The Northwest Region of Florida includes the Panhandle and the Big Bend and boarders the Gulf of Mexico to the south and Georgia and Alabama to the North. Florida's capital city, Tallahassee, is part of this region. The culture of the panhandle is more closely related with the deep south of the boarding states.

Some of the most beautiful beaches and natural coastlines are located in this region and includes the Emerald Coast, the Forgotten Coast and the Nature Coast.

Counties in this Region include:
Levy, Dixie, Gilchrist, Taylor, Lafayette, Suwannee, Hamilton, Madison, Jefferson, Leon, Wakulla, Franklin, Liberty, Gadsden, Jackson, Calhoun, Gulf, Bay, Washington, Holmes, Walton, Okaloosa, Santa Rosa, Escambia

Northwest Florida Region Map
Upcoming Events in this Region

Select Dates November - December, 2018

Location: Pensacola, Florida

Enjoy everything magical about the winter season at this holiday extravaganza! Here you will board a trolley that will take you through all kinds of holidays scenes while drinking hot chocolate and listening to Christmas music.

November 23 - December 30, 2018 (Select Dates)

Location: Kirby Family Farm, Williston, Florida

Take a 20 minute train ride to get a Christmas experience like no other. Here you will see thousands of Christmas lights, Visit with Santa and friends, and find so many other rides and activities for the whole family.

November 30 - December 2, 2018

Location: Cedar Key, Florida

Cedar Key is invaded by pirates one weekend every year at this fun event! 

December 1, 2018

Location: from Sabine Marina to the Pensacola Beach Boardwalk, Pensacola Beach, Florida

This lighted boat parade is a fun way to kick off the holiday season with the whole family. It includes a pre-show party for kids and an appearance from Santa Claus!

December 8, 2018

Location: Carrabelle River, Carrabelle, Florida

Find your favorite spot along the river to enjoy Live Music and other Entertainment while you watch all kinds of decorated boats make their way past!

January 12, 2019

Location: Navarre Conference Center at the Comfort Inn, Navarre, Florida

Here you will find over 40 exhibitors practiced in the psychic and healing arts. Featuring intuitive readers, life coaches, speakers, products, healers, chair massage, yoga, fitness, and much more!

February 15 - 16, 2019

Location: Baytowne Wharf, Destin

This two day food extravaganza kicks off with a seafood boil at Hammerheads Bar and Grill on Friday night. Come back the next day to sample tons of amazing gumbo made by local Gulf Coast chefs and vote for your favorite! While you eat you can listen to live music by local artists.

Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park is one of the most unique and exquisite state parks in north florida. The garden itself is beautiful, especially during the months of January through April when the garden is in high blooming season making it absolutely stunning. The park however, features much more than just the garden itself. There are two lakes within the park, offering all sorts of water enjoyment throughout the year including swimming, kayaking, boating, and fishing. If that wasn't enough, this park is put over the top with several miles of walking, biking, and equestrian friendly trails that overlook both lakes making the possibilities at Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park endless.

Bald Point State Park is a 4,065 acre chunk of wildlife hanging off of the western end of the Florida panhandle right on the Golf of Mexico. The park is perfect for nature goers and birdwatchers with much of Florida's intricate habitats to explore. Not too mention the amazing wildlife on display including bald eagles in the fall, among other Florida birds migrating south for the winter. The parks beaches are also great for canoeing, kayaking, swimming, or simply relaxing near the ocean water. 

The Florida Caverns are the only above ground cavern in all of Florida accessible to tourists - and for the only cave in Florida, they are absolutely amazing. The park itself is massive and contains caves, beautifully diverse trails, and even a small yet deep spring that is available to swim in. 

Grayton Beach State Park is a 2200 acre park featuring beautiful natural beaches with rolling dunes covered in sea oats and snowy white sand along emerald waters. Located between Panama City Beach and Destin in the Northwest Region of Florida right next to the town of Seaside. Grayton Beach State Park is Florida at it's most natural state with nature trails, nature trails, boating, fishing (both saltwater and freshwater), and swimming. 

