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Pensacola is sometimes just thought of as a gateway city into Florida, but unlike many other gateway cities, Pensacola is actually worth visiting in its own right. The beaches' brilliant white sand gives them a tropical feel. Pensacola harbour is home to military organisations which has kept the city modern regardless of its importance as a tourist location.
Expect to spend up to around 11 hours on cheap Pensacola flights when you fly in from a UK airport. A flight to Pensacola Gulf Coast Regional Airport will usually require that you transfer at a larger US hub first. Flights to Pensacola land just 10 minutes away from the city by road so getting to hotels in Pensacola will never take long once you are on the ground.
The ideal way to get around the city is in a rented vehicle and after Pensacola flights you will be able to find suitable cheap options at the airport. Using Pensacola car hire firms will allow you to travel the city and also integrate it into a wider tour of Florida.
Pensacola Historic Village is the oldest area of the city and is home to museums, churches and other traditional buildings built close to 200 years ago. The beaches and the waterfront area attract the most attention from tourists and if you are satisfied to lie in the sun and splash in the surf then this city will certainly suit.