Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Florida Panhandle

The beaches and surrounding scenery provide a peaceful ambiance to your vacation home in Florida Panhandle. Renowned for its sporting events, seafood restaurants and shopping, this city welcomes all visitors. For a bit of culture, visit Florida Governor's Mansion, Saenger Theatre or National Museum of Naval Aviation. Whether you're planning a family vacation, friends trip or romantic retreat, HomeAway has a great selection of vacation homes. Many rentals come with a full kitchen and separate dining area, perfect if you need a space for entertaining.


Sightseeing in and around Florida Panhandle

Are you searching for things to do while you're in the area? You'll be sure to enjoy Florida Panhandle for its fishing and camping. Venture out of your vacation home and check out everything that makes Florida Panhandle a fun spot to vacation. Here are some of the major attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Bear Creek Feline Center (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Bay Dunes Golf Course (23.1 mi / 37.1 km)
  • Fox Run Country Club (27.5 mi / 44.3 km)
Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Florida Panhandle

Travelers love Florida Panhandle for its breathtaking sunsets and beautiful ocean views. Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to spend some time taking in the scenery, Florida Panhandle is a great place to get outside. Here are a few of the area's most enchanting natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Torreya State Park (17.6 mi / 28.3 km)
  • Blue Springs State Recreation Area And Park (27.3 mi / 43.9 km)
  • Three Rivers State Park (27.6 mi / 44.4 km)
  • Florida Caverns State Park (28.4 mi / 45.8 km)

Traveling to and around Florida Panhandle

The nearest airport is in Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), located 37.1 mi (59.7 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you could also fly into Tallahassee, FL (TLH-Tallahassee Regional), which is 49.7 mi (80 km) away.

If you prefer to travel by train, Tallahassee Station, Madison Station and Pensacola Station are the main stations in the area.

Where to stay near Florida Panhandle?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 33,274 house rentals near Florida Panhandle. From 7,578 Houses to 22,802 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Florida Panhandle area.

What are the most popular destinations to visit in Florida Panhandle?

There are many lovely places to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florida Panhandle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular destinations to visit are:

  • Highway 30A: 14,590 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 11,919 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 11,011 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 10,429 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola: 1,504 vacation rentals

And HomeAway offers you the chance to discover many other popular destinations in Florida Panhandle! Please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available in other popular destinations.

What are the main cities to discover in Florida Panhandle?

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the cities with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Florida Panhandle:

  • Panama City Beach: 11,919 rentals
  • Destin: 11,011 rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 10,429 rentals
  • Pensacola: 1,504 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 9,128 rentals

For other cities, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

Can I find easy-access vacation rentals when travelling by plane to Florida Panhandle?

Yes of course. Our owners offer a large selection of vacation rentals near airports. The airports with a large selection of lodging choices in Florida Panhandle are:

  • Tallahassee Regional Airport (TLH): 159 home rentals
  • Thomasville, GA (TVI-Thomasville Regional): 15 home rentals
  • Gulf Shores, AL (GUF-Jack Edwards): 10,564 home rentals

For other airports, please use our search bar to access the selection of vacation rentals available.

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