Like the Rodney Dangerfield of the American Southeast, Florida’s panhandle never
gets the respect it deserves. Dubbed the “Redneck Riviera” by dismissive
northerners, northwest Florida, in fact, contains some of the most diverse
recreation choices along Florida’s drastically under-appreciated Gulf coast, and
some of the best options for visitors seeking an affordable family vacation.
From Destin to the west, where you can hire a fishing or sailing charter, to the
smattering of National Seashores as you move east, there’s really something for
everyone. Seaside’s planned community is so “perfect” it was the setting for the
The Truman Show, yet you’ll also find old-school Florida towns with funky shops,
tiny hotels, pristine beaches, and the perfect cottage to rent.
Read more about the Panhandle and the other destinations on this year’s list: http://www.frommers.com/articles/6469.html#ixzz0ZCglLaS7
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