Visit Pensacola launches Flash Sale on Pensacola, Florida beach accommodations--just in time for Father's Day

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Iconic roadhouses, world-class golfing and deep-sea fishing: the Pensacola Bay Area is the stuff man-dreams are made of.

Charter Fishing Pensacola

Charter fishing on the Gulf of Mexico in the Pensacola Bay Area

The Pensacola Bay Area is the perfect place for a well-deserved Florida "mancation," and taking one costs less right now, thanks to a last-minute-vacation promotion launched by Visit Pensacola just in time for Father's Day. Visitors who book their stay through Expedia by June 15 can save up to 30 percent on select accommodations.

Miles of sugar-white sand and sun-drenched surf make Pensacola Beach a sunbather’s paradise. For the guys, though, it's hard to ignore the lure of the Gulf of Mexico’s famous fishing grounds. Charter a boat, and spend the day reeling in red snapper, grouper and amberjack; or, for a truly memorable adventure, charter an all-night shark-fishing expedition and challenge some of the ocean’s fiercest predators. June is tournament season along the Gulf Coast, with the International Billfish Tournament from June 24-28 and the Bud Light Fishing Rodeo from June 27-28.

For a more laid-back experience, Perdido Key is the answer. The barrier island, named “Lost Key” by Spanish explorers in the 17th century, is one of the most pristine stretches of coastline along the Gulf Coast. It is also home to Lost Key Golf Club, an Arnold Palmer-designed, par-71 championship course that was the first in Florida to be certified as an Audubon International Silver Signature Sanctuary.

For an immersive cultural experience, head to downtown Pensacola. Just a short drive in either direction from the beach, the historic city center is a walkable district of boutique hotels, acclaimed restaurants and eclectic nightlife. Learn about Pensacola’s storied past — and taste some of the area's local brews— aboard a Pensacola Pedal Trolley tour of Pensacola’s historic district — including pit stops at local bars and downtown’s Pensacola Bay Brewery.

Catch a Blue Wahoos baseball game at Pensacola Bayfront Stadium, named Minor League Baseball Ballpark of the Year by Stadium Journey magazine in 2013. After the game, stop by McGuire’s Irish Pub. The landmark bar and steakhouse has achieved international recognition for its great food and bizarre traditions, which include inviting guests to staple autographed dollar bills to the walls and ceiling and demanding that first-time patrons kiss a mounted moose head.

Visitors who book between now and June 15 can save up to 30 percent on their adventure in paradise. To find out how — and to learn all the Pensacola Bay Area has to offer — visit

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. For more information about Visit Pensacola, call 1-800-874-1234 (toll-free) or go to

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