Why You Should Visit Pensacola
Though this small city has many attractions, including a naval aviation museum and a 19th-century fort, the ultimate reason to visit Pensacola is its sweeping stretch of white-sand beaches fronting the Gulf of Mexico. If you can tear yourself away from the sand, browse the shops and cafes in Pensacola's restored downtown.
When to Visit Pensacola
Pensacola travel peaks in spring and summer, when hotels fill with students and families savoring the sun. Avoid crowds by visiting in early fall, when it's warm enough to swim and sunbathe (but hurricanes could disrupt your plans). It's too cold to swim in winter, but you can still stroll the beach and enjoy off-season deals.
Average Pensacola Weather
Think of Florida, and you probably picture warm, sunny weather year-round, but winter temps in Pensacola range from the 60s during the day to the 40s overnight. Plan Pensacola travel for July or August, and you'll see highs in the 80s and 90s. July gets the most rainfall while April is least likely to rain on your parade.