Through the span of its history, Pensacola has been governed by the British, the Spanish, the French, the Confederacy, and the United States; thus, it has acquired the nickname "The City of Five Flags." Historic Pensacola Village displays the city's story through guided walking tours. Meanwhile, the downtown area features art galleries, restaurants and cultural venues. Pensacola's beaches are an absolute necessity to see, with their white sands and exquisite waters. In addition, when it comes to cities high on aviation, Pensacola does not disappoint. Not only is this Northwest Florida city the place where all naval pilots train, it is also the home of the National Naval Aviation Museum and the Blue Angels Naval Aerobatics Team.