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The Best of the Florida Panhandle

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The far western reaches of Florida that continue to the Alabama border are where you’ll find some of the state's most gorgeous white-sand beaches and a decidedly Southern flair (Floridians from elsewhere in the state tend to refer to the Panhandle as Southern Georgia). Come for the excellent seafood and the most syrupy sunsets you can imagine.
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Rosemary Beach, FL 32413, USA
Located in South Walton—roughly in between Panama City and Destin on Florida’s scenic coastal route, 30A—Rosemary Beach’s perfect white sand and clear turquoise waters are as close to the Caribbean as Florida comes. Unless...
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Crawfordville, FL 32327, USA
Designated a National Natural Landmark, this beautiful state park near Tallahassee is a great spot for a refreshing dip in the springs during the steamy summer months and a prime place to spot alligators, turtles, cormorants, and all manner of...
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775 Gulf Shore Dr, Destin, FL 32541, USA
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For an upscale meal to remember in beautiful Destin, book a table at this waterfront restaurant that interprets classic Gulf of Mexico seafood dishes in true Creole style. The Louisiana crab cakes on the menu go down perfectly with a spot of the...
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66 Main St, Rosemary Beach, FL 32461, USA
With live music nightly and wonderful seafood and steak entrées, this Rosemary Beach restaurant is a favorite for upscale yet relaxed dining in South Walton. The grilled grouper is a classic crowd pleaser and oysters baked with bacon and spinach...
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Apalachicola, FL 32320, USA
Experience the charm of an old-school fishing village in Apalachicola, a small gulf town in the Panhandle about 75 miles south of Tallahassee on Florida's Forgotten Coast. Some 90 percent of Florida's oysters are harvested here, and the best thing...
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400 Quietwater Beach Rd, Pensacola Beach, FL 32561, USA
No visit to Florida’s Panhandle is complete without taking in a beach dive bar—the kind of which spring break dreams are made—and sipping on something sugary and frosty. And Bamboo Willie's, on Quietwater Beach in Pensacola, is just the spot to...