Pensacola – Things to do for Teams

A visit to sunny Pensacola is definitely a welcomed trip. One that your team will be looking forward to. Being the westernmost city in the Florida Panhandle and a seaport on Pensacola Bay, Pensacola sees a lot of visitors every year coming to play in tournaments at Ashton Brosnaham Soccer Complex, Southwest Escambia Sports Complex, or another venue.

The beaches alone adjacent to the Gulf of Mexico are worth a trip. Do your best to schedule some time to relax and lounge on one of Pensacola’s beaches. Pensacola is also home to the U.S. Naval Air Station Pensacola and the National Naval Aviation Museum.

Nicknamed “The City of Five Flags” because of the five governments that controlled the territory throughout its existence, Spain, France, Great Britain, the Confederate States of America, and the United States, Pensacola has a rich history behind it. The area is also known as the Emerald Coast due to the white sand on the Panhandle beaches. If your team is going there to play then here are some things to see while you are in town.


Gulf Breeze Zoo

PensacolaThe Gulf Breeze Zoo offers fun for the whole family. Your team can get the chance to feed and pet goats, pigs, sheep, llamas, and many other barnyard favorites. They can even feed giraffes! Encounter these awesome animals and create a memory that you will look back on and never forget as you feed them right out of your hand.

Then, hop aboard for a nostalgic train ride and observe white rhinos, deer, antelope, and zebras on a 30-acre safari. Make sure to keep an eye out for the gorillas and hippos as well.  5701 Gulf Breeze Pkwy, Gulf Breeze, FL 32563


Sky Zone Pensacola

Sky Zone is the premier indoor trampoline company. They continue to search for new ways to innovate and add new forms of entertainment into their already stellar facilities.

Everything at Sky Zone is designed to provide the maximum amount of fun. Flip, jump, and ricochet on the large open jump area where you can bounce on trampolines on the floor and walls. Dive into the giant foam pit and land on a what feels like a somewhat firm, comfortable cloud. Accomplish your dream to dunk a basketball with the help of a trampoline and style on your teammates with all kinds of flashy dunks. Sky Zone makes fitness fun! 5007 N Davis Hwy, Pensacola, FL 32503


Tiki Island Golf & Games

Tiki Island Golf & Games, located on Pensacola Beach is pure fun for the whole family. 18 holes of twists and curves with an island motif will keep everyone on the team wanting to play more. They offer snacks and a game room as well. 2 Via De Luna Dr, Gulf Breeze, FL 32561


National Naval Aviation Museum

One of Pensacola’s most notable attractions, the National Naval Aviation Museum is the world’s largest naval aviation museum. Tourists visiting the Pensacola area always make sure to stop by this amazing facility.

Delve into the rich history of naval aviation as you study more than 150 restored masterpieces that are Navy, Marine, and Coast Guard aircraft. Spanning 350,000 square feet, this museum is a testament to the machinery that helps our armed forces protect and serve. 1750 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508


Admiral Fetterman Field at Community Maritime Park

The Blue Wahoos is the Minnesota Twins’ Double-A affiliate that plays in Minor League Baseball’s Southern League. They play at Admiral Fetterman Field at Community Maritime Park.

If you have never taken your team to a minor league baseball game, then they are in for a real treat. The best seats are under $10, and because minor league parks are smaller stadiums, the view of the field from every seat is amazing. 351 W Cedar St, Pensacola, FL 32502


Perdido Key State Park

Some of the most beautiful sights you can see in Florida are on the barrier islands. Geographically speaking, barrier islands protect Florida, or any mainland, from the effects of storms. However, as people began to realize the pristine views and beachfront property, these once largely unsettled islands became tourist hotspots.

You can experience the beauty of one of these islands on your trip to Pensacola. Take the team to Perdido Key State Park and enjoy the picturesque beach views. This 290-acre island is home to a variety of shorebirds and other animals, but the crown jewel are the white, sandy beaches that are open to the public. Whether you walk the boardwalk, take a dip in the Gulf of Mexico, or work on your tan. No matter what you decide to do at Perdido Key State Park, you’ll leave relaxed, but wanting more of the beach life. 15301 Perdido Key Dr, Pensacola, FL 32507


Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park

PensacolaUncle Sandy is a bird fanatic. His love for birds, specifically macaws, knows no bounds. Uncle Sandy comes from an island off the coast of Honduras where macaws are found all over, perched in trees and flying around. Once Uncle Sandy moved away from his home and retired, he wanted to give back to the birds he loves so much.

He did this by building a free-flight open aviary that allows macaws to fly around and live their lives in a safe environment, Uncle Sandy’s Macaw Bird Park. As the aviary grew, more macaws kept showing up and Uncle Sandy, being the kindhearted man that he is, couldn’t turn them away.

Today, Uncle Sandy jumps at the chance to share his love for macaws with the public and urges people to come to his aviary. He continues to care for his macaws and provides a great habitat for them to live their lives. He has two goals for his birds: care for them and provide them a safe place to stay, and search for permanent homes where these macaws can live out the rest of their days happy and healthy. 9513 N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32534


Sam’s Fun City

While Pensacola is full of unique attractions that your team won’t be able to find anywhere else, sometimes all you want to do is have some fun at an amusement park, and you can at Sam’s Fun City! This thrill park is family-owned and operated by Richard and Terry Sanfilippo, and they named it after their daughter, Samantha.

With over 20 rides appropriate for kids of all ages, Sam’s Fun City will definitely keep your team entertained. Drive around in a speedy go-kart, cause some mayhem at the bumper cars, work on your putting in mini golf, team up and play some laser tag, and so much more. Fun City also has an arcade that features 75 action-packed video games.

Once you work up a sweat having so much fun, head to Sam’s Surf City, the water park portion of the amusement park. Slip and slide down all kinds of water rides and cool off while you keep the fun rolling. Group rates are offered, but you must schedule your visit at least 72 hours in advance to receive this discount. 6709 Fun City Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32505


Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum

Visit the famous Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum! Walk up the 177 steps and witness one of the most beautiful views of the Gulf. While gazing out into the horizon, you’ll be able to see Pensacola Pass, the city skyline, and the Navy Yard.

There is also a museum which is part of the package. Your team can learn about the history of the lighthouse and what it takes to be a lighthouse keeper. 2081 Radford Blvd, Pensacola, FL 32508


Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola

Looking for some fresh produce, delicious baked goods, and maybe a cool knick-knack or two? You’ve found the place at Palafox Market in Downtown Pensacola.

It doesn’t take long to walk around this farmer’s market, and spending just a little bit of time there can net you some tasty treats and one of a kind souvenirs to bring home. N Palafox St, Pensacola, FL 32502


When your team is done competing in Pensacola be sure to spend time on the beach relaxing and eating some of the great fresh seafood the Gulf of Mexico has to offer. Your team with love it all!