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Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

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Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

I've read that this year's show was centered at Casino Beach, how crowded did it get around the Sans Souci condo area?

I saw pictures of the crowds I'm assuming at the casino beach but would like to know how crowed it is where we might stay at.

Thanks!

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1. Re: Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

It's crowded everywhere for the air show. Sans Souci's proximity to Pegleg Pete's might draw extra people compared to other condo locations, still not as bad as Casino Beach. No way to avoid the crowd for that event.

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2. Re: Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

Yeah, that's what I thought thanks. I would like to be there for the show but I'm having difficult time finding a weekly rental other than Sat to Sat. Would like to check out on Sun or even Monday...

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3. Re: Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

It will be a nightmare trying to get around at all that Sat. Maybe consider one of the hotels close to Sans Souci for 1-2 nights so you won't have to drive far after checking out of the condo. Better look quickly because I'm not sure how far in advance those hotels are booked for the air show. Way too many people for me!

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4. Re: Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

I emailed an owner of a condo for a 9 day rental. We shall see. I would only watch the show from a balcony of the condo, not on the beach. Switching rooms that Sat is out of the question. If I can't find a willing owner, no big deal. We'll visit some other week.

Off topic but are you familiar to this area? Any must visit restaurants or places for a family with 11 and 9 yo girls?

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5. Re: Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

Yes, we've vacationed there for many years. Used to go to Destin before it became so overdeveloped and congested. Some of the restaurants come and go, but Pegleg's is usually good although we've had some so-so meals there the last couple of times. Grand Marlin is good. In Pensacola near the bay bridge is both McGuire's and Fish House. We like to get fresh fish at Joe Patti's and cook it for ourselves at our condo (they'll tell you how to do it).

You can catch a Blue Angels practice session at the navy base on Tues & Weds mornings from spring thru October. While you're at the base, visit the Museum of Naval Aviation. There's a nice zoo along route 98 in Gulf Breeze, and be sure to see the 7 miles of undeveloped national seashore along 399 between Pensacola Beach and Navarre Beach. We rent bikes and ride along this route, but we don't go in the summer any more so it may be too busy to feel safe riding along the road. Plenty of other things to do if the beach doesn't occupy your time.

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6. Re: Air show crowd around Sans Souci condo

Thanks for the info!

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