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Welcome to Pensacola, Florida!

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Pensacola Area Information

Pensacola, Florida is a beautiful city full of culture and history. The University of West Florida is located in Pensacola centrally and is surrounded by some the natural beauty it has to offer.

The downtown scene is vibrant and clean, take a walk down Palafox Street on one of the many perfect weather evenings and you’ll find many local shops, fine and casual dining, art galleries and more. Each month, Pensacola hosts a lively and entertaining “Gallery Night” where you will find all the shops and restaurants open later, live music and even aerial acrobats and street performers.

Pensacola Beach, just a few minutes from town, is one the most sought after vacation spots because of its crystal blue and green gulf waters and bright, soft white sand. There are many activities to try including parasailing, jet skiing, kayaking and even dolphin cruises and charter fishing.

We welcome you to our beautiful city, and you’ll find the locals are very friendly!

A number of local hotels offer special rates for the families and friends of UWF. Check out the Special Hotel Rates for UWF guests.

To book, please call the hotel directly and mention the special UWF rate. This information is provided for your information only and is not to be considered an endorsement by the University. May is a very busy time for the Pensacola area so we recommend you book your rooms for the Spring ceremony as early as possible.

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