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April 2011 E-Newsletter from Visit Pensacola

Have a Ball in the Pensacola Bay Area

This spring, college students and families are flocking to Perdido Key and Pensacola Beach for their beauty and proximity. Visitors are traveling from all over to relax and soak up some much-needed Florida sunshine. Don’t miss your day in the sun. With spring season in full-swing and summer just around the corner, it’s time to stop dreaming and start planning.

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Summer Savings

100 Days Til Summer

100 days til summerSummer really is just around the corner. March 13 jumpstarted the countdown of "100 Days Til Summer." To ensure you make the most of every day, click here for a list of fun things to do in the Pensacola Bay Area.

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Get Kissed by the Sun

mom daughter pensacola beachEveryone wants that healthy sun-kissed look on vacation. Wearing sunscreen can help you accomplish that without getting burned. Things to keep in mind before tanning:

  • When traveling, remember the UV index is greater in areas closer to the equator.
  • Use a broad spectrum sunscreen with UVB/UVA protection.
  • Reapply every two hours. If you are swimming or sweating, reapply more frequently.
  • Don't forget to protect your lips.

Top 10 Things to Do on Vacation

  1. Relax on the beach
  2. Go parasailing
  3. Take a dolphin tour
  4. Visit the National Naval Aviation Museum
  5. Attend a Blue Angels air show
  6. Explore the history of Fort Pickens
  7. Select fresh seafood at Joe Patti's
  8. Stroll along Portofino Boardwalk on Santa Rosa Sound
  9. Climb to the top of the Pensacola Lighthouse
  10. Spend the afternoon or evening in downtown Pensacola

James Beard House Hosts Pensacola Celebrity Chefs

mom daughter pensacola beachOn June 28, the Pensacola Celebrity Chefs will showcase Gulf Coast cuisine at New York's acclaimed James Beard House, which is considered the premier stage for America's finest chefs. The chefs include Frank Taylor of Global Grill, Dan Dunn of H2O, Irv Miller of Jackson's Steakhouse, Jim Shirley of the Fish House and Gus Silivos of Skopelos/Nancy's Haute affairs, all from Pensacola. Signature dishes by the Florida chefs will use ingredients sourced from the waters of Northwest Florida and paired with select fine wines.