Five Reasons to Visit Beautiful Pensacola, Fla. During the Offseason

Date Posted: Oct 21, 2016

Visiting a coastal destination in the off-season is a tenured traveler’s best-kept secret. Here’s why a trip to Pensacola after the summer peak is the perfect way to spend your time.

Mild weather

Pensacola’s mild fall weather means you can comfortably enjoy a multitude of outdoors activities. Comb the sugar-white sandy beaches for shells, enjoy lunch at an outdoor café, go for a hike or visit a nature trail to spot wildlife and numerous species of migratory birds.

Intergenerational, all the time

You’ve heard the expression before, but in Pensacola, there really is something for everyone. Peruse downtown boutiques, savor fine and casual dining, visit an art gallery, watch auto racing or ice hockey, and learn about Pensacola’s 450-year history at historic monuments and museums. Family-friendly events are a big part of the fall experience, led by the arts and culture-focused Foo Foo Festival and the Pensacola Seafood Festival.

Budget-friendly rates

Smart travelers know that reduced rates are one of the biggest reasons to travel offseason. Pensacola offers a bevy of hotels, condominiums and houses, as well as charming, historic bed-and-breakfasts to fit every budget and style. And don’t forget, off-season rental rates mean you can stay longer.


The fall is full of great reasons to get away. Families and friends routinely head to Pensacola for fall break, Thanksgiving, Christmas and New Year’s. Book a house or a condo, and prepare some of the world’s freshest seafood and local produce alongside that holiday turkey.

Modest crowds

In the offseason, Pensacola’s always-relaxed vibe gets even more relaxed. Smaller crowds mean darting around town is easier than ever. Plant your chair in the sand, enjoy a stunning sunset or get a table at one of the region’s finest eateries, all on your own schedule.

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