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2014 OFFICIAL PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE

Table of Contents Featuring

INSIDER’S GUIDE 06 Explore the Key 09 Finding the “Lost Island” 10 Travel Insider

12 A Few of the Key’s Dark Secrets

Moonlit strolls on the beach are a great way to enjoy Perdido Key after dark, but if you’re in the mood for a more unique after-hours experience, keep reading on page 12 to find out.

38 The Unforgettable Perdido Key Family Getaway

11 Blue Angels Flying High 12 A Few of the Key’s Dark Secrets 14 Flavors of the Key 15 Gulf Coast Fresh 17 Local Arts and Crafts

The ideal family getaway includes a picturesque beach setting and unforgettable indoor and outdoor activities to indulge every member of the family.

18 Things to Do Year-Round

44 Live on the Key: Perdido Key Unplugged

24 22 Things to Do for Free or Almost Free

Whether it’s at the core of your vacation plans or a little something extra–”lagniappe”–live music is a staple on Perdido Key.

22 Paws in the Sand

26 How to Get to Perdido Key 28 Discover Perdido Key 29 Ship Wrecked 30 Perdido Key in the Wild 31 Day Trippin’ 32 10 Trip Itineraries 34 Destination Romance 35 Weddings in Perdido Key 37 Island Survival Guide 38 Perdido Key Family Getaway 40 Perdido Key on the Water

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41 Sports Lover’s Paradise 43 Flora-Bama Celebrates 50 Years 44 Perdido Key Unplugged 45 Frank Brown Songwriters Festival 46 Contributors

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Explore the Key Perdido Key has beckoned explorers since Don Carlos Siguenza first found the 16-mile-long island in 1693. Now it’s your turn to explore Florida’s “Lost Key.” Spend a relaxing day on the sugar-white sand, play in the Gulf and savor the freshest possible Gulf Coast seafood. Take in the world’s largest naval aviation

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museum, sail with the dolphins and enjoy live music overlooking the water. Whether it’s your first visit, or your family has been coming for generations, you’ll find a world of unique and unforgettable things to explore on Perdido Key.

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Finding the “Lost Island” Visitors have been getting lost on Perdido Key for centuries, but none arrived here in a more unusual fashion than Don Carlos Siguenza. Tucked nicely between Florida and Alabama, Perdido Key escaped the early explosion of beach development and was largely left to appreciative locals, who enjoyed its remoteness— and the fishing, swimming and squeaky white sand. To give you an idea of the real estate market of yesteryear, historian Sunny David recounted a 1925 brochure that listed 10 acres of waterfront property for sale for $32,000 – home included! Part of what is now Lost Key Golf Course was a gunnery range for the U.S. Navy, and in the 1950s, Uncle Sam reportedly auctioned off the land for as little as $3,000 an acre. Siguenza, a Spanish explorer, found himself on Perdido Key quite by accident in 1693, when a storm blew his ship off course. Fortunately, a friendly Indian chief spotted the vessel and guided it to safe harbor. That’s how Siguenza, a cartographer and scientist, “found” Perdido Key, which is Spanish for “Lost Island.”

But as Florida became more and more developed, so did concern for public access to the pristine Perdido Key beaches, woods and marshes that had endured for centuries. Federal and state agencies bought much of the land, and now more than 60 percent of Perdido Key is off limits to development.

Today, much of the island is remarkably similar to the way it was back in 1693. Nature has helped shape and reshape the barrier island, which extends some 16 miles DID YOU KNOW? between the Gulf of Mexico Perdido Bay was at and the Intracoastal one time known as a Waterway. favorite pirate point.

For Perdido Key residents and visitors, getting “Lost on the Lost Key” is a way of life. You won’t find incessant traffic jams, long lines or crowded beaches here, just a stress-free, laid-back atmosphere where unwinding is a pastime.

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Our beautiful, white-sand beaches bring visitors back year after year. But take a closer look and you’ll find even more to enjoy: culinary delights, year-round festivals, parks and nature, golf, shopping, extreme watersports and countless ways to relax. So enjoy the beach, but don’t miss out on the other fun that Perdido Key has to offer:

Sunday Worship

Worship on the Water, an outreach of the Central Christian Church, draws casually dressed people of all ages for music and a short sermon Sunday mornings at the beachfront FloraBama. Arrive early on special days like Easter, when more than 2,400 people attend. Service at 11am.

Seafood and Bluegrass

Along with local fresh seafood, you can enjoy Bubba and Them, a lively bluegrass band, at The Original Point Restaurant (point-restaurant.com) every weekend. As one Yelp reviewer put it, “… this place is as fun as it gets. Amazing bluegrass band and fantastic royal red shrimp.”

The Past Comes Alive

At Native Paths Cultural Heritage Museum (perdidobaytribe.org), you’ll find Native American artifacts, historic weapons and hand-crafted treasures. Meet members of the Perdido Bay Tribe of Poarch Creek Indians, and watch as rescued and recovered animals are released into the wild. Tue-Sat, 9am-5pm. Free admission.

Unique Mess Hall

The Cubi Bar Café inside the National Naval Aviation Museum (navalaviationmuseum.org/explore/ cubi-bar-cafe) holds a treasury of memories for military personnel who transited through the Philippines from the Vietnam conflict until 1992, when the original Cubi closed. Gourmet sandwiches, salads and soups daily from 10:30am-3:30pm.

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MORE ONE-OF-A-KIND ACTIVITIES NEARBY Flying High

Hummingbird Ziplines (gulfadventurecenter.com/ hummingbird-ziplines.html) has seven towers, six zip lines and nearly a mile’s worth of airborne travel at Gulf State Park between Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. Soar up to 90 feet above the ground while you enjoy views of the nature park and nearby Gulf.

Magical Gardens

Millions of flowers bloom year-round at Bellingrath Gardens and Home (bellingrath.org), a 65-acre estate in nearby Theodore, Ala. The house, built in 1935, covers 10,500 sq. ft., and the original furnishings are on display. Hop aboard the Southern Belle for a river cruise while you’re there.

Food, Culture and Blues

Historic Belmont-DeVilliers (belmontdevilliers.com) mixes art galleries, live music, restaurants and shops, where Five Sisters Blues Café serves authentic southern cuisine and regular live jazz music, the frills-free Blue Dot dishes out award-winning burgers and rib sandwiches, and Gumbo Gallery showcases local artists and “lost communities.”

A Fish Story

Joe Patti’s Seafood (joepattis.com) is a long-time fixture on Pensacola’s waterfront and one of the biggest tourist attractions in Pensacola. Wander through the bustling market that’s filled with oysters, fish, shrimp, crab and other fresh seafood right off the boat. There’s also a delicatessen, a sushi bar and a wine store.

A Lot of Hot Air

Hot air balloonists from around the country descend on Foley, Ala., every June for the Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival (southbaldwinchamber.com). Weather permitting, there are day and nighttime flights. There’s also a Frisbee dog show, live music, free children’s village, arts and crafts, and more.


Blue Angels

Flying High

The 2014 Blue Angels schedule includes 65 official air shows in the U.S., including two shows in the Perdido Key area, one over Pensacola Beach on July 12 and the second at Pensacola Naval Air Station on Nov. 7-8. Perdido Key is just a few miles from Pensacola NAS, where the Blues perform practice shows twice a week at 8:30am during flight season. And on Wednesday mornings after the practice, at 11:30am from March through November, visitors can meet the pilots, take photos with them and even ask for their autographs at the National Naval Aviation Museum. Also at the museum, visitors can visit the Blue Angels atrium to have their photos taken with real Blue Angels aircraft, positioned in flying formation.

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1. This year, the Blue Angels celebrate 60 years in Pensacola, where they have been based since 1954. 2. For many people, the favorite aircraft is Fat Albert, the C-130, which carries the Blue Angels’ cargo and plays a part in each show. Bulky but reliable Fat Albert got its name years ago from Marines, who make up its crew. 3. Don’t worry about streams of “smoke” trailing the aircraft. Biodegradable, paraffinbased oil is pumped into the aircraft’s exhaust nozzles, where it is instantly vaporized as “smoke.” 4. The F/A-18 can reach speeds just under Mach 2, almost twice the speed of sound or about 1,400 mph. 5. The Blue Angels do some of their best work on the ground, visiting an estimated 50,000 people in hospitals and schools each year on their tour across the United States.

On practice days you can watch the six F/A-18 jets slicing gracefully through the air at speeds up to 700 mph and see the breathtaking maneuvers—a vertical roll as high as 15,000 feet, a “sneak pass” performed at a ground-skimming 50 feet, and a Diamond 360 done with the aircraft a mere 18 inches apart! The Blue Angels team, named after a New York nightclub, was formed after World War II to remind people of Naval and Marine aviation, to encourage them to enlist and to boost the morale of current service members. An estimated 15 million people attend their shows each year!

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Much of the Lost Key Golf Course was once a gunnery range operated by U.S. Navy to train aerial gunners during WWII—many of whom had never shot a gun until the country went to war.

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Moonlit strolls on the beach are a great way to enjoy Perdido Key after dark, but if you’re in the mood for a more unique after-hours experience, keep reading.

OFFICIAL CALENDAR FOR THE 2014

Full Moon JANUARY 15

WOLF MOON

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FEBRUARY 14 SNOW MOON

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MARCH 16

WORM MOON

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APRIL 15

PINK MOON

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MAY 14

FLOWER MOON

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JUNE 13

STRAWBERRY MOON 12:11 AM

JULY 12

BUCK MOON

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AUGUST 10

STURGEON MOON

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SEPTEMBER 8 HARVEST MOON

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OCTOBER 8

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HUNTERS MOON

NOVEMBER 6 BEAVER MOON

5:23 PM

DECEMBER 6 COLD MOON

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Built in 1859, the Pensacola Lighthouse may be the most haunted place on the Gulf Coast, according to the Travel Channel. When the Syfy Network’s “Ghost Hunters” visited, the film crew reported paranormal activity—a slamming hatch door, the sound of a chair being dragged across the floor, equipment inexplicably turning off and on, and unexplained whispers. Other people have reported seeing a small boy in Victorian clothing sitting cross-legged in a bedroom closet, according to Splash! magazine. But don’t just take our word for it, take a ghost hunter’s tour of the lighthouse, which is aboard Pensacola Naval Air Station, across from the National Naval Aviation Museum. The lighthouse, with 177 steps to the top, has a romantic side, too. Make a reservation for two and take in a panoramic view of Pensacola Bay from the top, along with ambient music, sparkling, non-alcoholic wine served in keepsake champagne flutes, and light hors d’oeuvres. (pensacolalighthouse.org) For another unforgettable nighttime experience, cast your fate to the winds and take a sail aboard the 53foot catamaran Wild Hearts, which starts its 90-minute cruises at sunset. Every sail is different aboard the U.S. Coast Guard-certified vessel, which casts off from Perdido Beach Resort’s Soundside Pier and goes wherever the wind goes. (sailwildhearts.com) Starry nights are breathtaking from the vantage point of the Gulf Coast, and the Escambia Amateur Astronomers’ Association regularly sets up telescopes at Big Lagoon State Park to view the night sky and explain its mysteries to the curious. Admission is free with park admission. 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy. (eaaa.net)


Observe otherworldly phenomena on the beach after dark, when waves sometimes light up with a neon glow as they roll onto the shore. The light comes from tiny animals living in the water, “ocean phosphorescence.” Kick your leg through the water and watch it glow with thousands of tiny sparkles of bluish-green light. When night falls on the beach, elusive ghost crabs often skitter along the sand in the dark. Named for their ability to blend in with the white sand dunes and to quickly vanish from sight, ghost crabs are speedy—their six legs can propel

them at speeds up to 10 mph, and they often see you before you see them, with eyes that are able to see 360 degrees at once. If you dare, venture to Happy Harbor on the Line, a popular restaurant on the canal side of the key. Along with waterfront dining, a tiki bar and a sports bar, there’s a surveillance video that seems to have captured a ghostly female resident who flies through the building and knocks over chairs after midnight. (happyharbors.com)

DID YOU KNOW?

In 1821, the Perdido River became the official boundary between Alabama and Florida.

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Flavors of the Key

Whether you’re craving smoked barbeque, spicy Cajun fare, handthrown pizza, sizzling steaks or fresh local seafood, there’s a culinary treat waiting for you on Perdido Key.

Waterfront views are standard at the new Flora-Bama Yacht Club, an open-air restaurant with a unique menu that includes Apple Cider Queso Blanca and Greek Shrimp Nachos. Across the street is the renowned FloraBama Lounge, Package and Oyster Bar, where you can taste oysters served an infinite number of ways: Cajun, McClellan, Perdido and raw—along with a full menu of seafood and burgers. With its boardwalk leading right down to the Gulf of Mexico, the popular Crab Trap is a perfect laid-back eatery for families—don’t miss their Blackened Mahi Mahi and mouth-watering hushpuppies and marmalade butter. And the popular Shrimp Basket serves up their own brand of fresh seafood dishes prepared any number of ways. Eat inside or under a relaxing, shaded, outdoor dining area. At Happy Harbor Restaurant, the second-floor view overlooks Old River’s endless parade of recreational and commercial boats. It’s a great waterfront, kid-friendly spot. Not to miss: their fried green tomatoes and Buffalo Shrimp Basket. The Oyster Bar Restaurant and Marina dishes up succulent steaks, fresh seafood, specialty cocktails and wonderful waterfront scenes, including spectacular sunsets. Follow the gravel road, or pull up the boat, to Sunset Grille at Holiday Harbor Marina, where you can enjoy a relaxing meal on the dock-side deck. The kids will love playing in the large, enclosed playground there! When you’re looking for something besides seafood, try a piping-hot homemade pizza or other Italian fare at Lillian’s Pizza (Lillian personally hand makes her pizza dough every morning) or Bella Luna Pizza (try the Ragin’ 14 PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE www.visitperdido.com

Cajun pizza). Hub Stacey’s at the Point is a favorite with locals, known for its waterfront views and hearty sandwiches. Try “The Innerarity” sandwich—it’s big enough for two—or the BBQ Cheddar Burger. Sports lovers, head to The Sports Bar of Perdido Key, where you can watch your favorite teams, shoot a game of pool and savor some of the best buffalo wings you’ve ever tasted. More great food and unusual settings are in store when you cross the Theo Baars Bridge heading east. Fisherman’s Corner, nestled under the bridge, will lure you back again and again for its Cajun Creole cuisine. Everything on the menu is made from scratch and made to order. Just next door is Perdido Key Seafood, a little seafood market that’s been providing fresh Gulf seafood to the area for more than 50 years. (When you get back home, order online and they’ll ship fresh shrimp right to your door). The Original Point Restaurant on Innerarity Point Road serves live bluegrass music along with fresh, local seafood. Their Point Gumbo and Fried Bay Scallops are unforgettable. The local dining options are seemingly endless—fine dining, casual waterfront views, live music, dining destinations that have been around for decades and new hotspots offering their own unique coastal flavors—and they’re all part of Perdido Key’s unique culinary experience.


Gulf Coast Fresh The island of Perdido Key is a food lover’s paradise, renowned for its delicious Gulf Coast cuisine. Fortunately, visitors can find many of the same fresh local ingredients used by local chefs to create their signature dishes. Tucked away on the Key and in nearby communities, there’s an endless array of fresh seafood, organically grown fruits, vegetables and herbs, and distinctive regional wines, cheeses and sauces. You can be inspired by the specialties prepared by talented local chefs, then pick up everything you’ll need to create your own Gulf Coastinspired dishes once you’re back home. Be sure to explore these local farms and markets: Perdido Key Seafood—fresh, right-off-the-boat shrimp, fish and oysters, as well as fresh herbs. Open seven days a week. 13506 Perdido Key Dr., under the Theo Baars Bridge. (850) 492-0455. Palafox Market—fresh produce, local meat, poultry and cheese, baked goods, herbs and more. Open Saturdays from 8am-2pm, rain or shine. In downtown Pensacola at Martin Luther King, Jr. Plaza on N. Palafox St. between Wright St. and Garden St. (850) 434-5371. Sweet Home Farm—delicious, natural farmstead cheeses, from sharp to light and creamy. Open 10am-5pm, Fri-Sat. 274107 Schoen Rd., Elberta, Ala. (251) 986-5663. Hillcrest Farm—plump, organic blueberries that you pick yourself, as well as jams, garden vegetables and ice cream. Open June-early Sept., from 6am-dark. 30497 Hixson Rd., Elberta, Ala. (251) 962-2500. Perdido Vineyards—award-winning gourmet wines, wine vinegars, juices, preserves, jams and jellies. Open Mon-Sat from 10am-5pm. 22100 County Road 47 in Perdido, Ala. (251) 937-9463.

DID YOU KNOW? The Original Point Restaurant & Oyster Bar once was Ivy’s Grocery, where visitors could enjoy all-you-can-eat mullet for around 75¢.

BJ Farms—fresh strawberries that you pick yourself during season (approximately March-May). Open Mon-Sat at 8am, Sun at 10am. 27618 Highway 98 East, Elberta, Ala. (251) 986-5391.

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Local Arts and Crafts A beautiful beach inspires artists, and Perdido Key and Pensacola shops and galleries are filled with an ever-changing array of paintings, sculptures, ceramics, metalworks and other unique art. A number of talented artists exhibit at Artworks Gallery at Villagio (850) 261-9617. The work includes many beach-oriented pieces, but you will be surprised by the variety of other art turned out by talented local artisans. You can find glasswork, jewelry, watercolors and other articles. (facebook.com/ArtworksOnPerdidoKey) For a look at historical Native American artifacts, as well as the opportunity to purchase Native American arts and crafts, take the short drive to Native Path Cultural Heritage Museum (850) 453-7382, operated by the Perdido Bay Tribe of Lower Muscogee Creek Indians. Hand-crafted leather works, jewelry, beading and artifacts give glimpses of the Indians’ role in society through the centuries. (perdidobaytribe.org) The Pensacola Museum of Art (850) 432-6247, offers collections of both permanent art and displays that change periodically. And it’s right in downtown Pensacola, which is home to numerous galleries. (pensacolamuseum.org)

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Things To Do Year-Round No need to wait for summer when there’s so much to do on Perdido Key all year long!

January PERFECT TIME FOR: Exploring National Naval Aviation Museum First day hike at Big Lagoon State Park Art class at Artworks Gallery

February PERFECT TIME FOR: Discovery Saturday at Naval Aviation Museum Ft. Barrancas Candlelight Tour Sunset dinner cruise on the Gulf

FEBRUARY EVENTS

JANUARY EVENTS Polar Bear Dip at Flora-Bama Perdido Key Snowbird Roost

Pirates of the Lost Treasure Flotilla Glenn Miller Orchestra at Naval Aviation Museum Perdido Key Snowbird Roost

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Pensacola Ice Flyers hockey game “Blue Monday” at Five Sisters Blues Café Glass blowing class at First City Art Center

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WATER 68

Orange Beach Seafood Festival Pensacola Museum of Art Historic Pensacola Trolley Tour

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March

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Geocaching on the Key Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail 18 holes of golf at Lost Key

MARCH EVENTS Perdido Key Mardi Gras Festival SpringFest Flora-Bama 5K and Half Marathon Perdido Key Snowbird Roost

FUN NEARBY Kangaroo encounters at Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Orange Beach Festival of Art Downtown Pensacola Gallery Night

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LOW 52

WATER 68

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Boating to Sand Island for a picnic Johnson Beach Discovery Nature Trail Blue Angels Practice Airshows

MAY EVENTS Rosamond Johnson Day Ceremony Lionfish Roundfish Roundup Perdido Key Chamber Golf Tournament

Exploring Big Lagoon State Park Climbing the pirate’s ship at Perdido Kids Park Virtual flight simulators at Naval Aviation Museum

APRIL EVENTS Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival Interstate Mullet Toss Mulletman Triathlon

FUN NEARBY Blue Wahoos baseball games Zip-lining at Gulf Adventure Center Pensacola JazzFest

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WATER 72

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Father’s Day deep sea fishing trip Junior Ranger programs for kids Climbing the observation tower at Big Lagoon

JUNE EVENTS Shindig on the Sand music festival Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo Snapper Fishing Tournament Disney World Cup Qualifying Soccer

FUN NEARBY

FUN NEARBY Pensacola Crawfish Festival Naval Aviation Symposium Hangout Fest

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June

May

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April

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Gulf Coast Hot Air Balloon Festival Hugh Branyon Backcountry Trail complex Fishin’ Chix Pink Rubber Boots Ladies’ Fishing Rodeo

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August

July PERFECT TIME FOR: Beach cookout at Gulf Islands National Seashore Family surfing lessons National Flight Academy camp

JULY EVENTS FUN NEARBY Blue Angels Air Show at Pensacola Beach 34th Annual Ladies’ Billfishing Tournament

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AUGUST EVENTS Thunder on the Gulf powerboat races Hardee’s Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament

July 4th fireworks

HIGH 90

PERFECT TIME FOR:

Shopping at The Villagio Watching the Blue Angels practice Pulling a seine net with park rangers at Johnson Beach

WATER 83

FUN NEARBY Shopping at The Wharf Pensacola Bushwacker Festival and 5K Laser tag at Gulf Bowl

HIGH 90

LOW 74

WATER 83

September PERFECT TIME FOR:

Volunteer baby sea turtle patrol Exploring Fort McRee Diving the USS Massachusetts

SEPTEMBER EVENTS Kayak BBQ & Blues Festival Bulls on the Beach Flora-Bama Soccer Showcase Pirates of Lost Treasure Fishing Tournament

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October

November

Pensacola Lighthouse ghost hunt tour Taking a dolphin cruise Bubba & Them at The Original Point

Native Paths Cultural Heritage Museum Live music at Flora-Bama Bird watching at Tarkiln Bayou

OCTOBER EVENTS

NOVEMBER EVENTS

PERFECT TIME FOR:

Perdido Key Oktoberfest Perdido Key Pirate Festival

FUN NEARBY Pensacola Greek Festival Humane Society’s Barktoberfest Pensacola Interstate Fair National Shrimp Festival

HIGH 79

LOW 59

WATER 79

PERFECT TIME FOR:

Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival Martini Festival 100th Anniversary Naval Aviation Museum

FUN NEARBY

Blue Angels Homecoming Air Show Veterans Memorial Park Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival

HIGH 71

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WATER 72

December PERFECT TIME FOR:

Pelican Drop Sail with Santa Cruise on Sail Wild Hearts Lighting ceremony at Pensacola Lighthouse

DECEMBER EVENTS Big Lagoon’s Christmas in the Park Flora-Bama Santa Drop Hardee’s Collegiate Invitational Golf Tournament

FUN NEARBY Bellingrath Gardens Magic of Christmas in Lights Lulu’s Lighted Boat Parade 2014 Snowball Derby

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Hi guys! My family and I just got back from vacation at this fabulous place they call “Perdido.” The folks there obviously love dogs, because I was able to go just about everywhere with my family! I got to stay in this beautiful place they called a “condo”— yep, right there with the family. Let me tell you pups—my tail is still wagging about this trip! One of my favorite places was Big Lagoon State Park. I met a bunch of other dogs and there were lots of beautiful places to walk, called “trails”—the ultimate doggie adventure! Then we went to dinner—me and the family! We ate at the Sunset Grille and, let me tell you, dogs get

the VIP treatment there! I got lots of scratches on the head and the server even brought me a special treat! On day two, we went to Bill Dickson Dog Park, where I met more pups from all over. As if I wasn’t already having the time of my life, next we went out to eat at Hub Stacey’s at the Point, where we all ate outside on the deck and watched the boats going by. If you’ve not been there, I highly recommend it! On day three, I found a quiet, cool place to relax back at the condo while my family spent some time at the beach. I needed a rest after all the fun I’d had! Later, they took me on a picnic at Tarkiln Bayou State Park,

and then we went on a walk along Johnson Beach Road, where I had an awesome view of the beach! Well, all good things must come to an end, but my family is already talking about the next trip to Perdido Key and, of course I’ll get to go! There are so many other spots I need to visit, like The Rib Shak, River Road Park and Playa del Rio. I’m already dreaming about it all. Until next time, my friends…

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PET FRIENDLY TRAVEL TIPS • ALWAYS keep your pet on a leash when outside. • Pets should have collars and ID/ medical tags, (ID tattoos and microchips are preferred). Owners should carry a recent photo of their pet and a caregiving permission form with contact information, in case of a lost pet or accident. • NEVER leave a pet in a closed vehicle, even on cool days. American Humane Society Pet Travel Tips 22 PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE www.visitperdido.com

• Be careful when introducing your pet to strangers—don’t allow children or adults to approach your pet without your permission and supervision. • NEVER let your pet approach an animal in the wild. • Pre-treat your pet with effective flea and tick medication. • ALWAYS clean up after your pet.


