Panama City Beach, Florida, United States of America
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Sitting along Florida’s Emerald Coast, Panama City Beach is a beautiful city that has been a popular tourist destination for years. Many of its visitors are from the USA, though its miles of white sandy beaches, state parks and waterfront hotels make it appealing to visitors from all over the world. Before the city became a tourist destination it was a place where pirates would wait for merchant ships heading to Mexico or Spain. It later became the site of a military reservation, and cannon platforms can still be spotted here today.

Panama City Beach is often pegged as ‘The Spring Break Capital of the World’, as over 500,000 students arrive to enjoy the beachfront city during March and April. Throughout the rest of the year it is popular among families and there are a few all-inclusive hotels that cater to this, such as Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Bay Point Resort and Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point. It is a great place to soak up the sun, play in the sea, breathe in the fresh air and shop.

Accommodations in Panama City Beach

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Panama City Beach is the Long Beach Towers, which has been booked &TravellersChoiceBooked1 times from our verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended Reflections at Bay Point  in Panama City Beach as it has been reserved &TravellersChoiceBooked2 times.

There are some amazing options offering top-notch services and facilities. Check out Sheraton Bay Point Resort and Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach.

Sightseeing in Panama City Beach

- Saint Andrews State Park

This popular state park sits just east of the city and is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico, the Grand Lagoon and Saint Andrews Bay. It is famous for its pristine beaches, walking trails and sand dunes and is a great place to spend a day. The Saint Andrews State Park sits on a former military reserve and is a haven for water sports enthusiasts, offering scuba diving, snorkelling, canoeing and kayaking. It has a campground on site that faces the Grand Lagoon, though the Wyndham Bay Point Resort Panama City Beach is less than one mile away.

- Shipwreck Island Waterpark

The 20-acre Shipwreck Island Waterpark is a thrilling water park that is fun for the whole family. It features a wave pool, a massive 750-gallon tipping bucket, a slow moving river and numerous types of water slides. There is also a children’s area for the young ones complete with small slides, a wading pool and a rope climb. In addition to all of the rides and pools it also houses a souvenir shop and food stands. The park opened in 1983 and is open from April to September. It is centrally located, close to the Grand Panama Beach Resort.

Transportation in Panama City Beach

The Bay Town Trolley offers one route throughout the city, travelling along Beachfront Road and across Saint Andrews Bay to the Gulf Coast State College. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is the closest airport to Panama City Beach and it can be accessed by a private shuttle bus or by taxi.

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