Pensacola Mom Collective Summer Bucket List


PMC’s Summer Bucket List Presented by Rachael Johnson of the Mark Lee Team / Levin Rinke Realty

summer bucket list

Pensacola Mom Collective has partnered with Rachael Johnson of the Mark Lee Team / Levin Rinke Realty to bring you our Summer 2021 Bucket List with 100 FUN things to do in and around our area.

Whether you’re a local, a native, or here on vacation, there is so much to do in Pensacola and along the Gulf Coast. We don’t want you to miss out on anything!

Rainy day? No problem!! We’ve even got you covered with creative ways to have fun (and keep everyone entertained) at home or indoors!

Create memories, have some fun, and share your adventures with us using the hashtag, #PMCSUMMER. We want to come along!

Don’t forget to grab your FREE PRINTABLE bucket list, and our fun game of BINGO to make a summer of fun at the bottom of this post!

PMC Bucket list – Sample

Exploring Pensacola

Blue Wahoos Game Pensacola Blue Wahoos Schedule | Schedule | Blue Wahoos (

Visit Laguna’s on Pensacola Beach for Food and Fun Laguna’s Beach Bar + Grill

Movie Night at the Wahoos Stadium Special Events | Blue Wahoos (

Sunset Picnic at Pensacola Beach (Contact Pensacola Picnic or Coastal Picnics to set it all up ahead for you)

Geo-cache Downtown Pensacola Geocaching In Pensacola (

Visit UWF Historic Village Home | Historic Pensacola

Ride the Pensacola Bay Ferry from Pensacola to the Beach Pensacola Bay Ferry | Get Ferry Tickets Online | Pensacola Bay Cruises

Day Trip out to Fort Pickens Fort Pickens – Gulf Islands National Seashore (U.S. National Park Service) (

Palafox Market on Saturdays Palafox Farmers Markets – | Palafox Markets

Go early morning shell hunting on Pensacola Beach

Sunrise playtime at the beach (before it gets hot and busy!)

Perdido Kid’s Park Perdido Park

Try Out A New Local Camp Pensacola Mom Collective’s Ultimate Summer Camp Guide

Take a Selfie Downtown at a Mural Must-See Murals in the Pensacola Bay Area (

Dolphin Cruise at Pensacola Beach Dolphin Express (

Gallery Night Downtown Pensacola

Library West Florida Public Libraries | Informing People. Empowering Lives

Watch the Blue Angels Practice Blue Angels Practices – NNAM

Outdoor Fun

OffShore or InShore Fishing For The Day Fishing Charters – Pensacola Fishing Co.

Hiking at State Parks (Locally- Big Lagoon State Park Big Lagoon State Park | Florida State Parks)

Take a Day Trip and Swim at Morrison Springs Morrison Springs •

Biking at Arcadia Mills Directions, Parking, & Site Information | Historic Pensacola

Glamping for the Night at Twin Lakes Northwest Florida Lakefront Campground – Twin Lakes Camp Resort

Take a Day Trip Down Blackwater River in Tubes Bob’s Canoes | Facebook

Spend the Day at Krul Lake Recreation Krul Campground Blackwater River State Forest, FL – Florida State Forests (

Adventures Unlimited FUN Adventures Unlimited Outdoor Center | Milton, Florida

Splash Pad Skate Park and Splash Pad – City of Gulf Breeze

Blackwater River State Park – Camping, Hiking, Kayaking Blackwater River State Park | Florida State Parks

Walk the trails at UWF UWF Trail Maps | University of West Florida

Rent a Jet Ski with Radical Rides on Pensacola Beach Radical Rides

Spend an Evening Glow Paddling on Pensacola Beach Glow Paddle

Learn to Dive & Explore Pensacola Scuba Training & Gear – MBT Divers

Avid Divers- Shipwreck Trail Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail (

Watersports at Key Sailing on Pensacola Beach Key Sailing | Watersports Rentals, Sales, and Boat Tours, Pensacola Beach FL

Spend the Weekend at Coldwater Gardens Coldwater Gardens | Eco-Resort Milton, Florida

National Park Pass (Every Kid Outdoors website) Every Kid Outdoors

Sports, Recreation and Fitness

Bowling / Kids Bowl Free Program Kids Bowl Free All Summer Long in Pensacola! (

Surf lessons/Surf Camp (Waterboyz or Innerlight)

Sailing Camp ( at Pensacola Yacht Club) 2021 SUMMER SAILING | Pensacola YC Sailing (

Urban Air Adventure Park Kid Friendly Family Fun Attractions in Spanish Fort, AL | Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park (

Goofy Golf at First Tee Gulf Coast Goofy Golf! – First Tee – Gulf Coast (

Swim Lessons at the YMCA Home YMCA 

UWF pool and High-dive Hours and Guest Information | University of West Florida (

