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Panhandle Travel Guide

  • Coastal towns picture perfect on the Florida Panhandle

    Coastal towns picture perfect on the Florida Panhandle

    It has been 15 years since Seaside, a meticulously manicured town on Florida's Panhandle, staked its claim to fame as the setting for "The Truman Show." In that 1998 film, actor Jim Carrey played the unknowing "star" of a global TV show set in a town that also doubled as a production set. Although...

  • Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Panama City Beach banking on spring break rebound

    Spring break T-shirts, beer cozies, thong bikinis and Mardi Gras beads fill the shelves at the Paradise Found store on Panama City Beach. The shop is hiring extra staff and will maintain extended hours through March and April. "Now we are just waiting," said store manager Dean Chon on a recent...

  • Sun, fun, festivals in Pensacola for spring break

    Sun, fun, festivals in Pensacola for spring break

    Is it too early to plan for spring break? Well, spring baseball will be starting in a few weeks and Pensacola is already touting its options. This quickie overview is just a sample of the spring break ideas from all parts of Florida that are starting to pour into Postcards' headquarters. Look for...

  • With nothing but sun on the horizon, things are looking up in the Florida Panhandle

    With nothing but sun on the horizon, things are looking up in the Florida Panhandle

    With nothing but sun on the horizon, things are looking up

  • Florida Animal Attraction Guide: Gulf World Marine Park, Panama City Beach

    Florida Animal Attraction Guide: Gulf World Marine Park, Panama City Beach

    Come to Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach, Florida to see live shows featuring dolphins, sea lions and tropical birds. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, harbor seals, alligators, sea turtles, stingrays and much more. The attraciton is located at: 15412...

  • Florida Animal Attraction Guide: Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, Pensacola

    Florida Animal Attraction Guide: Wildlife Sanctuary of Northwest Florida, Pensacola

    The Wildlife Sanctuary provides a home for over 100 animals that cannot be released, including deer, fox, and a variety of birds, including bald eagles, owls and hawks. Come by the sanctuary during our visiting hours. 105 North "S" Street, Pensacola, FL 32505, 850-433-9453, pensacolawildlife.com

  • Hikers find a beach paradise at Gulf Islands National Seashore

    Hikers find a beach paradise at Gulf Islands National Seashore

    GULF ISLANDS NATIONAL SEASHORE, Fla. (AP) — It's a 70-degree fall weekday, and I'm sitting on a powdery white beach lapped by gentle turquoise waves as I eat a pear and "work" on my travel story about Gulf Islands National Seashore. It seems life couldn't get much better — but it does. I've encountered...

  • Florida Beach Guide: Pensacola Beach

    Florida Beach Guide: Pensacola Beach

    Pensacola Beach, connected to Pensacola by two long bridges, is framed by turquoise waters and white sand beaches. The Gulf Islands National Seashore keeps beaches accessible to the public and preserves the area's environment. THINGS TO DO Big Lagoon State Park (12301 Gulf Beach Highway; Pensacola;...

  • Florida Museum Guide: National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola

    Florida Museum Guide: National Naval Aviation Museum, Pensacola

    It's the world's largest naval-aviation museum with 37 acres of outdoor exhibits and 300,000-square-feet inside. The Navy's Blue Angels do practice runs regularly during the show season from March-November, when the weather is nicer for being outside. 1750 Radford Blvd., Pensacola, 850-452-3604,...

  • Photos: Travel to Pensacola

    Photos: Travel to Pensacola

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