Florida Panhandle Vacations
The Florida Panhandle is about as far north as you can get in the state without crossing the border to Georgia or Alabama. Known for its charming beach towns, such as Panama City and Pensacola, unique attractions, and sugary white sand beaches, the Florida Panhandle also offers a vibrant nightlife and eclectic shopping experiences.
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Panama City is home to the largest nightclub in the United States. Pensacola offers spectacular beaches and plenty of great shops specializing in fashion, fine wines, rich cheeses, handmade chocolates and other local delicacies.
Visitors willing to climb the 177 steps of the historic Pensacola Lighthouse will be treated to one of the Gulf Coast’s most sensational views.
It’s easy to eat your way through the Panhandle without missing a beat. Stretching 227 miles from Pensacola to Apalachicola, the region boasts some of the country’s most delectable seafood, from succulent blue crabs to flounder plucked right from the Gulf.
Travelers can work off the extra calories with a bike ride or walk along the dunes, YOLO Boarding, or a swim amid the area’s emerald waters. Just remember to venture beyond the expected. In the Florida Panhandle, and life, the best roads are usually the ones least taken.
What To Do
Take a ghost tour at the historic Pensacola Lighthouse, built back in 1859. Walk through rolling sandy dunes towards emerald green seas. Feast on succulent blue crabs, flounder, and snapper plucked from the Gulf of Mexico.
Enjoy a delicious repast in local restaurants or any of the area’s famous airstream food trucks. Hungry visitors heading to Pensacola should stop at the iconic seafood shop called Joe Patties for a real taste of the Panhandle.
Learn about the history of diving at Panama City Beach’s unique Man in the Sea Museum. Shop for fashions, food and fun at one of the local art galleries, mom-and-pop shops or shopping malls. Play a round of golf (this is still Florida, after all).
Ride a catamaran atop Panama City Beach. Go underground at the Florida Caverns State Park in Marianna. Or fly high above the sea on a Shell Island Parasail adventure. The options are as endless as the views.