New Flights, Restaurants, Returning Festivals and the Sun Belt Conference Basketball Tournament make Pensacola the Way to Beach in the New Year.
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
- Mardi Gras
Starting January 7, 2022, the iconic Mardi Gras Twelfth Night Party will return to Downtown Pensacola and kick off in Seville Quarter at the intersection of Jefferson St. and Government St. The city's largest street party will feature live music, food and drinks and free public access to the vibrantly decorated Mardi Gras floats, making it the must-attend event of the season.
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.
- Sun Belt Conference Basketball Championship
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.
►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.
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.
►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.
Planning the next big event? Look no further than Pensacola's newest event planning services at Supposey, Pensacola Picnic Co. and Organized Occasions.