Things to do in Perdido Key
Perdido Key is nestled in the Northwest Florida panhandle where we share our habitat with nature, plants and wildlife including the osprey, dolphin and loggerhead turtle. The National Seashore and State Parks comprise 65% of Perdido Key.
Go deep-sea fishing or fish in the surf right on your beach. Maybe scuba diving is your passion or a day of sailing our blue-green waters. For the young or young-at-heart, jet skis, parasailing and dolphin cruises are nearby. Funky festivals and great places to eat fresh seafood abound. Had too much sun? No problem…The Pensacola Naval Aviation Museum, the world’s largest Aviation Museum and one of the most-visited museums in Florida, is 7 miles from Perdido Key. The Blue Angels Flight Demonstration team routinely flies most Tuesdays and Wednesdays; the practice show is open to the public.
Perdido Key maximizes what are obviously the best of beaches and the best of family vacationing. Explore our island paradise with the help of our area guide. Just click below on the Icon of choice for places to go and things to see!
SMILES, LAUGHS, & FUN
Perdido Key is an amazing place to bring your whole family. There are so many amazingly fun things to do around Perdido Key for kids and families of all ages!
EXCITING THINGS TO DO, SEE & EXPERIENCE
When you visit Perdido Key, there is no shortage of fun and exciting activities to explore! From parasailing to hiking in state and national parks there is something for everyone to enjoy!
ACTIVITIES WHEN IT IS RAINING
We know that it is no fun to have rainy days while on vacation but here are a few local favorites that are sure to make you smile!
TOO MUCH SUN? TAKE A DAY TRIP FOR FUN
Day trips are a great way to explore the surrounding area of Perdido Key, especially on those days when you need a break from the sun! While you are visiting Perdido Key, explore some nearby attractions like the USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park, or the Zooland Interactive Animal Park - they are some of the most popular among our guests. Get all the details for your Perdido Keys day trip in the list below!
Perdido Key is known for its quiet, uncrowded, beautiful beachlines and low-key atmosphere. Unlike so many other Gulf Coast beach destinations, Perdido Key events are not what typically draws guests to visit us here on the island. That said, we do have a few great local on-island events, and a slew of very popular nearby Gulf Coast festivities that draw visitors from all over the country. Many guests choose to stay with us here on Perdido Key for our pristine beaches and great pricing and then commute the short distance to larger Gulf Coast events hosted in neighboring communities like Orange Beach, Alabama and Pensacola, FL. Want to experience the Flora-Bama Mullet Toss, the Hangout Music Fest, Frank Brown Songwriters Festival, or a Good Ol` Mardi Gras celebration? Learn more about all of our Perdido Key events and Gulf Coast festivals by season using our categories below.
FOOD TASTES BETTER AT THE BEACH
Food always tastes better at the beach - especially if someone else is cooking! Enjoy the local dining in Perdido Keys, where many of the restaurants are family owned and operated for 30+ years. The services are great, and the seafood is delicious! There are many different cuisine options, which makes finding a place to eat easy for the whole family! In a family-friendly community, the kids have fun eating out too, with most places offering a kid`s menu.
Search for your next meal by location below and feel free to contact our office for a personal recommendation!
SERVICES TO MAKE YOUR VISIT EASIER & MORE ENJOYABLE
Whatever you need while you are visiting Perdido Key we have it! Find a variety of information and vendors listed in each category to help guide you.
CHECK OUT PERDIDO KEY`S LIVELY RESTAURANTS, NIGHTCLUBS AND BARS WITH MUSIC
Perdido Key is a place where the young and the young-at-heart meet to socialize, dance and imbibe at our local establishments. Each is unique but all know how to pour on down-home Southern hospitality. Local musicians and bands from country to rock are always playing somewhere on the Key and in nearby Pensacola.
We get a lot of questions like how far is Pensacola, where is Pensacola related to Perdido Key or is Perdido Key in Pensacola? Well, let me tell you that they are separate but right next door almost to one another. Only 20 minutes away by car allowing you to have the best of both worlds. Perdido Key is a tad quieter than Pensacola allowing you to hit the beach with your umbrella and book but there are some great things to see and do like the Pensacola rodeo, take a hot air balloon ride, or dance the night away at a nightclub, and so much more! for assistance with Pensacola activity recommendations or Perdido Key Lodging!
A VACATION ISN`T COMPLETE WITHOUT SHOPPING
Forget your bathing suit? No problem! On Perdido Key, you`ll find Villagio Town Center with a variety of clothing, novelty and art shops. Perdido Key Trading Company offers affordable to upscale beachwear and souvenirs. The surrounding areas offer a wide array of shopping opportunities like the Tanger Outlet mall for discount designer stores and The Wharf for wonderful specialty shops.