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)
How to get there

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.

How many vacation rentals are available around Florida Panhandle?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 35,963 house rentals around Florida Panhandle. From 8,534 Houses to 637 Cottages, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay around Florida Panhandle is on HomeAway.

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: 15,263 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 12,685 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 11,323 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 11,465 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 3,130 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: 12,685 rentals
  • Destin: 11,323 rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 11,465 rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 3,130 rentals
  • Miramar Beach: 10,661 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:

  • Panama City-NW Florida Bea. Airport (ECP): 11,615 home rentals
  • Eglin Afb (VPS): 11,371 home rentals
  • Thomasville, GA (TVI-Thomasville Regional): 23 home rentals

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

Near which points of interest can I spend my holiday in Florida Panhandle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Florida Panhandle. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gulf Coast State College: 9,494 vacation homes
  • Pier Park: 12,788 vacation homes
  • Gulf Shores Golf Club: 10,669 vacation homes
  • Peninsula Golf and Racquet Club: 10,428 vacation homes
  • Emerald Coast Convention Center: 11,889 vacation homes

But there are many other points of interest around Florida Panhandle listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Just write your wanted destination in our search bar and have a look at our selection.

Explore destinations around Florida Panhandle

Panama City Beach
12,685 vacation rentals
11,323 vacation rentals
Gulf Shores
11,465 vacation rentals
Pensacola Beach
3,130 vacation rentals
Miramar Beach
10,661 vacation rentals
Orange Beach
9,471 vacation rentals
Fort Walton Beach
9,859 vacation rentals
Santa Rosa Beach
17,179 vacation rentals
Mexico Beach
221 vacation rentals
Perdido Key
6,472 vacation rentals
Okaloosa Island
9,137 vacation rentals
St. George Island
817 vacation rentals
Navarre Beach
781 vacation rentals
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Port St. Joe
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Panama City
7,490 vacation rentals
Fort Morgan
5,084 vacation rentals
Alligator Point
118 vacation rentals