Small Town Spotlight: Pensacola, Florida
Thursday, January 30, 2014
Beat the winter blues with a vacation to sunny Pensacola, Florida! While many vacationers flock to the larger cities of Miami, Orlando, and Tampa during the colder months, the small town of Pensacola is the perfect place for getting back to nature with its array of exciting outdoor activities. Grab your suitcase and pack your bathing suit and golf shoes for a truly exceptional Florida getaway.
With the longest tract of protected seashore in the United States, Pensacola’s beaches are often ranked as some of the best in the country. Explore the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico with a scuba diving adventure or ride the waves with a day of surfing. You can also relax as you stroll the clean, sandy beaches for seashells or try your luck at fishing from a boardwalk. Regardless of the activities you choose, be sure to put Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach on your itinerary.
Photo by Flickr user timparkinson
You’ll have plenty of private, semi-private, and public golf courses to choose from in Pensacola. Each course provides relaxing and gorgeous scenery with a variety of difficulty levels for every golfer. Marcus Pointe Golf Club receives regular accolades from Golf Digest for its great value and 18 beautiful holes. You can play where the pros play at Perdido Bay Golf Club or experience an Arnold Palmer Signature Design Course at Lost Key Golf Club. Just try not to be distracted by the vibrant green fairways and flawless blue skies!
Perhaps the best way to see Pensacola is from the water. Reserve your seat on Aquatic Charters for a two-hour dolphin watching cruise that the whole family will enjoy. In addition to seeing bottlenose dolphins in their natural environment, you will also have the chance to see leatherback turtles, manta rays, herons, and more! Head over to Bonifay Water Sports to soar high above the ocean with a thrilling parasailing ride. You can also rent a personal watercraft if you’re looking to stay closer to the ground. To end your day, book a family escapade or a romantic sunset cruise aboard a spacious 40-foot sailboat with Condor Sailing Adventures.
Exchange your scarf and boots for sunglasses and flip-flops when you book the ultimate outdoor vacation in Pensacola, Florida. Whether you spend your days swimming in the Gulf or swinging a golf club, you’ll find rest and relaxation when you stay at the Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Pensacola West. Don’t forget to fuel up in the morning with our complimentary Be Our Guest Breakfast and swing by our Read It & Return Lending Library to borrow a book to read on the beach!