Panhandle Travel Guide
June 24, 2011
It has been 15 years since Seaside, a meticulously manicured town on Florida's Panhandle, staked its claim to fame as the setting for "The Truman Show."
4:07 PM EST, February 25, 2011
Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April.
February 12, 2011
POSTCARDS FROM FLORIDA
Is it too early to plan for spring break?
3:45 PM EST, February 1, 2011
On a sunny Saturday morning in November, about 25 people from toddlers to seniors pose for photos against the backdrop of Panama City Beach, their surfboards — in myriad colors — stuck into the white, sugary sand.
December 9, 2009
FLORIDA BEACH GUIDE
GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. (AP) — It's a 70-degree fall weekday, and I'm sitting on a powdery white beach lapped by gentle turquoise waves as I eat a pear and "work" on my travel story about Gulf Islands National Seashore.
4:01 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
Pensacola Beach, connected to Pensacola by two long bridges, is framed by turquoise waters and white sand beaches. The Gulf Islands National Seashore keeps beaches accessible to the public and preserves the area's environment.
12:18 PM EDT, May 11, 2010
North Florida and the Panhandle
May 18, 2008
History-wise, you can cover a lot of ground in Pensacola -- from the city's colonization in 1559 by Spain to Civil War forts to the modern-day winged war machines at the National Naval Aviation Museum.
July 6, 2010
The beach towns of the Panhandle have more to offer than crystal blue waters and white sands. From great deals at the outlet mall to local finds in small seaside towns, this is a shopper and beach lover's dream area.
December 16, 2008
Rising from ruin, Panhandle's Cape St. George Lighthouse has a new life after falling into Florida coast
Three years ago, storms toppled the 153-year-old Cape St. George Lighthouse. It collapsed on uninhabited Little St. George Island, where it had been accessible only by boat and boarded up as a safety hazard.
Martin Luther King Jr. once remarked, "Because the goal of America is freedom, abused and scorned tho' we may be, our destiny is tied up with America's destiny."
June 13, 2001
The communities of Destin and Fort Walton Beach are nestled midway within the 130-mile curve of the Florida Panhandle between Pensacola and Mexico Beach. It's an area often referred to as the "Redneck Riviera," so-called because it was where working-class families throughout the South often took their vacations.
May 15, 2003
No matter how far you drive in Florida, chances are, you won't go far enough to find a place with cooler temperatures.
May 6, 2001
There are marvelous places in Florida where you can touch history -- where you can smell it, sense it, walk around in it.
May 9, 2001
Pensacola, a port city in the western Panhandle, is known for its colorful heritage, rich military history, scenic beaches and vibrant cultural events.
4:02 PM EDT, July 2, 2013
The white beaches and emerald waters of the Destin area draw many tourists. Florida's Department of Environmental Protection estimates that more than 80 percent of the Emerald Coast's 4.5 million yearly visitors travel to the region to visit Destin. Visitors can charter fishing vessels from the harbor,and there are 12 beach access points in the city. Among the access points is Henderson Beach State Recreation Area. A portion of the Gulf Islands National Seashore, the Okaloosa Day Use Area, is just across East Pass on Santa Rosa Island.
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