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Panhandle paradise: Three ideas for a getaway in the Florida Panhandle

With Breeze and Silver offering nonstop flights from TPA to Pensacola, a quick getaway is only a few clicks away.

Say hello to the Florida Panhandle, where pristine beaches, charming towns and rich cultural experiences await. Travelers from Tampa Bay have convenient options for nonstop flights from TPA to Pensacola aboard Silver Airways and Breeze Airways (starting June 28). If you've been thinking about making an escape to this sunny paradise, here are three must-see stops to add to your list. 

Explore historic Pensacola: Start your trip to Florida's panhandle by visiting Pensacola, a city steeped in history and culture. The Pensacola Historic District is the perfect place to wander through charming streets lined with beautifully preserved historic homes, museums and galleries. Don't miss the Pensacola Lighthouse and Museum for breathtaking views of the coastline and enjoy exploring the vibrant downtown area, filled with eclectic shops and restaurants. If you're looking to connect with nature, hop over the bridge to Pensacola Beach and stroll along the shore. 

Relax on 30A beaches: Head east to reach scenic Highway 30A between Destin and Panama City to discover pristine beaches that stretch for miles along the Gulf of Mexico. Whether you're looking for a quiet spot to unwind or a lively beach scene, you'll find it here. Spend your days soaking up the sun, swimming in the emerald waters or strolling along the sugar-white sand. Grayton Beach State Park and Santa Rosa Beach offer excellent opportunities for outdoor activities such as paddleboarding, kayaking and snorkeling. Or, indulge in a stay at Alys Beach, a picturesque seaside neighborhood known for its architecture and upscale amenities. The area's meticulously manicured streets are lined with whitewashed buildings and lush greenery, creating perfect Instagram-worthy photo opportunities.  

Set sail from Destin: After exploring the vibrant HarborWalk Village, where you can find plenty of fresh seafood dining, head out on a deep sea fishing excursion to catch your next meal. Numerous charters and expeditions are available nearby for a day filled with fun in the sun. Reeling in the catch of the day and experiencing the thrill of the open water will be a highlight of your time in Florida's panhandle. 

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