Exiting the airport, drive south for roughly 2.5 miles and turn right onto State Highway 388 and travel for 5.4 miles. Then turn left onto FL-79 (south) heading towards the beaches. Take FL-79 for 5.2 miles and then turn left onto US-98/Panama City Beach Pkwy/FL-30A. Travel 7.6 miles on US-98 and then take the ramp onto Thomas Drive/NSA Main Gate/Bay Point. You will approach a light immediately, turning left onto Front Beach Road for .10 mile. Make sure to stay in the far right lane so that you may take the first exit to the right for CR 392/Thomas Drive. Then turn right onto to CR 392/Thomas Drive and travel for 1 mile. The NSA Main Gate will be on your left, turning left onto Skylark Drive. The visitor's reception center will be on your right, just before approaching the gates.
The airport opened up a new, Military Welcome Center in January of 2011, which is located near the baggage claim. The 2,300 square feet facility has computers, wi-fi, phone chargers, snacks, drinks, etc. all for members of the military. In addition, they have a wealth of area information offered in free maps, books, and other pamphlets.