Skate Indoors and Have Lunch and Cafe Single Fin Waterboyz Surf & Skate Shop and Cafe Single Fin

Education and Learning

Alligator Alley Alligator Alley | Alligator Farm & Family Nature Adventure (

Kangaroo Encounter with the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo Animal Encounters – Kangaroo : Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo

Group Play Date at Pensacola State College’s Planetarium Pensacola State College – Planetarium & Space Theater –

Pensacola MESS Hall Pensacola MESS Hall – Math, Engineering, Science & Stuff

Giraffe Encounter at the Gulf Breeze Zoo Animal Encounters (

Dolphin Encounter at the Gulfarium Dolphin Splash Encounter – Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Dinosaurs in Elberta Dinosaur Statues Elberta, Alabama (

Visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center Sea Turtles

Mobile Science Museum Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL Exploreum Science Center of Mobile,AL

Colonial Fort in Mobile Colonial Fort Condé| History Museum of Mobile

Visit the USS Alabama USS Alabama Battleship Memorial Park

Food and Fun

Visit Bailey’s Produce and let the kids pick new fruits or veggies to try Bailey’s Produce (

Grab a Milkshake from the Famous TasteBuds in Pace TASTEbuds: Sweet Treats and Ice Cream – Sweets And Dessert Buffet in Pace (

Lunch at Dog House Deli Dog House Deli Menu

Eat Oysters at Peg Leg Pete’s on Pensacola Beach Peg Leg Pete’s | Home (

Bagels from Bagelheads for Breakfast Bagelheads – Bagels, made from scratch

Visit Joe Patti’s For Fun and Seafood (and some beignets outside) Joe Patti’s World Famous Seafood Market

Family Fun

Have Family Portraits Taken on the Beach Guide to Pensacola Photographers – Pensacola Mom Collective

Fast Eddies Fast Eddies Fun Center

Enjoy a Drive-In Summer Movie HOME – Timewarp Drive-In Theaters (

The Track in Gulf Shores The Track | Gulf Shores, AL | Go-Karts | Skycoaster | Arcade (

Gravity at OWA Gravity Island Watersports – OWA Resort in Foley, Alabama (

Check Out an Outdoor Concert, Shopping or Fun at The Wharf The Wharf at Orange Beach

Spend the Day at Waterville USA The Park – Waterville USA Waterpark & Amusement Park, Gulf Shores AL

Paintball Full Range Paintball Fields in Fort Walton Beach near Destin

Berry Picking Berry Picking – Pensacola Mom Collective

Go Camping in the Backyard or at a Local Camp Ground YOGI Bear’s Jellystone Park of the Alabama Gulf Coast Family Campground


Take a daytrip to Destin – Gulfarium + Beach + Lunch on the Boardwalk  + Mini Golf

Have a “Yes Day” YES DAY | Netflix Official Site

Fun at Home

Have a Lemonade Stand in your neighborhood and donate the money to a local non-profit Nonprofit Spotlight Archives – Pensacola Mom Collective

Free Art Ideas from Deep Space Sparkle

DIY Popsicles Jello Popsicles Recipe (and VIDEO) – Homemade Popsicles with Jello (

Homemade Ice Cream Easy Homemade Vanilla Ice Cream | Recipe

Watch the International Space Station Go By

Campfire with Hot Dogs and S’mores 

Water gun fights at your Local Park in your neighborhood

Water balloon fight 

Keep a detailed summer/travel journal 

Make a FUN, summer music playlist that makes you smile all summer long

Teach life skills appropriate for child’s age (the little things that get pushed to the side during the school year)

Pick something you want to learn and set a goal to learn it by the end of the summer

Ice Painting Ice Painting Art for Kids

Baggie Ice Cream Fresh Fruit Ice Cream in a Baggie Recipe | Recipe

Night swimming

Set up your own “drive-in” theatre in the backyard

Peanut boiling cookout

Work on a submission for the “Keep Pensacola Beautiful” Art Show in September Keep Pensacola Beautiful | Pieces Adrift

Chalking in the neighborhood / uplift the community 

Buy litter pickers and do your part to upkeep your neighborhood

Write letters to out-of-town friends and family or service industry workers at places your family frequents.

Read together

Nerf Wars at your local park or friends house

Plan a Sleepover with Friends or Family with HAVE A BALL SLUMBER PARTIES Kids Party – Have A Ball Slumber Parties

Treasure Hunt with a homemade map

Also, if you are headed towards 30-A for a while check out our friends over at Destin Mom Collective for their Summer Bucket List Fun too

Summer Bucket List :: 100 Things To Do in Destin and Along 30A (


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