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You don’t need a huge vacation budget to enjoy Perdido Key, where there are lots of free and low-cost things to do all year round. 1. Explore the National Naval Aviation Museum, where hundreds of aircraft are on display. Admission and tours are free—and your tour guide might even be a former pilot who flew one of the aircraft on display. 2. Sherman Field is home of the Blue Angels, who practice on Tuesdays and Wednesdays, weather permitting, and hold free autograph sessions at the museum at 11:30am many Wednesdays. 3. While you’re at Pensacola Naval Air Station, visit Fort Barrancas, which sits on a bluff overlooking Pensacola Bay. The 24 PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE www.visitperdido.com

British used dirt and logs in 1763 to build the original fort, only to be outdone by the Spanish, who built two forts at the site in 1797. 4. Don’t miss the Native Paths Cultural Heritage Museum, with Native American art and artifacts. At the museum, members of the Perdido Bay Tribe of the Southeastern Lower Muscogee Creek Indians also lead fun and interactive educational programs. 5. Pack a picnic and head to the covered picnic tables at Perdido Key State Park.

6. Climb the Big Lagoon observation tower for a spectacular panoramic view. 7. Captain the giant pirate’s ship or walk the plank at Perdido Kids Park. 8. Attend story time at Southwest Escambia Library. 9. Walk the Johnson Beach Discovery Trail, a family- friendly, half-mile stroll each way. 10. Learn about nature, up-closeand-personal, with the ranger-led programs at Gulf Islands National Seashore.


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11. Volunteer for sea turtle patrol with the National Park Service in the fall and help protect the endangered babies. 12. Pick up a trail guide at the ranger station and spot rare birds on the Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail in Big Lagoon State Park. 13. Hike along the elevated walkway at the Garcon Bayou Nature Park, on the road to Perdido Bay Golf Club.

DID YOU KNOW? To obtain land in the Perdido Bay, early settlers were required to “raise three successive crops and be Catholic.”

14. Catch a Blue Angels Air Show (July & Nov). 15. Enjoy the excitement of an amateur ball game as kids play football, softball, baseball and soccer at the Southwest Escambia Sports Complex. 16. Bring your geocaching guide or use your smart phone to check in at the Perdido Key Visitors Center cache spot. 17. Go surf fishing right from the shore. 18. After a thunderstorm, head to Johnson Beach. It’s a great time for sea shelling!

19. Explore Tarkiln Bayou State Park and while you’re there, check out the carnivorous pitcher plants that eat insects. 20. Visit the Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, which cares for orphaned and injured animals. Open for visitors and volunteers! 21. Go snorkeling for sand dollars at Johnson Beach. 22. Venture over to Fort McRee— accessible only on foot or by boat— and imagine how big the seas must have been to wipe out a fort built of 15 million bricks.

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HOW TO GET TO

Perdido Key From I-10:

Take exit 7 south on Pine Forest Road (SR-297) and travel to the traffic light at Blue Angel Parkway (SR-173). Take a right turn on Blue Angel Parkway. Travel approximately 15 minutes to Sorrento Road (SR-292) and turn right. Sorrento Road becomes Perdido Key Drive at

the Theo Baars Bridge, but remains SR-292.

From I-65:

Take exit 69 off I-65 onto Alabama SR-113 and follow to where the road dead-ends. Turn right onto SR-31 toward Flomaton. At Flomaton, turn left (south) onto Florida SR-29 and travel approximately 45

minutes. Turn right onto Nine Mile Road and travel to Pine Forest Road. Turn left (south) onto Pine Forest Road and travel to the traffic light at Blue Angel Parkway. Travel approximately 15 minutes to Sorrento Road (SR-292) and turn right. Sorrento Road becomes Perdido Key Drive at the Theo Baars Bridge, but remains SR-292.

From Pensacola Airport: Head NW on Airport Blvd. toward College Blvd. Turn left onto N. 9th Avenue and then right onto

Bayou Blvd. (FL-296). Continue approximately 6 miles (road will change names several times). Turn left (south) onto Blue Angel Parkway (FL-173) and continue for approximately 7 miles. Turn right (west) onto Sorrento Road (FL-292) and travel for approximately 6 miles. Sorrento Road will become Perdido Key Drive at the Theo Baars Bridge, but remains SR-292.

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Discover Perdido Key More than 60 percent of Perdido Key is comprised of state and national parks, preserved forever for public use. The 16-mile-long barrier island’s wetlands, woods, beaches and waterways serve as protective environments for a number of endangered animals and plants, including the Perdido Key Beach Mouse, sea turtles and the carnivorous pitcher plant. Hidden along the Key are prime spots for camping, birding, hiking, biking, kayaking and, well, just relaxing. They’re all part of the federal and state parks, which protect nature and limit development of our coastal community. Gulf Islands National Seashore has access to both the Gulf of Mexico and Big Lagoon. Its popular boardwalk trail includes the familyfriendly Johnson Beach Discovery Nature Trail. This half-mile trail will take you and your children through the dunes and up to a beautiful view of the lagoon. On Rosamond Johnson Beach, the sand has been called some of the whitest and most beautiful in the nation. It’s also one of the best spots on the Key for collecting sea shells. Tarkiln Bayou State Park is home to more than 100 rare plants and animals, plus four species of carnivorous pitcher plants that

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populate the bayou. Tarkiln has three trails covering eight miles of the bayou. The longest, the Perdido Trail, ambles 6.5 miles round-trip along a dirt road. At the trailhead there are restrooms and picnic tables. Big Lagoon State Park’s threestory observation tower offers sweeping views of the coastline. Stop by the park ranger’s station on your way and borrow a pair of binoculars to get the best view. Big Lagoon’s two trails cover more than five miles of flatwoods, wetlands and other coastal habitats of flora and fauna. Amble along powder-sand trails of Perdido Key State Park, where protected sea oats protect the sand dunes from the rolling surf. Look closely and you might spot a lightning-fast ghost crab before it darts into its home in the sand.

DID YOU KNOW? Big Lagoon State Recreation Area opened to the public in 1978.


Ship Wrecked Divers will find picturesque reefs and submerged objects to explore. The most popular underwater destinations include five ships wrecked near Perdido Key, ranging from the world’s largest artificial reef—a former Navy aircraft carrier, the USS Oriskany—to a barge and a fruit freighter. The sunken vessels are part of the Panhandle Shipwreck Trail (floridapanhandledivetrail.com), which includes 12 shipwrecks scattered across North Florida from Pensacola to Port St. Joe. The historic shipwrecks, which are protected by law, attract a range of marine life and pose varying degrees of difficulty for divers.

FIVE OF THE SITES ARE LOCATED IN THE PERDIDO KEY/PENSACOLA BAY AREA: • The world’s largest artificial reef, the famous carrier USS Oriskany, sunk in 2006 after serving in the Pacific Ocean. • YDT-14, a veteran U.S. Navy dive tender sunk in 2000 at a depth of 90-100 feet. •

San Pablo, an international fruit freighter destroyed during World War II by a top-secret U.S. military operation that was testing an experimental weapon system.

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YOU CAN HELP SAFEGUARD BABY SEA TURTLES ON PERDIDO KEY! • Always watch the Gulf and bays for sea turtles when you’re boating. • Never throw plastics or trash in water or leave it on the beach. • Use turtle-friendly lights at homes and businesses. (Details: 850-934-2600). • If you find an injured sea turtle or a disrupted nest, call Escambia County Marine Resources at (850) 595-3474.

Want to help? Become a sea turtle

protection volunteer on Perdido Key’s state or national parks. Johnson Beach/Gulf Islands National Seashore—Call the National Parks Service at (850) 934-2619 or visit nps.gov/guis/ naturescience/sea-turtles.htm. Big Lagoon State Park/Perdido Key State Park— Training is provided, call (850) 492-1595 or visit floridastateparks.org/biglagoon.

Perdido Key is home to four endangered species of sea turtles, all protected by Federal law. Female Loggerhead, Leatherback, Ridley and Green sea turtles dig nest cavities in the sand here, into which they lay 100 or more eggs. About two months later—provided the nest isn’t washed away, uncovered by high winds, or disturbed by predators or beach visitors— baby turtles emerge. And under a bright moon, starlit sky, and the help of sea turtle volunteers and national park service rangers, the fragile babies make their way to the sea. One of the world’s most ancient creatures, sea turtles once filled the world’s oceans. But development, pollution, fishermen and predators took a heavy toll on the sea turtle population. For many years, they were prized for their meat and eggs, until trapping them for food became outlawed. Now, they’re making a comeback. More than three dozen turtle nests were found last year in Gulf Islands National Seashore property on Perdido Key and Santa Rosa Island. They were carefully monitored and protected by park rangers and volunteers who babysat the nests and helped the baby turtles find their way to the Gulf of Mexico as soon as they hatched. Without aid, baby sea turtles may be distracted by the harsh lights of homes and businesses, which causes them to head away from the Gulf rather than toward it. A wrong turn can be fatal, opening them up to predators, traffic and dehydration. Unfortunately, despite ongoing valiant efforts, only 1 in 1,000 baby sea turtles will live until maturity.

FUN TURTLE FACTS

(from the Sea Turtle Conservancy) • Female sea turtles return to the same nesting grounds where they were born to lay their eggs. • A nest of sea turtle eggs is called a clutch. • The temperature of the nest determines whether a hatchling is male or female. • The largest sea turtle, the Leatherback, can weigh more than 2,000 pounds! • Sea turtles are air-breathing reptiles, and need to surface to breathe.

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Use your mobile phone to read more turtle facts from the Sea Turtle Conservancy!


Day Trippin’ Perdido Key is filled with great things to do, but when there’s extra time, you can strike out in just about any direction and find historic sites, unique galleries, professional sports and more, all within 25 miles of the Key. To the east of Perdido Key is historic Downtown Pensacola, and in the center of it all is Palafox Street, lined with specialty boutiques, restaurants and nightspots. Stop by Susan Campbell Jewelry to browse uncommon and precious jewels. Peruse original, local art at Blue Morning Gallery and then walk over to Global Grill for gourmet tapas. Get a glimpse of Pensacola’s storied past when you visit the Historic Seville District. Take a tour of the Historic Pensacola Village, visit the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum and explore Old Christ Church.

DID YOU KNOW? Good Time Tours offers frequent day trips to Gulf Coast casinos. Check goodtimetours.com for more info.

Catch a musical performance by the Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, and community theater at Pensacola Little Theater. Browse the exhibitions at Pensacola Museum of Art, while the kids explore 450 years of history at the Pensacola Children’s Museum. Just west of Perdido Key you’ll find Orange Beach and Gulf Shores, with an array of things to do. The Wharf in Orange Beach has a vast selection of entertainment and dining options, many overlooking the Wharf Marina. Take the kids for a ride on the giant Ferris wheel or check out a Wharf Amphitheater performance. At The Hangout in Gulf Shores, the kids can play safely while parents enjoy food and music. Take the family to The Track in Gulf Shores for go-karts, mini-golf and lots more! Or play golf at Peninsula Golf and Raquet Club, ranked four stars by Golf Digest. Spend the day exploring 7,000 acres of wildlife habitat at Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge. Further west is Fort Morgan—some scholars regard it as one of the finest examples of military architecture in the world. Just a short ferry ride away, the Estuarium showcases Mobile Bay—the fourth largest estuary system in the United States. And along the shoreline of Mobile Bay, you’ll find the quaint, flower-lined downtown streets of Fairhope, Ala.

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10 Trip Itineraries

We’ve hand-picked some things to do while you’re visiting Perdido Key to help you create your very own, personalized Perdido Key experience. So look for your particular interests below and then start planning your trip! 1. Family Road Trip

National Naval Aviation Museum, Perdido Kids Park, Big Lagoon State Park, stargazing, ghost hunt tour at Pensacola Lighthouse, dolphin cruise, family surfing lessons, crabbing at Little Lagoon Pass

2. Lose Yourself

Johnson Beach sea shelling, Tarkiln Bayou walking trail, paddleboarding, sunset cocktail on the deck of The Oyster Bar, Mellow Yellow class at Fish Tree Yoga, Emerald Oasis Day Spa

3. On the Wild Side

Baby sea turtle volunteer patrol, Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, carnivorous pitcher plants at Tarkiln Bayou, Dauphin Island Sea Lab Estuarium, Great Florida Birding and Wildlife Trail, Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida

4. Good Sports

Soccer at Southwest Escambia Sports Complex, Blue Wahoos baseball, rodeo at the Equestrian Center, golf lessons at Perdido Bay Golf, Bluewater Paddling Trail, Snowball Derby, deep sea fishing charter

5. Romance

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6. Treasure Hunt

T&W Flea Market, antique mall, Artworks Gallery, annual antiques show at old Christ Church, Perdido Key Pirate Festival treasure hunt

7. Tastes of the Gulf Coast

Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival, Perdido Bay Seafood market, National Shrimp Festival, Pensacola Crawfish Festival, Palafox Market in downtown Pensacola

8. Culture and Heritage

Native Paths Cultural Heritage Museum, historic BelmontDeVilliers district, Gumbo Gallery, St. Michael’s Cemetery, Historic Pensacola Village, T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum, downtown Pensacola galleries

9. American Heroes

National Naval Aviation Museum, Rosamond Johnson Beach, Barrancas cemetery, meet the Blue Angels, Veteran’s Memorial Park and Wall South, Veteran’s Day parade

10. Music Explosion

Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival, live music at Hub Stacey’s, Vinyl Music Hall, Hangout Fest, Five Sisters Blues Café, Saenger Theatre performances, Pensacola JazzFest, Picnic in the Park at Seville Square


Destination Romance There’s something about Perdido Key that makes you want to escape with that special someone. Blame it on the salty air, the relaxed pace and sunsets—preferably enjoyed from a sailboat—but there’s an undeniable romance to being on Perdido Key. Venture out on the powder-white sand and watch the waves coming ashore and you’ll feel like you’re the only ones here. Worlds away from traditional beach crowds, Perdido Key provides the perfect backdrop for an idyllic beach getaway, with a touch of adventure, too. You can bike the island’s back roads, explore a historic lighthouse, wander through nature preserves, and cruise with a pod of dolphins…or just

find a secluded stretch of beach, close your eyes and enjoy the sun. Set your own pace and adventure level and explore the Key on foot or by car, boat, bike (beachbikerentals. net), Segway (emeraldcoasttours.com) or parasail. Warm up with an easy walk leading through Big Lagoon State Park. You won’t find more dramatic coastal views than those from the three-story observation tower. At the end of the day, wind down with live music at a waterfront bar, or find a secluded spot on the beach and experience one of Perdido Key’s unforgettable deep, orange–hued sunsets.

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Things To Do ON PERDIDO KEY

1. Charter a boat (captain, licenses included) for a day of deep sea fishing. 2. Experience the rush of tandem parasailing over the Gulf of Mexico. 3. Unwind with a couples massage at one of Perdido Key’s relaxing spas (See page 51). 4. Volunteer for sea turtle nest patrol during hatching season—unforgettable! 5. Rent paddleboards and explore the coastline of Gulf Islands National Seashore. 6. Take a sunset dinner cruise aboard a catamaran on the Gulf of Mexico. 7. Snorkel the calm waters of Big Lagoon and explore life below the surface.

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DID YOU KNOW? At one time, Perdido Key was home to Florida’s longest bar, Snug Harbor.


WEDDINGS IN PERDIDO KEY

Magical Beginnings There may be no other day in your life that requires the level of sheer perfection your wedding day deserves.

With its stunning natural backdrops and vistas overlooking the Gulf of Mexico and sugar-white sands, Perdido Key will draw you and your guests into the beauty of this magical place, where you can tie the knot with limitless possibilities. There are endless options when it comes to location, banquet facilities and catering on the Key. The staff at Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce will gladly help you with wedding plans by providing local vendor information to you free of charge, (800) 328-0107. In the meantime, here are a few ideas to help you get started. CEREMONY LOCATIONS The beautiful Palacio Resort welcomes weddings and receptions of up to 75 guests, and provides wedding guest accommodations. Get married on Perdido Key’s beautiful beach and then mingle with your guests at a reception venue that’s only steps away from the resort, (866) 3239369. Eden Condominiums’ tropical setting right on the beach includes a private reception lounge overlooking the beautiful Gulf of Mexico, and waterfront accommodations for guests and honeymooners. There’s even an on-site spa with pampering and beauty services for the bride and wedding party, (800) 523-8141. Perdido Key has many beautiful condominiums right on the beach for reasonably priced accommodations for wedding parties, listed under accommodations on page 51. Scan for beautiful beach wedding inspiration

For a covered pavilion on the beach, call the National Park Service at (850) 9342620 to make reservations. Or, reserve the Governor’s Pavilion at spectacular Big Lagoon State Park, with its wooden amphitheater that overlooks pristine marshlands and the Gulf of Mexico. For details, call (850) 492-1595. BANQUET FACILITIES & CATERING Many of Perdido Key’s condominiums, restaurants and golf clubs provide banquet facilities, as well as catering services and the perfect menu for your celebration. Sally’s Island Catering will deliver fresh homemade food for your reception, (850) 554-2956, and Sunset Grille serves delicious fresh Gulf seafood and a number of other specialties, (850) 492-1063. The community center at the beautiful new Perdido Key Visitors Center is open for banquets, just steps away from a boardwalk leading down to the beach, (850) 595-3123. LICENSES & PERMITS For weddings on the National Park Beaches, you will need a $50 Special Use Permit. Contact the National Park Service at (850) 934-2620. No permit is required to use state parks or public beaches. There is a three-day waiting period for Florida residents who apply for a marriage license; no waiting period for non-Florida residents. No blood test is required. Be sure to bring your social security number, a photo ID with birth date, and date of previous divorce (if applicable). The marriage license costs approximately $93.50. The clerk’s office is in the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building at 190 Governmental Center in Pensacola, Fla. It’s open Mon.Fri. from 8am-5pm; you must arrive before 4:30pm to have your license issued (850) 595-4300. PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE 35 www.facebook.com/iloveperdidokey


Island Survival Guide No matter when or how you’re traveling to the Key, your trip can be easier if you keep these beach travel tips in mind. Book Ahead – Try to

avoid last minute planning by sorting out the details and booking your stay early. This will help you avoid rushing and ensure the accommodations you want are available, along with activities such as charter boats, tee times and dolphin cruises.

Take Advantage of Incentives – Always be

on the lookout for the Key’s famous travel incentives like free gift cards and gas cards. Hundreds of thousands of travel dollars have already been given away. Register at VisitPerdido.com for advance notice of discounts and incentives.

Fuel Up – There’s nothing

worse than navigating an airport or trying to keep kids quiet during a car ride when stomachs are empty. Pack healthy snacks (nuts, fruit, granola bars) to keep your energy up, and plenty of water to keep from getting dehydrated. Bring enough to take to the beach with you while you’re here.

What to Wear – While

you might be itching to wear those new sandals, you’ll probably wish you were wearing running shoes or flip flops once you get here. The

same goes for other clothing. Lightweight linen and cotton are always appropriate on the Key!

Sunburn – Prevent at all costs! Spend a few minutes in the sun a day, increasing the time daily, or start out with sunscreen with the highest protection and work your way down. UV rays are the strongest between the hours of 10am and 2pm. Sweat and water tend to wash off most sunscreens, so remember to reapply. And don’t forget, you can still get sunburned even when it’s cloudy outside. Dehydration – This can be a serious problem when it gets really hot outside. Drink plenty of liquids— water, juice, Gatorade-type drinks are best. Beer and Bushwackers don’t count. Undertow and Washouts – Be aware of

tides, currents and washouts. If you are caught in a rip current, don’t panic. Swim with the current diagonally or parallel to the beach until you can swim toward the shore without struggling.

Flotation – Always wear

WHAT TO BRING TO THE BEACH Sunglasses & Good Sunscreen Beach Chair Drinking Water & Snacks Extra Blanket Radio Binoculars Change of Clothes & Flip Flops Baby Powder for Removing Sand

FOR EMERGENCY CARE

Life-threatening emergencies—Dial 911. Perdido Urgent Care: (850) 466-8668.

BEACH FLAGS Be aware of beach warning flags and what each means. Absence of flags does not assure safe waters.

Water Closed to Public High Hazard

High Surf and/or Strong Currents.

Medium Hazard

Moderate Surf and/or Strong Currents.

Low Hazard

Calm Conditions, Exercise Caution.

Dangerous Marine Life

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THE UNFORGETTABLE

Perdido KeyFamily Getaway Describe your ideal family getaway and, chances are, it includes a picturesque beach setting and unforgettable indoor and outdoor activities—like the ones below—to indulge every member of the family. Explore

Big Lagoon State Park is one big eco-adventure, where you can rent canoes and kayaks, hike the scenic trails and explore nature for days on end. A threestory observation tower at the East Beach area will give you a panoramic view of Big Lagoon, the park and Gulf Islands National Seashore across the Intracoastal Waterway. Visit the historic Fort Barrancas, which sits on a bluff overlooking the entrance to Pensacola Bay. Explore the halls or take a rangerguided tour! Young explorers also love Junior Ranger Day Camps at Gulf Islands National Seashore, where there are programs for kids of all ages. Junior Lifeguard programs are also available for those ages 12-19 during the summer.

Play

Perdido Kids Park is a rambling playland with an enormous pirate ship for climbing and wooden structures that tickle the imagination. Pack a picnic lunch, explore the nature trail and then run through the misters to cool down. Book a family fishing charter with a local captain or sign up for family surf lessons (see page 51) and sign the kids up for junior golf camps at Perdido Bay Golf.

Meet New Friends

Perdido Key beaches are home to species ranging from piping plover to sea turtles. Monarch butterflies migrating to and from South America also stop here, finding refuge in the sea oats. Shorebirds you might encounter include black skimmers, gulls, terns and brown pelicans. A short drive away, get in touch with your wild side at the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo, home to more than 500 animals and a petting zoo. And don’t miss Bon Secour National Wildlife Refuge, with 7,000 undeveloped acres of wildlife habitat.

