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Take part in the 2017 Pensacola bucket list, then add some of your own!

Take part in the 2017 Pensacola bucket list, then add some of your own!

"I'm bored!"

Have you heard that yet?

Summer break may have started a few weeks ago, but June 21 marks the official first day of summer and the start of the 2017 summer solstice.

Channel 3 has compiled a list of activities for you this summer; the kind of activities that just make Pensacola, well, Pensacola.

The point of this list is for you to go out and make your own memories with common things in Pensacola! Some of them are seasonal and some you could do all-year round. You may have even completed a few of these this summer already, but that's just something you can mark off this bucket list.

However, this list isn't a finished project. If you're someone that sees this list and thinks, "how could Channel 3 forget about this spectacular,one-of-a-kind thing that makes Pensacola so special?" then you're in luck. Comment, message, or tweet us on Facebook and Twitter with your bucket list suggestions so we can add it to our list and share with everyone.

Check out the list below:

  • Visit Pensacola Beach

You know visiting the beach will be on the list, so we might as well make it the first one! Pensacola Beach is known for its sugar-white sands. You can swim, surf, tan and more. Be sure to keep hydrated and protect yourself with sunscreen!

  • Head to a Blue Wahoos game

According to their website, the Blue Wahoos last home game will be August 30. You still have time to see the boys in action, but it's better to get your tickets now rather than later! Click here to see the schedule.

  • Bands on the Beach

If you haven't been to Bands on the Beach this year make it a point to attend at least one! Every Tuesday at 7 p.m., weather permitting, you can head to the Gulfside Pavilion at Pensacola Beach with a lounge chair and dance to a different band every week! Check out the weekly lineup here and become a member of their Facebook group.

  • Get fresh seafood at Joe Patti's Seafood

Joe Patti's is known for having a variety of seafood, from craw fish to shrimp; plus, there's the option to having your seafood cooked right there!

  • Have a drink at McGuire's Irish Pub

It's all about the experience here at McGuire's! Don't forget to bring in a dollar bill to staple to the wall before you enjoy yummy food and drinks.

  • Check out the world's largest naval aviation museum

The National Naval Aviation Museum shares the naval aviation's history. You'll see more than 150 restored aircraft representing the Navy, Marine Corps, and Coast Guard Aviation.

  • Grab some homegrown goods at Palafox Market

Saturday mornings head to downtown Pensacola for a fresh selection of produce, baked good, art and more from locals growing and making their own products. Click here for information on times and location.

  • Climb 177 steps up to the Pensacola Lighthouse

It's one of the most beautiful views on the Gulf, and you can get some exercise in while having exploring! Journey to the top of the tower to see where the Gulf of Mexico and Pensacola Pass meet!

  • Explore Fort Pickens

Visitors can take a self-guided tour for a fun day trip, or you can stay at the Fort Pickens campground for a weekend full of entertainment!

  • Shop, dine and walk in downtown Pensacola

Click here for information on downtown Pensacola's restaurants, night life, boutique and shops and more.

  • Get a glimpse at some real local history at Pensacola Historic Village

The Village has 20 properties in the Pensacola National Register Historic District. Historic Pensacola Village includes self-guided museums. Costumed guides take visitors through the Lavalle House, the Lear-Rocheblave House, the Dorr House and Old Christ Church.

  • Big Lagoon State Park

Fish, picnic and camp at the 705-acre state park!

  • Take part in a unique diving experience with the USS Oriskany

It's the largest artificial reef in the world. The USS Oriskany sunk back on May 17, 2006 22 miles south of Pensacola. There's plenty of ship to explore underwater. It's a great opportunity to not only see the beauty of aquatic life, but to learn the history of "the Great Carrier Reef."

  • Want more beaches? We've got them at Johnson Beach National Seashore

Camp, fish, picnic and check out the wildlife here at Johnson Beach. This beach and Fort Pickens is one of the many Gulf Islands National Seashore beaches.

  • Check out the Blue Angels Beach Airshow or practice

This is something you definitely don't want to miss! Visitors will get a chance to see the Blues' high-speed stunts during two practice runs scheduled for 2 pm. on Thursday and Friday. Dress rehearsal for the airshow's civilian acts start at noon on Friday. Saturday, July 8, is the big show, however! The official 2017 airshow kicks off at noon. If you're a local, you know to get there before the sun comes up! Be sure to pack sunscreen, water and an umbrella to keep you cool!

  • Fort Barrancas

Fort Barrancas is one of the four forts built to protect the Pensacola Navy yard. It's been up since 1844!

  • Reel in a big one at Pensacola Beach Gulf Pier

For a more relaxed pastime this summer head to the pier with your gear. The pier is open 24 hours a day so you can squeeze in a little fishing time no matter what your schedule may be.

  • Geocache your way through Pensacola Bay trails

Using a GPS-enabled device you can find your own hidden treasures at four different trails, according to Visit Pensacola. You can search through the Western Gate Trail, Historic Pensacola Trail, Cultural Trail and Coastal Trail! Click here for more details.

Plan on adventuring out to complete this bucket list? We want proof! Send us your photos while making memories in Pensacola by texting 'weartv' to 95577 or click here to upload your photos. Be sure to select 'Summer bucket list'.








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