Pensacola, Florida (PRWEB) December 5, 2008
Pensacola is a great destination for a family vacation this Holiday season. Among the beautiful white sand beaches and emerald waters you'll find brand-new posh Hotels and 4-star restaurants. Not to mention attractions and entertainment as far as the eye can see. Pensacola appeals to the vacationer wanting a beach get-away or visitors looking for a unique place to spend their time. Yes the City of Pensacola offers the best of both worlds with 450 years of history and fine museums, as well as over 52 miles of pristine beaches.
Ring in the New Year with the City of Pensacola. Downtown Pensacola will host the 2008 countdown December 31st, from 5pm to 1am. Families are invited to a street party with live music, a children's area, and fireworks. Where else can you see a 10-foot, half-ton illuminated pelican dropping 100 feet at midnight. Children have their own countdown at 8pm. A New Years Eve celebration for the whole family.
Stay the weekend and celebrate Pensacola's 450th Anniversary by discovering the fascinating history that make up this great City. Visit Civil District, the oldest non-continuous settlement in the US and the stage for much of the town's history. From the first Spanish settlements in the 1700, to the shops and restaurants housed in the historical buildings today, the Seville District has a wealth of culture and activity old and new.
The whole family will enjoy the National Museum of Naval Aviation. One of the largest air and space museums in the world. With attractions including IMAX movies, motion-based simulator rides, guided tours of the museum and flight line the whole family can experience the history of Naval Aviation.
Ride the ferry and explore Fort Pickens. This Fort was constructed by the US Army Corps of Engineers in 1834 in an effort to fortify Pensacola Harbor. Now a historic attraction on the Gulf Islands National Seashore, Fort Pickens was occupied by federal troops during the Civil War and at one time was a military prison for Apache medicine man, Geronimo.
Of course save time to visit Pensacola's beautiful beaches and sparkling waters. With entertainment and attractions planned all year long you'll want to keep coming back to this amazing City. An exciting and memorable time awaits you here in Pensacola this holiday season.