Take a Dare

Strap yourself in and take off for the ride of your life with virtual flight rides at the National Naval Aviation Museum. You are in total control of these simulators as you tackle airto-air combat and stunt flying. Or, climb the 177 steps to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse … if you dare. Some say it’s haunted! Experience one-, two- and three-passenger tubing at Waterville USA, where you can blast through the jaws of the Great White Shark. 38 PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE www.visitperdido.com


Discover Wildlife ON PERDIDO KEY!

HAVE YOU SEEN THESE PERDIDO KEY CREATURES? PERDIDO KEY BEACH MOUSE—An endangered, small mouse that resides in the white quartz sand of the Perdido Key sand dunes.

SEA TURTLE—Female sea turtles lay their eggs on the beaches of Perdido Key between the months of May and September.

MONARCH BUTTERFLY—These colorful creatures make a stop in Perdido Key as they migrate en masse to South America each year. PELICAN—A large bird with a pouch for catching prey, the pelican roosts in and around the Key.

CEDAR WAXWING—A medium-sized, brown, gray and yellow bird that spends the winters in Perdido Key.

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PERDIDO KEY

On the Water

Ask people what they love about Perdido Key and, inevitably, “the water” will be among their top answers. There’s just something about being on the water that makes a vacation memorable. On Perdido Key, the list of things to do in the water is seemingly endless, with options for just about any age and experience level. Parasailing will give you a breathtaking view of the Gulf Coast from 400-800 feet in the air. Parasail alone or in pairs as you launch from a parasailing boat—staffed and supervised by U.S. Coast Guard-certified captains. For a pure rush of adrenaline, try jet skiing! Experienced instructors will walk you through all the basics and safety information; afterward, you’re in control, to head out into the Gulf as quickly or as slowly as you’d like to go.

as well as entire families. Memories are made in the water on Perdido Key every day, and there’s an experience waiting just for you. Whether it is the thrill of parasailing or a memorable moment watching dolphins play in the water just an arm’s length away, you will find exactly what you are looking for on-shore and off in beautiful Perdido Key.

Six-seat inflatable banana boats are pulled through the water by an expertly driven jet ski. Ideal for adventuresome groups, this is one wild ride, so life jackets are mandatory.

Fishing on the Key

Stand-up paddleboarding has become one of Florida’s most popular sports. Paddle a long, sleek surfboard, and you’ll get a major workout as you explore our scenic waterways. For a less-strenuous ride, canoeing and kayaking are excellent options.

Whether you prefer saltwater or freshwater fishing, there are plenty of choices on Perdido Key. The beaches along the barrier island provide the perfect launch site for casting a line. Or, you can set out in search of a more challenging catch–cobia, mullet, mackerel or redfish, to name a few—from a charter boat, where everything you’ll need is provided, even the fishing license.

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Check the events calendar at visitperdido.com for area fishing tournaments, or enjoy a quiet day fishing from a kayak or canoe, which will give you access to areas that a larger boat can’t reach. TIP: Florida fishing licenses are sold at all county tax collectors’ offices and at many bait and tackle shops. You may also get a license by calling 1-888-347-4356 or online at http://www.MyFWC.com.


Sports Lovers’ Paradise

Spectator or participant, you’ll find plenty of sports action in the Perdido Key area.

Golf, tennis, sailing, fishing, skateboarding, paddleboarding, kayaking and canoeing, horseback riding, hiking, surfing, zip lining and more are in Perdido Key and nearby. Lost Key Golf Course (625 Lost Key Dr.) is a par-71 championship course and the first in Florida to be certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary. Follow the footsteps of legends like Payne Stewart, Jack Nicklaus and Curtis Strange, who played at Perdido Bay Golf Club (1 Doug Ford Dr). The premier championship course was the site of the Pensacola Open, a longtime stop on the PGA Tour. There are two free public tennis courts on Avon Road, with a large park and children’s playground right next door. Skateboarders will enjoy the skateboard park on Innerarity Point Road. There’s no shortage of fishing (onshore or offshore), annual tournaments and charter boat captains ready to take you out for the day. Then again, you can stay on dry land and fish from the beach, a fishing pier or Big Lagoon State Park. If you like kayaking and canoeing, explore the scenic Perdido Key Blueway paddling trail, a link on Florida’s 1,515-

mile Blueway Trail. The Perdido Key segment extends 5½ miles along the south shore of Big Lagoon. (Launch site: Johnson Beach) The Southwest Escambia Sports Complex draws thousands of young players for tournaments each year. It covers nearly 200 acres, with lighted baseball, softball, soccer and football fields, an open play area, playground and covered pavilions (2020 Bauer Rd). The Pensacola Blue Wahoos play Double-A baseball at the waterfront Community Maritime Park (301 W. Main St.) in Pensacola. And fans love the Pensacola Ice Flyers, a Southern Professional Hockey League team that plays at Pensacola Bay Center (201 E. Gregory St). When the pros aren’t playing, the ice rink is open to the public. On Pensacola’s west side is Five Flags Speedway (7451 Pine Forest Rd.) and the Escambia Equestrian Center (7750 Mobile Hwy). Veteran stars and newcomers alike battle at Five Flags, which brings the stock car season to an exciting end with the Snowball Derby. The Equestrian Center offers horse shows, dog shows and rodeos year-round. Close by, the Pensacola Greyhound Park has one of Florida’s few remaining greyhound tracks, as well as a poker room. PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE

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Legendary Flora-Bama CELEBRATES 50 YEARS

The Flora-Bama first gained national attention when former Oakland Raiders quarterback and NFL MVP Kenny Stabler referred to it as “The best watering hole in the country.” Wikipedia describes it as “a beachside oyster bar, beach bar, and Gulf Coast cultural landmark.” It’s been mentioned in New York Times and Wall St. Journal and CNN. Like a lot of other Gulf Coast landmarks, it’s taken a few beatings from hurricanes and storms. But the Flora-Bama Lounge, expanded and revamped over the years on the Gulf Coast where Florida meets Alabama, has never lost its charm. One of the nation’s most off-beat events is held there each April. The Interstate Mullet Toss, started 30 years ago, now draws an estimated 35,000 attendees during its annual three-day run. They all come for the opportunity to participate in the heated competition of flinging a fish across the state line. It’s one of many special events nurtured by the Flora-Bama Lounge. The events run the gamut, from the Polar Bear Dip in the frigid Gulf of Mexico each New Year’s Day to the Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival each November, which draws thousands of people from all over the world for 11 days of music and story-telling by musicians and writers of some of the top-selling songs past and present. It’s regularly listed as a Top 20 Event by the Southeast Tourism Society. But the Flora-Bama is more than a rambling beach bar/entertainment complex. It’s a big part of the local community, contributing to numerous charities and hosting church

services every Sunday, too. The Flora-Bama was originally constructed in 1964 by the Tampary family, and in the early days it was practically the only building in the area. But as Perdido Key grew, the lounge grew along with it, with new construction added as needed to accommodate the ever-growing crowds. In 1978, the Flora-Bama was sold to Joe Gilchrist and Pat McClellan, who are two of the four co-owners of the bar today. DID YOU KNOW? The Flora-Bama was set to open on Independence Day, July 4, 1964. However, on the night of July 3, it burned to the ground.

Its eclectic make-up of bar patrons is one of the contributing factors to the FloraBama’s appeal, and on holiday weekends you’ll find them by the carload, lined up along the highway in both directions. With multiple bars and up to four live bands playing simultaneously for the crowds, the Flora-Bama keeps getting better with age as it adds new events and fine-tunes its original events, all while welcoming customers 365 days a year.

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Perdido Key Area Unplugged Whether it’s at the core of your vacation plans or a little something extra—“lagniappe”—live music is a staple in Perdido Key. Here, you’ll find live music all year long, from intimate blues to lively bluegrass to traditional and modern country music, rock, reggae and soul. There are open-air festivals, seasonal events, restaurants, waterfront bars, and intimate clubs, all part of a deeplyrooted music scene on the Key. And music is at the heart of many of the festivals held in the fall and spring, from Shindig on the Sand beach music festival to Mardi Gras, the Perdido Key Wine & Art Festival, the Pirate Festival, the German-themed Oktoberfest and the largest festival of all, the 11-day Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival held each November. So if music is part of your plans, come experience the sights and sounds of live music on tap on Perdido Key!

BEST PLACES TO SEE & HEAR

Live Music ON PERDIDO KEY

• Flora-Bama (four stages) • The Sports Bar of Perdido Key • The Original Point • The Reef • Hub Stacey’s • Jellyfish Bar • Happy Harbor on the Line • Franco’s Italian • Purple Parrot Tiki Bar • Tacky Jack’s • Perdido Key Oyster Bar

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Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival Celebrating 30 years in 2014, The Frank Brown International Songwriters’ Festival each November draws thousands of people from all over the world for 11 days of music and story-telling by musicians and writers of some of the top-selling songs, past and present.

FESTIVAL NAMED AFTER FORMER NIGHT WATCHMAN Frank Brown (1895-1988) spent 28 years as a night watchman at the Flora-Bama, where his job was to keep the peace and watch the club. “Mr. Frank” wore a pair of matched revolvers, slung low, back in an era when the nearest deputy could be 20 or 30 miles away. But he didn’t like to use guns. Instead, Brown’s words were his weapons, helping him assert control when patrons drank too much and began fighting. “Now, you boys don’t have to be like that,” Mr. Frank would say. “What would yo’ mamma say?” Usually that was enough to quell the commotion. The Flora-Bama regulars knew and respected “Mr. Frank,” and they didn’t want to disappoint someone so kind and unpretentious. They put down their fists, swallowed their tongues and got back to having fun. Mr. Frank was 91 years old when he retired, but he kept coming to the bar because he loved music and people. He was featured on Paul Harvey’s syndicated radio show, “The Rest of the Story.” PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE

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Contributors Featured Photographers

Randy Hamilton

Since he was a child growing up in a sleepy suburb of Cincinnati, Randy Hamilton has always wanted to be an artist. He attended the Columbus College of Art and Design after high school and graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from the University of West Florida. He has lived in Ohio, Hawaii, Kentucky, West Virginia, and for the past 15 years and the foreseeable future, he is a Pensacola resident where he lives with his wife, Sharon, and daughter, Nora. Randy has acquired national attention for his photography project, the One Shoe Diaries, where he has photographed over 485 “Lost Soles.”

Christina Barrow of Emerald Coast Images

Christina was born and raised in Geneva, Illinois, a quaint suburb just outside of Chicago. She moved to Perdido Key in 2007 and fell in love with the beauty of the Emerald Coast. With a background in automotive marketing, a love of the arts and all things creative, she honed her talents into her true passion, photography. She created her business, Emerald Coast Images, and six years later is a successful and sought-after family photographer. You can find her most evenings behind the lens, capturing memories. She lives in Perdido Key with her husband, DoiD firefighter, their two boys and their two rescue pups.

Keith Wallace Photography

Born and raised in the Pensacola area, photography has been a lifelong passion of his. Back in 2004, Keith was asked to take pictures at a wedding for a friend, and has since turned it into a career. He has shot everything from weddings to sports, portraits to school composites—you name it, and Keith has probably shot it. He is currently the official photographer of the Pensacola Ice Flyers and is very experienced in shooting high-action sports. Keith prides himself in high quality work and providing his clients at Keith Wallace Photography with a fast turnaround of their photos.

Publisher: Ballinger Publishing—41 North Jefferson Street, Suite 402, Pensacola, FL 32502 • (850) 433-1166, Fax (850) 435-9174 www.ballingerpublishing.com

PERDIDO KEY AREA CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BOARD OF DIRECTORS Sharyon Miller, Chair Cameron Price, Vice Chair Noah Moseley, Treasurer Sally Bowen, Secretary Peggy Butler Mike Campbell Craig Dalton Judy Davis Fred Garth Joseph McNair Jean Piecuch Blitz Poston Bill Stromquist Kelley Thompson

CHAMBER STAFF Tina Morrison, Director Lori Raisch, Special Events Coordinator Mary Ellen O’Hare, Administrative Assistant Debi Dyal, Weekends & Event Support Bobbie Moore-Perry, Event Sponsorship Sales

COPYWRITERS Caron Sjöberg Mark O’Brien

CONTRIBUTING EDITOR Bill Stromquist

CREATIVE DIRECTOR Kimberly Davion

PHOTOGRAPHERS Christina Barrow, Emerald Coast Images Keith Wallace Photography Randy Hamilton Angry Filly Photography Pam Mauldwin Tara Glen Photography GIS Mapping – Charlie Gonzales Stephen Moody, Dunn Media Gary McCracken Mary Roth Jan Comstock Kimberly Davion Blake Brown Donald Daugette

COPY EDITOR Kerrie Allen

PUBLISHER STAFF visitperdido.com

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Malcom & Glenys Ballinger, Owners Malcom Ballinger, Publisher Kelly Oden, Executive Editor Rita Laymon, Art Director Guy Stevens II, Designer & Advertising Coordinator Emily Lullo, Editor Josh Newby, Business Editor Sharyon Miller, Simone Sands, Becky Hilderbrand, Sales & Marketing


We’ve had over 450 years to create plenty of things to do in Downtown

Downtown Pensacola Has It All Famous and historically relevant Palafox Street was named one of “The Greatest Streets in America” by the American Planning Association and is an experience you should make part of your plans. Family-friendly and filled with thousands of things to do, our magical waterfront urban environment truly does have it all. We’ve taken the liberty of suggesting an ideal day in Downtown that starts early and ends late, with lots of memories inbetween. Recognized as America’s First European Settlement, dated 1559, Downtown is the

Downtown Pensacola is located less than 20 minutes east of Perdido Key. Follow Fl-292 East to Highway 98 (Garden Street), continue east on Garden Street to the heart of Downtown Pensacola. Once you’ve arrived, embrace the rich history behind the Upside of Florida while you dine, shop, and play in beautiful Downtown Pensacola.

perfect combination of historical authenticity and modern day cool. For a downloadable listing of things to do, visit downtownpensacola.com

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and walk to any of your destinations. The parking garage located on Jefferson St. is always a convenient choice.


DINING

What does your day in Downtown Pensacola look like? Coffee? Or How About A Power Smoothie? Start your day early and stay until the late hours of the evening and enjoy fine cuisine from one of the many cafés and eateries we have to offer in Downtown Pensacola. Take advantage of the amazing weather and dine street side under the eclectic mix of historical architecture. Serving everything from Spanish-style tapas, delicious soups & salads, killer pizzas, custom burgers and fresh sandwiches, Downtown Pensacola offers something for every taste.

CULTURE

Make A Little History of Your Own Turn your visit into a historical adventure tracing 500 years of history in any of our glorious parks. Not to be missed, Plaza Ferdinand, Alabama Park and Martin Luther King Jr. Plaza. Celebrate the arts at one of the many local museums and art galleries throughout the 44 block district. The architecturally stunning T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum is home to diverse collections illustrating early life in the Florida Panhandle. The Pensacola Museum of Art, features 20th century modern and contemporary art, with the Artel Gallery, filled with current artists just a short walk away.

When The Sun Sets, There’s More To See From piano bars, to whiskey bars and a festival or event almost every night, life is bright at night in Downtown Pensacola. Dine, dance or stroll between 22+ impressive, one-of-a-kind establishments – most, an easy walk from one experience to another. The atmosphere can be quiet and romantic or celebratory and energetic. Downtown Pensacola guarantees a night to remember.

Shop Till You Drop Need a little wardrobe pick-me-up? Sophisticated fashionistas will delight in the selection of shops, boutiques, and retail stores. Palafox is filled with unique, locally owned retailers including luxury jewelers, art galleries, full-service music stores, one-of-akind kitchenware & home décor shops, clothing boutiques and more. After shopping, continue exploring all that downtown has to offer... which is plenty.

NIGHTLIFE

SHOPPING

Downtown Pensacola is home to the Big Five - Make plans to attend the Pensacola Opera, Pensacola Symphony Orchestra, Ballet Pensacola, live theatre, or the museum mentioned above during your visit.


Meetings on the Key One of a kind meetings are waiting on the Key. Infuse your next meeting with sunshine, sugar-white beaches, unique meeting facilities and year-round outdoor activities on the island of Perdido Key. From an eclectic art gallery to the nation’s largest naval aviation museum, Perdido Key area event venues will ensure that your next meeting is an unforgettable experience. And when the meeting winds down, there’s live music, professional sports, golf, nature trails, extreme adventures, shopping, worldfamous seafood, charter fishing, sailing...the list goes on and on.

Check out our list of venues and start planning your next meeting on the Key! Artworks Studio Gallery—Capacity: 50 people 13700 Perdido Key Drive (850) 492-8696 Eden Condominiums—Capacity: Up to 75 people 16281 Perdido Key Drive (850) 492-3336 Grand Lagoon Yacht Club—Capacity: 100+ people 10653 Gulf Beach Highway (850) 607-7569 Hilton Pensacola Beach—Capacity: Up to 700 people 12 Via De Luna Drive (850) 343-6781 Indigo—Capacity: 50-60 people 13621 Perdido Key Drive (850) 454-2202 Lost Key Golf Club—Capacity: 30-700 people 625 Lost Key Drive (850) 549-2164 National Naval Aviation Museum—Capacity: 60-2,500 people 1750 Radford Boulevard (850) 453-2024 Palacio—Capacity: Up to 50 people 13661 Perdido Key Drive (850) 492-9024 Perdido Bay United Methodist Community Center— Capacity: Up to 75 people 13660 Innerarity Point (850) 497-0000 Perdido Key Community Center—Capacity: Up to 100 people 15500 Perdido Key Dr (850) 595-3123 Southwest Branch Library—Capacity: Up to 50 people 12248 Gulf Beach Highway (850) 453-7780 Windemere—Capacity: 50-60 people 14511 Perdido Key Drive (850) 492-9889

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Directory of Services

DIRECTORY COLOR KEY ACCOMMODATIONS ATTRACTIONS DINING ARTS & ENTERTAINMENT LOCAL INFORMATION SERVICES

The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is committed not only to attracting visitors to the island, but also to promoting and expanding area businesses. The Chamber works hand-in-hand with Escambia County and other organizations to continually improve the business environment and quality of life in Perdido Key. On the following pages, you’ll find our Perdido Key Chamber Business Directory. If you’re not already a member of the Perdido Key Chamber, here is a list of member benefits:

WEDDING INFORMATION

Business Promotion

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Premier listing in the Chamber Business Directory and Perdido Key Visitors Guide, distributed and mailed out throughout the year. Free listing with website hyperlink on both the Perdido Key Chamber and Visit Perdido websites. Referrals based on visitor and customer inquiries. Publication of your related events in the Chamber’s member newsletter. A window decal that identifies your business as a Perdido Key Chamber member. Opportunities to purchase advertising on Chamber websites, publications and e-newsletters. Rack space inside the Perdido Key Visitors Center for your marketing materials.

Network Building

• Monthly Business After Hours events. • Other Chamber-sponsored events throughout the year.

Cost Savings

• Use of the Perdido Key Chamber bulk mail permit number (specific requirements). • Broadcast informational emails to select members. • Your membership dues are tax-deductible as a business expense. • Access to member mailing labels (nominal charge).

The Perdido Key Chamber operates the Perdido Key Visitors Center seven days a week. Located at 15500 Perdido Key Drive, the visitors center welcomes visitors and provides information, directions and references for activities and businesses in the Perdido Key area. For more information, contact the Perdido Key Chamber & Visitors Center toll-free at (800) 328-0107, or locally at (850) 492-4660, or visit us online at perdidochamber.com. PERDIDO KEY VISITORS GUIDE

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KENYAN INVESTMENTS

Accomodations

Condominiums & Vacation Rentals AQUATIC REALTY

Real estate services, sales, vacation rentals, association management and long-term property management. 14508 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-4632 www.aquaticrealty.com

BEACH & YACHT CLUB AT PERDIDO KEY

All the beauty of this coastal paradise with a warm atmosphere you’ll appreciate the moment you arrive. Rentals and sales of two and three bedroom condominiums all Gulf front with amenities on Ole River as well. 16790 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-3522 (866) 521-3522 www.perdidobyc.com

EDEN CONDOMINIUMS

Rentals and sales of one-, two- and threebedroom condominiums all fronting on the Gulf with 24 boat slips on Ole River and conference facilities (seasonal snack bar). 16281 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-3336 (800) 523-8141 www.edencondominiums.com

FLIPKEY VACATION RENTALS

FlipKey is a vacation rental marketplace with more than 170,000 rentals around the world. Find the perfect place to stay for your trip, and get great value along with the space, privacy and amenities of home. 179 Lincoln St. Boston, MA 02110 (877) 354-7539 www.flipkey.com/perdido-key-vacationhome-rentals/g34551

GULF FRONT PROPERTIES REALTY, LLC PO Box 34466 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5222 (251) 942-6060 www.gulffrontproperties.com

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At Paradise Gulf Properties, our goal is to help you relax and enjoy your vacation on the Alabama and Florida Gulf Coast. We offer vacation properties that provide access to swimming, sailing, fishing, golf, dining, shopping, and building sand castles. It would be our pleasure to help you plan your next vacation at the beach. 543 S. Main St. Springhill, LA 71075 (251) 635-7815 www.paradisegulfproperties.com

LUXURY COASTAL VACATIONS

This is your one-stop shop for luxury vacation rentals on the Florida Panhandle and Alabama Gulf Coast. LCV offers the best in services and pricing for high-end luxury condos located on Florida’s pristine panhandle and Alabama’s Gulf Coast. 13700 Perdido Key Dr., Suite B-124 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 332-5120 www.luxurycoastalvacations.com

MEYER VACATION RENTALS

The premiere leader in real estate on the Gulf Coast. We manage over 1,700 vacation rental properties that include approximately 300 houses and over 1,400 condos. We also have the largest inventory of properties for sale and longterm rentals in the area. Experience wonderful Southern hospitality on the Gulf. 13700 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (800) 213-9544 www.meyerre.com


PERDIDO KEY RESORT MANAGEMENT (PKRM)

PKRM serves all of Perdido Key. PKRM caters to family-oriented vacations in our area and condo owners looking to maximize their rental revenue potential. PKRM features a strong web presence, resort-specific websites, cutting-edge property management software, owner-specific online login portal to view rental information and attention to personal service. 13700 Perdido Key Dr. ,Ste. B-122 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-9999 (866) 760-7576 www.perdidokeyflorida.com

PERDIDO REALTY

The senior real estate firm on Perdido Key since 1971. Upscale, high-tech, full service vacation rental, property management and real estate sales departments. 14250 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1102 (800) 717-7263 www.perdidokey.com

POINTE SOUTH REAL ESTATE & RENTALS

Great things are happening in Perdido Key! Stay with locally owned Pointe South in beautiful beach homes, resorts & condominiums. Get away for your next vacation or make the Key your permanent home. With long term rentals and real estate services, Pointe South can make great things happen for you. 13587 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (888) 556-9074 www.pointesouth.com

PURPLE PARROT VILLAGE RESORT Spacious, fully-equipped, free-standing condo within our 10-acre Caribbean-inspired gated resort. Short distance from the shoreline with outdoor swimming pool, waterfall cave, volleyball nets and tables. Winter guests enjoy our indoor heated pool, hot tubs, saunas and fitness center. All vacation rentals managed by PKRM. 13555 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-9999 (866) 760-7576 www.perdidokeyresortmanagement.com

REALSOUTH PROPERTIES

REALSOUTH brings nearly three decades of full-time real estate experience to the table representing buyers since 1993. 8683 Hwy. 180 West
 Gulf Shores, AL 36542
 (251) 981-7325
 www.realsouth.com

RE/MAX ORANGE BEACH

Agents licensed in Florida and Alabama. 26021 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-2400 obremax@partickdaily.com www.remax-orangebeach-al.com

SANDY KEY CONDOMINIUMS

An island getaway directly on the Gulf, adjacent to miles of rolling dunes and the unspoiled beaches of the Gulf Islands National Seashore. You’ll enjoy two Gulf-side pools (one heated seasonally), beach boardwalks,tennis and fitness facility. 13575 Sandy Key Dr., #117 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) ) 492-2101 (800) 351-8266 www.sandykey.com

SEASPRAY PERDIDO KEY

Spectacular Gulf front and river front two and three bedroom condos. Each unit has a private balcony with breathtaking waterfront views. Enjoy pools, a hot tub, and an exercise room all facing the Gulf of Mexico or go to the Riverside for tennis courts, a gazebo, and our boating facilities. 16287 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-2200 (800) 336-7263 www.seasprayperdidokey.com

STAY AT JOES, LLC

Stay at Joe’s offers luxury vacation rentals along the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast. If you are seeking quality, personal customer service from a family owned and operated vacation rental company give SAJ a call. You will appreciate our streamlined checkin and local representatives. Visit our website to view our inventory. 25299 Canal Road, Suite B-10 Orange Beach, AL 36561 855-GO2-JOES www.stayatjoes.com

SUBURBAN EXTENDED STAY

Located close to Pensacola and Perdido Key. Convenient to the National Naval Aviation Museum and downtown Pensacola. 3984 Barrancas Ave. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 453-4140 www.choicehotels.com

SUNDOWN RIVERSIDE CONDOMINIUMS

Pet friendly, one, two and three bedroom condos available for daily, weekly or monthly rental. We offer a pool, tennis court, basketball goal, free boat slips and trailer storage area. We are located on the Old River of Perdido Key, approximately 1 mile east of the Florida/Alabama line. 16470 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1816 www.sundowncondo.com

TERN KEY REALTY & RENTALS, LLC Real estate sales, vacation rentals, long-term rentals, property management, investments, foreclosure, etc. 13564 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-8376 (866) 524-0078 www.ternkeyrealty.com

THE SNOWBIRD COMPANY

Providing a top notch central hub of travel information so Snowbird travelers can find the best prices and complete information on condos, vacation homes, hotel and vacation resort areas that they would like to visit or even make their second home. 217 Fairhope Ave. Fairhope, AL 36532 (251) 622-3613 www.thesnowbirdcompany.com

WEST FLORIDA PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Residential rentals in Escambia County also offering property management and maintenance. Contact: Ken Parsons (850) 232-3671 kpar69@aol.com westfloridapropertymanagement.com

WINDWARD OWNERS ASSOC., INC.

