Located in Florida’s panhandle, Pensacola is surrounded by 50+ miles of coastline, which includes the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and crystal-clear bay areas. Pensacola is the perfect combination of a relaxing beach town and a bustling metropolitan center. The city prides itself on its diverse culture with its numerous annual events including the Pensacola Seafood Festival and the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival which showcases the region’s greatest music, cuisine, and art. Featuring a thriving downtown area, Pensacola is also home to institutions such as Artel Gallery and the Pensacola Museum of Art as well as Pensacola State College and The University of West Florida, two of the most renowned universities in the country. All of this excitement awaits in this waterfront, vibrant city of Pensacola.