About Florida Panhandle

With coastlines stretching along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Panhandle has long been one of the southern state's most popular vacation destinations. The Panhandle region itself extends along the state's northwestern corner, and houses some of Florida's most scenic nature preserves and state parks in addition to important cities and cultural centers. Famous for Florida Panhandle golf, beaches, and camping, the area is ideal for both romantic and family getaways.

The top attractions in the Florida Panhandle include:

  • Tallahassee: Florida's state capital is a beautiful and lively city with plenty of striking architecture and cultural points of interest, including the Old State Capital Museum and the Tallahassee Automobile Museum.
  • The Miracle Strip/Emerald Coast: This stretch of coastline is rapidly becoming one of the most popular destinations in the Panhandle, with an influx of new development popping up along the miles of beaches.
  • West Florida: With soft white sands and crystal waters, the beaches of West Florida are widely considered to be among the finest in the world. This region of the state is more closely tied to the culture of the Deep South than to cosmopolitan Miami or Tampa, and it all adds up to a unique experience.
  • The Forgotten Coast: If you want a peek inside rural Florida, the Forgotten Coast is the place to be. It is home to one of the world's largest and most beautiful freshwater springs, Wakulla Springs, and it's dotted with placid lakes that make for excellent fishing and nature sightseeing.
  • Panama City: The enormously popular, both with families and college kids on Spring Break, Panama City and its namesake beach are among the most iconic destinations in the state.

For your stay in the Florida Panhandle, choose a vacation rental. These spacious and beautifully furnished options include everything from cabins tucked away in the dense Floridian greenery to modern beachfront condos with spectacular ocean views. They offer more room and privacy than hotels, and have all the conveniences and comforts of home.

If you want to explore more of the area, stick to the coastline and head east and south to Orlando, St. Petersburg and Tampa. You can also venture north into Georgia or west into Alabama, which offers plenty of attractions of its own along the Gulf Coast.