We are 79 privately owned condos, 11 of which are rentals to the public. 16777 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1877 www.thewindward.com

WYNDHAM VACATION RENTALS

Largest selection and variety of Gulf Coast Voted “Best Vacation Rental Service Firm,” Wyndham Vacation Rentals provides the largest selection of professionally managed vacation rentals in Northwest Florida. Enjoy the amenities and freedom of a beach home or condominium with the world’s largest professionally managed vacation rental company’s Vacation Rental Bill of Rights®. We’re where you want to be! 14112 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (855) 397-2424 www.wyndhamvacationrentals.com

Hotels COTTAGES ON THE GREEN

Relax and enjoy cozy, luxurious, garden-style cottages or oversized hotel rooms. Property features a premier 18-hole public golf course with a fullservice bar and restaurant. All units are single level ideal for groups of all sizes. 1 Doug Ford Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-2214 www.perdidocottages.com

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HAMPTON INN PENSACOLA BEACH

Located beachfront at the center of everything on Pensacola Beach, Florida. Enjoy panoramic views of emerald green waters and miles of sugar white sand. Amenities include 2 beachfront swimming pools seasonally heated; free hot breakfast; Tiki Island Golf & Family Arcade; Gilligan’s tiki bar; beachfront private balconies; free Wi-Fi; fitness center; business center; meeting and event space. 2 Via De Luna Drive Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 (850) 932-6800 www.hamptonpensacolabeach.com

HILTON PENSACOLA BEACH GULF FRONT

Located beachfront on Pensacola Beach, Florida. Enjoy captivating views of the turquoise waters of the Gulf and miles of beautiful white sand beaches. Amenities include 1- 3 bedroom suites; indoor and outdoor pools; fitness center; business center; beachfront meeting and event space; H20 Cajun Asian Grill, Bonsai Sushi Bar, Latitudes Beach Bar and Butlers Pantry. 12 Via de Luna Pensacola Beach, FL 32561 (850) 916-2999 (866) 916-2999 hilton.com/PensacolaBeach.com

HOLIDAY HARBOR MARINA APARTMENT

One-bedroom apartment above marina. Visit our website, www.myholidayharbor.com for rates and availability. 14050 Canal-a-Way Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0555 www.myholidayharbor.com

HOLIDAY INN EXPRESS ORANGE BEACH

On the Beach in Orange Beach Alabama. Find miles of white sand beach and the emerald blue waters of the Gulf steps from our door. Amenities include beachfront outdoor heated pools & hot tub; seasonal poolside tiki bar; free breakfast; private beachfront balconies; free Wi-Fi; business center; fitness center; and meeting room. 24700 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange, Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-1634 www.hixorangebeach.com

PERDIDO BEACH RESORT

A luxury full-service Mediterranean style resort hotel situated on one mile of private sugar-white beaches along the Alabama Gulf Coast in Orange Beach, AL. The perfect destination for a weekend getaway, a family vacation or a business meeting. The resort is located 30 miles west of Pensacola, FL and 70 miles east of Mobile, AL. 251.981.9811 www.perdidobeachresort.com info@perdidobeachresort.com

Long-Term Rentals & Sales BEUMER REALTY

Located just minutes from the white sandy beaches of Perdido Key. Servicing the needs of our local community and military for 31 years. Let us be your solution to your housing needs. We specialize in property management, long term rentals and sales. 12510 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0446 www.beumerrealty.com

COUNTRYWOOD AT BLUE ANGEL, LLC.

Countrywood represents the ultimate in luxury apartment living. A completely smoke-free community with spacious floor plans, onsite car care center, 24hr. state-of-the-art fitness facility, resort style clubhouse, outdoor pool, gas BBQ grills and friendly, helpful onsite staff. Visit us today – you’ll be delighted to call Countrywood home. 9885 N. Loop Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-9669 CountryWoodapts@earthlink.net www.apartments.com/countrywoodblueangel

ERA EMERALD COAST REALTY

Serving the Perdido Key and the Greater Pensacola area since 2003. We provide real estate services for home buyers and sellers of residential properties. We have assisted customers with condominiums, family homes, executive homes, waterfront properties and undeveloped land. 240 E. Intendencia St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 437-5618 (866) 766-5862 www.gibbons-realty.com

GULF FRONT PROPERTIES REALTY, LLC PO Box 34466 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5222 (251) 942-6060 www.gulffrontproperties.com

KEY CONCEPTS REALTY, INC.

Professional property management services and specialized buyers’ & sellers’ sales agents. We are knowledgeable in 1031 tax deferred exchanges, zoning, permitting and regulatory issues, and the ever-changing market conditions. 13880 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5462 (800) 955-5462 www.gulfcoastarea.com

MAIN STREET PROPERTIES

The area’s #1 locally owned real estate company is thrilled to have partnered with the Perdido’s top selling real estate experts to bring their “Hometown Values & World Class Service” to Perdido Key. Voted “Best Real Estate Company”, “Best Property Management Company”, and “Best Place to Work” for 2013. Their vision is to be “Everyone’s Favorite Real Estate Company”. 13578 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 912-4767 www.mainstreetproperty.com

MIKE RICKETTS REALTY, INC.

A retired Naval Air crewman with more than 10 years experience selling condominiums in Perdido Key. Providing a complimentary one-year “Home Warranty Plan” with each sale. View the website for current listings available and take a virtual tour of the units. 1953 Coral Island Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 450-6674 www.michaelrickettsrealty.com

PERDIDO KEY REALTY

Bill Lagman, with 30 plus years in real estate development and sales, has the experience, insight, and fortitude that it takes to develop and oversee a project. With real estate companies, Coastal Real Estate Center and Perdido Key Realty, Bill knows the area and the local real estate market. Manages Villagio. 13700 Perdido Key Dr., #105 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 912-9852 www.coastalrecenter.com

POINTE SOUTH RENTALS, MANAGAMENT, REAL ESTATE SALES

Great things are happening in Perdido Key! Stay with locally owned Pointe South in beautiful beach homes, resorts & condominiums. Get away for your next vacation or make the Key your permanent home. With long term rentals and real estate services, Pointe South can make great things happen for you. 13587 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (888) 556-9074 www.pointesouth.com

RE/MAX HORIZONS REALTY

Serving the Pensacola area since 1986. Most of our agents have been with our company for 10 years or more! We are a full-service real estate company specializing in all your real estate needs. Also licensed in Alabama. Broker: Dolly Flowers. 1335 Creighton Rd. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 476-6000 (800) 947-3629 www.move2pensacola.com

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Promote Your Business on Perdido Key The Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce and Visitors Center is committed not only to attracting visitors to the island, but also promoting and expanding area businesses. The Chamber works handin-hand with Escambia County and other organizations to continually improve the business environment and quality of life in Perdido Key. Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce values each of our members, and whether you are an individual, a non-profit or a business level member, we want to be of service to you. To become a member, please visit PerdidoChamber.com/Member to download the membership application. Simply fax, email or mail your completed application to: Perdido Key Chamber of Commerce 15500 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507 chamber@PerdidoChamber.com Fax: (850) 492-2932 If you’re not already a member of the Perdido Key Chamber, here is a list of member benefits: • Premier listing in the Chamber Business Directory and Perdido Key Visitors Guide, distributed and mailed throughout the year. • Free listing with website hyperlink on both the Perdido Key Chamber and Visit Perdido websites. • Referrals based on visitor and customer inquiries. • Publication of your-related events in the Chamber’s member newsletter. • A window decal that identifies your business as a Perdido Key Chamber member. • Opportunities to purchase advertising on Chamber websites, publications and e-newsletters. • Rack space inside the Perdido Key Visitors Center for your marketing materials. • Monthly Business After Hours events. • Other Chamber-sponsored events throughout the year. • Use of the Perdido Key Chamber bulk mail permit number (specific requirements). • Broadcast informational emails to select members. • Your membership dues are taxdeductible as a business expense. • Access to member mailing labels (nominal charge).


RE/MAX ORANGE BEACH

Agents licensed in Florida and Alabama 26021 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-2400 obremax@partickdaily.com www.remax-orangebeach-al.com

RESORTQUEST BY WYNDHAM REAL ESTATE

ResortQuest Real Estate has been listing, selling, managing, and renting homes and condos along the Northwest Florida and Alabama Gulf Coast for over 35 years, proving we have the knowledge and experience to help you achieve your dream of owning property in Perdido Key. 14112 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (888) 909-6809 www.resortquestgulfcoast.com

TAMPARY BROTHERS REAL ESTATE

Small, family-run real estate sales business with 30 years experience. We specialize in beach, waterfront, and local area condos, homes and lots. Licensed in Florida and Alabama. 29601 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (850) 982-1333 (251) 952-8757 (251) 980-5182 attbubba@me.com

TERN KEY REALTY & RENTALS, LLC Real estate sales, vacation rentals, long-term rentals, property management investments, foreclosure, etc. 13564 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-8376 (866) 524-0078 www.ternkeyrealty.com

OLD RIVER RV PARK

One of the best kept “RV Park Secrets” on the island! Campsites available year round on the “Ole” River. Call for rates and reservations. Check us out on Facebook.
 17150 Perdido Key Dr.
 Pensacola, FL 32507
 (850) 497-8886
 www.oldriverrvpark.com

PERDIDO COVE RV RESORT & MARINA

Offering RV sites, boat slips and townhomes for rent. Located on the Intracoastal Waterway in Perdido Key. Start each day with relaxing views of the beautiful waterway. 13770 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-7304 (877) 402-7873 www.perdidocove.com

PLAYA DEL RIO RV RESORT

In Perdido Key on the bay across the street from beach. Cable, water, sewer, internet, washers/dryers, clean restrooms, 30/50 amp service. Pet friendly. Enjoy fishing, crabbing, boat slip rentals, BBQ grills, picnic areas, and private beach access. Riverside Clubhouse for sunsets and gatherings. Reservations on-line or by phone. Playa Del Rio RV Resort 16990 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507 web: www.playadelrio.com and www. playadelriorvresort.com phone: 850-492-0904 email: playadelriorvresort@gmail.com

“I love Perdido Key” Facebook Page

Winner of 2013 Henry Award Best in social media marketing in Florida tourism.

THREE WATERS GREEN, LLC

Two and three bedroom single-family brick homes that are ready to rent. Three Waters Green is a contained, tree-lined neighborhood designed with families in mind. We offer the amenities you would expect from an apartment complex in the comfort of your own home. 531 Carrier Dr. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 457-0186 www.mvhfl.com

RV Parks BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

More than 75 campsites, five picnic areas with shelters, boat ramp with dock, boardwalks and nature trails, amphitheatre and observation tower offering a panoramic view of Big Lagoon, the park and Gulf Islands National Seashore across the Intracoastal Waterway. Pavilion rental for weddings. 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1595 www.floridastateparks.org

Congratulations to Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Center

Named for Henry Flagler, the Flagler Awards were established in 2000 to recognize outstanding tourism marketing in Florida.

Equestrian Center invites walkers, joggers, dog walkers and horseback riders The 178-acre Escambia County Equestrian Center at 7750 Mobile Highway hosts horse shows, dog shows, rodeos, exhibitions, concerts and events. It’s also open to the public, with a cross-country running trail, riding trails and space for walkers, joggers, dog walkers and horseback riders. The park has indoor and outdoor arenas and exercise rings, RV hookups and other amenities. Photos courtesy of Tara Glen Photography & Pam Mauldwin

The Flagler Awards honors many of the countless individuals and organizations that help maintain and improve Florida’s position as one of the world’s most popular travel destinations. The awards are open to all individuals, private businesses and not-for-profit organizations actively involved in promoting the various products and experiences that make up Florida’s tourism industry.

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Attractions ADVENTURE ISLAND, INC.

Adventure Island features rides and thrills for the entire family. Go-karts, bumper boats and lazer tag. Enjoy adventure golf, the arcade or go on our paddle boat rides. We also offer kiddie rides. Experience the eruption of the 5-story volcano as it comes alive with fire and sound. The ultimate in family fun! 24559 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-1500 www.adventure-island.com

ALABAMA GULF COAST ZOO

Over 250 animals in natural habitat environments. Lions, tigers, other exotic cats, bears, a giraffe and a respectable primate population. Bird and reptile exhibits and large aviary. Wheelchair/handicap accessible. Snack bar and animal shows daily. Gift shop, birthday parties, speaking programs, educational seminars, after-hours private functions and parties and off-site animal shows. 1204 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 968-5731 www.alabamagulfcoastzoo.org

BLUE ANGELS PRACTICES NAS PENSACOLA

During the 2013 season, the Blue Angels will perform practice air shows over NAS Pensacola. Following most of the Wednesday practices at 8:30 am, there will be an autograph session with the pilots inside the Museum. Call for specific dates. 1750 Radford Blvd. Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508 (850) 452-2583

EMERALD COAST TOURS

Historic tours of Downtown Pensacola by Segway or Bicycle. Daily/weekly bicycle rentals. Delivery available. Emerald Coast Tours also offers walking Historic Pub Tours. 5 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 417-9292 www.emeraldcoasttours.net

FAST EDDIE’S FUN CENTER

A family oriented facility, centrally located with 4 go-cart tracks, a huge indoor game room, mini-golf, snack bar and WaterWars - the ultimate water balloon game. Whether you are big or small, short or tall, Fast Eddie’s has it all! Birthday, group and corporate rates available. 505 W. Michigan Ave. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 433-7735 www.fasteddiesfuncenter.com

GOOD TIME TOURS, INC.

We offer daily trips to the casinos in Biloxi. Our buses are available for charters. Must be 21. 455 Corday St. Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 476-0046 (800) 446-0886 www.goodtimetours.com

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GULF ADVENTURE CENTER AT GULF STATE PARK

The Adventure Center at Gulf State Park is the Gulf Coast’s newest and most exciting provider of outdoor adventure with six ziplines, four that will traverse over Lake Shelby, plus kayak and paddleboard rentals. Located at the entrance to Gulf State Park, across from the fishing pier and at the corner of Beach Blvd. and Hwy. 135 in Gulf Shores, AL. 21101 State Hwy. 135 Gulf Shores, AL 36547 (251) 948-9494 www.ZipTheGulf.com

KOOL KARTS, INC.

Custom golf cart sales and repairs. Graphic design for banners, signs, decals and vehicle wraps. Seat cushion manufacturing from boats to golf carts and various house and office seats. 1945 Athens Ave. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 912-6404 www.koolkartsonline.com

NATIONAL NAVAL AVIATION MUSEUM

The National Naval Aviation Museum is one of the largest and most beautiful air and space museums in the world. See over 150 restored aircrafts representing Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation. Breathtaking new films play daily at the IMAX Theater located inside the museum. The museum is open every day from 9 am to 5 pm. 1750 Radford Blvd., Naval Air Station Pensacola, FL 32508 (850) 452-3604 www.navalaviationmuseum.org


NATIVE PATHS CULTURAL & HERITAGE CENTER

Presenting the history and heritage of the Muscogee Creek Indian people through art, education and more recent environmental concerns. Perdido Bay Tribe, Inc. 3300 Beloved Path Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 453-7382

PENSACOLA GREYHOUND TRACK, INC. Matinee greyhound racing and simulcast horse races Saturdays and Sundays. Gates and restaurant open at 11:30 am. Call for current schedule. Poker room open. PO Box 12824 Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 455-8595 www.pensacolagreyhoundpark.com

PENSACOLA LIGHTHOUSE AND MUSEUM

Oldest lighthouse on the Gulf Coast. Climb 177 wrought-iron steps to the top. Blue Angel and Light of the Moon tours, ghost hunts, weddings and special events. The Lighthouse is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. 2081 Radford Blvd., NAS Pensacola, FL 32508 (850) 637-4050 www.pensacolalighthouse.org

PIRATES ISLAND ADVENTURE GOLF

Two 18 hole courses among waterfalls, caves, beautiful landscaping, a pirate ship and sea fog. 3201 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 968-4653 www.pirateislandgolf.com

THE TRACK RECREATION CENTER A family fun center with something for everyone. Two 18 hole golf courses, 3 tracks, bumper boats, and a Kids Country Area with rides for the smaller kids, the Sky Coaster for the thrill seekers and the best arcade in town. 3200 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 968-8111 www.gulfshorestrack.com

THE WHARF

A designated entertainment district hosting more than 50 events throughout the year. Enjoy the magnificent marina, live concerts at The Amphitheater, or a movie at Carmike Cinemas. Ride the 112 foot-tall Ferris Wheel, the tallest in the Southeast! Stay for SPECTRA, The Wharf’s Sound and Light Spectacular, happening every night on Main Street! 550 Main Street Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 224-1000 Visit www.alwharf.com for a full calendar of events.

VETERAN’S MEMORIAL PARK & THE WALL SOUTH

Veteran’s Memorial Park is 5-1/2 acres of land overlooking Pensacola Bay. It is the only memorial park to honor the veterans who fought in all of the American wars. The Wall South lists all of the 58,217 men and women veterans’ names who lost their lives in the Vietnam War. Bayfront Pkwy. at 9th Ave. next to Gulf Power Building (850) 436-4490 www.pensacolawallsouth.org

BLACKWATER RIVER STATE PARK

Recreational enthusiasts will enjoy camping, picnicking, fishing, nature trails, boating and canoeing. Located 15 miles northeast of Milton off US 90. 7720 Deaton Bridge Rd. Holt, FL 32564 (850) 983-5363 www.floridastateparks.org

WATERVILLE USA

GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE /JOHNSON BEACH

WEST FLORIDA PRESERVATION, INC.

PERDIDO KEY STATE RECREATION AREA

Waterville USA is a 20-acre amusement park located 1/4 of a mile from the beach in beautiful resort community, Gulf Shores. The best collection of water rides on the entire Gulf Coast and just minutes from Perdido Key. 906 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 948-2106 www.watervilleusa.com

WFHPI manages historic Pensacola Village, the Pensacola Children’s Museum, the T.T. Wentworth Jr. Florida State Museum in downtown Pensacola, and the Arcadia Mill Archeological site in Milton, FL. 120 Church St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 595-5985 www.historicpensacola.org

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY OF NWFL, INC.

Tours by appointment only. Donations are greatly appreciated and all donations are tax deductible. A nonprofit organization working to provide a sanctuary for our wildlife by receiving injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife, providing appropriate care to include fostering, rehabilitation and release as our primary objective. 105 North “S” St. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 433-9453 www.pensacolawildlife.com

Parks BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

The park of 678 acres is open 365 days a year. Natural habitat includes: gray foxes, raccoons, skunks, opossums, great blue herons and other waterfowl. More than 75 campsites, five picnic areas with shelters, kayak and canoe and stand-up paddle board rentals, boat ramp with dock, boardwalks and nature trails and an observation tower offering a panoramic view. 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1595 www.floridastateparks.org

Open from 8 am to sunset. Picnic shelters, restrooms, showers, seasonal lifeguards. Fort McRee is located at the eastern tip, and is accessible by boat or foot only. Soundside nature trail. Johnson Beach Road is an enjoyable place to walk, jog and bike. Fee of $8 per car, which is good for seven days. Johnson Beach Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 934-2600 www.nps.gov

Encompasses 247 acres on a barrier island, which buffers the mainland. Provides habitat for shore birds and other coastal animals. Saltwater fishing licenses required. Picnic shelters. 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1595 www.floridastateparks.org

PERDIDO KIDS PARK

The Perdido Kids Park was constructed entirely by volunteers in the community. A fun, safe playground for all ages, including a tot lot for smaller children. Bathrooms and picnic tables on site. Volunteers always needed! 10015 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 Evie Davis, President (850) 492-3678 www.perdidokidspark.org

TARKILN BAYOU

The preserve is home to four species of endangered pitcher plants, as well as other rare and endangered plant species. A boardwalk offers visitors a view of the wild and beautiful Tarkiln Bayou. Nature trails to the Perdido River. 1.5 miles south of the intersection of U.S. 98 and State Rd. 293 (850) 492-1595 www.floridastateparks.org

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Dining

Dining BAUMHOWER’S RESTAURANT

Beverage Sales

In the South, our pride runs deep in food and football. All of our dishes come fresh from the farm to the table, never from the freezer. Our great food and hospitality have kept folks coming back for over 30 years. We hope you will too! 4851 Wharf Pkwy. Suite 130 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 424-1360 www.baumhowers.com

FLORA-BAMA LIQUOR & LOTTO

BELLA LUNA BISTRO & PIZZERIA

Located across the street from the famous Flora-Bama Lounge, on the Florida/Alabama line we offer the best prices and selection of liquor, wines, and beer. 17395 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-3407 (251) 980-2227 www.florabama.com/liquor-store

GOLDRING GULF DISTRIBUTING CO.

