Pensacola: A Vibrant Waterfront Community
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, and the city's temperate climate and a friendly atmosphere won recognition from TripAdvisor as one of the "Top Five Beaches" in the nation. The city prides itself on its diverse culture with its numerous annual events including the Pensacola Seafood Festival and the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival that 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. With so many attractions that embody the heart and history of the area, Pensacola welcomes all to take part in its vibrant community.