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Florida Panhandle

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The Emerald Coast
Stretching over 322 km (200 mi) of beautiful coastline along the Gulf of Mexico, the Florida Panhandle encompasses an area of pristine white-sand beaches and turquoise waters, earning it the nickname the Emerald Coast. Distinguished from the rest of the Sunshine State by its laid-back southern influence, the region remains a popular tropical holiday destination for those looking to avoid the larger vacation hubs of Miami and Orlando. Explore the beachfront shops and fresh-caught seafood cafes of the region's fishing villages, or head to the bigger seaside communities of Pensacola and Panama City for a wide selection of retail and entertainment options, including some of the coast's most active nightlife. Add Florida Panhandle and other destinations to your itinerary using our United States trip itinerary planner, and learn about what to see, what to do, and where to stay.
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Places to visit in Florida Panhandle

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Popular things to do in Florida Panhandle

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Military Museum
National Naval Aviation Museum Pensacola
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Duration: 4 hours
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Beach
Panama City Beach Panama City Beach
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Fishing Charter / Tour
Gulf Angler Fishing Charters Destin
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Duration: 2 hours
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Wildlife Area
Bear Creek Feline Center Panama City
4.9
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Florida Panhandle

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Military Facility
Pensacola Naval Air Station Pensacola
4.7
Duration: 2 hours
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Island
Santa Rosa Island Pensacola
4.8
Duration: 2 hours

Kid-friendly things to do in Florida Panhandle

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Beach
Pensacola Beach Pensacola Beach
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Duration: 2 hours
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Military Museum
Air Force Armament Museum Fort Walton Beach
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Shopping Mall
Pier Park Panama City Beach
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Duration: 2 hours
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Fishing Charter / Tour
O Sea D Fishing Charters Destin
4.8
Duration: 4 hours

Museums in Florida Panhandle

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History Museum
Tallahassee Antique Car Museum Tallahassee
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Art Gallery
The Workshop by Ginger Leigh Designs Grayton Beach
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Duration: 2 hours
Art Gallery
The Studio Gallery Grayton Beach
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Natural History Museum
Tallahassee Museum Tallahassee
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Duration: 2 hours

Wildlife in Florida Panhandle

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Fishing Charter / Tour
Intracoastal Experience Destin
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Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
St. Marks National Wildlife Refuge Tallahassee
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Duration: 2 hours
Fishing Charter / Tour
Allegro Sailing Alligator Point
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Duration: 4 hours
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Wildlife Area
Apalachicola Bluffs and Ravines Preserve Bristol
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Duration: 2 hours

Shopping in Florida Panhandle

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Flea Market
Frost Pottery Garden Mexico Beach
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Gift & Specialty Shop
Sundog Books Seaside
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Antique Store
Copper Possum Antique Mall Milton
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Duration: 1h 30 min
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Shopping Mall
Destin Commons Destin
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Duration: 2 hours
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Swim with Dolphins
AJ's Water Adventures Destin
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Duration: 2h 30 min
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Speed Boats Tour
Capt Peterson's St. George Island
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Duration: 6 hours
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Lesson / Workshop
SandCastle Lessons w/ Beach Sand Sculptures Destin
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Winery / Vineyard
Beyond the Grape Pensacola
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Duration: 1h 30 min

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