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NORTHWEST FLORIDA TRAVEL GUIDE

Map Of 12 Northwest Florida CountiesNorthwest Florida

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.

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.

These pages on our website list the many things to do and see in Northwest Florida.


DAY TRIPS AND SCENIC DRIVES

Click the link for scenic drives on the region's roads and a list of places to visit and things to do within 100 miles of Pensacola.


ROAD TRIPS ON THE EAST WEST HIGHWAYS

The major roadway across Northwest Florida is I-10.  It is located alongside the quieter more scenic US-90 whose roots extend back to the old Spanish highway of the 1500s.  This page gives you details of that route and other East-West routes in the state.


ROAD TRIPS ON THE NORTH SOUTH HIGHWAYS

Several state and county roads cross Northwest Florida on their ways to the rest of the state.  This page shows you all of them.



TOWNS

St. Mary's Church, Milton, FloridaSt. Mary's Church, Milton, Florida

These pages include a brief history of the town along with my recommended motels, hotels and restaurants.  Each town page includes an interactive Google map.


FISH CAMPS

There are dozens of rivers, lakes, and salt water estuaries in Northwest Florida.  Some of them have lodging as well as fishing supplies.


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.


ANNUAL EVENTS


TOURIST ATTRACTIONS


BEACHES

Grayton BeachGrayton Beach in Northwest Florida

FESTIVALS


LIGHTHOUSES


RESTAURANTS


SEAFOOD FESTIVALS

  • Apalachicola Oyster Cook-Off
  • Panacea Blue Crab Festival
  • Destin Seafood Festival
  • Florida Seafood Festival, Apalachicola

Click this link for dates.


WINERIES



Much of the information in our website is available in a series of books for each of Florida's 8 geographical regions, along with a separate book covering all 8 regions titled Florida Backroads Travel. All books are available both in Kindle and paper back.

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



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