With sugar-white sand beaches, emerald-green waters and laidback, Old Florida charms awaiting, the Panhandle promises paradise for outdoor lovers. Enjoy kayaking along sleepy bayous shaded by swaying palms before hitting powdery dunes offering sundowns made for sipping drinks on the sand. Inland adventures such as zip lining, paddle boarding rushing springs and hiking lush wildlife preserves satisfy active families. Then there’s the food – fresh-off-the-boat seafood shines from Destin to Apalachicola. From traipsing quaint seaside towns dotted with pastel cottages to casting a line into the Gulf’s bounty while soaking up the sun, the Panhandle brings beach bliss, delicious cuisine and nature in spades. With endless diversions for every traveler, this stretch of coastline shines bright for fun-filled Florida getaways.