Perdido Key Blog

It's Finally Summer!

Written on Tuesday, June 3, 2014

Summer is finally here in Perdido Key and we have a great line up for June!  With school being out it is now Summer Break, and there is always something to do in the key.  Whether your idea of a vacation is relaxing by the pool, digging for crabs at night on the beach, or action packed water sports, the Key has it all and more!  Feel free to visit our local info page for ideas and favorite local haunts: http://www.perdidokeyflorida.com/localinfo.aspx

June 13-15 join the crew at the Flora-Bama for the “funnest fishing tournament on the Gulf Coast”!  Contestants will have the chance to win a number of prizes, and the proceeds will benefit the Special Operations Warrior Foundation.  With over 30 categories of fish, it’s sure to provide a school of fish fun!  For details go to: http://www.florabamafishingrodeo.com/?utm_source=Campaign+Created+2014%2F05%2F09%2C+1%3A24+PM&utm_campaign=Fishing+Rodeo&utm_medium=email

It’s not too late to take Dad out for Father’s Day.  The 10th Annual Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival will be June 13-14 at the Foley Sports Complex.  It’s free and a great idea for families to get away and walk through arts and crafts booths, hear some live entertainment, sample local cuisine, and even pet a baby ‘gator!  For More info please call 251-943-3291.  So, whether Dad wants to come down for the Fishing Rodeo, or maybe he’s more interested in the white sandy beaches and some kite flying, Perdido Key is waiting!

 


Starfish Starfish Starfish!

Written on Thursday, May 29, 2014

After we got a heavy rain here in Perdido my kids and I decided to take a trip to the check out the Perdido Key beaches to see what the ocean washed up for us. When a big rain come through here the ocean stirs up like a big pot and some interesting things pop up on the beach. Of course there were your typical sand dollars, shell and sea plant life, but the coolest thing was all the starfish! There were tons! Almost everywhere we look there was a starfish sunbathing on the sand! My daughter Gwen had her hands full with the little sea stars! We sure will have to take trips to the Perdido Key beaches after rain more often! -Amber

 


Evening in the sand

Written on Thursday, May 22, 2014

What’s the best thing to do while staying here in Perdido Key? That’s the most frequently asked question we get when making reservation over the phone each day. There are so many things to do in Perdido Key while on vacation like go to see the Blue Angels, take a dolphin spotting boat ride, sunset cruise, charter boat fishing trip, spend the day at the pool or sunning on your balcony.

Evening in the Sand

This past weekend we took a walk on the beach around 5 o’clock. We grabbed some drinks on the way out at the Jelly Fish Bar, and took a stroll along the coast. It was awesome. The beach wasn’t too crowded and the weather was fantastic. Still a little bit of sun was shining with the sunset starting. There was a nice cool breeze. The water was really calm and cool. Sure was nice to get away from work and kind of forget life’s stress. This is one of my favorite things to do in Perdido Key and we will definitely be doing it again soon. -Kaitlyn Landry

 


Holidays and Giveaways in Perdido Key

Written on Tuesday, February 4, 2014

So We are only half way thru the holiday season and already its nearly spring!  Mardi Gras is in full swing here in the keys, and with Valentine’s Day just around the corner what better time to win a 3 night stay on the Key? (http://www.perdidokeyflorida.com/specials/winter-review-getaway/45)

The Winter Review Getaway couldn’t be any easier!  It’s easy to enter, simply follow this link to our Google+ page and click on the little pencil icon under our name and contact info to write a review.  Tell us about your great vacation you had while staying with us in Perdido Key and you will be automatically entered!   The contests ends on February 28th at which point a winner will be drawn from the entries.  They will get a 3 night stay to be redeemed by May 17, 2014. https://plus.google.com/104914374007205822314/posts

While you are waiting to win another visit back, why not think about a weekend away for Valentine’s Day?  Perdido Key is a great place for a last minute romantic getaway.  With romantic views and secluded spots all along the beach, the key is calling out for you to escape the everyday and experience the tranquility together.

Want a little more action in your vacation?  Come and see us on March 1st for a Mardi Gras celebration!  The party will be in an island theme to keep you in the Key frame of mind with Cajun food and live music.  It might be winter in Perdido Key but with more activities than ever available, it’s hard to resist the pull of the beach!

 


It's time for Fat Tuesday!

Written on Thursday, January 2, 2014

You don’t have to head to New Orleans for an authentic Mardi Gras Celebration. North West Florida has Mardi Gras parties and parades planned throughout the area! Let’s take a look at how Perdido Key turns its laid-back, beach town atmosphere into a bead-throwing, moon pie tossing, good time!

“Let the good times roll” all evening long at Pensacola’s 12th night kick off. On Sunday, January 5th starting at 5pm, visit the historic streets of downtown to celebrate the 2014 Mardi Gras Season along with the Krewes. Once there you will also see the Kings and Queens for the upcoming season, enjoy a variety of King Cake, and visit with the town crier!  Admission is free and will be all along Palafox Street.

Looking for a more active way to ring in the season?  Join the Krewe du Ya Yas at the Florabama on Saturday, February 8th at 9am for “I Pink I Can Run.”  The funds raised for this event will be used to raise awareness in our community about breast cancer.  Admission is $30.  For more details call 850-492-0611.

February 28th marks the 60th Annual Krewe of Lafitte Mardi Gras Parade!  Starting at 8pm in Downtown Pensacola, jois us for the only illuminated nighttime parade in Pensacola.  The crowd can expect to see marching bands, lighted floats, and great throws courtesy of the Krewe of Lafitte.  Admission is free, so grab your friends and get ready to catch some holiday fun!

 

Mobile will have you saying “Laissez les bons temps rouler” throughout these winter months. Starting on February 14th, and then held a variety of days leading up to the big parade on March 4th, Mobile throws a Mardi Gras Celebration! Fabulous floats, costumes, and Jazz Bands will parade through the heart of town. With a different Krewe hosting each parade you are sure to see a variety of revelers out for a good time! For more information on this event visit: http://mmgpa.com/ParadeDates.