Discover Pensacola Attractions near Magnolia Springs

If staying in Magnolia Springs, Pensacola attractions offer many activities for the whole family to enjoy. From history buffs to play activities, the attractions in Pensacola provide entertainment and a chance to spend time together. Whether escaping to the beach or learning about the history of Fort Barrancas, things to do in Pensacola affords families fun and adventure.

Fort San Carlos de Barrancas
Naval Air Station
6490 Saufley Field Rd.
Pensacola, FL 32509
(850) 455-5167
http://www.nps.gov/guis/planyourvisit/fort-barrancas.htm

Fort Barrancas offers an exciting history for Pensacola attractions for visitors staying in a Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast. The fort took about five years for construction during the years of 1839 to 1844, according to the local government. Visitors can learn the history of the Spanish-built fort while overlooking the Pensacola Bay during their stay at a Magnolia Springs Bed and Breakfast. The recently completed restoration in 1980 provides an attraction the whole family can experience. Fort Barrancas opens during the months of March through October from 9:30 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. and November through February from 8:30 a.m. to 3:45 p.m.

Pensacola Lighthouse
2081 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 637-4050
www.pensacolalighthouse.org

The Pensacola Lighthouse offers something for everyone with this 1859-built landmark for Pensacola attractions. The lighthouse is known as "One of America's Most Haunted Lighthouses," according to the Pensacola Lighthouse website. The ghost tours take visitors through a tour of the same area where the TAPS hunters visited with ghost stories about the local haunts. View panoramic views of the beach area and overlook Pensacola from atop the lighthouse while visiting from a Magnolia Inn.

National Museum Naval Aviation
1750 Radford Blvd.
Pensacola, FL 32508
(850) 452-3604
http://www.navalaviationmuseum.org/

Experience the exhibits and collections, gazing at the over 150 aircraft on exhibit. Restored and available to see at the museum, more than 4,000 artifacts from all branches in the military exist for visitors. The museum's IMAX Theater shows movies each hour. The museum opens daily from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day. Individuals and families can enjoy lunch at the Cubi Bar Café while visiting during lunch hours.

Pensacola Beach
735 Pensacola Beach Blvd.
Pensacola Beach, FL 32562
(800) 635-4803
www.visitpensacolabeach.com

Visit the beach for family fun playing in the water. The waves offer perfect body boarding for all ages. Deep-sea fishing is available for catching the local fare. The casino located at Pensacola Beach offers plenty of tables and slots for playing. Scuba diving also offers excitement at Pensacola Beach for exploring the marine life and the USS Oriskany.

Sam's Fun City
6709 Pensacola Blvd.
Pensacola, FL
(850) 505-0800
http://www.samsfuncity.com/

Choose from land or water activities for family fun at Sam's Fun City. Park rides range from fun trains to go karts and antique cars. The experience brings the family together for an all-ages fun time. The water park at Surf City features slides and lazy river with inner tubes for the family to relax in the water. The park also offers toddlers a chance to play in their own themed splash pool. The park times vary throughout the year and Sam's Fun City offers pay-per-ride tickets.