- The list below includes 74 free or cheap things to do in or near Pensacola, Florida, including 54 different types of inexpensive activities like National & State Parks, Bowling, Baseball Fields and Aviation Museums.
- From Pensacola Beach to Veterans Memorial Park, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Pensacola and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Gulf Breeze, Orange Beach, Navarre and Pensacola Beach.
Featuring memorials for individual wars and conflicts, Veterans Memorial Park includes monuments to the Korean and Vietnam wars along with the two World Wars. The park has a pond, a paved walking path, grassy areas and park benches.
With its abundant waterways, Blackwater River State Park, is a favorite destination for kayaking and canoe lovers. Covering 600 acres, visitors enjoy camping, picnicking, swimming, and more in this lush paradise.
At the Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier the fisherman, whether amateur or professional, can catch plenty of fish species, from mackerel to red fish. The largest catch registered was of 50 pounds. There is also a gift shop and a rental shop. Marine wildlife can be spotted from here.
Boasting acres of pristine white sand and rolling dunes, Perdido Key State Park offers a relaxing setting for picnicking, sunbathing, swimming, and surf fishing. Lucky visitors can catch a glimpse of coastal wildlife such as dolphins, manta rays and more.
Located on a barrier island of the Gulf of Mexico just outside Gulf Breeze, Florida, Buccaneer State Park is in close proximity to Pensacola Beach as well as the city itself. Neighboring parks include Fort Pickens Campground and Naval Live Oaks Nature Preserve.
The Big lagoon State Park is a 655-acre state park that has natural communities that range from pine flatwoods to saltwater pines. The park also has opportunities for camping, swimming, fishing, and boating.
Soft sand and salty sea water are just a couple of the features found at Bayview Dog Beach. Dogs can run off leash in a safe, fenced environment, while their owners can enjoy shaded picnic areas and scenic waterfront views.
Blue Wahoos Ballpark is a prominent minor league stadium that serves as the home of the Pensacola Blue Wahoos team. During the off season, the ballpark offers a team store on the site that is open Mondays through Fridays.