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Spend October Outside in the Pensacola Bay Area

As fall settles on the Pensacola Bay Area, it's the perfect opportunity to spend time outside enjoying the crisp blue skies and cool breezes. Enrich your minds and bodies by attending various cultural festivals, exploring numerous trails or letting your spooky side out at our favorite haunts. As always, the Pensacola Bay Area has so many activities to offer.

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Save the Date

  • Haunted Tours;
    Oct. 14-15, 21-22, 28-29
  • DeLuna Fest;
    Oct. 15-16
  • Blue Angels Homecoming Airshow;
    Nov. 10-11
  • Frank Brown Songwriters Festival;
    Nov. 10-20

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You Could be a Winner!

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October kicks off our Visit Pensacola Social Media Giveaway. Every month from October 2011 through April 2012 we'll be giving away great prizes that feature accommodations, attractions, and more. What are you waiting for? Give us a 'like' and enter for your chance to win. See our Facebook page for official rules for this program.

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Deals on Accommodations

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Can You Outrun the Competition?

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Enter the first-ever Margaritaville Beach Hotel Sand 5K and SUP (stand-up paddle board) race held Nov. 5 in the powder-white sand of Pensacola Beach. Turn the competition level up as you put your sand legs to the test along the 3-mile course or jump on your SUP and race in a 1- or 3-mile course across Little Sabine Bay. For more a more intense race, sign up for the 7th Annual Pensacola Marathon Nov. 13. Or sign up for the Turkey Trot 5K at Seville Quarter to help trim the waistline before Thanksgiving.

Pensacola is a Birder's Paradise

wildlife in pensacolaLooking for a new hobby? Enjoy the great outdoors? Well, then we have the perfect activity for you! The Pensacola Bay Area is known as a birder's paradise. With more than 300 species of birds, birders can run wild on the longest stretch of protected seashore in the United States. Or explore sites around the bays, rivers and beaches that are perfect for spotting birds. You will also be mystified by the countless monarch butterflies fluttering by as they stop in the Pensacola Bay Area on their southern migration. Stop by the Visitors Information Center to pick up our new birding brochure or talk with Joyce about the best places to spot your favorite birds.

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Blue Angels Host Centennial of Naval Aviation Event

blue angels pensacola flHonor those who served our country this Veterans Day at NAS Pensacola, as the Blue Angels perform their last show of the season and celebrate the 100th birthday of Naval Aviation. This very special event, held Nov. 10-11, helps conclude a year long celebration of the United States Navy, Marine Corps and Coast Guard Aviation.

Have a Happy and Haunted Halloween in Historic Pensacola

halloween on Pensacola Beach and Perdido KeyAs the oldest settlement in the United States, Pensacola has been known not only for its ghostly white beaches, but also for its ghostly spirits who wander the streets of downtown, reside in houses they refuse to leave and shout orders to soldiers who have been gone for decades. A great way to explore these places is on one of five tours offered at the 20th Annual Haunted House Tours. Here's our pick of the top six most haunted places in Pensacola. If you're brave enough, check them out on your own!

  1. The Pensacola Lighthouse
  2. Gray House on Alcaniz
  3. Dorr House
  4. Fort Pickens
  5. Old Sacred Heart Hospital
  6. Seville Quarter

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