Monday, November 30, 2015

5 Awesome Pensacola Beach Activity Ideas Under $20

Pensacola Beach, Florida is a premier beach destination on the Gulf Coast. Visitors from across the world choose Pensacola Beach for its awesome activities which include the water, beach, and nearby downtown Pensacola tours & attractions. This family destination offers plenty of things to do that fit any vacation budget, so I've picked out 5 Awesome Pensacola Beach Activity Ideas for under $20! Discover how much fun you can have without breaking the bank in Pensacola Beach, Florida! (read more...)

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Silver Sands Outlets Black Friday Deals 2015

Black Friday 2015 is a major event at Silver Sands Premium Outlets in Miramar Beach, Florida! Dozens of doorbusters, giveaways, and incredible discounts await, with most deals lasting through the Thanksgiving weekend! TripShock is holding it's very own Black Friday/Cyber Monday special offering a $100 Gift Card good towards Gulf Coast tours, attractions, and lodging, for only $50! The following are some of the top deals offered by the shops at Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall! (read more...)

Monday, November 23, 2015

5 Famous New Orleans Landmarks You Have to See to Believe!

New Orleans, Louisiana, nicknamed the "Big Easy", is known world-wide for its eclectic charm. The home of creole cuisine, grasshopper cocktails, and "WHO DAT?", NOLA has quite a legacy to live up to for its millions of yearly visitors. Many of the sights and experiences New Orleans has to offer cannot be found anywhere else, and in this writers opinion, you need to see them to believe them! Here are 5 Famous New Orleans Landmarks You Have to See to Believe! (read more..)

Test Your Pensacola Knowledge - "How Well Do You Know Pensacola, FL" Quiz

Pensacola boasts major historical sites, eclectic cuisine, and a fun-filled downtown atmosphere. This coastal town is one-part big-city, and two-parts beach town. Visitors flock to Pensacola, Florida both for the bustling downtown, and the Gulf Coast attractions. With major military installations, multiple colleges and universities, and widespread historical significance spanning centuries, Pensacola is a city with lots of secrets. Test your Pensacola knowledge with the "How Well Do You Know Pensacola, Florida" quiz!

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How Well Do You Know Pensacola, FL?

Choose the best answer for each question, and at the end you'll find out how much you really know about Pensacola, FL!

  1. Pensacola is nicknamed the "The City of ____ Flags"...

  2. 4

  3. Pensacola's Beaches are known for this colored sand...

  4. White

  5. Who were the first non-native settlers to Pensacola?

  6. The English
    The Spanish
    The French

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  7. Which is NOT a name for the bridge connecting downtown Pensacola to Gulf Breeze, FL

  8. Pelican Cove Bridge
    Pensacola Bay Bridge
    Three-Mile Bridge

  9. What is the name of the monthly fall event taking place in downtown Pensacola?

  10. The Seafood Festival
    The Mullet Festival
    Gallery Night

  11. Which legendary flight squad calls Pensacola, FL home?

  12. Blue Angels

  13. This elegant hotel is home to the tallest building in Pensacola

  14. The Ritz-Carlton
    Crowne Plaza Grande Hotel
    Four Seasons

  15. Pensacola is a historically significant military town, which military base is found in Pensacola?

  16. Naval Air Station Pensacola
    Egling Air Force Base
    Fort Treadway Pensacola

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  17. Seville Square in Pensacola is...

  18. Home to the first Florida business to enforce "no shoes, no shirt, no service"
    The Site of "The Battle of Pensacola"
    The Earliest Known European Settlement in North America

  19. The First Pensacola Lighthouse was moved from...

  20. St. Augustine, FL, transported from the East Coast
    Galveston Island in Texas
    The Mouth of the Mississippi River

Thanks for taking the "How Well Do You Know Pensacola, FL" quiz! Click below for the results. 

How Well Do You Know Pensacola?

8-10: You are a Pensacola Expert!
  5-7: Not Bad
  0-4: You Must be a Tourist...

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Sunday, November 22, 2015

8 Guests You Can't Miss at Panama City Beach Comic Con 2015

Panama City Beach, Florida is known for beautiful beaches, family-fun things to do, a rockin nightlife, and one of the top sci-fi conventions on the Gulf Coast! Wait a second...  so maybe Panama City Beach isn't known for the top sci-fi convention... YET, but after Panama City Beach Comic Con 2015, it will be! 2015 marks the first year of the event, but event planners are expecting a huge turnout. With a focus on all things Sci-Fi, Comic Book, and Cosplay, ticket purchasers will be amazed at the range of activities and attractions at this inaugural event! Taking place at the Boardwalk Beach Resort located off the famous S Thomas Dr, guests will have a front-row seat to the stunning coastal beach while enjoying the convention. (read more...)

Monday, November 16, 2015

Plan Your Engagement in Destin, Florida

Thousands of visitors a year choose to "pop the question" in Destin, Florida. Between the stunning sunsets and serene emerald waters, there's no wonder so many loving couples envision "The World's Luckiest Fishing Village" as the backdrop to the special moment. According to The Knot, one of the leading resources for anything wedding related, 39% of marriage proposals take place between Thanksgiving and Valentine's Day. That could only mean one thing, engagement season 2015 is upon us! Let fill you in on why Destin and the Emerald Coast is your engagement season destination, along with some ideas for when, where, and how to ask the most important question of your life. (read more...)

Thursday, November 5, 2015

These 30A Tours Are Now Available on TripShock!

30A is the Gulf Coast's fastest growing beach vacation hot spot! Composed of various beaches and small town communities, 30A, also known as "South Walton", offers a bit more peace and quiet with the same activities, attractions, and dining as the surrounding destinations of Destin and Panama City Beach, Florida., the Gulf Coast's leading activity and attraction online booking website, has set its sights on this highly touted region, partnering with the popular, and teaming up with tour providers throughout Santa Rosa Beach, Florida to bring customers the top things to do on 30A! From the comfort of a mani pedi, to cruising the streets of seaside, discover the newest 30A tours to hit! (read more...)

Tuesday, November 3, 2015

2015 Black Friday Shopping in Destin, Florida

Thanksgiving; the holiday of food, football, and insane shopping deals! Black Friday is the #1 shopping day of the year, with huge savings at shops nationwide. With Destin, Florida's reputation for the top shopping in the southeast United States, it's certainly the place to be on this very special national holiday! From the bustling Destin Harborwalk Village, to the Village of Baytowne Wharf in Sandestin, discover the best stops for shopping in Destin, Florida for Black Friday 2015! (read more...)