Travel Information – Northwest Region of Florida

Also known as Florida’s Panhandle, the northwest region of the Sunshine State overlooking the Gulf of Mexico features miles of sugar white beaches and emerald green waters.

Quaint Florida towns and recreational opportunities cover everything from fishing at Destin, the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” to strolling the set of Seaside, “The Truman Show”.

The region includes the areas of Destin/Fort Walton Beach Area, Marianna, Panama City Beach, Pensacola and Seaside/South Walton Beaches.

Fort Walton Beach

Explore Fort Walton Beach

Fort Walton Beach, located between Pensacola and Panama City on North Florida’s glittering Gulf Coast, offers visitors powdery white beaches, emerald waters, enjoyable golf courses, and more. Part of the…

Panama City

Explore Panama City & Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach, “The Beach Lovers Beach”, is known for its 27 miles of sugar white sand, the warm emerald green waters of the Gulf of Mexico, and its family…

Pensacola Florida

Explore Pensacola Florida

Pensacola offers 52 miles of sugar-white beaches, a 400-year history, year-round festivals, outdoor adventures, and a world class aviation museum, as well as outstanding accommodations, facilities, and professional service. Southern…


Explore Destin Florida

Part of the area known as The Emerald Coast the southern sea town of Destin, also known as the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village” attracts visitors with its spirited seaside celebrations,…

Destin & Ft Walton Beach Area

Located on the upper Gulf coast of Florida and including the “World’s Luckiest Fishing Village”, the Emerald Coast, in addition to fishing, has tour and glass-bottom boats for sightseeing, snorkeling, diving, sailing, spotting dolphins and more. In addition to Destin’s annual fishing contests, the area hosts more than 100 festivals each year, many focused on relishing seafood.

Marianna Area

The County Seat of historic Jackson County and located in the “Heart” of Florida’s northwest Panhandle 65 miles west of Tallahassee, Marianna is typical of the small towns in this quaint area.

Panama City Beach

Area Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach, “The Beach Lovers Beach,” located 98 miles southwest of Tallahassee in the northwest region of Florida, is best known for its sugary, white-sand beaches and clear, emerald waters. The sun shines 320 days a year on Panama City Beach’s 27 miles of snow white sand.

Pensacola Area

Reminders of its checkered military past – it is known as the “City of Five Flags” – are seen in Pensacola’s Historic District. In and around Pensacola are 52 miles of beaches. Pensacola Beach is home to the protected Gulf Islands National Seashore.

Seaside & Beaches of South Walton Area

Along the Florida Panhandle’s Highway 98, the South Walton beaches are largely state-owned and preserved in their natural state of sand pine forest, freshwater lakes, emerald green Gulf waters, and sand dune beaches. The town of Seaside is a successful experiment in “new urbanism”.