Mid-September through October is “shoulder season” in western Florida, which makes it the best time to visit Pensacola. During this time—when the weather is moderate and the risk of hurricanes is receding from its late-summer peak—room rates drift down, but activities like surfing or dolphin watching are still at their best. The low season in Pensacola runs from November to February, and is a perfect time to visit for the best price and without crowds of tourists. Wintertime may be chilly, but birdwatching during these months can be an amazing experience. March through early September means peak season in Pensacola. First come the spring breakers, while the summer months draw families looking for beach activities and events like the Pensacola Beach Air Show. Summer days are usually hot, bright, and humid with a chance of hurricanes. Be prepared for skyrocketing prices as well.
Our wee friends flock to the Sunshine State as eagerly as tourists do
Discover the best blooming fields of Florida
Not so popular with pro surfers, Florida could nevertheless be attractive for beginners
Observe playful sea mammals all around Florida's coast
One of top-five wind sports destinations in the United States
In winter, Pensacola area is heaven for a birder
Go on a kayaking or fishing adventure near Pensacola
Beach season kick off with dozens of bright balloons
A vibrant celebration with over 150 years of history
A few turtle species choose Pensacola beaches as their nesting area
Sweet and smooth. Don't forget to try this exotic fruit!
The loud and spectacular show by America's legendary pilots
The biggest fair on the coast of the Gulf of Mexico
Watch Downtown Pensacola transforming into a true winter wonderland