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Did you know you live in an award-winning city? We all love living in Pensacola. We love the beach, the schools, the history, the Navy, the friendly people, Palafox Street, the sports, fishing, shopping, and food–you name it, we love it. As residents, we tell people all the time how glad we are that we made Pensacola our home. So, isn't it nice when someone from the outside also recognizes how great our city is? You’ve probably heard that Pensacola won some awards, but you couldn’t name them, so we've gathered them all here for you to see and share. You’ve got to agree, when you see them listed on the same page, it's very impressive. Please share this page with someone in your social network. Let everyone know what we already know - Pensacola is a great place to live and visit.


USA Today 10 Best

Reader’s Choice:
Best East Coast Beach: Gulf Islands National Seashore

Top 10 Best Air Show:
Blue Angel’s Homecoming Air Show (4th)

Florida's Best Attraction:
Gulf Islands National Seashore

Trip Advisor

Traveler’s Choice Award:
Pensacola Beach, 2014

Top Ten Beaches in the US:
Pensacola Beach, 2017

10 Great Streets for 2013:
Pensacola’s Palafox Street, American Planning Association

Top 25 Museums in the US:
NNAM 2016

#7 Best Beach in the World, 2017
Trip Advisor 2017


Top 100 Hospital:
West Florida Hospital 2017

Luxury Travel Guide

The Wildlife Destination of 2017:
Perdido Key



Fodor’s Go List 2015:
The Florida Panhandle

Stadium Journey

100 Top Stadium Experiences:
Maritime Park, Stadium Journey Magazine, 2015

CNN Travel

Great Carrier Reef:
USS Oriskany, Worlds largest artificial reef, CNN

50 Best Beach Bars in the World:
Flora-Bama and Landshark Landing at Margaritaville, CNN Travel, 2013

Top 12 Military Museums to Visit in the World
National Naval Aviation Museum, CNN Travel, 2017


Florida Trend Golden Spoon Hall of Fame

Six Pensacola Restaurants Earn Golden Spoon Award:
Florida Trend, 2016 — Global Grill, Grand Marlin, Jackson’s Steakhouse, McGuire’s Irish Pub, Restaurant Iron, Union Public House

Discover Card

Named Best Places to Visit in Florida, February 2017


"A" Rating for Patient Safety
West Florida Hospital 2017

Trips to Discover

12 Best Places to Visit in Florida
Feb 2017

14 Best Day Trips in the Florida Panhandle
June 2017

Florida’s 10 Best Beach Towns to Visit Right Now
June 2017

Conde Nast Traveler

Florida’s Top White Sand Beaches
Pensacola Beach, 2017

The Most Beautiful Place in Every State
Pensacola Beach, Gulf Islands National Seashore, July 2017

Costal Living

Best Beach Vacations
March 2017


#2 Most Affordable beach town
March 2017

Florida Travel Life

One of the best places for water activities
March 2017

Best Beach Bars
Peg Legs Pete’s, May 2017

Only Your State

Best Backroads for a Long Scenic Drive
#9 Pensacola Scenic Bluffs Hwy, June 2017

7 Wonders of the World in Florida
#2 Gulf Islands National Seashore, June 2017

Unforgettable Tours in Florida
#6 Historic Pensacola Village, June 2017

10 Little Known Restaurants in Florida that are Hard-to-Find but Worth-the-Search
Fisherman's Corner, May 2017

10 Hole-in-the-Wall BBQ Restaurants in Florida that will make your Taste Buds Go Crazy
Blue Dot, May 2017

Business Insider

Best Tacos in the U.S.
Taqueria El Asador, May 2017

Southern Living

Best Beach Bar
FloraBama, March 2017


5 Alternative Mardi Gras Destinations
Trivago, 2017

Top 20 Events Southeast Tourist Society

Southeast Top 20 Events
Blue Angel’s Airshow and Pensacola Seafood Festival, May 2017