It’s a little different here in the Florida panhandle. You can find white sand beaches, palm trees, and ocean views just like you’d expect from most places in Florida, but there’s a little something extra in Pensacola. Its proximity to Alabama and Georgia invite that sweet Southern accent into local dialects, while its military culture makes it a laid-back, all-American experience. New trends such as craft cocktails and locally-sourced cuisine are beginning to take root, while the old, Spanish-style downtown area brings the past to life. Explore this beautiful, bayfront city like a local from our Pensacola vacation rentals.
Pensacola has had a pretty wild history—it’s been inhabited by Native Americans, the French, and the British at different points. As a hot spot for spring-breakers and military officers looking to blow off some steam, the city can get a little wild today, too. Cruise down to Pensacola Beach and follow miles of sandbar beaches between the bay and the Gulf, however, and you’ll see a completely different side of this place. Hang your hat at Holiday Inn Resort Pensacola Beach and float down the lazy river before snoozing the night away at your home away from home. It’s outside the main area of the city, but that just means you’ll get to see a side of Pensacola most travelers don’t.
Meanwhile, family-friendly Okaloosa Island lies just to the east near Fort Walton Beach. Little ones will enjoy animatronic dinosaurs at Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, while the fishing pier and Wayside Park are idyllic, relaxing spots for adults. When you stay at Ramada Plaza Fort Walton Beach Resort/Destin, you’re just down the street from all three, so you can explore them like you live here.
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