportunities, such as the popular one-day art class, Art Academy for Autism, and Youth Art Focus program.
Go Retro Ghosts and Graveyards Tour
'From fear to laughter and somewhere in-between', the Ghosts and Graveyards Tour from Go Retro is the ultimate spooky experience in Pensacola! This riding tour provides guests with in-depth stories based on interviewed eyewitnesses, old documents, and modern footage, the 1.5/2 hour tour guaranteeing to satisfy your every spooky desire. The tour makes various stops in the Commerical Business District, Seville, Sanders Beach, and North and West Hill. It sometimes even makes a special stop in a cemetery or haunted house!
Sky Zone Trampoline Park
Welcome to Sky Zone Trampoline Park in Brent, Florida. Located about 10 minutes from Pensacola, this fun family entertainment center holds so many fun activities, you're going to have a hard time deciding where to start! Here is a quick list of attractions available to visiting groups: Freestyle Jump, Foam Zone, Parkour Blox, Skyladder, SkyJoust, Skyslam, Toddler Zone, Ultimate Dodgeball.
First opened in 1971, this mammoth upscale shopping center comprises 928,709 square feet of commercial property. It holds 2 major anchor stores and 6 junior anchor stores, plus over 120 specialty stores. Shop everything from Aeropostale to Zumiez while here, some anchor stores including Dillard's, Dick's Sporting Goods, Best Buy, and Belk. There is a large food court here for your dining pleasure as well, with sit-down dining options such as Pieology, Cracking Crab, Longhorn Steakhouse, Moe's Southwest Grill, Red Robin, and much more. There are also quick bite locations such as Starbucks, Auntie Anne's, and Cinnabon.
Premier Dolphin Cruise
Considered to be the 'best cruising experience on Northwest Florida's Gulf Coast', the Premier Dolphin Cruise happens aboard the 63' open-air covered catamaran called The Portofino I. The boat holds restrooms, music, a bar, food, and souvenir sales. It has the capacity to hold 130 guests and goes an average of 23 knots cruising speed, allowing for a nice, relaxing 2-hour cruise. You will see dolphins, birds, and other wildlife that live along the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore during the tour, which will be guided by experienced and entertaining captains.
Gulf Breeze Zoo
Just a short distance from Pensacola you will find the Gulf Breeze Zoo, the 50-acre wildlife park that features over 900 exotic animals such as antelope, zebras, gorillas, hippos, and more! At Gulf Breeze Zoo your group will have several options for things to do inside, such as the following; African Preserve Train Ride, Free-Flight Australian Aviary, Interactive Petting Area, Animal Feeding, Behind-The-Scenes Animal Tours, Meet a Keeper Animal Talks.
Pensacola Bay Cruises
There are two different vessels in service for Pensacola Bay Cruises, one called Turtle Runner and the other called Pelican Perch. Both are modern double-hull vessels with the capacity to hold 150 passengers each. They are catamaran-style and have air-conditioned interiors, as well as covered exteriors. There are beverages sold onboard, as well as the added benefit of bike racks and storage. Your group will likely be most interested in the specialty cruise offerings, each specialty cruise lasting 90 minutes. Enjoy a Sunset Cruise, Dolphin Cruise, or Blue Angels Practice Cruise during your visit for some extra fun in the sun (or moon).
National Naval Aviation Museum
Welcome to the National Naval Aviation Museum, located in Pensacola, Florida, near Panama City Beach. This museum is considered to be the world’s largest naval aviation museum, as well as one of the most visited museums in all of Florida. Within this 350,000 square foot exhibition space and 37 acres outdoors your group will find over 150 restored military aircraft, flight simulators, IMAX and X4D theaters, cockpit trainers, and even a "kiddie hawk" play area. This entire complex helps capture the "human element of the enduring history of naval airpower," and it does so quite well! It is easy to see why this is one of the most popular museums in the state, with such a rich history on display of the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.
Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum
While visiting the Pensacola Lighthouse and Maritime Museum you can 'climb the tower, take a ghost hunt, or get the best seats in the house for the U.S. Navy Blue Angels practice flights.' The tower sits at 151', with 177 stairs to the top. At the top, you will see what many people consider to be the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Please note that visitors must be over the age of 7 and must be wearing secured-back shoes. Down below you can visit the 3-story Richard C Callaway Museum, a tribute to the area's maritime past