Known as the “City of Five Flags”, Pensacola and its surrounding communities each have their own personalities.
Most Snowbirds stay in nearby beach communities – Perdido Key to the west, Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach, both located on Santa Rosa Island.
The west side of town is home to the cradle of Naval Aviation – Naval Air Station Pensacola. On base you can explore the area’s deep history at the National Museum of Naval Aviation.
Many of the area’s retirees first discovered the area during officer’s training early in their careers and they never forgot the sugar white beaches and the community that helped shape their lives.
Hurricanes doomed that first settlement 450 years ago and have helped reshape area beach communities several times
Pensacola’s thriving medical community is often a draw to winter visitors who want to have access to advanced services. The arts, theatre and cultural communities are a surprise to many for a community of this size.
Accommodations range from traditional hotels (many equipped with small refrigerators and microwaves ovens,) beach homes and condos to RV parks and wooded cabins found in the expansive Blackwater River State Forest known as “Florida’s Canoe Capital.”