Florida Panhandle Travel Guide

Areas to Explore

Fort Walton Beach
Beaches of South Walton (30A)
Navarre Beach
Panama City Beach

Florida Panhandle Area information

Create Your Perfect Beach Getaway with Vacation Rentals in the Florida Panhandle

See What Makes the Panhandle Such a Popular Vacation Spot

Northwest Florida, also known as the Florida Panhandle, offers vacationers nearly 200 miles of sugary white beaches with out of this world blue-green ocean waters. The Panhandle’s more popular gulf beach towns include Pensacola, Fort Walton, Destin, Miramar, and Panama City, meaning there’s no end to the fun that can be had when the ocean comes calling. So, go on and enjoy working on your beach tan or try some water skiing on the turquoise surf of Choctawhatchee Bay. This is your vacation. Make it amazing.

Share the Happiness of a Beach Destination

With so many beach destinations to choose from, it’s no wonder there is a large selection of Florida Panhandle vacation rentals to choose from. Beach homes, fully furnished condos, private townhouses, waterfront bungalows, and a selection of exclusive penthouses are all available for you to create the vacation of your dreams. You’ll find that many of our accommodations are family friendly and pet friendly (not to mention spring break friendly, too), so you can enjoy sharing the outdoor beauty of the Gulf Coast with those you care about most.

Top Sights in Florida Panhandle

Gulf World Marine Park 

If cozying up to dolphins, seals, and sea lions sounds like a fun day to you, then visit Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach. There’s no being shy here. You’ll have every opportunity to jump in the waters and swim, laugh, play, kiss, and be nudged around by bottlenosed dolphins and harbor sea lions. Feeling courageous? You can also learn how to feed a shark.

Coastal Nature Trails

Explore the beauty and wonder of the Florida trail system that is bookended by Pensacola and the Big Cypress National Preserve. Currently, it runs over 1,000 miles long with an additional 300 miles of hiking trails in planning. Through these lush green trails, you’ll encounter the Jones Swamp Wetland Preserve that was created to help protect Pensacola Bay and the paved boardwalk and sandy trails of beautiful Tarkiln Bayou.

Choctawhatchee Bay Fishing

Fishing is by far one of the most popular Florida Panhandle attractions you can experience with your family. But what about casting your line at night? Fishing charters are available almost year-round to safely guide your night fishing adventure through Choctawhatchee Bay near the city of Destin. Now you can use the night hours for a fishing trip and not have to take up any of your family’s precious beach time.

Top Experiences in Florida Panhandle

Discover New Art

When the weather cools, there’s no stopping the fun in Pensacola. The Great Gulfcoast Arts Festival held in November is a vibrant blend of art, music, performance, and food. This is one of the more unique things to do in the Florida Panhandle that gives you the chance to see some of the world’s newest upcoming artist and soak in the sights and sounds of downtown Pensacola’s historic Seville Square.

Capture the Moment on Camera

Our Northwest Florida vacation rentals are in and around the more picturesque beach areas, so why not take the opportunity to capture the happiness of your vacation with a family photo shoot? Numerous Florida photographers will jump at the opportunity to help you and your kids pose in front of a spectacular sunset or create that picture-perfect holiday card. When the colder months come back around, you’ll have a photo to remember your warmer moments together in the Florida Panhandle.

Spend the Day with Pirates

Are there pirates on Fort Walton Beach? Why, yes, there most certainly are. For a fun family summer outing, head over to the Billy Bowlegs Pirate Festival where you can witness a reenactment of a pirate takeover as they sail pirate ships onto the shores of Fort Walton. With music, food, a parade, a 5k race, and of course, pirates everywhere, this is an event that shouldn’t be missed!