Planning a vacation to the Florida Gulf Coast?
Rent my parent’s CONDO! It’s right on the beach in Perdido Key, FL. Perdido Key is just west of Pensacola. The Key is split by the Florida – Alabama State Line and a bar called the FLORABAMA . It’s near several GREAT things to do. It’s recently remodeled and is very nice, yet affordable. It’s Spinnaker 2A. The condo has a beautiful kitchen, two full baths, cable and high speed internet. It even has a washer and dryer. I’ll have my own pictures here soon, but until then check it out here. You can see 11 pictures of the condo and the views from the decks, and you can see the rates and make a reservation.
Here are some Great Things to Do near Perdido Key:
- The BEST thing to do near Perdido Key is to visit the National Naval Aviation Museum at the Pensacola Naval Air Station. Simply, it is my favorite museum anywhere. It’s open every day from 9-5 and it is FREE. Just take the main road on the key to the base and follow the signs. The Cubi bar cafe is nothing to write home about, but if you can only do one thing on your visit – go to this museum.
- While you are the base, go to the lighthouse. The Pensacola Lighthouse gives great views of the bay. However, it’s not open all year round.
- Also, Fort Barrancas. It’s right across from the lighthouse on the base. It’s part of the OLD fortifications of the coast. It’s neat and the rangers are very nice.
- The Crab Trap. If you have kids, you’ll like the Crab Trap. It’s westward down the Key. The nice thing about the Crab Trap is that they have a playground in the sand between the restaurant and the water. They also give the kiddies a little sand bucket and shovel to keep. The food is OK and the price is fare.
- Brunch at the Country Club. I’ll fix this later by finding the name, but there is a golf course just over the bridge back onto mainland Florida that has a Sunday Brunch. My family went there one morning and had a great meal at a great price. We sat on the patio and enjoyed watching the golf carts go by. The golfers were all very nice and we loved it.
- Walking tour of Pensacola. At Halloween, we took a Haunted Pensacola walking tour down town. LOVED IT. All the walks start at the Pensacola Historical Museum. There are several walks from which to choose and each cost just a few bucks. By the way, you don’t have to wait till Halloween. They go on throughout the week.
- While we are downtown, I recommend the Pensacola Museum of Art. It’s small, but very nice. They always have interesting collections going through the galleries. They have a neat fundraiser in April that is all about art and flowers. I saw a great exhibit of Dale Chihuley’s glass there. Fanastic!
- Nix Brothers Seafood. Every time I go to the coast, I say I plan to spend the whole weekend eating shrimp under the bridge. That where Nix Brothers is. Before you cross over to Perdido Key, divert to the little side road to the right (No matter what Mapquest tells you, it’s on the mainland side of the bridge. Really.). Nix has fresh shrimp that they will steam for you while you wait (get the seasoning option). YUM! Did I say fresh? Cause those guys were swimmin’ just this morning. Fresh.
- The Blue Angles. On some TUESDAYS, you can watch the Blue Angles practice for FREE. Check out their schedule here.
- A walk on the beach. As you can tell from above, I like cheap and free. A walk on the beach is just a wonderful thing. The BEST thing about Spinnaker is that it is the LAST condo before the National Seashore starts. Walk west from there and you are in you own, secluded, natural coastal environment. The condo has several nice books on Florida Birds and Seashells. I bring many shells back and check the books! Also, walking in the wet sand is a great way to pamper your feet – smooth, baby!
I’d love to tell you more about 2A. Let me know if you have questions, or if you have more suggestions for what to do!