From the Innovation Coast it's just a short trip to some of the most exciting metropolitan areas in the Southeast.
A weekend getaway – or even a day trip – can take you to a whole new place and frame of mind.
New Orleans is three hours to the west; Tallahassee three hours to the east. Jump on I-65 and it’s a quick five hours on the road to Atlanta. Or drive along the coast and stop at any of the numerous state parks and dozens of fun beach towns offering surf, sand, and Southern hospitality.
Or really get out of town. Pensacola International Airport offers daily non-stop flights to Miami and Chicago. Pensacola will soon offer non-stop service to Houston and Nashville, as well.
Of course, people from those cities are planning their vacations to the gulf coast's white sand beaches, so there's no better place live and plan a staycation.