Visit Pensacola: Several events in Pensacola bringing tourists to visit year-round
PENSACOLA, Fla. (WEAR) —
Visit Pensacola said that area businesses are gearing up to welcome 30,000 people next month during the slump between spring break and summer. That means 30,000 visitors will be roaming around the city and spending money.
"I think it's a great boost. It's great for the businesses. It's great for the hoteliers. It gives back to our local community and all of the different taxes and the fees so I think that it comes full circle and it really allows for us to not only showcase everything great we have to offer, but remind residents of the great community that we live in," said Nicole Stacey, director of marketing for Visit Pensacola.
Stacey said that there are more events happening during the off-season. In April, a cheer competition will draw dozens of teams and their families to the Bay Center and the 'Tall Ship Challenge' is bringing its race and port festivals to the Gulf Coast for the first time. Stacey said that a lot of people will want to get a look at those historic sailing ships.
"Well, I think just the history and Pensacola's Maritime history that tie. We will have one ship that actually came to Pensacola years and years ago and we're super excited for its return. But it's also an educational piece. So lots of school tours can come in the morning and kind of come in and tour and find out how does this work. How does this operate? What are you doing when you're out on the water?" asked Stacey.
Stacey encourages visitors and residents to get out and explore all Pensacola has to offer. It benefits the city as a whole.