Oklahoman Published: November 17, 2013

If you go

Pensacola, Fla.

Where to stay: Portofino Island Resort is a luxury property near miles of pristine beaches within the Gulf Islands National Seashore National Park, 10 Portofino Drive, Pensacola Beach, Fla.; (877) 484-3405; www.portofinoisland.com. The Portofino 1 dolphin cruise is operated by the resort. To book a cruise, call (877) 484-3405.

Where to eat: Al Fresco Urban Dining is the newest outdoor dining hot spot in downtown Pensacola, Fla. It's on the south corner of Main and Palafox Streets and includes five restaurants, four in stationary Airstreams and one, Jerry's Cajun Cafe, in a traditional building; www.eatalfresco.com.


• National Naval Aviation Museum, 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Fla.; (850) 452-3604; www.navalaviationmuseum.org. Admission, parking and guided tours are free, but there is a charge for some activities. The Blue Angels sign autographs in the Blue Angels Atrium at 11:30 Wednesdays from March through November.

• Historic Pensacola Village. Tickets can be purchased at the Tivoli High House Shop, 205 E Zaragosa St., Pensacola, Fla.; (850) 595-5985; www.historicpensacola.org.

Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, 2081 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, Fla.; (850) 393-1561; www.pensacolalighthouse.org.