Pensacola, Fla. is “The Way to Beach™” in 2022 as the thriving destination presents new offerings and returning events. From the sugar-white sand beaches to the vibrant downtown scene, Pensacola has no shortage of happenings, festivals and new experiential offerings across the city in 2022. Travelers can plan to partake in major events like the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship and Mardi Gras or enjoy travel deals for National Plan for Vacation Day, as well as experience new offerings around the destination all year long.
Pensacola is “The Way to Beach™” for Can’t-Miss Events
February 26, 2022, will see the most extravagant parade of the season with the Pensacola Grand Mardi Gras Parade beginning on Palafox and Garden Street. But the celebrations don’t stop there, on February 27, 2022, the Krewe of Wrecks 2022 Mardi Gras Parade kicks off on Pensacola Beach.
Pensacola is set to host the Sun Belt Men’s and Women’s Basketball Championship games in 2022. From March 2 – 7, 2022 all 12 universities will compete in Pensacola in the single-elimination tournament with two winners earning an automatic bid into the NCAA tournament. To purchase tickets or for event information, visit here.
Celebrate National Plan for Vacation Day with Travel Deals
In celebration of National Plan for Vacation Day on January 25, 2022, travelers looking to visit Pensacola can explore a variety of travel deals and offers here. From snowbird travel to a spring break getaway, or those looking to plan ahead for a visit in late 2022, Pensacola has a variety of lodging, food and entertainment deals available year-round.
In addition, for those attending the Sun Belt Conference in March 2022, visit here for special lodging deals.
Enjoy Direct Flights from Major Hubs in 2022
New Daily, Nonstop Flights on Delta Airlines from LaGuardia
Getting to Pensacola has never been easier, with new flight options out of major hubs like LaGuardia, where travelers can now enjoy daily, nonstop service to/from Pensacola International Airport through May 2022 on Delta Airlines. Tickets may be purchased on Delta.com.
New Weekly, Nonstop Flights on American Airlines from Boston
Beginning in June 2022, travelers to/from Pensacola can enjoy new weekly, nonstop flights between Logan International Airport in Boston and Pensacola on American Airlines. Tickets may be purchased on aa.com.
What’s New in Pensacola
In 2022, Pensacola has several fresh offerings like culinary experiences at Pear & Horn, bringing the perfect taste of land and sea, and Boarders bringing curated charcuterie boards. Visitors 21 years of age or older can enjoy wine tastings at the new and locally-owned East Hill Bottle Shop, high-quality hops at Pensacola’s newest local brewery Alga Beer Co., or imbibe Pensacola’s newest mobile beverage service, Tap the Coast.
For more information about Visit Pensacola and upcoming events around the city, visit www.visitpensacola.com.
About Visit Pensacola
Visit Pensacola is the destination marketing and management organization for Escambia County which includes Pensacola, Pensacola Beach, and Perdido Key. With over 460 years of rich history and 18 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordered by the emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors from all over the world are lured to our pristine shores every year. Visit Pensacola supports the community vision of tourism by serving as the central body responsible for building tourism as an economic engine for our community through leadership, connection, collaboration, and communication.