Discover the best things to do in Pensacola, FL

Known for blending old and new with historic charm and the natural beauty of white sand beaches, Pensacola, FL is a can’t-miss destination. Located just off I-10, the Country Inn & Suites, Pensacola West provides comfortable accommodations within easy reach of historic sites like Fort Barrancas, Fort Pickens, and the Historic Pensacola Village. For things to do less than eight miles from the hotel, spend an afternoon shopping at Cordova Mall or enjoy a stock car race at Five Flags Speedway, home of the famous Snowball Derby. Whatever brings you to the area, don’t miss a chance to soak up some sunshine at Perdido Key or lounge in the warm waters at Pensacola Beach.

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Cordova Mall

7.15 mi / 11.5 km from the hotel
Home to more than 120 stores and restaurants, this upscale mall offers on-site dining at Red Robin, Zoës Kitchen, and Pieology in addition to retail therapy at shops such as Belk, World Market, Best Buy, and Dillard’s.

Five Flags Speedway

1.22 mi / 1.96 km from the hotel
Though it’s best known as the home of the famous Snowball Derby, one of the premier super late-model stock car races in the US, this auto racing venue features races throughout the year.

Historic Pensacola Village

9.8 mi / 15.77 km from the hotel
Don’t miss a guided tour of the beautiful 19th-century historic homes and buildings in downtown Pensacola. Located by the bay, this village also boasts the Pensacola Children’s Museum and fascinating exhibits at the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum.

National Naval Aviation Museum

11.75 mi / 18.92 km from the hotel
One of Florida’s most popular museums, the National Naval Aviation Museum houses 150 restored aircraft—including Blue Angels, WWII aircraft, and the first plane to reach the South Pole—as well as flight simulators and an IMAX theater.

Pensacola Beach

16.67 mi / 26.83 km from the hotel
Voted one of the 25 best beaches in the nation by TripAdvisor, Pensacola Beach is sure to please with its clear waters, soft white sand, and opportunities for water sports, entertainment, dining, and more.

Perdido Key

17.96 mi / 28.9 km from the hotel
Golf, dine, or sunbathe at this stunning barrier island. In addition to sandy beaches, Perdido Key is also known for its year-round schedule of special events and live entertainment.