A Global Living Experience with a Southern Hospitality
Northwest Florida isn’t just an international travel destination, it’s a region where people feel welcome no matter their background. Pensacola has been called the “City of Five Flags” because of centuries of multicultural influences that have graced its streets, and no matter where you are on the Emerald Coast, you’ll find a plethora of festivals, foods, museums and heritage sites that celebrate the region’s diverse past, present and future.
- Multicultural Living
- Diversity on Display
- Historical Sites and Trails
The Sun in Florida Draws No Color Line
These words from Booker T. Washington still resonate on the Emerald Coast, from coastal Mexican dining at Burrito Del Sol in Fort Walton Beach and Destin to music and culture festivals that celebrate Caribbean lifestyle in Tallahassee. Experience the “Harlem of the South” in Pensacola’s Historic Belmont-DeVilliers district. The city also celebrates its Native American, African American and Europeans influences with year-round festivals, parades, a multicultural center, and the Pensacola Museum of History.
Celebrating Who We Are
Find your tribe and be proud of who you are on the Emerald Coast. The people who live in Northwest Florida hail from all backgrounds and the veteran population in Northwest Florida is especially large with thousands of exiting military personnel each year. Pensacola also has its own gay beach two miles past the Gulf Island National Seashore sign, and the city’s Gay Memorial Day Weekend draws thousands to the beach annually.
Celebrating Where We’re From
From Spanish conquistador Hernando de Soto State Archeological site in Tallahassee to the childhood home and museum of the first Black four-star general in American military history “Chappie” James in Pensacola, Northwest Florida celebrates its rich tapestry of barrier-breaking individuals. The Carver-Hill Museum and May Day Festival honors the history of the African American community in Crestview and several historic sites throughout Pensacola celebrate the area’s rich Spanish-Colonial heritage.
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