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30 Oct 2023
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Pensacola Beach Area Guide

Enjoying a family vacation at Portofino Island Resort is a truly memorable experience. From the moment you arrive, you'll be greeted by the sight of emerald-green waters and powdery white sand. This stunning Gulf Coast destination, located in Pensacola Beach, Florida, offers a perfect blend of natural beauty, luxury, and an array of activities for kids. Our Pensacola Beach resort boasts a variety of accommodations with beautiful waterfront views. This hidden gem on the Gulf Coast is one of the best resorts in the Pensacola area for families seeking a perfect balance between relaxation and recreation.


Our 8 Favorite Kids Activities in the Pensacola Area:

1. Adventure Cove

For families staying at Portofino Island Resort, you have to check out Adventure Cove. Filled with water-based activities, Adventure Cove features fun activities, both thrilling and relaxing, for all ages. Whether you're planning for the kids – or the kid at heart – Adventure Cove is a playful destination for all ages.Have a blast on a water trampoline, inflatable slides, and more. There are also tons of watersports, such as sea-doos, parasailing, stand-up paddle boards, and kayaks. 

2. Adventure Packages 

Portofino Island Resort offers seasonal adventure packages so our guests can enjoy the best Pensacola area activities for a bargain price. Some package items include golf cart rentals, watersport rentals, e-bikes, beach gear, and more!

3. Portofino Island Resort Kids Programming 

There are tons of activities and programs for kids throughout the year at our dreamy Pensacola Beach resort. Some seasonal activities include swimming with mermaids, making smores, glitter tattoos, mini golf, tie-dye creations, ice cream socials, beach scavenger hunts, and more!

4. Laguna's Beach Bar + Grill

Explore this hub of thrilling activities in the Pensacola area with your kids. The adventure park features go-karts, rope courses, mini golf, zip rails, and more. Take a break from the action and refuel your energy at their beach bar and grill

5. Premier Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy one of the best dolphin cruises on Northwest Florida’s Gulf Coast. Kids and adults of all ages will have a blast watching for birds, dolphins, and other wonderful marine wildlife while cruising the Emerald Coast.  Portofino Island Resort guests can hop aboard one of these delightful cruises right from the resort dock. 

6. Gulf Breeze Zoo

This zoo in the Pensacola area is filled with fun activities for kids. Hop aboard the Safari Express Train Ride. Feed the friendly camels, giraffes, and Scottish Highland cows. Get up close to the zoo residents with animal encounters

7. The National Naval Aviation Museum

One of the most popular kid activities in the Pensacola area is this museum filled with history and adventures. Explore the aircraft galleries, giant screen theaters, flight simulators, and cockpit trainers

8. Historic Pensacola Village

Your kids will create lasting memories, immersing themselves in the living history and activities offered at this gem in downtown Pensacola. Venture through the 42-acre Arcadia Mill, overflowing with over 200 years of history. The Pensacola Children's Museum has engaging exhibits, activities, and programs for kids. 

Book your stay at Portofino Island Resort to explore all the fun things to do with kids in the Pensacola area!