101 Things to do in Perdido Key



  1. Sip a specialty martini at The Jellyfish
  2. Eat crab legs at The Crab Trap
  3. Have a beach-side picnic
  4. Drink a cold beer on the state line at the legendary Flora-Bama
  5. Down a raw oyster at Perdido Key Oyster Bar
  6. Have your dinner with a view of the Gulf of Mexico
  7. Order To-Go and eat dinner on your room balcony overlooking the ocean
  8. Take your fresh-caught fish to Flora-Bama Yacht Club to prepare for you
  9. Order the area’s drink of choice, a frozen Bushwacker
  10. Sip a Mai Tai, poolside at Purple Parrot


  1. Pamper yourself at Spas of Eden at Eden Condominiums
  2. Take a moonlit beach walk
  3. Take pictures of unforgettable sunrises
  4. Sip champagne and watch the sunset on the beach
  5. Build a sandcastle at Johnson Beach
  6. Work on your tan at the nation’s top ranked beach
  7. Gaze at the star-filled night sky
  8. Lounge by the pool
  9. Fly a kite in the ocean breeze

Shopping & Entertainment

An attractive young lady out shopping.

  1. Shopping, Art Galleries and Food at Villagio Shopping Center
  2. Take a segway tour!
  3. Visit the Historical Pensacola District
  4. Shop in Downtown Pensacola
  5. See the National Aviation Museum
  6. Take a haunted lighthouse tour
  7. Visit historic Forts McRee, Barrancas and Morgan
  8. Take in the art galleries
  9. Learn about hurricane hunters at the Gulf Shores Museum
  10. Go to Five Flags Speedway
  11. Test your luck at Pensacola Greyhound Park and Poker Room
  12. Learn about Geronimo at nearby Fort Pickens
  13. Take a guided tour of Seville Historic District Homes
  14. Go to Opera or Symphony, or watch live entertainment at Pensacola’s historic Saenger Theatre
  15. Learn about the first European Settlement at T.T. Wentworth Museum
  16. Sing-a-long with Dueling Pianists at landmark Seville Quarter venue
  17. Visit Old Christ Church in Pensacola, Florida’s oldest church
  18. Look at masterpieces at Pensacola Museum of Art
  19. Enjoy national musical acts at The Wharf
  20. Tour USS Alabama Battleship Park in Mobile


  1. Take a dolphin cruise
  2. Hire a charter boat
  3. Go Deep Sea Fishing
  4. Go Scuba diving
  5. Dive the USS Oriskany, the World’s Largest Artificial Reef
  6. Chase Hermit Crabs on the beach
  7. Go snorkeling
  8. Go surf fishing
  9. Try body surfing
  10. Attempt kite surfing
  11. Go parasailing
  12. Rent a Pontoon boat
  13. Rent a canoe
  14. Kayak the Intracoastal Waterway
  15. Circumnavigate the saltwater paddling trail
  16. Jog along miles of pristine coastline
  17. Test your balance by surfing on a windy day
  18. Canoe in two states through the Perdido River
  19. Hit the links at the Lost Key Golf Club
  20. Dive to the USS Massachusetts
  21. Trek 4 miles to the east end of the Key
  22. Find unique, hand-made jewelry in local shops
  23. Compete in Perdido Key or Santa Rosa Island Triathlons


  1. Discover the Bon Secour National Wildlife Sanctuary
  2. Hike a nature trail
  3. Pitch a tent on Johnson’s beach
  4. View rare wildlife
  5. Climb the Big Lagoon observation tower
  6. Watch birds migrate to the saltwater marsh
  7. Witness a sea turtle hatching
  8. Visit Gulf Island National Seashore
  9. Take in a Geocache treasure hunting point
  10. Walk 16 miles from Big Lagoon to Tarkiln Bayou
  11. View a rare carnivorous plant, the pitcher plant
  12. Go crabbing at Little Lagoon Pass
  13. Ride the ferry from Fort Morgan to Dauphin Island
  14. Visit Bellingrath Gardens to see flowers of every season
  15. Head out on the Alabama Coastal Birding Trail

Special Events

  1. Run in the Blue Angels Marathon (Feb.)
  2. Toss a fish at the Annual “Interstate Mullet Toss” (April)
  3. Brave the cold at the annual Polar Bear Dip (Jan.)
  4. Catch a Blue Angels Air Show (July & Nov.)
  5. Catch beads at the Mardi Gras parade (Feb.)
  6. Dance at the Frank Brown International Songwriter’s Festival (Nov.)
  7. Try the best German sausage at the Elberta Sausage Festival (March)
  8. Eat Cajun-style at the Crawfish Fest (May)
  9. Sail a wood boat at the Pirate’s Cove festival (May)
  10. See one-of-a-kind art at the Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival downtown (Nov.)
  11. Fly high at the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival (June)
  12. Enjoy fine wines and local cuisine at the Annual Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival (April)
  13. Eat shrimp at the National Shrimp Festival (Oct.)
  14. View the finest Southeastern artists at Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival (Nov.)
  15. Eat fresh Strawberries at Loxley Strawberry Festival (April)

Fun, Kid-Friendly Things to Do

  1. Visit Perdido Kids Park
  2. Check out the baby animal encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo
  3. Check out Fast Eddies Fun City
  4. Splash around at Waterville USA
  5. Ride the ferris wheel at The Wharf
  6. Search for sea shells & sand dollars
  7. Let the kids earn their sea legs at a number of dolphin cruises and fishing charters
  8. Cheer on the Blue Wahoos at a Pensacola baseball game
  9. Learn about the coastal ecosystem at the Gulf Islands National Seashore