Pensacola, Florida Attractions

Pensacola, Florida Attractions
Pensacola is home to the most adventurous people in the world--the pilots of the Blue Angels. Not everyone can be a world-famous pilot, but in Pensacola, there is plenty of adventure to go around. With beautiful beaches, quiet rivers and great weather nearly every day of the year, Pensacola, Fla., is an excellent place to find your next great adventure.

Adventures Unlimited

Just outside the hustle and bustle of the city of Pensacola lies a quiet refuge. Adventures Unlimited offers many ways to enjoy the great outdoors. You can canoe, kayak or tube down a shallow, peaceful river. Or test the laws of gravity on an exciting rope course. Other adventures include hayrides, scavenger hunts and stargazing events.

The riverbanks of the Coldwater River are perfect for a quick stop for lunch. You can take a four-mile trip in a canoe or create a longer adventure with a 14-mile kayak trip. Adventures Unlimited will even help guide you to great camping spots along the river. If camping is not your thing, Adventures Unlimited offers private cabins, an inn and even group accommodations for your church, corporate or social group.

Adventures Unlimited specializes in large group outings, and they will work to make every detail of your group event go off without a hitch. They provide catering and have several locations along the river from which to choose as your ideal rest-ashore spot. Your group can take a break from the water, eat a fabulous meal and then continue their adventures.

Adventures Unlimited
8974 Tomahawk Landing Rd.
Milton, FL 32570
(850) 623-6197

Pensacola Beach/Radical Rides

Pensacola Beach is one of the most stunning beaches in America with white sand beaches and emerald green water. If you squint at the horizon, you just might see a dolphin or two. The beach is a great place for an early morning jog and if you hang around awhile, you will probably find someone with a ball and a net looking for some new friends to join a game of beach volleyball. After your game, dive into the cool water and test your surfing skills.

If you want a little more excitement from your day at Penscola Beach, check out Radical Rides. They will take you out for a parasailing trip you will not soon forget. You will sail along at a height of nearly a quarter of a mile above the surface of the Gulf of Mexico. You will be able to see the beauty of Fort Pickens, the Santa Rosa Sound and maybe even the skyline of the city on a clear day. Riders can ride single or double, so you can ride with a friend or brave the adventure alone. Radical Rides is located on the main strip through Pensacola Beach, so if you parked by the giant beach ball at the beach, you can walk right over without hunting for a new parking spot.

Radical Rides
444 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
Pensacola Beach, FL 32561
(850) 934-9743

Key Sailing

Located on Santa Rosa Sound, Key Sailing can fulfill all your watersport desires. You can rent kayaks, catamarans, waverunners, pontoons and more. Key Sailing owns private beaches along the shore of the sound, available to you when you decide to take a break from the water for lunch or fun.

You will learn all about the boat you rent before taking off on the water, because Key Sailing prides itself on safety. Because they are located on Santa Rosa Sound, you can enjoy learning how to sail or kayak without being in the open waters of the Gulf of Mexico. They also offer parasailing rides for the brave, or you can take a guided tour on your kayak and explore the historic sights at Fort Pickens.

Key Sailing
400 Quietwater Beach Rd.
Gulf Breeze, FL 32561-2059
(850) 932-5520

Article Written By R.J. Bowman

R.J. Bowman has a Bachelor's degree in accounting with a minor in English from Pensacola Christian College. After college, she taught English to seventh graders until becoming a mom. At that time, she found freelance writing to be a great way to keep her writing skills sharp.

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