Beer wholesaler for the Miller and Coors brewing companies. 675 S. Pace Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 432-9883 www.goldringgulf.com

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Best NY style pizza on the Key. Dough made fresh daily with the freshest of ingredients. We also offer homemade lasagna and meatballs and spaghetti with our signature marinara or alfredo sauces. For a different taste, try some Mediterranean dishes like our famous loaded Greek fries. Look forward to seeing y’all! 14254 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-3095 www.bellalunapizza.net

BIMINI BOBS

An open air dockside restaurant overlooking the Wharf Marina with wonderful sunsets and some of the best food on the Gulf Coast. It’s the place to feel comfortable in t-shirts, bathing suits and flip flops. 4673 Wharf Pkwy. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 424-1900 www.biminibobs.com

CAFÉ PALM BREEZE AT PERDIDO BEACH RESORT

This relaxed family-style restaurant serves light, healthy breakfast, lunch, and dinner. There is something for everyone from the “Best Breakfast in Town,” to the freshest assortment of seafood and succulent steaks, to po-boys and gumbo. Open daily, 6am-10pm; Sunday brunch, 11am-2pm. Located inside Perdido Beach Resort. 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981.9811 ext 156 café@perdidobeachresort.com www.perdidobeachresort.com

COBALT, THE RESTAURANT

Contemporary coastal cuisine at its best. Nestled under the Perdido Bay Bridge, next to Caribe Resort, enjoy a spectacular view of the bay from every table. If you wish to approach by water, there are boat slips available. We offer a casual and relaxing atmosphere with waterfront dining, live music and superior service. 28099 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 923-5300

COMPLEAT ANGLER

The Compleat Angler offers a one of a kind experience with the finest seafood gumbo, biggest and best burgers, and the most stunning vistas of the sunset anywhere on the Gulf Coast. Stop by and enjoy our southern hospitality and bountiful cuisine in an exciting island atmosphere. 4851 Wharf Pkwy. Suite 116 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 424-1350 www.compleatanglergrille.com


COSMO’S RESTAURANT AND BAR

Off the beaten path on Canal Road in Orange Beach, Cosmo’s Restaurant & Bar is far from ordinary. Serving fresh and eclectic food, Cosmo’s features a wide range of dining, enticing even the most discriminate. Using chef inspired ingredients, enjoy everything from hand-cut steaks and local seafood to pastas and sushi. 25753 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 948-9663 www.cosmosrestaurantandbar.com

FISHERMAN’S CORNER

Located just under the Baars bridge, Fisherman’s Corner is a hidden gem and favorite among locals and visitors alike! The innovative Creole based menu, first class wine selection, friendly staff, and funky casual atmosphere fuse to create an unmatched casual yet fine dining experience. Open daily. Reservations welcomed. 13486 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 791-6914 www.fishermanscornerpk.com

FLIPPERS

Flippers Restaurant in Bear Point Marina is the home of the Cold Mil Fleet Dolphin Cruises. Join us for waterfront dining and some of the Gulf Coast’s best food and live music. 5749 Bay La Launch Ave. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-3547 www.flippersrestaurant.com

FLORA-BAMA YACHT CLUB

Open air waterfront dining experience on Ole River across from the world famous Flora-Bama. Live music on the weekends, hand crafted cocktails, and excellent menu choices. Casual dining with a chef to table experience will keep you interested in our ever changing menu. 17350 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 525-4460 www.florabama.com/yacht-club

FRANCO’S ITALIAN RESTAURANT

Open Daily 3-9pm. Take-out available. Home of the bottomless salad with all entrees. Kids menu. Pizza and traditional Italian, chicken and seafood dishes. 25241 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-9800 www.francoscasualitalianrestaurant.com

HAPPY HARBOR ON THE LINE

Located on beautiful Ole River offering a little bit of everything. With a full restaurant, sports bar, patio dining and tiki bar on the beach, Happy Harbor has something for everyone to “Get Your Happy On”. 17400 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-8228 www.happyharbors.com

HONG KONG EXPRESS

Vegetables, seafood, rice, pork, noodles, Mandarin and Szechuan cuisine. Lunch specials are offered daily. Dine in or carry out. 12388 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1612

HUB STACEY’S AT THE POINT

Locals’ pub, serving wings, soups and sandwiches with a full bar serving domestic and imported beers and wine. Located on the Intra-Coastal Waterway in a setting of large, mossy oaks. 5851 Galvez Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 Off Innerarity Rd., across from Fire Station (850) 497-0071 www.hubstaceys.com

IRON AT MARCUS POINTE GOLF CLUB Experience a meal you’ll never forget while overlooking the beautifully manicured greens of Marcus Pointe Golf Club. Executive Chef Alex McPhail incorporates culinary tips he picked up at Commander’s Palace, Restaurant August & the Roosevelt Hotel to create a dining environment unlike any other nearby. 2500 Oak Pointe Dr. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 484-9770 (800) 362-7287 http://restaurantiron.com

JACO’S BAYFRONT BAR & GRILLE

Pensacola’s best waterfront restaurant and bar located at the end of South Palafox St. overlooking the Palafox Pier Marina and the Bays spectacular sunsets. 997 S. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 432-5226 www.jacosbayfrontbarandgrille.com

LEGENDS BAR AND GRILL

Sports bar located in Perdido Bay Golf Club. Join us daily for breakfast and lunch or on Friday nights for dinner. Dinner menu changes weekly and is available online. Enjoy dining inside or on our patio overlooking the golf course. 10 Doug Ford Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1223 www.perdidobaygolf.com

LILLIAN’S PAN PIZZA

Open since 1988, serving “made from scratch” pizza, stromboli, calzones, spaghetti, lasagna, muffletta and lots of salads. Delivery, pickup or dine-in. Pizza buffet, Monday-Thursday, 11:30 am to 1:30 pm. 13821 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0131 www.lillianspizza.com

LOBBY LOUNGE AT PERDIDO BEACH RESORT

An inviting piano lounge in the Perdido Beach Resort lobby, overlooking the emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, The Lobby Lounge offers great cocktails and wine, good music and a tapas-style menu. Open daily, 4:30pm-11:00pm featuring live piano music starting at 6:00pm Tuesday - Saturday. 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-9811 concierge@perdidobeachresort.com www.perdidobeachresort.com

LOST KEY CLUBHOUSE RESTAURANT

Great food, great service and great ambiance with a private club feeling; Serving breakfast from 7-10am and lunch from 11 am to 3 pm Wednesday-Sunday. 625 Lost Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 549-2168 www.LostKey.com

MCGUIRE’S IRISH PUB

Daily lunch specials. Serving USDA-certified prime steaks, fresh Gulf seafood and Irish fare. Live entertainment Wednesday-Sunday night at 9 pm. Gift shop on site. Reservations for groups of 15 or more. Banquet facility seating 30 to 100 for luncheons, seminars, reunions, rehearsal dinners, etc. 600 E. Gregory St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 433-6789 www.mcguiresirishpub.com

MOJO’S COFFEE SHOP

The oldest specialty coffee shop in the Pensacola area. We’ve been serving our own fresh roasted espresso drinks for over 10 years. From espresso to frozen drinks, Mojo’s has something for everyone. Grab a fresh muffin or bagel, have a seat outside, and get your Mojo on! Best coffee on the beach. 13430 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 494-0202 www.mojoscoffee.com

ORIGINAL OYSTER HOUSE

Well loved, 30+ year old family friendly, seafood restaurant with private party rooms, two waterfront locations and spectacular sunsets. Highly recognized as a must-go-to place for great fresh Gulf seafood, service and southern hospitality. A top spot for hand-shucked and fire grilled oysters, homemade gumbo, cheesy grits with blackened shrimp as well as handcrafted desserts including its famous Peanut Butter Pie. Gulf Shores Location 701 Hwy 59, Original Oyster House Boardwalk Phone: (251) 948-2445 Monday through Sunday 11:00 a.m. - 10:00 p.m. Mobile Causeway Location 3733 Battleship Parkway Phone: (251) 626-2188 Sunday through Thursday 11:00 a.m. - 9:30 p.m. Friday and Saturday 11:00 a.m. - 10:30 p.m.

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PERDIDO KEY OYSTER BAR RESTAURANT & MARINA

Restaurant, marina, yacht sales, banquet facilities and party planning available. Overlooking the Intracoastal Waterway. View wildlife on the shore across from the restaurant, and playful dolphins attracted by our nighttime lighting. Arrive by land or sea! 13700 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5600 www.oysterbar31.com

PERDIDO KEY SPORTS BAR

Full service non-smoking bar and restaurant with 26 flat screen TVs, pool tables, darts and video golf. Fourteen different beers on tap. Bar food including the area’s best buffalo style chicken wings, gulf grouper, juicy burgers and daily specials. Live music three nights a week. See us on Facebook – “Perdido Sportsbar”. 13583 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 332-6403

PIZZA HUT

Pizza, pasta, wings – carry out and delivery. New WingStreet items available. Hot cinnamon apple pie, mozzarella chesses sticks, 8 flavors of wings, 3 types of buffalo wings. 13609 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0992 www.npcinternational.com

PIZZERIA & ICE CREAM PARLOR

This casual pizzeria serves homemade thin or thick crust pizza offering varieties like pepperoni, herb vegetarian, or our signature Perdido Pizza; baked to perfection with the finest hand-cut ingredients. We also offer Panini sandwiches and creamy, “Blue Bell” ice cream. Open daily, 12:00pm-10:00pm. Located inside Perdido Beach Resort. 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 251.981.9811 pizzeria@perdidobeachresort.com www.perdidobeachresort.com

SHRIMP BASKET OF FLORIDA

Great family dining inside or out on the deck, serving fresh fried, blackened, broiled or steamed seafood as well as chicken dishes and burgers. “We’re steamin’ & fryin’!” 14600 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1970 www.shrimpbasket.com

SUNSET GRILLE

Located at the Holiday Harbor Marina. Waterfront dining, full bar, pet friendly, kids’ play area. Incredible sunset views. Come and see why the locals want to keep us a secret. Catering services available. 14050 Canal-a-Way Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1063 www.myholidayharbor.com

TACKY JACK’S

Live music, great food, famous for breakfast with a beautiful view of Cotton Bayou. Hours 6 am to 11 pm. 27206 Safe Harbor Dr. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-4144 www.tackyjacks.com

THE CRAB TRAP

A seafood restaurant and oyster bar on the beach. The Crab Trap is family oriented with a playground. 16495 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-8888 www.thecrabtrap.com

THE GREAT SOUTHERN RESTAURANT GROUP

The Deck, The Fish House, The Atlas and Jackson’s Steakhouse—this combination of distinctively different destinations offers creative cuisine, Southern charm, and unrivaled hospitality to locals and visitors alike. The restaurants have won numerous awards, including the Wine Spectator’s Award of Excellence. 600 S. Barracks St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 470-0003 www.goodgrits.com

THE HANGOUT

If it’s happening, it’s happening at The Hangout! We celebrate every day with laughter, love and some incredible live music on the most beautiful beach in the world. Enjoy the best burgers, seafood, and cocktails on the Gulf Coast! Beach front dining offering great food, good times, and fun for the whole family! 101 East Beach Blvd. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 948-3030 www.thehangout.com

THE JELLYFISH RESTAURANT

Perdido Key Florida and Orange Beach Alabama’s premier restaurant, grill and sushi bar. We have a full menu, full bar, live entertainment, and an energetic night club. Our specialties are steaks, seafood, sushi and signature martinis. Come enjoy great food with a view of the Gulf. 13700 Perdido Key Dr., Unit 207A Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 332-6532 www.thejellyfishbar.com

THE ORIGINAL POINT RESTAURANT

An Innerarity Point tradition for over 35 years - nothing fancy, just famous for great food and good times. Seafood, steaks, chicken, chops and sandwiches. Bluegrass music on weekends. 14340 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-3577 www.point-restaurant.com

THE RIB SHAK

Finest BBQ on the Key. Located across from the Flora-Bama. Family owned and operated. Outside seating with water view or A/C inside seating. Kid and pet friendly. Try the famous BBQ Egg Roll. Down-home friendly service. Beer and wine. 17348 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 607-8017 (251) 980-5554

THE TIKI BAR & GRILL AT PURPLE PARROT The Tiki Bar & Grill is open to the public. Serving pasta, seafood, and steak all fresh and made to order. Families welcome. 13555 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 255-2522 Facebook-Purple Parrot Tiki Bar and Grill

TRIGGER’S SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

Family owned and operated since 1986. Local seafood, choice hand-cut steaks, crab legs and great pasta dishes. Serving shrimp and crab bisque, seafood gumbo, fresh shucked oysters, signature sauces and the Nearly World Famous Fried Cheesecake. Open Mon–Sat for breakfast, lunch and dinner and Sunday Brunch 9-2 pm. Come see what all the fuss is about! 12700 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1897 www.triggersseafoodrestaurant.com

VOYAGERS AT PERDIDO BEACH RESORT

Orange Beach’s only fine-dining beachfront restaurant specializes in fresh seafood from Gulf waters accented with citrus and spice, and handcut aged steaks complimented with local farm fresh produce; extensive wine list. Menu offerings change seasonally. Casual resort attire welcome. Open for dinner Tuesday through Saturday, 5:00pm – 10:00pm. 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-9811 ext. 157 voyagers@perdidobeachresort.com www.perdidobeachresort.com

WOLF BAY LODGE

Since 1973, “The Lodge” has been known as a place where locals and visitors alike go to enjoy fresh Gulf seafood, hand-cut steaks, and much more in a relaxed, casual, family atmosphere. All of our food is prepared from scratch daily. A children’s menu is available. 26619 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, FL 26561 (251) 965-5129 20801 Miflin Rd. (Co. Rd. 20) Foley, AL 36565 (251) 987-5129 www.wolfbaylodgeorangebeach.com

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Arts & Entertainment Art

ARTWORKS STUDIO & GALLERY

Casual working studio and art gallery on the beach with nationally-acclaimed local artists. Lessons for children and adults. Artists in action: Talis Jayme, Cathy Ingram, Dorothy Pilurs, April DeLatte, Betty and Johnny Hawkins, Tommy Vogel, Veronique Landis, Noah Moseley, Lila Harris, William Johnson, Andrea McGee, Windell Allen, Scott Jaburg, Cathy Riseley and Emmanuel Rat. 13700 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 261-9617 www.artoftalis.com www.artworksgalleryonperdidokey.blogspot.com

FIRST CITY ARTS CENTER

The Center provides opportunities for people to create through glassblowing, glass bead making, clay sculpting, pottery on the wheel, hand-built pottery and music lessons for youth, with a continued emphasis on expanding offerings. FCA also conducts three popular and successful major fundraising events annually, with work by First City artists and guest artists. 1060 N. Guillemard St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 429-1222 www.firstcityart.org

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HOT SANDS GLASS

Hot Sands Glasses is the art of Lyn Gentry. Lynn has perfected her own “light paintings” with a unique technique that illuminates in her soaring 3-D glass murals. Her private home studio is located in beautiful Perdido Key, FL by appointment only. Original glass art showcased in the Perdido Key Chamber. 5510 Bob-O-Link Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-7690 www.hotsandsglass.com

MARGARET BIGGS FINE ART

Margaret’s paintings are inspired by the natural beauty and design created by the sea and her shores. It is the magic and inner peace found there that Margaret so successfully communicates through her work. Both her paintings and poetry “sooth the soul”. Contact Margaret for information about her originals, prints, notecards and poetry. 1801 E. La Rua St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 776-7119 www.margaretbiggs.com

Golf LOST KEY GOLF CLUB

Located on nearly 100 acres of protected, environmentally-sensitive wetlands on Perdido Key. Par 71, Arnold Palmer Signature Designed course has all the amenities and quality service of the finest private clubs, yet is open to the public. Golf outings and private social events are welcome. You won’t want to miss the Lost Key experience. 625 Lost Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 549-2160 (888) 256-7853 www.lostkey.com

MARCUS POINTE GOLF CLUB

Voted Pensacola News Journal’s “Best of the Bay” for three years. This 18-hole, championship 6,700 yard par 72 layout features five sets of tees. Highly enjoyable for the widest range of golfing skills. Come play the NEW Marcus Pointe Golf Club, complete with new greens, two new fairways, new forward tees, and more! 2500 Oak Pointe Dr. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 484-9770 (800) 362-7287 www.marcuspointegolf.com

PENSACOLA COUNTRY CLUB

A private Country Club located on Pensacola Bay featuring 18 holes of golf, 8 clay tennis courts, a fitness center, pool and great dining and social events. 1500 Bayshore Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 455-7364 www.pensacolacountryclub.com


PERDIDO BAY GOLF CLUB

The former site of the PGA Tour’s Pensacola Open from 1978-1987 boasts the best tournament-quality greens on the Gulf Coast. Add to this a fantastic practice facility with multi-camera digital instruction available from PGA instructors, and the choice is easy to make Perdido Bay Golf and Lodging your “home” golf course. 1 Doug Ford Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1223 www.perdidobaygolf.com

SOUTHEASTERN COLLEGIATE GOLF TOUR

Collegiate Golf Tour throughout Southeastern U.S. The tour allows the NCAA Collegiate Golfer to be a member of an association that qualifies them to participate in highly competitive tournaments with the opportunity to play on some of the finest facilities that Professional Golfers enjoy. 8678 Ramble Woods Dr. Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 390-2001 www.secgt.com

Music BOOGIE INC.

Gulf Coast Leader in Personality DJ Entertainment. Planning a wedding on the beach? DJs & music for weddings, receptions , reunions, graduations, conventions. Wherever Boogie goes, a party’s bound to follow! 6813 Whiteoak Dr. Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 438-1660 (800) 5-boogie (850) 479-4374 (Fax) mrsboogie@boogieinc.com

FLORA-BAMA LOUNGE, PACKAGE & OYSTER BAR

World famous honky tonk and the last great American roadhouse! Live music 365 days a year and located on the beautiful beaches of the gulf coast on the Florida/Alabama line. 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0611 www.florabama.com

FRANK BROWN INT’L SONGWRITERS FESTIVAL

The FBISF encourages musical and cultural diversity within the community and endeavors to enhance the potential music industry’s economic development within the area. Donations always welcome. 3225 Robertson Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-7664 www.fbisf.com

JAZZ SOCIETY OF PENSACOLA

BIG LAGOON STATE PARK

PENSACOLA OPERA

BLACKWATER CANOE RENTAL & SALES, INC.

A non-profit organization dedicated to presenting live jazz events in the Pensacola area. We feature three events every month, with the highlight of our 30th year the FREE Pensacola JazzFest to be held April 5-6, 2014. Visit our website for complete details of monthly events and JazzFest. 17 Palafox Pl. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-8382 www.jazzpensacola.com

Pensacola Opera is a non-profit, professional company serving NW Florida through two to three main stage opera productions each year and a variety of innovative education and community outreach programs. 75 S. Tarragona St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-6737 www.pensacolaopera.com

VINYL MUSIC HALL

Vinyl Music Hall offers a wide array of regional, national and international touring music artists. Rock, reggae, alternative, country, DJs, tribute acts and more. State-of-the-art sound underscores the talent on stage when the house lights go down. 2 S. Palafox Pl. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 607-6758 www.vinylmusichall.com

Water Recreation ALL JACK’D UP CHARTERS

More than 75 campsites, five picnic areas with shelters, boat ramp with dock, boardwalks and nature trails, amphitheatre and observation tower offering a panoramic view of Big Lagoon, the park and Gulf Islands National Seashore across the Intracoastal Waterway. Pavilion rental for weddings. 12301 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1595 www.floridastateparks.org

We rent canoes, kayaks and tubes and have trips from 4 miles to 3 days. A river trip is a wonderful way to bring people and nature together. Experience the magical sounds of the Blackwater River and forest while floating downstream and enjoying the clear, clean water and white sand bottom. 6974 Deaton Bridge Rd. Milton, FL 32583 (850) 623-0235 www.blackwatercanoe.com

BLUE DOLPHIN CRUISES

Dolphin Cruise - 2 hour trip, live narrated sightseeing with kids pirate adventure (A/C). Power Adventure – 4 hour ultimate adventure: parasailing, wave runner, kayaking, paddleboard and more (includes complimentary meal and soft drinks). Reservations required. 29603 Perdido Beach Blvd. Across from the Flora-Bama (251) 981-2774 www.bluedolphincruises.com

The Panhandle’s light tackle fishing specialist for your family. Owned and operated by Capt. Michael Choron. From Orange Beach, AL, to Pensacola, FL. 12905 Island Spirit Dr. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 384-9059 www.alljackdupcharters.com

BLUE REEF WATER SPORTS

A SOUTHERN ROSE

Family fishing fun inshore and near shore with Capt. James Pfeiffer. With over 30 years local experience he will find trout, redfish, flounder and more. Sometimes even sightings of dolphins, birds and even the famous Blue Angel jets flying overhead! Serving Orange Beach, Perdido Key and Pensacola. 4600 Christy Dr. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 380-9600 www.cantquitfishing.com

Offering parasailing and dolphin cruises at the best prices in Orange Beach. The Southern Rose is a 64 foot double deck boat with A/C on the upper deck, snack bar and restrooms. Parasail boats seat up to 15 passengers giving you a bird’s eye view of the Gulf of Mexico. 27212 Marina Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-7673 www.alabamadolphincruise.com

AQUA VENTURE BOAT CHARTERS Deep Sea Fishing Charters. The 42’ EMERALD COAST is USCG approved for 22 passengers with a comfortable air conditioned salon area. Walk-on or Private fishing trips with all bait, tackle and licenses furnished at the Most Reasonable Prices. Family Owned and Operated! We Catch Fish! 10121 Sinton Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (877) 211-1687 (850) 492-0003 www.aquaventurecharters.com

Parasail, jet skis, banana boat, dolphin tours. PO Box 1278 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 504-7411 www.bluereefwatersports.com

CAN’T QUIT FISHING CHARTERS

CHULAMAR

Deep sea fishing charters and walk-ons (half day/ full day), moonlight cruises, dolphin cruises and sightseeing. “After 35 years, we know where they live!” 701 Pensacola Beach Blvd. Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 (850) 934-8037 (888) 335-2793 www.chulamar.com

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CONDOR SAILING ADVENTURES

Sail with us for an “experience of a lifetime” on our world-class, 40 ft. Condor racing trimaran! Only 21 ever built, and looks like something from Star Wars. No leaning = No seasickness. Comfy “lazy-boy” seats. 2-Hour Cruises just $65/person. And kids have a blast! Fish House Marina 600 S. Barracks St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 637-7245 info@condorsailingadventures.com www.condorsailingadventures.com

DOLPHIN CRUISES ABOARD THE COLD MIL FLEET

Dolphins guaranteed! Home of the “DOUBLE SURF”! Call for schedule and reservations. Large groups welcome and private charters are also available. Located at Bear Point Marina and Flippers Restaurant. 5749 Bay La Launch Ave. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 943-3510 www.dolphincruises.com

