Pensacola Beach, FL is known for its warm-weather activities. The hot Florida sun makes extreme adventures like swimming, boating, and snorkeling easy and enjoyable. But what happens when the temperatures cool down? Though the water is too cold for swimming, Pensacola Beach travelers can still enjoy an Emerald Coast vacation! Travelers turn to the surrounding area for exciting tours and attractions featuring the history and nature of Northwest Florida. Keep reading for the top Pensacola Beach Things To Do in Winter!
Historic Pensacola Segway Tour
Learn about the fascinating City of Pensacola while gliding effortlessly through downtown. You will visit numerous historical sites, landmarks, and monuments, including the Belmont-Devilliers Neighborhood, Fort George, The Crowne Plaza Pensacola Grand Hotel (Former L and N Train Depot), Aragon Neighborhood, Veteran’s Memorial Park, Plaza de Luna, and the spot where Florida was officially handed over from the Spanish to the United States. You’ll learn interesting facts while experiencing the exhilaration that is Segway gliding!
Location: 18 E Garden Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
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Pensacola Remote Control Race Track
In both warm and cold weather, this activity remains one of the most unique and exciting Pensacola Beach things to do in winter. The RC Race Track is a fascinating way to let loose during your vacation. With huge jumps, sharp turns, and no age limit, everyone can enjoy this one-of-a-kind attraction. Don’t have your own RC car? No problem! Guests can rent cars and batteries on-site!
Hours of Operation: 8:00am – 7:00pm M-F, 9:00am-5:00pm Sat, 9:00am-2:00 Sun
Location: 8310 Lillian Hwy Pensacola, FL 32506
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Zipline Canopy Tour
Adventures Unlimited offers Florida’s premiere canopy zipline tour, Zip Adventures. Fly through the air on a series of up to 14 ziplines, topped off by a fly-over of Coldwater Creek on a 900-ft. stretches of cables. Experience ziplining high above the scenic forests of NW Florida in parties of up to 8 people. Warm or cold weather, this tour is one of the top Pensacola Beach things to do in winter! The 2-5 hour tour options are great for families with children that meet the size requirements, and all necessary safety gear included.
Location: 8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd., Milton, FL 32570
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Andrew Jackson Tour
Undoubtedly one of America’s most successful military strategists, Andrew Jackson is the only General who conquered Pensacola twice. Tour in a modernized Ford 1930’s transit bus, with an experienced narrator as we follow his armies, analyze the topography, and armchair-quarterback his tactics. Learn to appreciate why the Indians called him “Sharpeknife,” and how the Spanish first feared, then later admired him. The tour travels by the surviving buildings of the period, three of the General’s battle sites, and contains a walk through a fort conquered by Jackson.
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Pensacola Lighthouse & Museum
Climb 177 steps up the historic Pensacola Lighthouse for one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf Coast. Built in 1859, the lighthouse is located on board NAS Pensacola.
The top of the tower offers stunning views of Pensacola Pass (where Pensacola Bay meets the Gulf of Mexico), three historic forts, the Pensacola skyline, and the historic Navy Yard. The fully restored Keepers’ Quarters – built in 1869 – is home to the Richard C. Callaway museum, which houses numerous exhibits on local history and the lighthouse itself.
Children 12 and under: $4.00
Seniors 65 and up: $4.00
Note: Admission includes museum exhibits and the lighthouse climb.
Hours of Operation: 10:00am–5:30pm Daily
*Please note – the West Gate (civilian entrance to the base) on Blue Angel Parkway now closes to visitors at 4:30pm. We remain open daily until 5:30pm, but visitors who are not already on base by 4:30 may not be granted access by NASP.
Location: 2081 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32508
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National Naval Aviation Museum
The world’s largest museum dedicated to naval aviation is also one of the most-visited museums in Florida. Share the excitement of Naval Aviation’s rich history and see more than 150 beautifully restored aircraft representing Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation. These historic and one-of-a-kind aircraft are displayed both inside the Museum’s nearly 350,000 square feet of exhibit space and outside on its 37-acre grounds.
Hours of Operation: 9am – 5pm daily. Closed Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Day, and New Year’s Day.
Location: 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, FL 32507
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Historical Pensacola Trolley Tour
Enjoy a 50-minute narrated tour of the historic area of Downtown Pensacola, the “City of Five Flags.” Climb aboard our fully enclosed heated and air conditioned trolley to learn about the first settlement of 1559, followed by permanent colonization in 1686. The tour takes you by the 1912 L&N Railroad Depot, Saint Michael’s Cemetery, and barrack and hospital sites used by Union soldiers during the Civil War. In Historic Pensacola Village, you see several museums and the Julee Cottage, built in 1798. The tour passes by Veteran’s Memorial Park, Wall South, Seville Square, Seville Quarter, Fort George and through the old Hawkshaw community.
Children 6-12: $7
*Discount coupon available at Visit Pensacola Welcome Center
Dates of Operation: January 17, 2017 – March 30, 2017 | Tues. & Thurs. ONLY
Hours of Operation
Pickup: 10am (Dropoff app. 11am)
Pickup: 2pm (Dropoff app. 3pm)
Pickup & Dropoff Location:
Visit Pensacola Welcome Center
1401 E Gregory Street, Pensacola, FL 32502
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