This beautiful stretch of land from Mississippi to Santa Rosa Island is Florida coastland in it's natural state at it's best. Clear emerald water, sugary white soft sand with un-touched sand dunes and natural habitats for wildlife. 

 

Website Listings

This is a country radio station that covers 14 counties in Florida playing a variety of today's best country hits. Listen to win concert tickets and other prizes, or text 877-937-7883 for song requests, questions, or comments. 

Baptist Hospital, Inc. is the only locally owned nationally recognized health care system in the area. Baptist Hospital has made it its goal to provide patients with award-winning healthcare. This institution's involvement with the community has proved they care about more than just their patients.

Bay Medical Sacred Heart has received many awards for its clinical excellence on a national scale. Sacred Heart provides a wide range of quality health care services to everyone in their community.

Calhoun Liberty Hospital and its employees are dedicated to delivering professional, courteous, and compassionate care to all of their patients. They offer a gentle hand and friendly local faces when you need it most. At Calhoun Liberty Hospital, they are committed to serving the community’s needs.

Through the years Campbellton-Graceville Hospital has helped generation after generation reach better health. The organization has strived to serve the needs of their region ever since it was established. Campbellton-Graceville Hospital is loyal to its community and will continue to strive for excellence in healthcare.

With more than 1100 employees and 500 physicians, their number one priority is to exceed their patient's expectations with the highest quality and most compassionate care.

Chautauqua Vineyards takes a different approach to getting customers in. By inviting them and allowing them to see the process of how wine is made live, and creating a learning opportunity for all. They specialize in muscadine variety grapes and wine.

Cordova Mall is the largest mall in the Pensacola area. It features all kinds of shopping with upscale clothing stores sharing space with a Best Buy and a Dick's Sporting Goods, among many other kinds of shops. You can find pretty much whatever you're looking for here.

Their first vineyard was planted in 1985 and has been the home of various different grapes such as the muscadine and fruit muscadines the have since been phased out. Also, the home of a wildlife refuge of ducks that may stay or go back to the wild after they are done nesting.

The Destin Commons is Northwest Florida's premier shopping center. This open air mall has all the shops, dining, and entertainment you could ask for. The commons showcases interactive art from local artists so you can enjoy cultural offerings while you shop. It is also home to an AMC movie theater.

This is a local dog park with large and small areas and amenities such as benches and watering stations. 

Dixie County offers up a bevy of water paddling options for any park goer to make a splash in. Whether on boat or on foot, the whole of Dixie is open to those who wish to find it and learn about its particular ways of getting the best out of Northwest Florida.

This small town independent book store is a great place to get personalized service while you shop for books. You can also find exquisite yarns as well as games and diversions!

Their vineyard is 40 acres and has various kinds of muscadine grapes growing such as Carlos and Noble. They are a part of a sister store and their Chautauqua wines are sold there as well.

Florida Agricultural and Mechanical University (FAMU) was founded in 1887 as a small college of only 15 students. After over 120 years, FAMU has grown to over 9000 students and is one of twelve colleges part of Florida's State University System. It is located in Tallahassee.

Founded in 1851, Florida State University is the oldest continuous institution of higher education in Florida. It is located in Florida's capital, Tallahassee. FSU is an elite university with high GPA and SAT expected scores for incoming freshmen. With over 40,000 students, FSU offers students a welcoming environment, challenging courses, and personal attention to students. 

This is a local park that features sections for large and small dogs and a hose station. It also has dog water fountains inside of the gated areas.

This is the ideal County for those who love to take a dip in the clear blue waters of Florida's pristine springs. Whether it be tubing, snorkeling, scuba diving, or just wading in the shallows to see what you can catch a glimpse of, Gilchrist County goes overboard with its collection of natural springs. 

