The Pensacola Mardi Gras Grand Parade is one of the biggest Mardi Gras celebrations on the Gulf Coast with up to 100,000 people attending.
Jan. 5 marks the end of one holiday season in Pensacola, and the beginning of another.
They named it the “lost island.”
Pensacola Beach in winter is a beachcomber’s heaven, providing a unique experience unlike any other time of the year.
Downtown Pensacola’s Palafox Street is well renowned for its dining and nightlife, but locals know to look just off the main drag to the historic Belmont-DeVilliers neighborhood for some of the city’s best Southern culture and fare.
The University of West Florida has partnered with the Institute for Human and Machine Cognition located in downtown Pensacola to develop a doctoral program in intelligent systems and robotics. The program will be the first of its kind in Florida and one of only a few in the nation.
Grab a pair of binoculars and a camera with a zoom lens to enjoy viewing some of Pensacola’s most beautiful winter visitors, which we locals love to call our original snowbirds.
Can there really be too much of a good thing? Nope. Not when we’re talking about locally brewed beer.
Unfamiliar with oysters? Just think of them as chicken livers of the sea.
As Pensacola continues to grow and flourish, so does its culinary scene as the city focuses on a more “Gulf-to-Table” movement. Follow along as we explore some of the freshest catch-of-the-days Pensacola has to offer.
The term biodiversity has multiple meanings. Some look at it in terms of genetics, others ecosystems, but most look at it in terms of species. Simply put, biodiversity is the variety of life within a system.The system could be on a small scale, such as a pond, or on a much larger one, like an ocean.
Spotting wild dolphins is on the top of many people’s “sand-bucket” list. These captivating marine mammals are so adored and celebrated that even the locals are always on the lookout for them.
Pensacola’s History Written in Architecture
Here in Pensacola, we are so fortunate to have people who are committed to preserving our unique history. But when you are the oldest European settlement in the country with more than 450 years’ worth of history to protect, that task can be daunting.
Pensacola’s importance as a military town stretches back much further than today’s Navy bases. Right here in Pensacola, we have the remnants of forts that date to the Revolutionary War
Some people want to experience a new culture. Others like to see historic landmarks. And some of us just want to party. Here’s a tour that can satisfy all three – but mainly that last group.
Uptown/Central Pensacola features all of the nuts and bolts of modern life, including Cordova Mall and University Town Plaza, major shopping centers with well-known national retailers and specialty shops; dozens of restaurants; the main campus ofPensacola State College; and countless opportunities to be entertained and stay busy – all within a few square miles.
Pensacola’s beautiful beaches and historic downtown make it a destination, but you’ll find the locals in East Pensacola.
North of Interstate 10, much of the Pensacola area takes on a more relaxed and natural vibe.
Pensacola Beach has its native sons and daughters, to be sure. But it embraces many more adopted ones.
If Downtown Pensacola was assigned a film rating, the result would be “Rated E for everyone.”
Pensacola State has been ranked as one of the best colleges ─ regionally and nationally ─ by U.S. News and World Report.
Welcome to Century, the “northern gate to the Sunshine state.”
These awards are a reflection of the incredible community that we have in the Pensacola Bay Area. If you haven’t attended one of these events, they’re a must-see that you should add to your list.
Breaking barriers as the first U.S. academic institution to participate in the NATO Cyber Defence project, the University of West Florida showcased its cybersecurity initiatives this month on the international stage at the 5th NATO Cyber Defence Smart Defence Projects Conference.
If you’ve never experienced Pensacola’s Mardi Gras celebration, you’re in for a treat. Nobody does Mardi Gras quite like we do.
Palafox Market draws an eclectic crowd every Saturday to the heart of downtown Pensacola. It’s the place to get seasonal vegetables, flowers, art, treats and more — and to get a peak into diverse lives of some of the people from around the area.
We know that the LGBTQ+ community is welcome on Pensacola Beach for Memorial Day weekend, but did you know Pensacola offers something for every letter in LGBTQ+ the rest of the year as well?
Florida has the highest density of southern Bald Eagle breeding populations in the lower 48 states.
Palafox Street in downtown Pensacola was designated by the American Planning Association as one of ten Great Streets in America.
Unlike most visitors to our shores, Geronimo did not come to Pensacola for it’s beautiful, sugar-white beaches.
Typically, and predictably, and maybe a little bit lazily, we tend to define the Pensacola region by its King and Queen - Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key. The Duke of Hipness - Historic Downtown Pensacola - also earns copious kudos.
Murals are all the rage right now. Locally, some are on a massive scale. Others are smaller and more obscure. All bring a new energy and engagement to our eclectic community, making it more vibrant and alive.