DOWN UNDER DIVE SHOP

Retail Dive Center, 5 star national geographic instructor development center, 46 ft. custom dive boat charters, kayak excursions, and snorkel trips. We teach all levels of divers from beginners to instructors. 1129 Gulf Shores Pkwy. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 968-3483 www.downunderdiveshop.com

FLORA-BAMA FISHING & WATERSPORTS

Located across the street form world famous Flora-Bama we offer pontoon boat rentals, jet ski rentals, deep sea fishing trips, inshore fishing trips, parasailing, stand up paddle board rentals, dolphin cruises, and beach chair rentals. 29603 Perdido Beach Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (251) 980-5222 www.florabama.com/marina

GRAY’S TACKLE & GUIDE SERVICE, INC. We carry rods, reels, nets, tackle, fly fishing supplies and live and dead bait. Our guide service includes both offshore and inshore fishing/fly fishing trips. We sell Florida fishing licenses. 13019 Sorrento Rd., #2000 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-2666

HOOKED-UP INSHORE CHARTERS

Inshore and near shore fishing. 2012 , 21’ foot ultra elite Carolina Skiff. Day and night trips available. Come visit our website. Over 30 years experience fishing local waters. We make memories that will last a lifetime. 1971 Merlin Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506 (251) 752-8009 www.clarkfishaholic.com

HUDSON MARINA

Hudson Marina at Skull Harbor is your most affordable place to rent Jet Skis, Wave Runners, or Pontoon Boats for navigating the bay waters of the area. Take Kayaks, Paddle Boats, or Paddle Boards for a trip to Robinson Island. We also have the best, most affordable, Alabama Deep Sea Fishing trip and Dolphin Cruises around. Venture over to the Pirate side of the Island and enjoy an Adventure aboard the American Star on a Pirate Ship Cruise or fly through the sky by parasailing on our newest attraction, the Sky Pirate! 4575 S. Wilson Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 35651 (251) 981-4127 www.hudsonmarina.net

LEGACY BOATING CLUB OF ORANGE BEACH, AL

Legacy Boating Club is for everyone who enjoys boating but prefers not to own a boat. Members own unlimited adventures in the water while Legacy handles insurance bills, storage, maintenance, boat payments and cleaning. Multiple membership packages available including a vacation package. “We own the boats…You own the memories”. 26619 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-3939 www.legacyboatingclubob.com

LOST BAY GUIDE SERVICE

Lost Bay Guide Service specializes in shallow water/ back bay fishing for families, beginners and experts alike. With over 20 years experience fishing the local waters Captain Bill Willis has the knowledge to guarantee fish. Join the many anglers that have experienced catching their first saltwater trophy by booking now!! 11310 Seaglade Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 748-5076 www.lostbayfishing.com

LI’L JOHN’S WATERSPORTS, LLC

Pontoon boat rental - open 7 days a week, 365 days year (weather permitting). Rent a 24’ pontoon boat for a day of fun on the water. Fully equipped for up to 11 passengers. 13726 River Road Pensacola, FL 32507 855-LI’L-JOHN (855) 545-5646

PERDIDO POWER SPORTS RENTALS, LLC

Sales, rentals and repairs for jet skis, motorcycles and ATVs. We also rent and deliver kayaks. You won’t find another powersports store more dedicated to making it easier and more affordable for you to experience thrills on the water or on land. Open daily. All of our vehicles are used and in great shape, making them an affordable option for your thrill-seeking needs! 12490 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 637-1800 www.perdidopowersports.com

REEL SURPRISE CHARTERS

For over 15 years, we have developed personalized fishing charters for all types of trips. Our captains, whether on private charters or party boats, are knowledgeable and ensure everyone has a great trip. From a single passenger to a large group, let us customize your ultimate charter experience. Call today! 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-7173 (800) 806-7889 www.reelsurprisecharters.com

SAIL WILD HEARTS

Experience the joy and exhilaration of sailing aboard our beautiful 53’ catamaran. A cruise on Wild Hearts is like no other experience you’ll have on the water. Every trip on Wild Hearts is unique and inspirational for young and old. Call for reservations. 27200 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-6700 www.sailwildhearts.com

SEA TOW

Marine towing and salvage service. 13726 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5070 (800) 473-2869 www.seatow.com

NIUHI DIVE CHARTERS

We offer scuba diving charters and guided dive tours. Experienced dive masters on every dive and diving available all year round. 10121 Sinton Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 529-2475 www.niuhidivecharters.com

PERDIDO BEACH SERVICES

Beach lounge/umbrella service. Perdido Key, Orange Beach and Gulf Shores. 25328 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-4807 www.perdidobeachservice.com

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Local Information Area Airports PENSACOLA INTERNATIONAL AIRPORT

The 98th largest airport in the United States. Connecting 1.5 million passengers annually anywhere in the world through 11 international hubs served by six major carriers: American, Delta, Silver, Southwest, United Airlines and US Airways with daily flights serving Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Houston Intercontinental, Houston Hobby, Miami, Nashville, Orlando, Tampa and Washington Reagan National. 2430 Airport Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 436-5000 www.flypensacola.com

Churches CHURCH OF THE HOLY LIGHT

The Church of the Holy Light – with traditional conservative Christian values. We invite all church members to our Sunday gathering from 11-3 pm. KC John’s Holy Smokers serve family style real Kansas BBQ to all attendees. Meet neighbors and friends in a pristine stream side setting. All are welcome. 11117 Lillian Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 455-4819

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HOLY TRINITY EPISCOPAL CHURCH

Holy Communion on Sundays at 9:30 am, nursery provided for small children. Sunday school at 9:30 am. 850 N. Blue Angel Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 456-5474 www.holytrinitypensacola.org

HOLY SPIRIT CATHOLIC CHURCH

Office open Monday-Friday 8:30am to 5pm. Weekend Mass: Saturday Vigil 5:30pm. Sunday Mass 8am and 11am. Daily Mass available on our website or by calling (850) 492-0837. 10650 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0837 www.holyspiritperdido.org

INNERARITY POINT CHURCH OF CHRIST Please join us for services: Sunday morning Bible study 9am, Sunday morning Worship 10am, Sunday evening Worship 6pm, Wednesday evening Bible study 7pm. 13250 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0112 www.church-of-christ.org

LIBERTY CHURCH

A non-denominational Church with a modern worship experience and relevant teaching. Liberty opens its doors to everyone and Liberty’s vision is to be an oasis of love and hope in a world hurting. 2221 S. Blue Angel Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 453-4318 www.libertychurch.net

PERDIDO BAY UNITED METHODIST CHURCH AND COMMUNITY CENTER

Sunday Worship: 8am Traditional Service, 9:55am Contemporary, and 11am Traditional. Sunday School Classes begin at 10am. Wed. Night Dinner and Bible Studies begin at 5pm. Community Center: Mon-Thurs 8am-8pm, Fri & Sat 8am-1pm. We invite you to share life with us and enjoy all of the activities that the Community Center has to offer! 13660 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-2135 www.pbumc.net

POINT BAPTIST CHURCH

Southern Baptist Church. Offered during the fall-spring months Awana, MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers) and ESL/English as a second language. 13801 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1545 (850) 497-6048 Fax www.pointbaptist.org


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COVENANT HOSPICE

BLUGEMTV.COM

Education

HOME INSTEAD SENIOR CARE

COX COMMUNICATIONS

Flora-Bama offers church service every Sunday at 11am under the tent, complete with a preacher, live band to sing the hymns, beverages, and delicious brunch at the Flora-Bama Yacht Club following service. Bring your friends, children, & family, everyone is welcome. 17401 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-2135 www.facebook.com/florabamaworship

EXPRESS TRAINING SERVICES, LLC Express Training provides introductory health care classes, including CNA, home health aide, phlebotomy, and pharmacy technician. We also provide CPR and first aid classes for medical and non-medical professionals as well. 4900 Bayou Blvd., Ste 111 Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 479-9443 (866) 366-0660 www.expresstrainingservices.com

TROY UNIVERSITY

Troy University offers a variety of ways to learn: in class, online or a mix of both. Troy has 42 teaching sites around the world. Troy university is a public, not for profit, regionally accredited institution. 21 New Warrington Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 455-5836 pensacola.troy.edu

Home Health Care CAREMINDERS® HOME CARE

A private agency specializing in comprehensive services which are customized to meet varied individualized needs. We provide companionship, personal care, skilled nursing care, and home support services to physically challenged individuals, convalescing and dependent individuals in the comfort of their home. 4400 Bayou Blvd., Ste. 39B Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 478-9701 www.careminders.com

CONSULATE HEALTH CARE

Our center helps meet the special needs of shortstay residents with skilled physical, occupational, speech, respiratory and nutritional therapies combined with 24-hour nursing care. 235 W. Airport Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 857-5200 www.consulatehealthcare.com

Covenant Hospice is a 501(c) 3 not-for-profit organization dedicated to providing excellence in compassionate care during end-of-life. Covenant serves over 1,200 patients and families for over 25 years in 50 counties throughout NW Florida and Southern AL. 5041 N. 12th Ave. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 433-2155 (800) 541-3072 www.covenanthospice.org

To us, it’s personal. If you’re looking for extraordinary in-home senior care you’ve come to the right place. In-home care providing companionship, home making and personal care. Minimum of three hours all the way to 24hours/7days. 100 North Spring St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 477-1947 www.homeinstead.com/pensacolafl

TLC CAREGIVERS

When someone you love needs special help at home...TLC Caregivers is The Caregiving Agency to provide housekeeping, companionship, childcare, transportation, and personal care. Non-medical assistance from a licensed, bonded, and insured provider ensures YOUR loved one is well cared for. TLC...Since 1985! 4400 Bayou Blvd. #9 Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 857-0920 (850) 857-0959 www.tlccaregivers.com

Library SOUTHWEST BRANCH LIBRARY

Open 10-8 Monday-Thursday Open 10-4 Friday-Saturday Closed Sunday Children’s activities, summer reading programs, book signings, free computer classes, free public computers and wi-fi, faxing, printing for .10/page and on-site book store. 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 453-7780 www.cityofpensacola.com/library

Media BLAB TV

Locally owned television station that has been serving Pensacola for 30 years. It is the only totally, locally formatted station in the nation reaching over 500,000 households. BLAB TV penetrates the market 24 hours a day with local programming. We cover areas from Destin to Mobile. 121 S. Palafox Pl. #D Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 432-8982 www.blabtv.com

Internet, mobile and video marketing for local businesses…that works! For small and medium businesses: retailers, restaurants, associations and more. You can create your own state-of-the-art marketing campaigns with BluGem TV’s internet TV and mobile platforms. 25299 Canal Rd., Ste. B1 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 504-8619 (877) 257-0981 www.blugemtv.com

Telecommunications (cable, internet, telephoneresidential/commercial). 2205 La Vista Ave. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 477-2695 www.cox.com

GO WIRELESS, INC.

A Verizon wireless premium retailer that sells Verizon products and services. 10427 Sorrento Rd., Unit 300 Pensacola, FL 32507 (866) 487-1222 www.gowireless.com

JC INTERNET SOLUTIONS, INC.

A full internet service provider specializing in web design, SEO/SEM, reputation management and internet marketing. Formally known as JMC & Associates, started in 1979, the company now focuses on internet marketing. The company is BEST certified and a member of the local Internet Marketing Association. 406 Shorewood Cr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 329-4047 (877) 243-6167 www.jc-internetsolutions.com

Medical Services AMERICAN FAMILY CARE

AFC is designed, equipped, and staffed to provide comprehensive family care, urgent care, minor emergency tratment, and occupational medicine. AFC uses EMR (Electronic Medical Records) and has a high tech digital x-ray and on-site lab staffed by caring and compassionate health professionals. The clinic is open 7 days a week– “No Appointment Necessary”. 25775 Perdido Beach Blvd., Ste. E5 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-3004 www.americanfamilycare.com

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FAMILY PRACTICE MEDICAL CENTER

In practice for over 40 years and have seen over 150,000 Patients. Is excellent at the diagnosis of bio-identical hormone (BHRT) needs replacement therapy. Is considered by many of his patients to be the best in the southeast in technique of delivery system of BHRT by many of his out of state patients. 710 Underwood Ave. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 477-3453 www.fpmedcenter.com

LIFE CARE CENTER OF PENSACOLA Assisted living. 3291 E. Olive Rd. Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 494-2327 www.lcca.com

PERDIDO URGENT CARE

A walk in clinic that provides medical care for urgent but not life threatening injury or illness. Our goal is to get you in and out in less than an hour. We provide workman’s compensation management, labs and x-rays. We also provide physicals. When you need healthcare we are here for you! 12385 Sorrento Rd., Suite B3 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 466-8668 www.mylocalurgentcare.us

SACRED HEART REHAB AT PERDIDO Physical therapy offered at this location. 13137 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 416-0025 www.sacred-heart.org

SIGHT & SUN EYEWORKS

Formerly Eye Care of Perdido. Welcomes new patients for eye examinations, contact lens fittings, prescription eyewear and/or treatment of ocular disease. We accept most insurance, including Medicare. Wide selection of eyeglass frames and non-prescription polarized sunglasses. 12591 Sorrento Rd., Ste. B Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 497-0711 www.eyecareofperdido.com

Newspapers BALLINGER PUBLISHING

Ballinger Publishing is proud to be a locally-owned and operated, full-service publishing company. We serve a variety of needs, including magazine and directory production and distribution, advertising and more. We take care of the entire publishing project from start to finish. Make your advertising dollars count with Ballinger Publishing. 41 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 402 Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-1166 www.ballingerpublishing.com

GOSPORT

Celebrating the Centennial of Naval Aviation 19112011. 41 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 402 Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-1166 www.gosportpensacola.com

MULLET WRAPPER

Since 1990, owners Fran and Michelle Thompson have produced a bi-weekly newspaper for locals and tourists. A minimum of 16,000 copies bi-weekly. For more info, visit our website. PO Box 34403 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5221 mulletwrapper@gulftel.com www.mulletwrapper.com

PENSACOLA NEWS JOURNAL Daily newspaper serving Escambia and Santa Rosa Counties. 101 E. Romana St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (877) 424-0028 www.pnj.com

SNOWBIRDS GULF COAST

Winter visitor magazine launched in 2006. Features things to do, places to stay and highly targeted content for longer stay guests and potential retirees. 1160 Great Oaks Ct. Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (850) 294-1266 (850) 934-9878 Fax publisher@snowbirdsgulfcoast.com www.snowbirdsgulfcoast.com

Nonprofit / Trade Associations AMERICAN CANCER SOCIETY

Nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem by preventing cancer, saving lives from cancer and diminishing suffering. 5401 Corporate Woods, #100 Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 475-0850 (800) 227-2345 www.cancer.org

AMERICAN DIABETES ASSOCIATION

America’s leading voluntary health organization, supporting diabetes research and public education. The local American Diabetes Association offers educational materials for the newly diagnosed. 12385 Sorrento Rd., #A-2 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-6100 (888) 342-2383 www.diabetes.org

AMERICAN LEGION POST 44

American Legion Post 44 is a veterans’ service organization whose mission is to serve veterans, their families and the community. Post 44 is a nonsmoking post that is open to the public. Join us for bingo, lunch, dinner, live music and dancing. See our website for details. 6781 Hwy. 59 Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 948-6119 www.gulfshoreslegionpost44.org

AMERICAN LEGION POST 240

All veterans: come join and be part of our family. Thank you for your service. Non-profit Veterans organization. See monthly events on our website. 8666 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 Contact: Marsha Martin (850) 455-6111 www.americanlegion240.org

BETTER BUSINESS BUREAU

Serving NW Florida as an information source providing business reliability reports, industry reference lists, local charity reviews, consumer education, advertising review and dispute resolution. We provide consumers confidence in their choices and accredited businesses pride in their status of meeting the BBB standards as we advance marketplace trust. 912 E. Gadsden St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 429-0002 (800) 729-9226 www.nwfl.bbb.org

FRIENDS OF PENSACOLA STATE PARKS

“Friends” is an all-volunteer organization whose primary function is to assist Florida Park Service in its efforts to promote and maintain Big Lagoon, Tarkiln Bayou and Perdido Key State Parks. Members volunteer their time and solicit donations, which are tax deductible and will benefit our State Parks. PO Box 34223 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1595

GULF COAST CRIME STOPPERS

Designed to solve crime with the help of concerned citizens. We ask community members to help fight crime by supplying leads and information through anonymous telephone calls to 433-STOP or 877-433TIPS. 1700 W. Leonard St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 433-STOP (877) 433-TIPS www.gulfcoastcrimestoppers.org

GUY HARVEY OCEAN FOUNDATION

We will help ensure that future generations will enjoy and benefit from a naturally balanced ocean ecosystem where fish and other marine wildlife flourish. www.guyharveyoceanfoundation.org

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KIWANIS CLUB OF BIG LAGOON

An international organization of men and women dedicated to improving our community one child at a time. Through service leadership clubs in elementary, middle, high school and college, our young people are given the opportunities to serve their fellow students and the community. PO Box 34259 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 454-2043 www.biglagoonkiwanisclub.org

MARY’S SHELTER GULF COAST

Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast is a caring home for homeless, pregnant women who choose life for their unborn children. Mary’s Shelter Gulf Coast provides family-style living while educating women in the life skills needed to become independent and contributing members of their communities. 14001 Boros Rd. Elberta, AL 36530 (251) 986-6351 www.maryssheltergulfcoast.org

NORTHWEST FLORIDA BLOOD SERVICES

A division of OneBlood, a community blood collections operation providing blood and blood products to patients at local hospitals. Volunteer blood donors visit our centers and we hold blood mobile drives at businesses, churches, civic and military organizations. 1999 E. Nine Mile Rd. Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 473-3853 www.nfbcblood.org

OLD RIVER OPTIMIST CLUB

Meets first and third Tuesday in the evening at Perdido Bay Community Center. Noah Moseley. PO Box 34210 Pensacola, FL 32507 HelpingKids@OldRiverOptimistClub.org

PENSACOLA SPORTS ASSOCIATION

Mission: to work with international, national, state and local governments and other public and private entities in the development, organization, bidding, advertising, promotion, encouragement, hosting and the operation of amateur and professional sports in NW Florida for the purpose of regional economic development (Sports Economic Development). 101 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 434-2800 www.pensacolasports.com

PERDIDO BAY FUTBOL CLUB

Recreational and select soccer organization. We train and play tournaments with our players. We host local tournaments that bring our local hotels and restaurants business. Contact: Kenny Morgan (850) 232-8680 doc@perdidobayfc.com www.perdidobayfc.com

PERDIDO BAY YOUTH SPORTS ASSOCIATION

Year-round recreational sports from ages 4-16 in basketball, baseball, cheerleading, soccer, softball and tee-ball. We focus on fundamentals and sportsmanship and function on donations and volunteers. PO Box 34060 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 380-0960 www.pbysa.net

PERDIDO KEY ROTARY CLUB

Local chapter of a worldwide service organization. Members of Rotary provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations and help build goodwill and international understanding of Rotary’s motto: “Service Before Self.” Our main objective is service in our own community, in the workplace and throughout the world. PO Box 16428 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 436-8860

PERDIDO KEY VOLKSMARCH CLUB

Non-profit walking club sponsoring walking events (5, 10 and 20K) for residents and visitors with the focus on health and wellness. PKVC is a certified (AVA–0964) club by AVA and IVV. New members welcome! 5468 N. Shore Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 637-1876

PIRATES OF THE LOST TREASURE A small, fun-loving group whose members are a Mardi Gras and social activities organization in the Perdido Key area. 5766 Red Cedar Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 221-9131 janbraddock@yahoo.com

PYRATES OF PERDIDO BAY

Mardi Gras Krewe of about 20 members located in Innerarity/Perdido Key area. 15005 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (251) 504-4386 dr.l.r.morales@gmail.com

THE FRIENDS OF SOUTHWEST BRANCH LIBRARY FOUNDATION, INC.

Non-profit all volunteer organization whose mission is to support the SW Branch of the West Florida Public Library. Members volunteer time selling donated books and gifts in the Friends Boutique to raise funds to supplement the library collection and children’s programs. Friends also assist library staff at events. 12248 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 453-7780 (850) 453-7782 Fax Contact: cathy99@cox.net (Cathy Ingram, President) www.mywfpl.com

THE SACRED SISTERHOOD OF WONDERFUL WACKY WOMEN, REDNECK CHAPTER, INC.

The Sacred Sisterhood of Wonderful Wacky Women, Redneck Riviera Chapter, Inc. was formed in June of 2009. We are a 501 c 3 organization whose mission is to promote physical health and raise awareness and research money for Ovarian cancer. Come join us! 14054 Waterview Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 525-1975 www.redneckrivierawonderfulwackywomen.com

THUNDER ON THE GULF

Producers of two of the nation’s top Super Boat Grand Prix races – the 11th Annual Thunder on the Gulf in Orange Beach, AL and the inaugural Thunder Run Super Boat Grand Prix in downtown Pensacola, FL on August 20-24, 2014. PO Box 2229 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 980-7223 www.thunderonthegulf.com

WILDLIFE SANCTUARY OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA

A sanctuary for injured or orphaned indigenous wildlife. Providing care to foster, rehabilitate and release. Provides educational outreach to the local community through tours, exhibits and specialized programming. 105 North “S” St. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 433-9453 www.pensacolawildlife.com

Police Department ESCAMBIA COUNTY SHERIFF’S DEPARTMENT

The Uniform Services Division encompasses all Law Enforcement Operations within Escambia County. This division includes Patrol, Investigations, Traffic, School Resources, and Court Security. Special Operations and the K9 Unit are also included in the Uniform Services Division. These units serve all of Escambia County, from Century to Pensacola Beach. 1700 West Leonard Street Pensacola, Florida 32501 (850) 436-9630 www.escambiaso.com

Utilities GULF POWER COMPANY One Energy Pl. Pensacola, FL 32520 Jean Piecuch, Marketing Dept. (850) 429-2861 Customer Service (800) 225-5797 www.gulfpower.com

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Services Accounting / Bookkeeping / Payroll ACCOUNTING PLUS, LLC

Accountant/Mediator/Commercial Insurance Agent: tax preparation (personal and business returns), QuickBooks set up and training, payroll, business set up and incorporating, business accounting (monthly, quarterly, mediation. 1047 San Sebastian Circle Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 291-7607 www.accountingplusservices.com

BANIAKAS & ASSOCIATES, CPAS & BUSINESS ADVISORS

Located in downtown Pensacola’s historic district, we provide accounting, tax consulting, QuickBooks™ training and CPA services to businesses across the country. Our accountants and advisors love numbers-some say it’s in our DNA. If you’re looking for number crunchers offering accounting and tax solutions, give us a call. 120 S. Alcaniz St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-5645 regina@flacpas.com

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COLLECTOR SOLUTIONS, INC.

CSI is an eBusiness company specializing in the processing, management and reconciliation of eCheck and Credit Card transactions. CSI has 14 employees and a payroll of $2 million per year. 316 S. Baylen St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 444-9330 www.collectorsolutions.com

DIAZ-KOONTZ BUSINESS SERVICES, INC.

Accounting, personal income tax and corporate income tax with payroll and management services. Bilingual. Notary public. 7 S. New Warrington Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 458-9210 www.sbsi.biz

ECB SERVICES, INC.

