Beach Bum Trolley Tour to Begin Weekly Pensacola Visitor Information Center Stops

Each year, Beach Bum Trolley kicks off the season with a free historic tour of Pensacola to hospitality professionals in the community. This is a wonderful annual program that Beach Bum donates to show appreciation to the hard workers in our community but also let’s front line employees gain insight to their services.

Trolley ToursBeach Bum Trolley tours are now being offered every Tuesday and Thursdays at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. from the Visitor Information Center. Guests will learn about Pensacola history and fun facts on the 45-minute trolley ride. The tour includes a stop at Joe Patti’s seafood for complimentary gelato. Pick up a coupon for $2 off the tour price at the Visitors Information Center. For more information or to reserve your spot contact Beach Bum Trolleys at 850-941-2876 or by email at tom@beachbumtrolley.comAdditionally, Go Retro will be running tours from the Visitors Information Center Tuesday – Saturday at various times. You can view the full schedule here.

Welcome New Visit Pensacola Ambassadors

 

Lisa Essman
Lisa Essman

Jennifer Lewis
Jennifer Lewis

Elise Barrows
Elise Barrows


First Tuesdays: Meet the Artist with Lyn Gentry

Tuesday, Feb. 5, 2019, Perdido Key Visitor Information Center

Every first Tuesday of the month, artist Lyn Gentry showcases her work at the Perdido Key Visitor Information Center.

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Lyn studied with the renowned glass artist and designer, Narcissus Quagliata, whose works are in the permanent collections of the Metropolitan Museum, Corning Museum of Glass, and Renwick Gallery, with installations at the Charles Schwab Building in San Francisco and the Franz Mayer Museum in Mexico City, to name a few. It was Quagliata who developed the concept of using glass as a method to manipulate light to enrich a living environment and to use glass rather than canvas to express the nature of light within a design.

With this discovery, Lyn knew she had found the right medium for her artistic expression that would allow her to create and develop her designs. Lyn creates her pieces by and shaping hot glass using a kiln. Her pieces vary from functional glassware, such as bowls, platters, and vases, to large, custom-designed architectural pieces that require scaffolding for installation.

Pop-Up Opera Coming to Pensacola Visitors Information Center

Pensacola Opera artists in residence are ready to serenade you with a number from their next performance. Join us in the Pensacola Visitors Information Center on Tuesday, Feb. 5, at 1:45 p.m. for a look into the arts.

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Visit Pensacola Lends a Hand at I-10 Welcome Center

On Jan. 18, Visit Pensacola visitor services took advantage of the promo booth at the I-10 Florida Welcome Center. We carried along guides, maps, stakeholder coupons, brochures, calendar of events, promo items to promote the destination. The next scheduled opportunity for sharing Pensacola information will be Feb. 28. Stakeholders are encouraged to bring promo items to be taken along. Please contact Joyce Black for more information at jblack@visitpensacola.com

 

Walk-ins:
Pensacola: 2,506
Perdido Key: 1,219
Pensacola Beach: 884

 

Telephone Assists:
Pensacola: 310
Perdido Key: 70
Pensacola Beach: 225

Personal Assists:
Pensacola: 746
Perdido Key: 1,161

 

States with largest registered visitors:
Pensacola: Florida, Michigan, Tennessee, North Carolina, Georga
Perdido Key: Wisconsin, Michigan, Ohio, Indiana
Pensacola Beach: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee, Indiana, Texas

 

International registered visitors:
Pensacola: Pakistan, Singapore, Russia
Perdido Key: Canada, Great Britain
Pensacola Beach: Germany, United Kingdom, Canada