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Vacation Rental Price Information in Pensacola Beach
The price graph will give you the nightly price average for the upcoming months of the year. Prices in a week of June (6/29 - 7/6) go up to $559 per night, which is the highest average price in the next 12 months. Prices drop in November to an average of $226 per night (11/23 - 11/30).
Rental Availability Information in Pensacola Beach
This graph shows the vacation rental availability rate for the next twelve months. More people travel to Pensacola Beach a week in June (6/29 - 7/6). So far, 95% of the rentals are occupied this week. On the contrary, only 15% of the rentals are booked during a week in October (10/26 - 11/2).
The Weather in Pensacola Beach
Check out our climate diagram to find the perfect month for your vacation. In June maximum temperatures go higher than 89°. No heat wave is expected in February, where minimum average temperatures usally hit a 46° low. The rainiest month is July while the driest month is October.
Pensacola Beach Condo Rental: Relax and Enjoy the Emerald Coast
Whether you want to step right out into the sugar-white sands and spot dolphins in the turquoise waters; sit on your balcony, sipping coffee while the pelicans dive for their breakfast; or explore the museums and parks in the area, Pensacola Beach condo rentals provide the optimal base for the whole family.
Arriving in Pensacola Beach
Pensacola International Airport is the major airport along Florida's Gulf Coast. While many spring-breakers catch their connections here, your vacation begins with the warm salty air as you step off the airplane. While Pensacola International Airport is a major hub, you will find it simply laid out and easy to navigate.
Nestled between two major interstates and a glorious coastal highway, driving from Pensacola Airport is a breeze. Most Pensacola Beach condo rentals can be reached by car within fifteen minutes. Many car rental companies offer convertibles to enhance your beach vacation experience, as well as full-size cars and SUVs to accommodate the whole family. Or if you choose to let someone else do the driving, taxi and shuttle service is also available directly from the airport to your vacation home.
5 Places to Eat in Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach is known for its intriguing seafood flavors and the city’s beachfront features many restaurants that provide both sandy-toed and luxurious dining.
1. The Grand MarinThe Grand Marin boasts of serving delicious seafood dishes prepared using sophisticated techniques. Grab a seat and dine in a modern atmosphere with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico.
2. Casino Beach Bar & GrilleOn Fort Pickens Rd., the Casino Beach Bar & Grille provides the beach-food classics with a twist of sophistication. Diners can indulge in different dishes cooked with a finesse that brings spicy flavors to burgers, tacos, grits, and shrimp.
3. Native DriveNative Drive serves affordable, quick-fill dishes. The recipes here make every bite of traditional food burst with flavors in your mouth. The restaurant serves mouth-watering sandwiches, crab cakes, French toast, and burrito.
4. Peg Leg Pete’sPeg Leg Pete’s excels with its American seafood treats that include delicious sandwiches, steamed platters, and an assortment of oyster dishes. It has an adjoining bar that offers a more subtle atmosphere.
5. Papa’s PizzaPapa’s Pizza has earned accolades for serving different styles of Pizza prepared following New York and Sicilian techniques. The chefs use freshly-imported ingredients and fine cheese to create mouth-watering pizzas.
As is evident from the thick tropical foliage spilling from gardens throughout Pensacola, this area is considered subtropical. If your vacation focuses on water sports, then book your Pensacola Beach vacation home for late spring and summer. Temperatures range from 80°F in March up to 95°F in the summer peak of July. Though precipitation is usually at its highest in summer months, storms typically breeze through quickly, leaving you with the glorious Florida sunshine at your Pensacola Beach vacation rental.
Outdoor recreation, such as hiking, biking or golfing, are naturally more enjoyable when you book in late autumn or in the mild winter months, where temperatures can dip down. No matter what time of year you book, Pensacola Beach condo rentals are surrounded by lush green parks, tropical flowers and of course, spectacular emerald water.
Hitting the Water
By far the biggest attraction in the area are the beaches. More than a beach, this is a barrier island, which means the shallow waters are warm and crystal clear. You can step right out of your Pensacola Beach condo and into the sugary sands of the Gulf of Mexico. As a part of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, this stretch of sand is protected on both sides, which means its beaches are some of the best in the United States. Beach chair and umbrella service is widely available along the beachfront.
