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Northwest Florida is more than friendly living, blue and green waters and sandy beaches. Step into the region and you’ll find award-winning seafood restaurants, unique breweries and a four seasons outdoor paradise. If you’re looking for things to do in Northwest Florida, the possibilities are endless with multiple state parks, nature preserves, zoos and festivals in the region.

Peruse the racks at one of the nation’s largest designer outlet centers. Be captivated by Panama City’s mural trail through the historic downtown. The region is also diverse and inclusive, with Pensacola offering an LGBTQ-friendly beach and a strong presence of Black-owned businesses and heritage sites.

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WonderFL – Santa Rosa County

Settled in the top of the Florida Panhandle, between Escambia and Okaloosa Counties, is Santa Rosa County. Santa Rosa was previously a part of Escambia County until it was divided in 1842. Now Santa Rosa is known for their beaches, wilderness and history. One fun attraction in Santa Rosa is the Gulf Breeze Zoo. With […]
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WonderFL – Okaloosa County

Being the 52nd county in Florida, Okaloosa County has not always been a part of Florida’s History. In 1915, Okaloosa County was created out of Santa Rosa and Walton County, coining the name from a steamboat that brought settlers across on the Black Water River. Since then, Okaloosa County has become a trademark in the […]
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WonderFL – Escambia County

In the northwestern tip of the Florida Panhandle, bordered by Alabama, Escambia County is a gateway into Florida. Escambia, coining the title of the “oldest county in Florida,” has a unique history of being founded by Spanish explorers in the 16th century. While the history may run deep in Escambia, the county still has something […]
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WONDERFL Community Development Blog: Calhoun County

Just two hours between the capital city of Tallahassee and some of the world’s most beautiful beaches, is Calhoun County, Florida. In “CalCo” (as the locals would say), a visitor will find an array of excursions and shops to make a day out of, as well as bountiful land and water systems perfect for a […]
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