NORTHWEST FLORIDA TRAVEL GUIDE

Northwest Florida Travel Guide is your free mentor through miles of mainly rural country, pine woods flatlands, and some of the most beautiful white sand beaches in the world.

Map Of 12 Northwest Florida CountiesNorthwest Florida

The busiest season for tourists in Northwest Florida is summer.  Prices for everything are higher in the summer.

Your travel in this part of Florida will take you some of the most historic towns in the state, including Pensacola, Milton and Marianna.

You will also see some beautiful beach towns including Destin, Fort Walton Beach, Panama City Beach, Seaside, Grayton Beach along with fishing villages such as Apalachicola, Port St. Joe and Carabelle.

Northwest Florida includes 12 counties:  Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf and Franklin.

Culturally, it is more like Alabama than it is like the rest of Florida.  "Becalmed In The Mullet Latitudes" is a wonderful book by the late Al Burt published in 1983.  Al was a long time Miami Herald columnist who had a deep love for Florida and a melancholy for the "old Florida" that was disappearing.

He identified and chronicled the disappearing old places that he called the Mullet Latitudes. His name for Northwest Florida and the Panhandle was "Florabama".

Here is a Florida Road Map and a Florida County Map for your enjoyment.

These maps will be useful to you as part of your free Florida travel guide to Northwest Florida.

Things to Do in Northwest Florida

The following free Florida travel guide links will tell you all about the many things to do in Northwest Florida.


NORTHWEST FLORIDA TOWNS

This free Florida travel guide lists places to stay and eat on the individual town pages.

These pages about Florida towns include a brief history of the town along with my recommended motels, hotels and restaurants.

Each town page also includes a description of at least one bed and breakfast or historic hotel.

Some towns and places in Florabama currently on our free Florida travel guide website are:

The busiest season for tourists in Northwest Florida is summer.  Prices for everything are higher in the summer.

Northwest Florida includes 12 counties: Escambia, Santa Rosa, Okaloosa, Walton, Bay, Holmes, Washington, Jackson, Calhoun, Liberty, Gulf and Franklin.

Culturally, it is more like Alabama than it is like the rest of Florida.

Here is a Florida Road Map and a Florida County Map for your enjoyment.

These maps will be useful to you as part of your free Florida travel guide to Northwest Florida.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA WINERIES

There are 4 Northwest Florida Wineries:

I spent a fun weekend at Seaside and visited a couple of the nearby vineyards. This free Florida travel guide will tell you all about these Northwest Florida wineries as well as more around the state.

Beach time, wine and relaxation: what could be better on a Florida travel weekend?

More information about the Florida wine industry and a listing of all Florida Wineries is here.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA BEACHES

Northwest Florida has some of the best beaches in Florida.

Many years ago I was a naval aviation cadet flying out of Pensacola.  My training flights were over the most pristine and undeveloped beaches in the United States.  There has been a lot of development since then, but plenty of remote beaches still remain to be explored.

For more information go to Northwest Florida Beaches.

Even more information is available at Best Beaches In Florida.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA ATTRACTIONS

Northwest Florida attractions include popular museums and lesser known vintage tourist entertainment spots.

Attractions in other areas of Florida are at Florida Tourist Attractions.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA GETAWAYS

Our getaways are inns that capture the authentic Florida feeling and have been stayed at by Florida Backroads Travel staff or inspected and rated by established associations.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA HERITAGE SITES

A heritage site is a place that authentically represents the stories and peoples of the past.  Northwest Florida heritage begins with early native Americans who lived in the area 12,000 years ago. This region was settled by Europeans earlier than any place else in the state. Pensacola was established in 1559, about 6 years before St. Augustine.

This heritage is shared by all 12 counties in Northwest Florida. Each county has its fair share of sites that are an important part of Florida history.  A list of these heritage sites is at Northwest Florida Heritage Sites.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA STATE PARKS

There are dozens of Florida State Parks in Northwest Florida. Many of them have wonderful white sand beaches. Most of them have campgrounds as well.  Any Northwest Florida travel experience will be enhanced by visiting one of these parks.

More information is available at Northwest Florida State Parks.

NORTHWEST FLORIDA DAY TRIPS AND ONE TANK TRIPS

There is a demand throughout the country for information on day trips and one tank trips. People like the idea of leaving their home, seeing a lot of things in a day or two, and not breaking the family budget.

Virtually every state, including Florida, has websites and books that focus on the concept of being able to travel from your home and see a lot of interesting places and things.

Florida-Backroads-Travel.com is a Florida travel website that will give you some great ideas for local day trips and one tank trips.

Northwest Florida has plenty of safe and scenic, lightly traveled backroads that will take you through interesting Florida towns and attractions.

Here are some Northwest Florida day trips and one tank trips.

Here are some more at Pensacola Florida Day Trips

Much of the information in our website has been published in a series of Amazon Kindle books for each of Florida's eight geographical regions.

Florida Backroads Travel, a separate Kindle book, covers all of the regions of the state in one volume.

All books can be read on a computer, tablet, Kindle and most smart phones.

Click on the book cover for free previews of these books at Amazon.com.

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