Once you've done your sunbathing, you might want to put on your fins and try snorkeling. The calm waters make this the ideal place for seeing fish in their own territory. At Pensacola Beach's Park East, you will find a line of artificial reefs teeming with wildlife. If you have your scuba certification, you can take a scuba trip to the Oriskany Reef, which is a sunken aircraft carrier 20 miles off shore. Also of interest to divers is the Blackwater Bridge Rubble site or the USS Massachusetts. The clear water of the Gulf makes this an ideal place for underwater adventures.
Cultural Highlights in Pensacola
Not only is the landscape lush, but the history is as well. From the multicultural 'Voices of Pensacola' museum to the Museum of Commerce, you can get a feel for the generations that have shaped the Pensacola area.
In addition to putting Pensacola in a historical context, you can find many galleries showing off the work of local artists. From watercolors to wood carvings, you are sure to find something that captures the spirit of the Pensacola Beach area.
Perhaps the most impressive museum is the National Naval Aviation Museum, the largest of its kind in the world. In this museum, the whole family can admire a wide variety of restored aircraft, flight simulators, a 3D flight show, or a real-life Blue Angels practice.
For the Kids
Take the kids for a ride in a flight simulator at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Or you can take a drive down the coast to the Gulf Breeze Zoo, where they can get to know the giraffes personally. The zoo boasts an elevated boardwalk, safari train ride, question and answer sessions with zookeepers, as well as behind the scenes tours. If history is on the books, take the kids to the Pensacola Children's Museum, where they can be introduced to Pensacola history in a hands-on, playful way.
Pensacola Beach vacation homes are the place to inspire, enrich and bring together family members of all ages on your own adventure in Pensacola.
5 Important Annual Events in Pensacola Beach
Pensacola Beach festivals are a reason for visitors to step out of their vacation rental by owner. The city has a long list of themed events to appeal to all guests.
1. Mardi Gras
The Mardi Gras parade graces the streets of Pensacola with sounds of great music, cuisines, and laughter. Local patrons and guests come together to see the glamorous floating boats, swarms of beads and flying Moon Pies.
2. Naval Air Show
Happening at the Forrest Sherman Naval Air Station, the Naval Air Show showcases the prowess of the city’s naval heroes. Kids can enjoy compelling stunts by the Blue Angels pilots.
3. Pride Festival
The Memorial Day Weekend brings you Gay Pride festival, a celebration that caters for the LGBTQ community in the town and beyond. Taste the best food and wine, and listen to great music.
4. Independence Day Celebrations
The 4th July Independence celebrations take place at Seville Square with bursts of colorful fireworks. The kid-friendly event has pony rides, face painting, and rock climbing; all lined up for the kids.
5. Gulf Coast Half Marathon
Keep fit while enjoying the attractive scenery by partaking in the Gulf Coast Half Marathon. You can participate in the 10-mile or the 5-mile run. With plenty of water stations and gear providers, you’ll enjoy visiting this race destination.
5 Must-See Attractions in Pensacola Beach
1. Gulf Islands National Seashore
Preserving natural resources along Mississippi and the Gulf of Mexico barrier islands, the area comprises secluded beaches, historic sites, wildlife sanctuaries and family-friendly attractions.
2. Pensacola Pier
With miles of emerald green waters, the pier afford views of marine life (dolphins, manatees, sharks, etc), surfers, fisherfolk bringing in their catch and gorgeous sunsets.
3. Pensacola Lighthouse
A working lighthouse to date, you can climb up the spiral staircase for 360 degree views. Wear decent walking shoes. The Naval Aviation Museum is right across the street.
4. Fort Pickens
The pentagonal historic US military fort is named after American Revolutionary War hero Andrew Pickens. A must-visit if you're intrigued by stories of the civil war, Native Americans or WWII.
5. Pensacola Beach
With powder-white sand beaches and crystal waters, Pensacola Beach is a beauty. Consider taking the Footprints in the Sand Eco-Trail where you'll learn to identify sea creatures and shells. Cafes nearby serve delicious gulf seafood.
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