A professional employer organization - payroll, worker’s comp benefits, HR, bookkeeping and tax preparation. 100 S Pace Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 475-1555 (800) 338-5593 www.ecbservice.com

GRANT, SANDERS & TAYLOR, P.C.

Local CPA firm licensed to practice in Alabama and Florida. Experienced in all areas of accounting, including bookkeeping, income tax, financial statement preparation, audits and computer consulting. 24697 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 980-2727

LANDRUM HUMAN RESOURCES

Full-service human resource management company. Expert services in staffing, HR, payroll, health and retirement benefits and risk management/workers’ compensation administration. 6723 Plantation Rd. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 476-5100 www.LandrumHR.com

WARREN AVERETT, LLC

A full service accounting and consulting firm committed to provide high quality, personalized solutions for each client we work with. We provide traditional audit, accounting services and tax work, but also offer a wide range of capabilities including business consulting, employee benefits and plan administration, information technology, business valuations and litigation support. (850) 435-7400 (888) 822-5619 www.warrenaverett.com

Advertising / Marketing / PR BALLINGER PUBLISHING

Ballinger Publishing is proud to be a locallyowned and operated, full-service publishing company. We serve a variety of needs, including magazine and directory production and distribution, advertising and more. We take care of the entire publishing project from start to finish. Make your advertising dollars count with Ballinger Publishing. 41 N. Jefferson St., Ste. 402 Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-1166 www.ballingerpublishing.com


DLUX PRINTING AND PUBLISHING, INC.

Proudly serving the Gulf Coast for over 20 years. See us for all your printing, mailing and publishing needs. 3814 West Fairfield Drive Pensacola, FL 32505 Phone: (850) 457-8494 http://www.dluxprinting.com

ELITE PRINTING AND MARKETING, INC.

Commercial printing. Numerous services including but not limited to marketing collateral, stationery, business forms, carbonless forms, self-published books and binding. 215 Brent Ln, Unit B Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 474-0894

EVERGREEN MARKETING

Complete mailing services: mailing lists, design, painting, inserting, automation of addresses, directimpression ink-jet addressing, etc. 318 Beverly Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 429-0700 (800) 850-9361 www.goevergreen.com

FASTSIGNS

Combining marketing expertise with state-of-the art technology and innovative thinking to create sign and graphic solutions that help you achieve your business objectives. Products include: banners, window graphics, building signs, dimensional signs, vehicle graphics, site & yard signs, ADA and interior signs and so much more. 6060 Tippin Ave. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 477-9744 pensacola@fastsigns.com www.fastsigns.com/119

GUIDE2FUN

Guide2Fun is a community and visitors guide offering hand drawn picturesque renditions of local Gulf Coast communities as interactive internet maps or colorful printed guides. A must for visitors and locals alike! Be sure to contact them and mark your spot today! (850) 380-1888 www.guide2fun.com

IDEAWORKS

A full-service marketing communications agency providing creative, insightful strategies to a variety of industries since 1995. Advertising, graphic design, public relations, corporate identity/branding, direct marketing and much more. 1110 N. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 434-9095 info@ideaworksusa.com www.ideaworksusa.com

INTERACTIVE MARKETING TECHNIQUES 1138 Belmont Cir. Tavares, FL 32778 (352) 343-2338 pnpun@aol.com

PETERSON PROMOTIONS

We are an advertising specialties company offering a wide range of promotional products to promote your business. We will help you find a cost effective way to market and promote your business with custom promotional products that speak to your customers and clients. Great products at great prices – with your logo! 22739 Inverness Way Foley, AL 36535 (251) 971-3211 www.petersonpromotions.com

SPEED-D-PRINT

A full service commercial printing company specializing in digital full color and offset printing. We produce award winning quality at affordable prices. 3740 N. Pace Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 432-2335 www.speeddprint.com

WELCOME MAP COMPANY, LLC Souvenir picture map for Perdido Key, FL and Orange Beach, AL. Contact David J. Deep for details. (850) 501-1499 davidjdeep@msn.com www.welcomemapco.com

Attorneys EMMANUEL, SHEPPARD & CONDON, P.A.

ESC provides a full range of high quality legal services with efficiency and integrity. We strive to successfully resolve our clients’ legal problems and exceed their expectations. We make the law work for our clients and we can make it work for you! 30 S. Spring St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-6581 www.esclaw.com

KAHN SWICK & FOTI, LLC

We are a national law firm that has dedicated significant resources to handle the evolving BP claims process. KSF has the skill and ability to help your business receive the highest possible BP business or non-profit claim. 206 Covington St. Madisonville, LA 70447 (504) 648-1851 www.ksfcounsel.com

LIBERIS LAW FIRM, P.A.

Providing the highest quality legal representation for complex business law, real estate law, and insurance claims and disputes. 212 W. Intendencia St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 438-9647 www.liberislaw.com

WILSON, HARRELL, FARRINGTON, FORD, WILSON, SPAIN & PARSONS, P.A. ATTORNEYS AT LAW

Effective, efficient representation for your mortgage, sale or purchase. Offices in Downtown Pensacola and Perdido Key. They also handle closings in Foley and Gulf Shores in Baldwin County, AL. 13020 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 497-1399 (850) 497-1350 Fax

Automotive / Parts / Service BLUE ANGEL TIRE & AUTOMOTIVE, INC.

Locally owned and operated for the past 15 years. Full service auto repair shop. We provide tire sales and installation, A/C, transmission service and repair, computer diagnostics, cooling system service, engine repair, oil and lube service, RV repairs and more. 1431 S. Blue Angel Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 457-1333 www.blueangeltire.com

EVANS AUTOMOTIVE SERVICE CENTER, INC.

Evans Automotive is veteran owned, has an A+ rating with the BBB and is a AAA Auto Approved Repair Facility. From tires to tune-ups – we do it all, and we back up our work with an amazing 2 year/24,000 mile local warranty and a 12 month/12,000 mile nationwide warranty. We provide a local shuttle service, and we have a comfortable waiting area with complimentary drinks, snacks, and WiFi for those who prefer to wait on site. Check out our website – online appointments are available – or give us a call! Evans Automotive is located on Hwy 98 (Lillian Hwy.) between Dog Track Rd. & Bauer Rd. 11225 Lillian Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 455-7374 www.EvansAutoPensacola.com

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Banks / Credit Union / Lenders

PEN AIR FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

From the service to the savings, the decision to join Alabama Credit Union pays off for all your financial needs. Our members enjoy lower-cost loans, higher yields on deposits, more flexibility and an emphasis on personal service that’s as satisfying as it is rare. 13039 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (251) 597-9556 www.alabamacu.com

Pen Air FCU has been serving our military, civil service, more than 1,000 Select Employer Groups, and their families since 1936. As a full service financial provider, we focus on enhancing the lives of our members through exceptional service, strength and financial solutions. Visit www.penair. org/Membership today! Experience It. 1495 E. Nine Mile Rd. Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 505-3200 (877) PEN AIR (473-6247) www.penair.org

BB&T BANK

PRIME LENDING

ALABAMA CREDIT UNION

Best bank in town since 1872. A full service bank with over 1800 locations dedicated to helping you and your business achieve financial goals as well as providing you and your business with the expertise and personal service deserved. Come see us in Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Pensacola, Destin or Panama City. 25239 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-9222 (800) 226-5228 www.bbt.com

COASTAL BANK AND TRUST

A full service mortgage lender, lending in all states. First mortgages, primary, second home, investment, condos. We are ranked #4 in purchase transactions. 21 S. Tarragona St., Suite 103 Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 462-6902 www.primelending.com

REGIONS BANK 70 S. Blue Angel Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 444-1670 www.regions.com

A division of Synovus Bank. Synovus Bank is a Georgia-chartered, FDIC insured bank. Synovus Bank, together with its affiliates, provides commercial and retail banking, investment, and mortgage services to customers through 30 locally branded divisions, 293 offices, and 417 ATMs in Georgia, Alabama, South Carolina, Florida, and Tennessee. 10291 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 453-8236 www.coastalbankandtrust.com

SUPREME LENDING

HARVESTERS FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Dedicated to giving our customers the kind of friendly, personal attention we all want. We offer a full line of services. 4093 Barrancas Ave. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 455-7351 www.warringtonbank.com

Proudly serving Escambia and Santa Rosa counties for more than 60 years. Join today and feel the difference of a credit union family. 9285 W. Hwy. 98 Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 857-4328 (800) 859-2077 www.harvestersfcu.com

NAVY FEDERAL CREDIT UNION

Since 1933, Navy Federal has grown from seven members to over 4 million members. Vision statement: NFCU will perform with such excellence that all present and potential members will choose Navy Federal as their primary financial institution. 9070 W. Hwy. 98 Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 912-2940 www.navyfederal.org

A full service mortgage company specializing in resort area condominiums. Named the Top Tech Savvy Lender three years in a row, Supreme utilizes the most up to date technology to make the mortgage process easier for the customer. 105 E. Gregory Square Pensacola, FL 32502 (251) 942-7151 www.supremelending.com

WARRINGTON BANK

Cleaning Services OLGA’S CLEANING SERVICE

Condo, office and house-cleaning services— weekly, monthly or move-outs. Reliable, honest and thorough. 4053 Shorewood Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-9299 (850) 554-0726 omatherne@cox.net

PERDIDO CLEANING 14508 Perdido Key Dr., Suite B Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-4477 www.perdidocleaning.com

SERVPRO OF WEST PENSACOLA

SERVPRO is a national and local leader in fire and water mitigation. In addition, SERVPRO also performs mold remediation, duct cleaning, carpet cleaning, general cleaning and bio-hazard cleanup. SERVPRO specializes in catastrophic storm response. 3985 N. W St., Unit 24 Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 469-1160 www.servprowestpensacola.com

SQUEAKY CLEAN TILE & MAINTENANCE SERVICES, LLC

At Squeaky Clean Tile Services our focus is to provide exceptional tile and hard surface cleaning at reasonable pricing. We do not use any products that are detrimental to the environment or eco-system. 16285 Perdido Key Dr. #321 Pensacola, FL 32507 (847) 751-0640 www.squeakycleantile.com

SWEEP YOU OFF YOUR FEET

Full service commercial and residential cleaning. Fully licensed, bonded and insured. 20 years experience with major hotels, condominium associations, private residences, offices, banks and stores. No job too small and all jobs done in a timely manner. (850) 382-0688 Contact: Tanya Hill

Construction/ Home Improvement/ Builders BUILDING INSPECTION PRO

If you’re looking for a Building Professional with knowledge and experience in: Residential & Commercial Inspections, Real Estate Property Rights & Disclosure, Major Building Components & Systems, Homeowner Associations & Condo Ownership and Property Maintenance & Management - You’ve come to the right place! In business since 1991. Contact: Wayne Moore (850) 417-8777 www.BuildingInspectionPro.net

CONTAINERS, INC.

We provide roll off dumpsters, port-o-lets and portable storage for construction companies as well as residential customers. One call does it all. 372 Milstead St. Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 471-2964 www.containersincorporated.com

LOFTIS MARINE

Licensed and insured to handle your residential and commercial construction needs. Specializes in piers, boats-lifts, seawalls, boathouses, erosion control and other property-enhancement projects. 528 W. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 934-0530 www.loftismarine.com

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SNELLGROVE CONSTRUCTION, INC.

SCI has been in business in Perdido Key and Pensacola since 1976. SCI specializes in all types of renovations, remodels, insurance claims and design services. No job is too small or too large. We are state certified with all licenses and insurance. Let our experience work for you. PO Box 34340 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-6676 www.snellgroveconstruction.com

Consulting POSITIVE WORKPLACE SOLUTIONS, LLC

Helping people and organizations improve all aspects of their relationships at work. Call for free consultation. 16787 Perdido Key Dr., Suite #E-103 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 377-1400 www.positiveworkplacesolutions.com

STUDER GROUP

The Group’s mission is to make healthcare a better place for employees to work, physicians to practice medicine, and patients to receive care. 913 Gulf Breeze Pkwy., #6 Gulf Breeze, FL 32561 (850) 934-1099 www.studergroup.com

Dentists/Orthodontists SAVE-ON DENTAL CARE

Save-On Dental Care is committed to offering affordable, comprehensive dental care. The Save-On Team of dental professionals deliver great value and complete care. We want to make you smile. 12342 Foley Beach Express Foley, AL 36535 (251) 943-9251 www.save-ondentalcare.com

Funeral Services OAK LAWN FUNERAL HOME & CREMATORY

Serving the West Pensacola Area for over 35 years. Our staff is committed to your complete satisfaction. Pre-need planning, funeral services, cremation, cemetery property. We pride ourselves on the quality of our service and our dedication to the community. 619 New Warrington Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 453-2321 www.oaklawnfunerals.com

Glass ALABAMA GLASSWORKS, INC.

Residential and commercial plate glass and mirrors, mirror walls, store fronts, insulated glass, table tops, patio door repair, plexiglass, shower and tub enclosures. 22636 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-5778

PENSACOLA GLASS COMPANY

Full-service company-auto, residential & commercial. Free mobile auto glass service. We will come to your home or office to replace your auto glass. Free estimates on residential properties. Find us on Facebook-Pensacola Glass. 3901 N. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32523 (850) 433-8348 www.pensacolaglass.com

Hardware GNG PLUMBING, INC.

A full-service and retail plumbing supply company. Grinder pump installations and repairs, water heaters, water filters, the most advanced drain cleaning and camera video inspection equipment. Licensed Plumbing Contractor #RF-0066358. 24829 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-5630 (800) 721-3912 gngplumb@gulftel.com

INNERARITY ACE HARDWARE

Lumber, building supplies, pool chemicals and lawn and garden equipment. Selection of electric grills, perfect for condos, and gas/charcoal grills as well. Benjamin Moore Paints, custom color matching, and so much more. Open daily. 13650 Innerarity Point Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1149

Health/ Wellness EVER’MAN NATURAL FOODS

A Pensacola co-op, providing the largest variety of natural and certified organic products within a 150-mile radius. Enjoy healthy, one-stop shopping, where competitive pricing, customer satisfaction and commitment to community to support wholesome lifestyles. Open daily. 315 W. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 438-0402 www.everman.org

PERDIDO HEALTH CLUB 24/7

A 4,200 sq. ft. co-ed facility with all state-of-theart equipment. Includes free weights, lock-n-load selectorized machines, plate load and cardio equipment with all built in TVs. We also offer Dynamite Group personal training, one-on-one training, complimentary orientations, supplements, nutritional guidance, weight loss detox, infrared sauna and much more! 10447 Sorrento Rd. #104 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 607-2413 www.perdidohealthclub.com

Heating/AC PERDIDO HEATING & AIR

Service and installation of all HVAC, specializing in Carrier. On call 24 hours/day. Member of BBB. We offer maintenance contracts for spring/fall maintenance. 5555 Bauer Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1971 (800) 741-1971 www.perdidoheatingandair.com

Inspections ELLIS INSPECTION SERVICES, INC.

Full-service home and stucco inspections along with condo, mold and insurance inspections. 812 Azalea Trace Dr. Foley, AL 36535 (251) 943-4696 www.ellishomeinspections.com

Insurance WHITEHAVEN INSURANCE

Specializing in condominium master associations, property & casualty insurance coverages. Builder’s risk and personal beach residentials also offered. Exclusive flood program designed for condominiums and property owners. 2201 Oyster Bay Ln. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 (251) 967-332 www.whitehaveninsurance.com

ZARAHN AGENCY, INC.

We specialize in the insurance needs of condo associations and condo unit owners. We’ve been in business 35 years. We do it right the first time. 229 Beverly Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32505 (850) 438-9169 eddie@eddiezarahnagency.com

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Interior Design

Landscape Services

CARIBE INTERIORS

EAGER BEAVER PROFESSIONAL TREE CARE, LLC

Offering the most exquisite furnishings for any home or condominium with services ranging from custom painting, drapery, design consultation, and much more. We are “Unlike Any Other”. 23680 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 224-9020 www.caribeinteriors.com

DÉCOR DESIGN FURNITURE & ACCESSORIES

Serving Perdido Key and surrounding area since the 1970’s. Décor Design is your destination furniture store of choice where you’ll find a unique buying experience. Whether you’re shopping for home, condo, or business you will find a large selection to choose from that will truly complement your space. 13886 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0406 www.decordesignonline.com

MERRILL MILLER INTERIORS

Merrill Miller’s Interiors has a 5,400-sq. ft. store, complete with retail space, work areas, art gallery and two spacious warehouses on Canal Road right in the heart of Orange Beach, AL. 24820 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 989-9033 www.merrillmillersinteriors.com

WINDOW DÉCOR AND MORE

Provider of quality, custom window treatments along the Florida/Alabama Gulf Coast, specializing in beach-front properties, condominiums and second homes. We also offer our Interior Design expertise. 25595 Canal Rd., #A Orange Beach, AL 36561 Contact: Mary Donohue (251) 980-2456 mary@windowdecorllc.com www.windowdecorllc.com

Investments T.W. NEWCOMB & ASSOCIATES

We are an Ameriprise Platinum Financial Services® practice that offers a broad range of financial and investment services with over 50 years of combined financial industry experience. We specialize in retirement income strategies, brokerage services, managed accounts, mutual funds, annuities, insurance, as well as comprehensive financial planning. Contact: Tim McLarty, CMFC® 3298 Summit Blvd., Ste. 32 Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 435-6910 timothy.b.mclarty@ampf.com www.ameripriseadvisors.com/timothy.b.mclarty

NW Florida premier tree care service. We do residential and commercial tree care services. We offer preservation, trimming, removal, stump grinding and removal. We are the only tree care service in Pensacola with our own crane. We are completely licensed and insured. 5205 Gulf Breeze Pkwy. Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (850) 934-5660 www.eagerbeaverfl.com

KUTTER’S GROUND MAINTENANCE

Full-service lawn care provides landscape installation, irrigation repair and installation, storm preparation, storm cleanup, seasonal color and mulch, aeration, fertilization and outdoor pest control. Fully licensed and insured. 186 Northshore Pl. Gulf Shores, AL 36542 Contact: Jodi Prohaska (251) 968-5619 akuttabove@gulftel.com

Management and Owners Associations BEACH COLONY RESORT CONDO ASSOC., INC. 13599 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-6044

INDIGO CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION, INC. Luxury condos on the beach. 13621 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 454-2202 www.indigo-perdidokey.com

PALACIO OWNERS ASSOCIATION

PURPLE PARROT VILLAGE CONDOMINIUMS

A condominium property with 114 units, two pools, exercise room, sauna. 13555 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 484-2611

SHIPWATCH SURF & YACHT CLUB CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION Condo association, 126 units, access to Gulf and river. Onsite management. 16787 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0111 (800) 228-3732 www.shipwatch.net

SPANISH KEY HOMEOWNERS ASSOCIATION 17287 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 301-3422

STEPHENSON RESORT MANAGEMENT

Property management, landscaping, retail plant and gift sales (Plant Depot), pool service, common-area and unit housekeeping and maintenance. PO Box 34200 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 497-1300 (850) 492-0979 Fax mandy@srmontheweb.com www.srmontheweb.com

SUNDOWN RIVERSIDE CONDOMINIUM ASSOCIATION 16470 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1816 (888) 492-4051 www.sundowncondo.com

THE MARINER OWNERS’ ASSOCIATION

13661 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 rfeldman@resortquest.com

16335 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1122 mariner2@bellsouth.net

PERDIDO TOWERS OWNERS ASSOCIATION, INC.

WINDWARD OWNERS ASSOCIATION

Two towers, 68 total units, direct beach front on the Gulf of Mexico. We offer a heated pool, exercise room, boat launch and storage, tennis courts, beach service chairs and umbrellas available. VRBO #456872 and #468779 are owned by the Association. 16785 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-4757 www.theperdidotowers.com

79 condominiums on beautiful Perdido Key. 10 units are available to rent. 16777 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1877 www.windwardcondos.org

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Marinas

Notary

FLORABAMA MARINA

MARLENE’S WEDDING & NOTARY SERVICES

Located on Ole River behind Flora-Bama Liquor & Lottery and across the street from the world famous Flora-Bama. We provide Jet Ski Rentals, Pontoon Boat Rentals, Parasailing, Stand Up Paddle Board, Beach Chair Rentals, Banana Boat Rides, Fishing Trips, Party Boat and Near-shore Back Bay Trips. 29603 Perdido Beach Blvd Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 980.5222 www.florabama.com marina@florabama.com

GRAND LAGOON YACHT CLUB

Member of Gulf Yachting Association. Home of the Bill Hargreaves Fishing Rodeo. Transient slips, galley and lounge. New members welcome! 10653 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 607-7569 www.glycpens.com

HOLIDAY HARBOR MARINA

Holiday Harbor is a family owned, full service marina located on the Intra-Coastal Canal on Perdido Key. We offer wet/dry, permanent/transient storage. Two fuel docks, onsite marine service, bait, supplies, snacks and ice. Sunset Grille, a full service restaurant and bar (with playground) located onsite. 14050 Canal-a-Way Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0555 www.myholidayharbor.com

LOST KEY MARINA AND YACHT CLUB

47 wet-slip and 140 dry. 20-60’. Just minutes from the Gulf. Wave-attenuation system. 10045 Sinton Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 549-2164 www.lostkey.com

PERDIDO COVE RV RESORT & MARINA

24 wet slips for daily, weekly or monthly. Full hook up (water, electric & cable) and a pump-out station. Other amenities: laundry room, restroom/shower, pool and clubhouse. 13770 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-7304 (877) 402-7873 www.perdidocove.com

PERDIDO KEY OYSTER BAR & MARINA

Permanent and transient dockage, fuel dock offering gas and diesel, marine service department offering general repairs. 13700 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5600 www.oysterbar31.com

Venue with reception area – wedding, parties, meetings. Wedding Officiate as notary, and Ordained Minister. Notarize documents, prepare and type wills, etc. We perform beach weddings and go to venue of your choice, speaking engagements. Call for appointment. Visit our website for complete details and list of services.
 6706 N. 9th Ave., A-Z
 Pensacola, FL 32504
 (850) 458.0966
 www.notarypro2010.com

Other Business Services APPRAISAL PROFESSIONALS OF NW FLORIDA, INC. Real estate appraising. PO Box 34112 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 232-8701

BALDWIN COURIER-DELIVERY SERVICE

Proven, efficient, timely pick-up and delivery since 2006. Currently serving attorneys, title companies and real estate/vacation rental offices. New daily service in Pensacola and Perdido Key to Orange Beach, Gulf Shores, Foley and Fairhope. Couthouse filings, probate, tax revenue, civil/criminal. Low prices, same day delivery. Baggage pick-up from Pensacola Airport and delivered to your door. PO Box 7027 Gulf Shores, AL 36547 (251) 223-3297 baldwincourier@yahoo.com

DIVA DEFENSE SQUAD

A woman owned business with a mission to give everyone, especially women, the skills and tools to enhance their natural instincts to keep them from being a victim. Our seminars are an excellent mix of classroom and hands on training. 1765 E. Nine Mile Rd. Ste. 1 # 232 Pensacola, FL 32514 (850) 696-2960 www.divadefensesquad.com

FLORA-BAMA OLD SALTS, LLC Flora-Bama bus available. 29603 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (850) 492-6876 www.florabama.com

INTERNATIONAL PAPER

International Paper is a global leader in the paper and packaging industry. 375 Muscogee Rd. Cantonment, FL 32533 (850) 968-2121 www.internationalpaper.com

KEY BUSINESS LEADERS

A local BNI Chapter. We offer members the opportunity to share ideas, contacts and most importantly, referrals. The benefits of BNI membership include increased exposure to many people and businesses, tools to network more effectively and opportunities to participate in many networking meetings and more! 38 S. Blue Angel Pkwy., PMB331 Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 380-0975 http://keybusinessleaders.com

MOORE PROJECT RESOURCES, INC.

