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Highlights Florida Panhandle
- White sandy beaches
- Coastal retreat
- Family getaway
- Vibrant boardwalks and nightlife
- Wildlife refuges
- Pristine state parks
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Vacation rentals in the Florida Panhandle
The Emerald Coast stretches for 100 miles across the Florida Panhandle and is the ideal destination for your next family trip, romantic getaway, or spontaneous vacation with friends. This region of Florida is uniquely known for its white sands and clear waters. Miles of stunning stretches of beach are easily accessible from the rentals, many of which have private patios, pools, jacuzzis, and nearby golf courses. Quaint beach towns line the coast and are home to vibrant boardwalks and pristine wildlife parks and nature reserves. The larger towns on the Panhandle boast fascinating historical sites and exciting nightlife.Vacation rentals for every kind of traveler
Accommodations for large groups are abundant and especially perfect for large family gatherings and get-togethers with old friends. Rentals are sprinkled among picturesque beach towns, with choices ranging from entire homes to luxury oceanfront rentals. Budget-friendly options are available and within walking distance to the sandy beaches. There is something for everyone, whether you are looking for a downtown location close to nightlife, a quiet escape, or a family-friendly vacation rental complete with a pool and outdoor terrace.
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This unique part of Florida is known not only for pristine beaches, but also for the historical highlights, family fun attractions, and also as a popular spring break destination! The history is rich, the fishing is ample, and there are plenty of opportunities for both relaxation and fun. There are sleepy beach towns with seafood restaurants, fabulous shopping, and beautiful golf courses. Excitement is also abundant, with nightlife, art, and culture in the more metropolitan areas like Panama City and Pensacola. The largest nightclub in the US is right in Panama City! However, if you are looking for quiet, wildlife preserves and protected local beaches will take you far away from the maddening crowd.Local wonders of the beloved Panhandle
There are more miles of preserved coastline on the Panhandle than anywhere else in the state of Florida. This has created the ideal home for numerous state parks where visitors can find local springs, beaches, and quiet places for observing wildlife. Pensacola is known as the first settlement in America, and the surrounding historical sites are worth a visit to learn more about the settlers of this region. Modern and historical lighthouses sprinkle the coast and boast the best 360-degree views of the area.
Travelers and activities
The Florida Panhandle is perfectly suited for those wanting to hit the road. Up-and-coming beach towns are just now emerging from their 1990s haze without losing any nostalgic charm. A drive along 30A has stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico and features small towns full of eclectic eateries, colorful architecture, and coastal-dune lakes which are unique to this part of Florida. While staying in Rosemary Beach, rent bikes and meander your way through town, stopping to taste artisan donuts, explore the local art galleries and shops, and enjoy a happy-hour break while breathing in the ocean air.The Florida Panhandle for beach bums
The state of Florida is visited by millions of beach-lovers every year but the white sandy beaches stretching along this part of the Gulf of Mexico are beyond compare. Have you ever wondered what Florida was like when only the Native Americans lived there? Grayton Beach State Park is the 2,220-acre definition of untouched paradise. Here there are miles and miles of Florida woodlands and coastal lowlands where you can find the emerald-green waters from which this region acquired its name. If you are staying in Panama City Beach, St Andrews State Park is at the southeastern tip and also offers many miles of pristine paradise.
Did you know that Destin, Florida is one of the best places to spot Atlantic Coastal bottlenose dolphins?
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This local cruise company is known for their double-decker glass bottom boats, knowledgeable captains, and dolphin pod sightings in the emerald waters near Destin, Florida.2. Fun for everyone at local water and amusement parks
Amusement and water parks are plentiful all along the Panhandle. Whether you are staying in Pensacola, Destin, or Panama City, there are plenty to choose from. Wild Willy’s Adventure Zone, Shipwreck Island Waterpark, and Coconut Creek Family Fun Park are some of the most-loved attractions for all ages.3. Nightlife with an ocean breeze
Outdoor entertainment venues like at AJ’s Seafood and Oyster Bar in Destin, offer fresh air and live music. At AjJ’s you can arrive either by car or by boat! If you are looking for something a bit more chic, try the Level 8 rooftop lounge.4. Shop ‘til you drop!
Malls, boutique shops, open air markets…the Panhandle has it all. Silver Sands Factory Stores in Miramar Beach is one of the largest retail designer outlets in the southeastern USA. For a more local vibe, try Grady Market, where you can find antiques and Panhandle photography.5. Treat yourself to a day at the spa
Go the more traditional route with a couples massage at Surfside Spa in Miramar Beach, or try something new at the Float Brothers Float Spa in Destin for a soothing float in salt water where you can experience weightless relaxation.
FAQs: Vacation Rentals the Florida Panhandle
With an average cost of $407.11 per night, Florida Panhandle lies at the upper end of the price range for vacation rentals in the USA.
]If you want to get the most out of your money, the cheapest months to visit Florida Panhandle are January ($285.97 the average per night for accommodation), February ($301.77), and December ($309.55).
When it comes to looking for a vacation rental in Florida Panhandle, the most expensive months are, in order of highest to lowest, July, June and August, with average prices per night of $556.06, $526.5, and $473.72, respectively.
It's worthwhile to be proactive in Florida Panhandle as only 21% of the properties remain free throughout the year, following the data observed in 2020.
The most available months are, on average, December (with an availability of 45%), April (40.75%), and January (36.5%), according to the trends observed in 2020.
The month with the highest average booked rental figures is July (only 1.75% of properties were available on average in 2020). Followed by June (4.75%), and October (14.4%).
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