Where to stay around Florida Panhandle?

Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 33,251 vacation rentals near Florida Panhandle. From 22,666 condos to 7,618 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Florida Panhandle for a holiday or a weekend are 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: 14,073 vacation rentals
  • Destin: 10,442 vacation rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 11,697 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 10,820 vacation rentals
  • Orange Beach: 8,905 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 traveling 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:

  • Destin: 10,442 rentals
  • Panama City Beach: 11,697 rentals
  • Gulf Shores: 10,820 rentals
  • Orange Beach: 8,905 rentals
  • Pensacola Beach: 2,714 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 traveling 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 vacation rentals in Florida Panhandle are:

  • Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport: 10,253 vacation rentals
  • Pensacola NAS (NPA): 6,352 vacation rentals
  • Gulf Shores, AL (GUF-Jack Edwards): 10,389 vacation 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 holidays in Florida Panhandle?

HomeAway offers a large selection of rentals 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 Shores Beach: 10,473 rentals
  • Grayton Beach State Park: 15,468 rentals
  • Okaloosa Island Pier: 10,989 rentals
  • The Wharf: 10,157 rentals
  • Pier Park: 11,778 rentals

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.

The Florida Panhandle—water you waiting for?

Thanks to their stunning locations near the Gulf of Mexico, Florida Panhandle vacation rentals are a perennial favorite with travelers who love to relax by the sea. This idyllic region of the Sunshine State offers the ideal spot for sun-worshipers to stretch out and soak up some rays, while sporting enthusiasts can swim with the dolphins and explore the surrounding national parks. History buffs will also find fascinating sites close to their Florida Panhandle vacation rentals that are sure to please, such as the Panhandle Pioneer Village and the imposing structures of Fort Barrancas.

Marine magic in the Florida Panhandle

From the open ocean to sheltered bays, lakes, and rushing rivers, water rules the roost in the exciting Panhandle region. The area is famous for its dolphin-encounter centers, where visitors of all ages can befriend these playful creatures, and for its boat tours where you can watch them frolic in the wild, or even be towed alongside them. For an aquatic adventure a little closer to home, you can try booking a Florida Panhandle vacation rental with a private pool, perfect for a romantic evening dip or an early morning splash around with the kids.

Handling the history of the Florida Panhandle

Northwest Florida has had a tempestuous history, with both the British and Spanish empires laying claim to the territory before it joined the US in the early 19th century. Nowadays, you can set out from your Florida Panhandle vacation rental and immerse yourself in the region's storied past with a trip to the Panhandle Pioneer Village, a living museum comprised of traditional log-cabin buildings on a working farm. You can also relive the Panhandle's glory days by paying a visit to Fort Barrancas, a defensive outpost where the 1st hostile shots of the American Civil War were fired.

The Florida Panhandle's sultry summers

Blessed with a subtropical climate, the Panhandle is known for its long, hot summers, when temperatures soar and guests hit the beach or lounge by the pool. Visitors should be aware that summer afternoons can be wet, as the rainy season in the area runs from May to October, so it's best to get your sunbathing done early. However, rain or shine, the ocean is always warm around the Florida Panhandle, so you can make the most of the many snorkeling, surfing, and scuba-diving activities on offer, no matter the weather.

The natural splendor of the Florida Panhandle

The incredibly diverse countryside of the Florida Panhandle is showcased in a number of breathtaking state parks. Some feature magnificent natural formations, as in the Florida Caverns State Park, where you can journey deep underground to tour the spectacular limestone caves, while others, like St Andrews State Park, are located by the sea and offer miles of sandy beaches bordered by emerald waters. If you book a pet-friendly Florida Panhandle vacation rental, you can even bring your dog along with you on your rambles through the majestic landscape.