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Blue Angels July 2017

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Blue Angels July 2017

My son is wanting to go to see the Blue Angels this week. We get into Destin late Thursday night. I'm thinking of taking him Friday to see the practice? show. From researching a tad, Saturday will be crazy.

My questions:

1. Practice show on Friday vs attending Saturday. What is your opinion? I have to drive almost 2 hrs to get there. Do I have to be there at 7 am on a Friday vs 7 am on a Saturday to even get onto Pensacola Beach?

2. How packed can I expect Casino Beach to be on Friday.

3. Best place to see the air show? Insider tips???

4. Best place to park?

5. Are there places along the beach that have drinks, food, restrooms, etc. I'm sure trying to get everything ready such as drinks and food to take won't be easy after driving all day Thursday to get to Florida.

6. Museum. Is there time after the show to catch the museum? Or, is that too much and drive back to see the museum another day.

Thanks in Advance,

Sheri

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1. Re: Blue Angels July 2017

We haven't been to the beach show in years, so I am no expert. But, if I were you, I would go on Friday and try to get there no later than 8. It will be very crowded though not as bad as Saturday. Try to park at the boardwalk, if you can, as there are several resturants there. You will at least want to bring a cooler with water. It is going to be brutally hot. 102 heat index today. Might not be quite that bad at the beach, but close.

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2. Re: Blue Angels July 2017

Also, the museum is miles from the beach show. It is at NAS Pensacola. Save that for another day.

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3. Re: Blue Angels July 2017

Thanks so much!

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4. Re: Blue Angels July 2017

It's the busiest weekend of the season. Everything will be packed Fri and Sat. Like RoyandMay, I haven't gone in years because of the crowds, but good luck!

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5. Re: Blue Angels July 2017

Casino Beach Bar and Grill have VIP tables for the Blues show, tomorrow and Saturday.

$400, if you're looking to eat, drink, and watch them. I would suggest going Friday EARLY. If you go Saturday, try leaving at 5am just to get a parking spot. Traffic is always ridiculous.

casinobeachbar.com/blue-angels-vip-tables/

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