America’s First Settlement is now the coastal cultural and arts capital of the south––proudly recognized as the only Gulf Coast city from Mobile, AL, to Tampa, FL, that has an opera, ballet, symphony, theatre and museum in addition to a wealth of other award-winning arts and cultural organizations.
Visitors can experience a unique, diverse cultural experience year-round all within Pensacola’s historic downtown district. A flourishing culinary scene, coupled with one of the most impressive art calendars in the country, have crowned Pensacola as the top cultural coastal destination in the South.
Arts & Culture
Pensacola boasts a thriving visual arts scene, an eclectic local theater scene, and numerous opportunities to catch touring music.
Our visitors enjoy sugar white sand beaches and crystal-clear water as part of the 160 miles of protected Gulf Islands National Seashore and barrier islands that are home to Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key.
From gourmet food trucks and unparalleled Gulf views, to award-winning fine dining, Downtown Pensacola offers delicious options for any appetite.