We’re @: The Holiday Inn Resort in Pensacola Beach, Fla.
What’s here: Miles of white sandy beaches, the Gulf of Mexico, great food and a new Ferris Wheel, the 360 Pensacola.
Don’t miss: The lazy river at the Holiday Inn Resort. It’s so much fun, guests from other hotels try to sneak in. Alas, a wristband is required.
Overheard: “I heard Geronimo vacationed here — if you can call that a vacation.”
Favorite activity: Paddleboarding in the bay with Water Boyz.
Pack this: Bring lots of sunscreen, sun-protective cover-up and water shoes so you can stomp through the bay side sea grass.
Look up: It’s hard to miss the fact that Pensacola is home to the Blue Angels. The highway rest areas, bridges and buildings are decorated with Boeing F/A-18 Hornets and the Lockheed Martin C-130 Hercules flown by this special unit. You can catch them practicing maneuvers or flying over the beach almost every day.