Visit Pensacola Welcomes Tourists After Storm

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The Pensacola Bay Area experienced record rainfall resulting in concerns regarding travel and vacation plans.

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The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and warm temperatures.

The Pensacola Bay Area experienced record rainfall resulting in concerns regarding travel and vacation plans.

“We realize our visitors have questions and concerns regarding their Pensacola Bay Area vacation,” states Steve Hayes, president of Visit Pensacola, Inc. ‘Travel to the area is essentially unaffected as the Pensacola International Airport is open, and all interstate highway and major roadways are clear. We by no means are trying to minimize the destructive flood waters seen in our area but feel fortunate that our beaches, main tourist destinations and attractions were minimally effected.”

“The weekend forecast calls for sunshine and warm temperatures, perfect for a trip to Pensacola Beach ,” adds Buck Lee, executive director of the Santa Rosa Island Authority and Pensacola Beach.

“The rain is gone and the resorts and condominiums are looking forward to welcoming travelers this weekend in Perdido Key,“ states Tina Morrison, director of the Perdido Key Area Chamber of Commerce & Visitor Center. “If you book now, you are eligible for a free $50 gas card.”

There are numerous events set to take place this weekend and in the coming days that will go on as scheduled. The 30th Annual Pensacola Crawfish Festival in historic downtown Pensacola starts tomorrow, May 2, 2014, at 5:00 p.m., and runs through the weekend, while the Rosamond Johnson Day ceremony will go on as planned for Saturday, May 3 on Johnson Beach in Perdido Key. Pensacola Beach will be celebrating Earth Day Island Style at Casino Beach on Saturday, May 3, and Bands on the Beach will resume on Tuesday, May 6. Pensacola Museum of Art’s newest exhibit, The Art of The Brick: Nathan Sawaya LEGO Brick Artist opens Sunday, May 4 and the popular Palafox Market will be open this weekend as well.
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Popular attractions such as the National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum, Historic Pensacola Village, Pensacola Children’s Museum and the T.T. Wentworth, Jr. Florida State Museum are open and began welcoming visitors this morning.


For more information about the Pensacola Bay Area or to request a 2014 Visitor Guide, call Visit Pensacola at (800) 874-1234 or (850) 434-1234. You can also view the guide online at .


About Visit Pensacola
Visit Pensacola leads the effort of economic development through tourism in Escambia County. Comprised of over 200 member businesses, Visit Pensacola’s mission is to position the Pensacola Bay Area as a premier year-round travel destination through tourism marketing, communications, meetings and conventions, reunions and group tour initiatives.


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