Local Area Attractions
U.S. Naval Air Station
Pensacola is home for the Blue Angels exhibition flying team. The base also houses the National Museum of Naval Aviation where kids of all ages can take test flights in cockpit trainers and explore the seven-story, glass-and-steel atrium where the Blue Angels’ A-4 Skyhawks are showcased. The 16th Century Spanish Fort Barrancas and Survival Training Museum are also on the Naval Air Station. Learn more about the U.S. Naval Air Station online.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
A self-guided walking tour. You will enjoy an abundance and array of colors, fragrance and scenic views at Bellingrath Gardens. A 65 acre garden estate is in full bloom with camellias in the winter, azaleas in the spring, roses in the summer, chrysanthemums in the autumn and Magic Christmas in Lights during the holiday season. Visit the Bellingrath Gardens online.
Great location for visiting northwest Florida and Alabama’s Gulf Coast. Convenient to natural beauties, historic homes, fantastic fishing and canoeing that offers an insider’s look at many treasured areas.
Quiet Country Atmosphere
Quiet, peaceful, country setting with shady, pull-thru campsites. Tired of hearing the road noise or trains? You won't hear it here, but you will hear the birds, and you might see a dolphin from our lighted fishing pier....
Battleship USS Alabama and Submarine USS Drum
Displayed in a 100-acre park dedicated to Alabama veterans. Cruises with narration about harbor operations, Civil War history and local battles leave from park docks. Located one hour from campground in Mobile, Alabama.
Bellingrath Gardens and Home
When visiting Mobile this is a must-see with its 65 landscaped areas bursting with colorful azaleas in late winter and early spring, roses in summer and chrysanthemums in fall and winter. Specialty gardens and displays offer visual delights.
Mobile Bay Ferry
From Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island offers a gulf-side view of the coastal areas and a shortcut for drivers heading toward the Grand Casino at Gulfport, Mississippi.
Gulf Shores, Alabama
See Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge with 4,500 acres of sand dunes, woodlands and wildlife. It’s also a great spot for deep-sea fishing. The charters offer sunset cruises as well as full and half-day trips boasting bountiful catches or you can try to catch par on the area’s abundant golf courses.
Located east of Pensacola. Water sports like swimming, beaching, skiing, jet skiing, diving and sailing beckon.
Located north of Pensacola. This creates the border between Florida and Alabama and flows into Perdido Bay. This is a premier canoeing river with easy paddling over clear water with a sandy white bottom.
Fort Pickens area of Gulf Islands National Seashore
Located south of Pensacola, with its nature and bike trails and good offshore diving. The fort was used to protect the harbor during the Civil War.
Located west of Pensacola with its easy southern hospitality and antebellum homes.
Flora a Bama Bar
A visit to the gulf coast just isn't complete without a bush whacker from the world famous Flor A Bama Bar.