Attractions Nearby Pensacola, Day Trips and Excursions

(Pensacola, Florida - FL, USA)

Because of the city's setting amid beautiful natural surroundings with a coastline to boot, many of Pensacola's nearby attractions are water related and include boat and fishing trips as well as an abundance of water sports. Those who prefer to stay on dry land will enjoy the Pensacola Beach Sunset Pier, which offers superb views of the bay.

Named appropriately after the gorgeous sunsets that can be watched here, the pier is also a popular fishing spot. Children can be entertained with go-cart rides or a trip to the Zoo, while adults looking to recharge their batteries might like to head to the Fusion Spa Salon for some well-deserved pampering.

Beach Marina Fishing Fleet

Address: 655 Pensacola Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, Florida FL, 32561-6805, USA
Tel: +1 850 932 0304
If you like the water, then this is the ideal place to head for all your boating needs. The marina provides everything from party boats to private charters, so you can plan your trip on the Gulf to suit your needs. Whether you and your friends want to go bottom fishing for snapper, mackerel or grouper, or you are after a moonlight dinner cruise; Beach Marina Fishing Fleet can take care of all your boating needs and ensure you have a safe and memorable trip.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

The Zoo Northwest Florida

Address: 5701 Gulf Breeze Parkway, Gulf Breeze, Florida FL, 32563-9551, USA
Tel: +1 850 932 2229
Boasting over 900 animals and beautiful botanical gardens, The Zoo Northwest Florida in within easy reach of Pensacola and offers both adults and children the chance to enjoy watching animals in large re-created habitats. Attractions include everything from tigers and zebras to bears and otters, while a train ride runs through 30 acres / 12 hectares of free-roaming wildlife.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Bonifay Water Sports

Address: 460 Pensacola Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, Florida FL, 32561-2024, USA
Tel: +1 850 932 0633
If you are looking for something a bit more than just sunbathing in the Pensacola area, head to Bonifay Water Sports, where you can rent water sports equipment including jet-skis, windsurfing boards and boats. Those who prefer to stay on dry land can try their hand at go-carting or miniature golf attractions. All levels of experience and ability are welcome.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge for activities

Fusion Spa Salon

Address: 5 Via De Luna Drive, Pensacola Beach, Florida FL, 32561-2088, USA
Tel: +1 850 932 7724
Treat yourself to some exclusive pampering and walk away feeling rejuvenated and refreshed. Offering everything from hair services, pedicures and manicures to massage therapy and facials, the Fusion Spa Salon provides professional well-trained staff to cater for your every need.
Open hours: daily
Admission: charge

Speedy John's Go-Carts

Address: 460 Pensacola Beach Boulevard, Pensacola Beach, Florida FL, 32561-2024, USA
Tel: +1 850 934 0633
An action-packed alternative for those visitors who are tired of lying on the beach, Speedy John's Go-Carts consists of a banked road track where you can go-cart alongside your friends and family in single or double vehicles. Those who don't wish to participate can watch the action from a distance while snacking at the snack bar.
Open hours: Monday to Friday, 09:00 to 23:00, Saturday and Sunday - 09:00 to midnight
Admission: charge