Governor's Square Mall is the only regional mall in Tallahassee. It is a great place to find all your apparel and accessory needs, plus so much more. Don't miss the great dining while your here.

From great musical history to edge of your seat white water rafting excursions, Hamilton County shows the best of Florida's natural attractions.

You might not think of cave exploration when you think of Florida, but if you're visiting Jackson County, you definitely could. With cave exploration, as well as a slew of walking trails and river runs to paddle on, there is a lot to surprise you in this seldom seen gem of Northwest Florida.

Put a little spring in your step at Lafayette County, home to as many natural springs as there are vowels in the name Lafayette. Take your paddle, take your boat, and bring a couple pairs of snorkels to dive into the aquatic magic of this great Florida County.

Levy County takes advantage of several travel mediums through which visitors can explore the area. A bicycle is a great option, horseback is something to remember, and a kayak adds some cool refreshing water to your workout. Check out these examples and look our for more in Levy County.

Some of Florida's key attractions live right here in Madison County. Swim around some of the content as you familiarize yourself with this great member of North Florida.

Perkins Block was a department store opened in 1890 with an opera house on the top floor. Today the opera house has been renovated and serves as a home for the performing arts in Monticello area.

Monticello Vineyards and Winery is a small Florida farm with 50+ acres of USDA organic farm and vineyards. There are over 18 different kinds of muscadine grapes being grown on site.

The Panama City Mall is one of the area's best and largest malls. Shop at all kinds of stores to find everything you could need, eat at one of the many dining centers, and catch a movie at the PC Mall Cinemas.

This outdoor shopping center has everything you could need for the perfect day just a block away from the beach. Check out the 120+ stores that make shopping here great. For entertainment, you can go to Dave and Busters, take a ride on the Sky Wheel, and watch a movie at the Grand IMAX theater.

Port Pensacola, strategically positioned along the Gulf of Mexico in Northwest Florida, is a diverse business focused, full service deep-water port offering stevedoring and marine terminal services for all descriptions of bulk, break-bulk, unitized freight, and special project cargo. most diverse and business focused deep-water port. 

Port of Port St. Joe is a deepwater seaport on the Gulf Coast of Florida suited for bulk and cargo shipments, offering access to rail, the U.S. Gulf Intracoastal Waterway, and state and U.S. highways.

Port Panama City located on the Gulf Coast in Northwest Florida handles over a million tons of cargo per year and provides essential support service for major manufacturing companies in the area.

The Santa Rosa Mall is the perfect place to get your shopping done while you're in the panhandle. You'll also find a Regal Cinemas movie theater and tons of events and entertainment for the whole family.

The St. John's Town Center is one of North Florida's best outdoor malls. It has over 150 stores, featuring some that you won't find anywhere else in the region. High end stores and world class dining make this a must visit if you're in the area.

For more than 30 years, this bookstore has been serving the panhandle with all kinds of local and non-local books. With a great atmosphere and a location near the shore, this is the best place to find your perfect beach read.

Bring your guitar pick and your favorite towel because at Suwannee County Parks, the day ahead is going to be a busy one. Come see all this great place has to offer.

Formally the Tallahassee Mall, The Centre of Tallahassee transformed the space into a center of retail and culture in the panhandle. In addition to great shopping it is also home to an AMC movie theater and The Pavilion, a live performance venue.

Family owned and operated winery that specializes in port and vinifera wines. They have different kinds of grapes growing in the vineyard including muscadine. 

University of West Florida opened it's doors in 1967 as an upper classmen university for Juniors and Seniors in Pensacola. Today more then 12,000 students attend UWF with undergraduate, graduate and targeted research programs. 

WFBD-TV is a digital television station that is independently owned. It licensed to Flinn Broadcasting in the Pensacola television market.

Sweet Pea Cafe is serving some of the best vegan food in Tallahassee. Be sure to come by and try out a more healthy lifestyle.