Explore the lively, historic streets of Downtown Pensacola, recently named "Florida's Greatest Place"! Filled with award-winning restaurants, shops, museums and art galleries, Downtown Pensacola is the perfect place to spend an afternoon with friends and family. Stay a little later and enjoy the vibrant nightlife of local bars and craft breweries.
On Saturdays, Downtown Pensacola hosts Palafox Market along tree-lined Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza on Palafox near Garden Street, when you can shop among the homegrown, home-made and handcrafted goods of more than 200 local farmers, artisans and craftsmen and women.
One Friday evening each month, Palafox Street is closed to traffic and open to thousands of pedestrians during Gallery Night from 4-9pm, followed by a Gallery Night after-party. All year long, downtown Pensacola is home to art and music festivals, events, gallery showings and gatherings of all types, and a recently-launched ferry service will take you from downtown to Pensacola Beach and the Naval Aviation Museum!
There's a lot more to do in and around Perdido Key than just enjoying our beautiful Gulf of Mexico and dazzling white sandy beaches. No matter what season you visit, you'll find a long list of fun adventures waiting to be had, from live music to art festivals to baby animal zoo adventures to outlet shopping, Blue Angels, exploring history, golfing, fishing, stargazing, nature trails, kayaking...the list is endless!