Discover More Florida: Northwest

Pensacola Lighthouse at Night

Stretching along the Florida Panhandle from Pensacola to Tallahassee, Northwest Florida offers a unique experience, unlike any other in Florida, filled with history, art, fresh seafood, beautiful beaches and diverse cultural heritage.  From upscale cities, dog-friendly downtowns and funky beach towns, this part of paradise, perched along the Gulf of Mexico is varied and rich in cultural traditions.

Climb to the top of one of five lighthouses, spot incredible birds and wildlife, enjoy Apalachicola oysters on the half shell, and browse local art galleries. Immerse yourself in local history by visiting a museum, go back to the 1600s with a visit to Mission San Luis, and take a step back in time at one of four historic forts.

Historic and Archaeological Sites

Visit the diverse sites throughout Northwest Florida and experience firsthand the rich history.


Maritime Heritage

Florida's Gulf coast boasts 770 miles of coastline with many of the most beautiful beaches located on the northwest coast, not to mention the scenic fishable rivers, streams and canals.

Florida Historic Capitol Museum


Northwest Florida is home to many museums covering the arts and sciences, the diverse culture and history of Florida's panhandle region and historic homes detailing the lives of their famous owners. 

Florida Caverns State Park

Gardens and Parks

From beautiful beaches to sprawling forests, the gardens and parks preserved in northwest Florida are unique places to hike, paddle, learn and breathe in the atmosphere of the real Florida.