PMC Ultimate Summer Bucket List

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PMC’s Ultimate 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 Ultimate Summer 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

Catch a Blue Wahoos Game

Visit Laguna’s on Pensacola Beach for Food and Fun

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

Catch an Outdoor Movie at Community Maritime Park

Geo-caching in Downtown Pensacola 

Visit the UWF Historic Village

Take a Day Trip to Fort Pickens

Enjoy the Palafox Market on Saturdays 

Go early morning shell hunting on Pensacola Beach

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

Have a Playdate at Perdido Kid’s Park

Try Out A Local Summer Camp

Take a Dolphin Cruise with Jolly Sailing and Dolphin Cruises, Dolphin Express, or Premier Dolphin Cruise

Enjoy Monthly Gallery Night in Downtown Pensacola

Visit Your Local Library 

Watch the Blue Angels Practice 

Outdoor Fun

Go Fishing for the Day

Take a Hike at Big Lagoon State Park

Take a Day Trip and Swim at Morrison Springs 

Go Biking at Arcadia Mills 

Go Glamping for the Night at Twin Lakes Camp Resort  in DeFuniak Springs or Coldwater Gardens in Milton

Have a FUN-Filled Day at Adventures Unlimited in Milton

Experience Blackwater River State ParkCamping, Hiking, Kayaking, Tubing 

Walk the Trails at UWF 

Go Fishing at Steve’s Catfish Farm

Play and Splash at Sunset Kids Park and Splash Pad in Gulf Breeze

Rent a Jet Ski with Radical Rides on Pensacola Beach

Spend an Evening Glow Paddling on Pensacola Beach 

Learn to Dive / Explore the Florida Panhandle Shipwreck Trail

Watersports at Key Sailing on Pensacola Beach 

Spend the Weekend at Coldwater Gardens 

Get a National Park Pass (Every Kid Outdoors)

Sports, Recreation, and Fitness

Go Bowling! (Kids Bowl Free Program) 

Take Surf Lessons or Attend Surf Camp at Waterboyz or Innerlight

Attend Sailing Camp at Pensacola Yacht Club 

Jump, Soar, Race, Climb and Play at Urban Air Adventure Park

Play a Round of Goofy Golf at First Tee Gulf Coast

Take Swim Lessons at the YMCA 

Swim at the UWF Pool 

Skate Indoors at Waterboyz and Have Lunch at Cafe Single Fin

Go Jumping at Sky Zone Indoor Trampoline Park

Play Mini Golf at UFO’s on Pensacola Beach

Education and Learning

Visit Alligator Alley 

Take a Trip to the Alabama Gulf Coast Zoo 

Have a Group Play Date at Pensacola State College’s Planetarium

Get Your STEM On at the Pensacola MESS Hall

Take a Behind-the-Scenes Tour with the Giraffe Encounter at the Gulf Breeze Zoo

Participate in the Dolphin Encounter at the Gulfarium 

Find the Hidden Dinosaurs in Elberta 

Visit the Navarre Beach Sea Turtle Conservation Center 

Check Out the Exploreum Science Center of Mobile 

Explore Colonial Fort Condé in Mobile 

Visit the USS Alabama

Volunteer at From the Ground Up Community Garden

Food and Fun

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

Grab a Milkshake from the Famous TasteBuds in Pace 

Have Lunch at Dog House Deli 

Eat Oysters at Peg Leg Pete’s on Pensacola Beach

Grab Bagels from Bagelheads for Breakfast 

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

Get a Treat at BAM Snoballs

Family Fun

Have Family Portraits Taken on the Beach

Go-Karting and Arcade Fun at Fast Eddies or The Track

Go Wakeboarding at Gravity Island Watersports at OWA

Go to an Outdoor Concert and Enjoy Some Shopping at The Wharf

Spend the Day at Waterville USA

Play Paintball 

Go Berry Picking

Go Camping in the Backyard or at a Local Camp Ground

Go on a Family Bike Ride

Spend the Day at Adventure Island in Orange Beach

Volunteer with a Local Nonprofit Organization

Take a Day Trip to Destin : Gulfarium + Beach + Lunch on the Boardwalk + Mini Golf

Have a “Yes Day”

Fun at Home

Have a Lemonade Stand and donate the money to a local non-profit 

Create Arts and Crafts with Free Ideas from Deep Space Sparkle

Have a Family Game Night

Make DIY Popsicles

Make Homemade Ice Cream 

Watch the International Space Station Go By

Have a Campfire with Hot Dogs and S’mores 

Have a Water Gun or Water Balloon Fight 

Keep a detailed summer/travel journal 

Have a Pizza + Movie Night at Home

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

Teach life skills appropriate for your 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 

Make Baggie Ice Cream

Go Night Swimming

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

Have a Peanut Boiling Cookout

Draw Chalk Art in the neighborhood to uplift the community 

Buy litter pickers and do your part to keep your neighborhood clean

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

Read together

Have a Kids’ Bike/Toy Car Wash

Have Nerf Wars at your local park or a friend’s house

Plan a Sleepover with HAVE A BALL SLUMBER PARTIES 

Treasure Hunt with a homemade map

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