"Keeweechic's Pensacola" Pensacola by keeweechic

Pensacola Travel Guide: 250 reviews and 565 photos

Pensacola is in Escambia County which is in the extreme western end of the Florida Panhandle which borders the State of Alabama on the west and north. Unlike most of Florida, Pensacola and the Gulf Coast areas are on Central time zone. Known as the ‘City of Five Flags”, the history here is a long one spanning 400 years and during that time has changed hands 17 times between the French, Spanish, British, Confederate and U.S. The Native Americans were thought to have lived in the area for more than 10,000 years and the street names, architecture, rivers and creeks even reflect their presence. Seafood and timber were the early contributors to the economy and later the military and tourism brought about a whole new focus on business.

The beach areas were largely undeveloped for many decades until modern bridges were built and the area was made more accessible to cars. Today there are miles of protected seashore after the creation of the National Seashore in 1972. There are many activities to be enjoyed and many sights to see in Pensacola like Fort Pickens, a Civil War fortress which was later a prison for the Indian chief Geronimo. There is also the Pensacola Naval Air Station, home of the fabled Blue Angels acrobatic team and one of the world's largest aviation museums. We were just passing through so I cannot comment personally but it certainly seems worth a visit and spending more time.

Photos which are taken by myself and all headings are copyright and digitally marked. Please do not use them without permission. Thanks.© keeweechic 2001-2006 (copyright)

  • Last visit to Pensacola: Oct 2002
  • Intro Updated Jul 31, 2006
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  • dr.firas's Profile Photo
    Feb 9, 2005 at 6:11 AM

    Nice tiny page here kay ;-D

  • Michael_D's Profile Photo
    Jan 4, 2005 at 6:18 PM

    Maybe someday you come visit the REAL Florida(Orlando/Miami/Keys)....;-)

  • Mar 4, 2004 at 2:08 PM

    Pensacola beach is my favorite vacation spot! I just love the sandy white beach and the hot Florida sun. I usually take the kids each spring break and stay a week there. I can recommend the Holiday Inn, right on the beach.

  • globerover's Profile Photo
    Dec 12, 2003 at 10:39 PM

    a most interesting place, and Molly with all the money hanging down in her pub hopefully has the firebrigade next door, just in case ...

  • Sweetberry1's Profile Photo
    Apr 27, 2003 at 5:59 AM

    I hope to visit this place one day. Sounds wonderful... Lovely pics and great info... ;-)

  • b1bob's Profile Photo
    Apr 12, 2003 at 10:04 AM

    OK, now I have to put the Florida panhandle on my "to go" list.

  • Ken_Weaver's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2003 at 8:37 PM

    343 Days of Sun! Haven't seen that in 5 years in Seattle! Maybe that's an exaggeration- Nice pics and again, much detail in your tips.

  • Shorebird's Profile Photo
    Jan 30, 2003 at 7:09 PM

    Your page brings out some of my favorite images of Pensacola. There are so many wonderful places to eat, it's hard to choose.

  • miner's Profile Photo
    Oct 20, 2002 at 2:03 PM

    McGuires sounds like my kind of place.Did Michael try the burger?

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