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Pensacola, Florida, or the “Cradle of Naval Aviation,” as some know it, is just a short drive from Perido Key and a popular day time destination.The city has a proud military heritage and is famed for being home to the Forrest Sherman Field, Naval Air Station & the Blue Angles squadron. But Pensacola isn’t just about Naval aviation & history, it also boasts a variety of great dining, shopping, & family friendly activities for interests of all kinds.
Pensacola is a fun & inviting destination, but it can get a tad busy and crowded at certain times of the year. May of our guests on Perdido Key stay here for the quieter, more relaxing atmosphere and simply day trip to Pensacola for their excitement. People are always asking us how far is Perdido Key to Pensacola? On most days it is only a half-hour by car or 17 miles, the perfect distance for a day trip.
Pensacola is a fun food destination, specializing in Gulf Coast seafood, beachfront bars, and live music. Some of our favorite places to eat in Pensacola are good enough to make an entire day trip out of... here are some must-visit food establishments and a few unique places to visit in between meals
The very best local things to do and unique eats to grab.
There are so many Pensacola events going on throughout the year and they continually change. That is why we gave them their own page. Check out all the Perdido Key & Pensacola Events.
There are lots of things to do in Pensacola, but that is a part of what makes it a little bit busier than Perdido Key. Discover what to do in Pensacola with our favorite Pensacola things to do information.
Pensacola is about 17 miles Northeast of Perdido Key. It usually takes anywhere from 30 to 35 minutes to get from Perdido Key without heavy traffic. Located about an hour to the east of Pensacola is Destin Fl and if you go Southwest past Perdido Key, you will run into Orange Beach and Golf Shores, Alabama.
Depending on the time of the year, the tempreatures in and around Pensacola range from high 90s in the summer to low 40s in the winter. Its gets on average 224 days of sunshine and 64 inches of rain. This makes the Pensacola and Perdido Key areas ideal for a fabulous beach vacation any time of year. For even more detailed information about the weather in the area see our Perdido Key Weather page.
We have put together a fabulous list of our favorite Pensacola restuarants and locals' favorite places to grab a bite to eat with these local Pensacola restaurants.
With Gulf Shores & Orange Beach over an hour away and Destin about the same, the best place to stay near Pensacola is Perdido Key, Florida. Just a few miles down the road from Pensacola, it has all the amenities with better prices and less crowds.
If you are looking to cast your line out in hopes of reeling in the big one, then you are in luck. Whether you are fishing from a shoreline, pier, or boat, Pensacola offers some fantastic fishing options and great local guides. Just make sure to follow all the local rules and laws. For more information, check out takemefishing.org.