Pensacola is a popular waterfront city that's home to gorgeous protected beaches, and it's the perfect place to explore in an RV. You can rent all kinds of RVs on RVshare, including Class A, Class B and Class C motorhomes.
When you're choosing the proper size of RV, a good rule of thumb for motorhome rentals in Pensacola is to remember that the longer the vehicle, the more modest its gas mileage. For example, a Class A RV gets 6 to 8 miles per gallon. A Pensacola RV rental that's Class C is comfortable for four people and gets better mileage than a larger vehicle. The Class B, which is sometimes called a sleepervan, is smaller than a bus-sized Class A. A Class B RV can be just right for an on-the-move group of travelers who plan to spend most of their vacation days outdoors.
A towable fifth wheel requires a special in-bed hitch on your truck to haul it, and the weight of the fifth wheel also means that your truck needs to be a powerful model for towing.
A pop-up camper rental in Pensacola contains enough storage for a fully stocked kitchen with electric stove, refrigerator and a 10-gallon water tank. This type is towable anywhere that camper rentals in Pensacola can go.
Pensacola has plenty of great RV campgrounds. You can stay at Navarre's Emerald Beach RV Park. This campground lies 15 minutes from Pensacola to provide beach access and a handy grocery store across the street. Enjoy both pull through and back in sites and a restaurant row for special nights out.
Another excellent campground is the Panama City Beach RV Resort, which is 30 minutes from Pensacola. This secluded space is near St. Andrews Park so your pet can get some exercise, too. For an extra added attraction to the dramatic ocean views, try renting a pontoon boat at the marina nearby.
Everglades National Park is the largest tropical wetland in the U.S., with 1.5 million acres to explore. Exotic species, such as manatees, Florida panthers and American crocodiles survive and thrive there, and you can get great views of the wildlife via elevated walkways above the water.
Between May and November is the rainy season, so when you're traveling at this time, be prepared for daily afternoon thunderstorms that clear up to leave breathtaking sunsets. Temperatures from the 50s to the 90s are the norm nearly year-round, and it's wise to use sunscreen while exploring on foot or by an airboat tour. The park lies on Florida's tip near Key Largo, a day's drive from Pensacola.
If you want to store your RV rental in Pensacola and use another vehicle for shorter excursions, you can find local RV storage that provides large, well-lit facilities in secure locations. Blue Angel Stor-It-Mate and Security Plus Mini Storage are two facilities that are available.
Dumpstations provide a sanitary place for you to empty your RV. There are quite a few places that offer this in Pensacola.
This road trip planner makes it a cinch to celebrate Independence Day with a bang at Sertoma's 4th of July Fireworks display over Pensacola Bay. See thousands of fireworks that launch from a barge at 9 p.m. Kids' daytime entertainment includes rock-climbing walls, pony rides, and face painting, with a noon hot-dog eating contest, to complete the picture.
Since 1914, Pensacola has housed the National Museum of Naval Aviation. John Glenn and Neil Armstrong are two of the station's best-known aviators who received training there. To experience some of the excitement, plan a visit to observe a flight by the station's famed Flight Demonstration Squadron, the Blue Angels.
One hour's drive east of Pensacola lies Destin, the World's Luckiest Fishing Village. Come see the largest fishing vessel fleet in Florida. You can select a charter and try your luck at deep-sea fishing in Destin's green waters, which give the area its nickname of the Emerald Coast.
The Blue Wahoos supply minor league baseball fun at Admiral Fetterman Field. The Pensacola Bay Center hosts ice hockey's Pensacola Ice Flyers games that provide a cool break from the summer heat. For a change of pace, women's football is represented by the Gulf Coast Riptide, so visitors can cheer them on at Escambia High School. Every Veterans Day, you can watch or take part in the Pensacola Bay Marathon.
For some fresh local food, don't miss the Pensacola Seafood Festival or the Pensacola Crawfish Festival that are held in the heart of downtown. The Foo Foo Festival, held each November, suits everyone's taste by combining the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival, the Frank Brown International Songwriters Festival, and the Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show into one over-the-top event.
East to west Interstate 10 and its loop, route I-110, provide easy access to the city, along with three state routes and eight state roads.