Florida’s Pensacola Bay area is ready for a relaxing Labor Day weekend after days of anxiety about Hurricane Isaac.
The destination’s hotels, condos, restaurants, attractions and businesses are open and ready for visitors on the weekend that traditionally caps off summer – at least in travelers’ minds.
“While we’re fortunate to report that our beautiful destination is open for business as usual, we’re keeping our neighbors across the Gulf Coast in our thoughts as they recover from the effects of Isaac,” said Terry Scruggs, interim vice president of tourism for the Greater Pensacola Chamber.
Prime travel magnets for the area include sand and surf at Pensacola Beach and Perdido Key, Pensacola’s historic downtown, the National Naval Aviation Museum and excellent seafood – lots of excellent seafood.
Instead of considering Labor Day weekend the end of summer, Pensacola actually considers it the start of an extended autumn season that offers the same beautiful beaches and warm sunshine with significantly smaller crowds and lower prices on accommodations.