Engineering and technical services for insurance brokerage firms in the industrial and manufacturing sector. PO Box 34320 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 572-1837 www.mooreprojectresources.com

PENSACOLA ASSOCIATION OF REALTORS 107 W. Main St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 434-5007 www.pensacolarealtors.org

PERDIDO KEY PLAZA

Mini mall occupied by Innerarity Real Estate and Paradise Nails. Spaces available. 13118 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 36507 (850) 453-4343

SEA TOW

Marine towing and salvage service. 13726 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5070 (800) 473-2869 www.seatow.com

TRAVEL & TOURS BY BLITZ, LLP

A home-based travel agency affiliated with MTravel. Blitz’s knowledge of Europe opens many of the hidden treasures to be found, besides the “tourist attractions”, which usually are never discovered by the average traveler. His language skills and familiarity with local customs are beneficial on the small (max 10 people) personalized guided tours. 2905 Prince George Rd. Hattisburg, MS 39402 (601) 520-7584 www.travelbyblitz.com

VULCAN AUDIO VISUAL

Offering audio, video, lighting, staging, consultation, design, sales, rentals and installation service. P.A. and lighting rental for weddings, concerts and other special events. 7461 Helton Dr. Foley, AL 36535 (251) 279-8331 www.vulcanav.com

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Pest Control FLORIDA PEST CONTROL AND CHEMICAL COMPANY

Florida Pest Control is a family owned, full service pest control company founded in 1949. Learn more about us at www.flapest.com or call (850) 432-4103 and ask about Clear Gutter Pest Defense. Florida Pest Control…”The Only Bugs We Can’t Control are Litter Bugs!” 452 W. Pinestead Rd. Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 432-4103

Pet Services LOST KEY ANIMAL CLINIC

Dr. Calloway and Dr. McDougal are 1986 graduates of Auburn University’s School of Veterinary Medicine. The clinic offers complete healthcare from pediatrics to geriatrics, surgery, dental, internal medicine and dermatology. 4190 Bauer Rd. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 492-6878

Plumbing BAYFRONT PLUMBING

A 24-hour emergency full-service, family-owned plumbing company servicing residential and commercial customers in Escambia, Santa Rosa and Okaloosa Counties. 5751 Larimer Ave. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-8200 cindy@bayfrontplumbing.com www.bayfrontplumbing.com

GNG PLUMBING, INC.

A full-service and retail plumbing supply company. Grinder pump installations and repairs, water heaters, water filters, the most advanced drain cleaning and camera video inspection equipment. Licensed Plumbing Contractor #RF-0066358. 24829 Canal Rd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 974-5630 (800) 721-3912 gngplumb@gulftel.com

Salons/ Spas/ Tanning A PERDIDO HAIR SALON

WELCOME tourists & locals! Relax in a “Steel Magnolia” atmosphere. Our salon offers experienced friendly ladies specializing in scissor/razor cuts, color, foils, perms & styling for special occasions. We provide manicures, pedicures, face & body waxing. Basic/deluxe facials & exquisite body bronze spray tanning in a private setting. Call for an appointment with our professional esthetician. 13309 Mirella St. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-3990

BODYWORKS OF PERDIDO KEY

PÜR MEDI SPA

EMERALD OASIS DAY SPA AND SALON

REJUVATRIM

Specializes in Swedish, deep tissue, prenatal, therapeutic, orthopedic, neuromuscular, hot stone, aromatherapy, and Thai yoga massage. Nationally certified and licensed in the state of Florida. Offering a holistic approach to therapy and a soothing style that will leave your mind clear and your body restored. 13564 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 356-6311 www.bodyworksofperdido.com

Open to guests and the public, with pampering services from relaxing facials to Swedish massage, waxing, manicures and pedicures, shampoo and style. On the Garden Level inside Eden Condominiums. Tues.- Sat. 10am-5pm (earlier or later appts. are available by request) 16281 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507 (850) 308-6647 www.edencondominiums.com/amenities/eden-spa

FANTASTIC SAM’S

Located in the Winn Dixie Shopping Center. Excellent for the whole family. Friendly, courteous and good quality services. Perms, colors, glitz, flat tops, updo’s, braids, etc. Military discounts. Priced below independent salons. 13019 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-9858 Owner: Jane Hall Manager: Mary Ellen D’Amico www.fantasticsams.com

MEDICAL AESTHETIC INSTITUTE

Skin Resurfacing and Rejuvenation, Acne Treatment, Botox, Collagen Induction Therapy, Dermal Fillers, Dermaplaning, Home Treatment, Intense Pulsed Light, Microdermabrasion, Micropeels, Micropigmentation, Sclerotherapy, Sonopheresis, Sunless Tanning, Trichloracetic Acid Peel, Massage Therapy 111 E. Garden St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 912-8855 www.medicalaestheticinstitute.com

NEW ATTITUDES SALON & SPA

Experienced & talented staff. Whether you need a full day of pampering, a completely new hairstyle or a quick manicure, you’ll find it here. Check out our services and call us to make an appointment today! 13700 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-7777 www.newattitudesspaandsalon.com

We aim to exceed your expectations. We offer a steam and sauna room, jacuzzi, specialty showers, body treatments, facial therapies, massage therapy, wellness programs, spa memberships, groups and private parties, bridal services and more! Come visit our brand new spa boutique and discover a wide range of beauty, wellness and gift items! 10437 Sorrento Rd., Ste. 206 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 466-5244 www.purmedispa.com

Non-invasive body sculpting for the face, neck and body with Venus Freeze and Venus Legacy. Reduce wrinkles, tighten skin, improve cellulite, lose fat and inches without pain or downtime. 4300 Bayou Blvd., #15 Pensacola, FL 32503 (850) 725-TRIM www.rejuvatrim.com

SERENITY AT THE BEACH SALON & SPA

An Aveda concept salon & spa, our professional staff will exceed your expectations and provide you with world class customer service in a relaxing, inviting environment where guests can feel welcome, understood and have their beauty needs fulfilled. 27267 Perdido Beach Blvd. # 203 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (916) 622-2317

T&L NAIL SPA

A professional nail spa featuring facials, waxing, organic pedicures, manicures, vitamin nail systems and more. Enjoy the comfort of our couple’s room or rent our party room for your special occasions. Our shop has the best nail technicians around and customer satisfaction is our priority. We offer complimentary wine and drinks. 10437 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 458-6869 www.tnlnailspa.com

Shipping BLUE ANGEL UPS STORE

Providing document services for all your small business needs. Services include: UPS Shipping, Packing Services, Mailbox Services, Freight Services, Copying, Finishing and Printing Services, Office Supplies, Notary Services, Packing and Moving Supplies, Passport Photos, United States Postal Services Approved Provider. We are your one stop shop! Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 457-0848 www.theupsstore.com/3517.htm

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PERDIDO PACK & SHIP, LLC

Your one stop shop for all your packing & shipping needs: Fed Ex, USPS, DHL International. Services include: copies, fax, laminating & notary service. We print business cards, invitations, etc. We offer mailboxes, mail forwarding, and direct mail. Notary for real estate closings by appointment. 13430 Gulf Beach Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-9696 (850) 492-1227 (Fax) packshipshop1@yahoo.com

Shopping/ Services A SHOP FOR WOMEN AT THE MARKET

Established in Pensacola for 28 years, our PK store in The Shops at Villagio features women’s leading designer apparel, swimsuits, jewelry, shoes, accessories, art, antiques and gifts. Open Mon.-Sat. 11 am to 5 pm, or for a private shopping appointment, call (850) 572-1150. 13700 Perdido Key Dr., Suite 220B Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 466-3330 www.aShopForWomen.com

BABY BEACH RENTALS, LLC

We rent the highest quality baby equipment. No hassle delivery and setup. We serve from Perdido Key to Ft. Morgan, Alabama. You provide the baby, we provide the ‘rest’! 5973 W. Shore Drive 812 Sterling Way Pensacola, FL 32507 (866) 955-2229 www.baby-equipment-rentals.com

BLUE MOON ANTIQUE MALL

Winner of Best of the Coast several times over the past 10 years, Blue Moon is the oldest and largest in the Gulf Coast Area. Recommended by Southern Living and Travel Magazine and the Jacksonville Newspaper. Be sure not to miss Blue Moon, the place to shop! Reasonable prices for great stuff! Why buy new? 3721 W. Navy Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 455-7377 www.antiqueguide.biz

BODACIOUS OLIVE/BODACIOUS BREW

Carrying the finest artisanal olive oils available. Gourmet balsamic vinegars make the perfect compliment for our oils and can be used to bring the flavors of the Mediterranean to your favorite dish. Adjoining the Olive is a gourmet coffee shop serving homemade cookies, cupcakes, biscotti, gelato and locally made chocolates. 407-D S. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 433-6505 www.bodaciousolive.com

CHA CHA’S BLINGS AND THINGS

Unique gifts, latest in accessories and fashion jewelry, apparel, housewares, beach décor, stuffed animals, scented soaps. Truly a gift shop for the entire family. Located at Zeke’s Landing Marina in Orange Beach just in front of the fabulous Wolf Bay restaurant. Open daily. Zeke’s Landing Marina 26619 Perdido Beach Blvd. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 981-1898 www.chachasblingsandthings.com

DICK’S SPORTING GOODS

Dick’s Sporting Goods is an authentic full-line sporting goods retailer offering a broad assortment of brand name sporting goods equipment, apparel, and footwear in a specialty store environment. 5100 N. 9th Ave. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 478-9605 www.dickssportinggoods.com

FLORA-BAMA YACHT CLUB CATERING

Let the Flora-Bama Yacht Club cater your event. Your desire is our pursuit! 17350 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 525-4460 www.florabama.com

FRANKLIN ANTIQUES FLEA MARKET

Antiques, jewelry, art, furniture, primitives, lots of mantiques, lighting, beautiful décor collectibles, all types and styles of glassware. 6550 Mobile Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32526 (850) 944-1003

GREER’S CASH SAVER

Fifth generation family owned and operated -founded in 1916. Almost 100 years later we continue to change for the better. Our Company vision, “to bring added joy, well-being and value to people’s lives” reminds all of us at Greer’s that serving others is what we are about. Come shop and save at our newest CashSavers -Barrancas Avenue and Lillian Highway! 12255 Lillian Hwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 455-2719 www.greers.com

GULF COAST TROPHIES AND SPORTS APPAREL

We sell awards, trophies, plaques, shadowboxes, sports uniforms, T-shirts, name badges, sports equipment and more. 6700 W. Hwy. 98 Pensacola, FL 32506 Contact: Timothy Warner (850) 455-8383 orders@gct.gccoxmail.com www.gulfcoasttrophies.com

JOE PATTI’S SEAFOOD

A tradition that began in 1931 by Capt. Joe and Anna Patti. Located on Pensacola Bay carrying an array of fresh seafood. By boat at GPS coordinates: N 30.24.19 – W 87.13.34. Gourmet Shop, Anna’s Wine Shop and Patti’s Sushi Bar located inside Joe Patti’s. 524 South B St. Pensacola, FL 32501 (850) 432-3315 (800) 500-9929 www.joepattis.com

PARADISE FRUIT WINES & ACCESSORIES

We are proud to offer a unique selection of wines and accessories. All of our premium specialty wines are made 100% from the juice indicated on the label. These are not fusion or blended grape wines, but 100% pure tropical, berry, and citrus fruit wines. Free tastings daily. 4790 Wharf Pkwy., Ste. F-106 Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 923-0060 www.paradisefruitwines.com

PERDIDO KEY SEAFOOD

Under the bridge, and on the water…THE place to go for fresh seafood dinner ingredients! Fresh shrimp can be steamed to taste. Fresh fish from their own boats are sold whole or filleted. Prepared delicacies, homemade desserts and seasonings complete your shopping. Prime steaks, homegrown herbs and fine wines are coming soon! 13506 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-0455 www.perdido-seafood.com

SORRENTO SHELL 12388 Sorrento Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-1612

GULF COAST TENT RENTAL

Gulf Coast Tent Rental is a family owned and operated company since 2001. We have all sizes of tents for weddings, showers, or any outdoor parties. We also carry tables, chairs, and dance floors. We can help you plan to make your wedding special. 3506 Sycamore Lane Gulf Breeze, FL 32563 (850) 932-3311 www.gulfcoasttents.net

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PERDIDO KEY SOUVENIRS AND MORE

Family-owned business. Perdido Key souvenirs as well as beach chairs, umbrellas, sunglasses, suntan lotions and sand toys. Body Glove swimwear & Guy Harvey fashion. Free sand dollar given with every purchase. 13700 Perdido Key Dr. (Under Jellyfish in Villagio) (850) 497-0868 16698 Perdido Key Dr. (One mile east of FloraBama) (850) 492-4915 Pensacola, FL 32507

THE WHARF

The Gulf Coast’s most inviting resort destination. The Wharf in Orange Beach is a premier family entertainment destination featuring year-round shopping, dining and entertainment options. In addition to concerts and fishing tournaments, The Wharf hosts an array of special events throughout the year. To learn more, visit alwharf.com or call 251-224-1000. 4985 Wharf Pkwy. Orange Beach, AL 36561 (251) 224-1000 (877) 942-7325 www.thewharfal.com

PUBLIX SUPER MARKETS, INC.

WAL-MART #3484

SALLY’S ISLAND CATERING

Storage

Founded in 1930, Publix Super Markets is the largest and fastest-growing, employee-owned supermarket chain in the United States. Great place to work and shop. 13390 Perdido Key Dr. Pensacola FL 32507 (850) 492-5094 www.publix.com

Fresh home-cooked food for any size event. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizer menus available. Full-service catering or drop off. Lastminute catering depending on schedule. 16300 Perdido Key Dr., Unit 17 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 554-2956

SAM’S CLUB

From fresh meats, produce, and bakery items to computers, software, office supplies. Specialty departments, such as photo, pharmacy, optical, liquor store, gas and hearing center. 1250 Airport Blvd. Pensacola, FL 32504 (850) 484-7508 www.samsclub.com

SARAH JANE’S GIFT SHOP

Full service retail plant nursery, custom monogramming and embroidery, custom vinyl monogramming and lettering. 11545 Sorrento Road Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 455-8355 www.sarahjanesgifts.com

SCENTSY FRAGRANCE

Scentsy is a safer alternative to a candle. Wickless warmers, heated by a light bulb, with highly scented wax. We also carry buddies, lotions, washer whiffs, dryer discs and so much more! Contact: Holly Armstrong (817) 304-7787 www.hollyarmstrong.scentsy.us

TANGER OUTLETS

One-stop shopping food center, tire lube express with RV access, pharmacy, vision center, 1-hour photo, portrait studios, bank, hair and nail salon. Party trays, cakes, fresh seafood, gas station. 2951 S. Blue Angel Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 458-5550 www.walmart.com

ALLSTAR MINI STORAGE

Mon.-Sat., 8 am to 5 pm; Sun., 10 am to 4 pm. Local owners, on-site office, security cameras. Special security locks provided. Climate-controlled units. Credit cards accepted. Monthly parking for cars, trucks, boats or RVs. 25 percent military discount. Boxes, tape and packing supplies. 4300 Bauer Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-7724 allstar_ministorage@yahoo.com

BLUE ANGEL STOR-IT-MATE, INC.

Two convenient locations in the Perdido Key area. Family owned and operated since 2001. Climate and non-climate controlled units of all sizes. Outside covered boat and RV storage. Clean, secure well-lit, 24-hr. access. 2155 S. Blue Angel Pkwy. Pensacola, FL 32506 (850) 453-4762 blueangelstorit1@bellsouth.net www.blueangelstoritmate.com

KEY STORAGE, LLC

24-hour access, security monitored, fully climate controlled. Inexpensive rates with military and senior discounts. Long-term leases, great referral and incentive programs. Family owned and operated. On call 24 hours. Christine Hall 13725 River Rd. Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 492-5355 keystorage@yahoo.com

Title Company PERDIDO TITLE & ABSTRACT, INC. Provider of real estate title products for attorney firms and other insurance providers, zoning searches, environmental searches. Ownership and encumbrance reports, oil, gas and mineral ownership searches. 309 S. Palafox St. Pensacola, FL 32502 (850) 449-1196 www.perdidotitle.com

RESORT & LUXURY HOME TITLE, INC.

Title company—doing real estate transactions, 1031 exchange services, builder and developer services, title insurance and document research. 212 W. Intendencia St. Pensacola, FL 32502 13700 Perdido Key Dr., Ste. 223 Pensacola, FL 32507 (by appointment only) (850) 492-2109 vhinrichs@liberis.com

SETCO SERVICES, LLC

A title company that offers residential and commercial real estate closing services. 14620 Perdido Key Dr., Ste. 100 Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 485-7006 Contact: R. Jeffrey Boll, Esq. www.setcoservices.com

Perdido Key Opportunities

2014 Event Sponsorship

Community sponsorships play an important role in advertising and an event sponsorship with the Perdido Key Chamber brings our community directly to your business. Sponsoring annual events will improve visibility and gain customer loyalty by reaching thousands of residents and visitors alike. Perdido Key Chamber’s Facebook page, Facebook.com/ ILovePerdidoKey, was honored in 2013 as the top social media site in the state of Florida for tourism. 15500 Perdido Key Drive Perdido Key, FL 32507 850-492-4660 sales@perdidochamber.com VisitPerdido.com

Shop more that 120 true manufacturers’ outlet stores and save 20 percent 70 percent off original retail prices. 2601 S. McKenzie St. Foley, AL 36535 (251) 943-9303 www.tangeroutlet.com

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PERDIDO KEY

WEDDING LICENSES

Wedding Information Catering

Event Planning

FLORA-BAMA YACHT CLUB CATERING

A BEACH WEDDING FOR YOU

Let the Flora-Bama Yacht Club cater your event. Your desire is our pursuit! 17350 Perdido Key Drive Pensacola, FL 32507 (850) 525-4460 www.florabama.com

SALLY’S ISLAND CATERING

Fresh, homemade food for any size event. Breakfast, lunch, dinner and appetizer menus available. Full-service catering or drop-off. Lastminute catering depending on schedule. (850) 554-2956

Entertainment BOOGIE, INC.

Gulf Coast Leader in Personality DJ Entertainment. Planning a wedding on the beach? DJs & music for weddings, receptions, reunions, graduations, conventions. Wherever Boogie goes, a party’s bound to follow! (850) 438-1660 or 1-800-5-BOOGIE mrsboogie@boogieinc.com www.boogieinc.com

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Beautiful and romantic, casual to elegant. Our goal is to make your wedding day “stress free” and filled with a lifetime of cherished memories - professional photographer, minister, decorations, cake, champagne and more. Our creative and dedicated staff will help you with your lodging, reception, catering, salon, accommodations, etc. 3181 Creekwood Dr., Pensacola, FL 32533 (850) 512-7115 www.abeachweddingforyou.com

Formalwear A SHOP FOR WOMEN AT THE MARKET

Designer clothing, shoes and jewelry from casual to formalwear, as well as gifts. (850) 572-1150 Anne.Frechette@cox.net www.aShopForWomen.com

Licenses & Permits BEACH PERMITS

Weddings on National Park beaches require $50 Special Use Permit. Contact the National Park Service at (850) 934-2620. No permit is required to use the State Park or public beaches.

All FL residents have a 3-day waiting period. No waiting period for non-FL residents. No blood test required. Bring Photo ID with birth date and social security number and date of previous divorce (if applicable). Marriage license is approximately $93.50. Clerk’s office is in the M.C. Blanchard Judicial Building, 1st Floor, 190 Governmental Center, Pensacola, Florida. Mon.-Fri., 8 am to 5 pm. You must arrive prior to 4:30PM. Contact the Clerk’s Marriage Division (850) 595-4170.

Officiant & Notary MARLENE’S WEDDING & NOTARY SERVICES

Venue with reception area – wedding, parties, meetings. Wedding Officiate as notary, and Ordained Minister. Notarize documents, prepare and type wills, etc. We perform beach weddings and go to venue of your choice, speaking engagements. Call for appointment. Visit our website for complete details and list of services.
 6706 N. 9th Ave., A-Z
 Pensacola, FL 32504
 (850) 458.0966
 www.notarypro2010.com

Rentals GULF COAST TENT RENTAL

We are a family owned and operated rental company since 2001. We have all sizes of tents for weddings, showers, or any other parties. We also carry tables, charis and dance floor. We can help you plan to make your wedding special. 3506 Sycamore Lane Gulf Breeze, FL 32563
 (850) 932.3311 www.gulfcoasttents.net


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Bring this ad in and receive a FREE game card towards the arcade or laser tag! 2881 S. Juniper St. Foley, AL 36535 215-943-4575 www.GulfBowl.com Like us on Facebook! /TheGulfBowl/CaptainsChoice EXPIRES DECEMBER 2014

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Opening Night! October 5, 2013 • 8pm Chee Yun, violin Featuring selections by

Berlioz, Lalo, & Dvorak

Beethoven & Blue Jeans January 11, 2014 • 8pm Ryan Anthony, trumpet Featuring selections by

Beethoven, Sibelius, Ravel, & more!

Mozart & Mahler April 26, 2014 • 8pm Leonid Yanovskiy, violin Brian Brown, viola

CALL NOW FOR SEASON TICKETS!

850.435.2533

Featuring

Mozart’s Sinfonia Concertante

Mahler’s Symphony No. 1, “Titan”

NOT VALID WITH ANY OTHER COUPON OR PROMOTION

Beethoven’s Pastoral November 2, 2013 • 8pm Tim LeFebvre, baritone

Celebrate the New Year!

December 31, 2013 • 7pm Chris Vadala, saxophone

Featuring selections by

Weber, Wagner, Mahler, & Beethoven

The Roaring Twenties March 1, 2014 • 8pm Christopher O’Riley, piano

A Night at the Movies February 15, 2014 • 8pm With guest conductor and Academy Award-winning composer Bill Conti.

Featuring selections by

Varese, Gershwin, Bartok, & Ravel

Soundtrack credits include Rocky, For Your Eyes Only, Inferno, and more!

Russian Spectacular April 5, 2014 • 8pm Sofya Gulyak, piano Featuring selections by

Tchaikovsky, Stravinsky, & Rachmaninoff

www.PensacolaSymphony.com

Artists And repertoire subject to chAnge • All concerts performed At the sAenger theAtre


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• Minor cuts and burns • Sprains, strains and simple fractures • School and sports physicals • Work physicals • Complete physical exams for adults • Drug Screening • Preventive Care • Worker’s Compensation injury management • Digital x-ray • EKG

Walk-In Clinic 850.466.8668 mylocalurgentcare.us Mon - Fri 9am - 7pm Saturday 9am - 3pm Closed on Sunday 12385 Sorrento Rd • Suite B3


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