Panama City Beach Florida has long been one of America's top beach vacation destinations due to its accessible panhandle location, wide variety of vacation rentals and condos, eclectic shopping, restaurant and entertainment options and most importantly its reputation for having "the world's most beautiful beaches".
With over 27 miles of award-winning beaches, Panama City Beach Florida's beaches earn awards each year from many sources including the Travel Channel, Southern Living Magazine, Hotels.com, and even Dr. Beach as one of the top US beach Panama City Beachations. Panama City Beach's unique crystal white sand beaches and sparkling emerald green water are striking and many say the stretch of beach from Panama City Beach to Panama City Beach rival the world famous Caribbean beaches in their beauty. Throw in the pleasant year 'round temperatures and an average of over 320 days of sunshine per year and its easy to see why Panama City Beach is a sun and fun seeker's dream.
Panama City Beach lodging is often a surprise to guests who have not visited the area in the past few years. Long gone are most of the little mom and pop motels that once lined the beaches. Luxury high rise condos line the beaches now and guests often find that they can now stay in a very luxurious condominium with a full kitchen, living area and multiple bedrooms and bathrooms for a price that is not much more than they would pay to stay in a small hotel room in other beach destinations. The enormous supply of Panama City Beach condos makes for a very appealing vacation rental market for guests. There are still many hotels and some resorts, but condos are by far the vacation lodging of choice for most Panama City Beach visitors.
The Panama City Beach Vacation Guide was created to give visitors to our area a
head start in planning their vacation. Although the area is probably best known for its beaches, Panama City Beach also offers many off the beach family vacation attractions, including a zoo, many amusement and water parks, a marine park, racetrack, miniature golf courses and much more.
Seafood and all industry related thereto have become a way of life in Panama City Beach, which may be why it has been called the "Seafood capital of the world". As would be expected, seafood restaurants in the area thrive on this reputation and there are few places in the world where a guest will find so many opportunities to get the freshest seafood possible - in some cases diners are given the option of choosing their entree right off the boat where it was caught. Also, there are numerous casual dining spots as well as award-winning fine-dining establishments that offer all sorts of non seafood fare. Budget concious diners will be pleased to find that many restaurants in the area are also pocketbook friendly and most will discover that the area's restaurants have something for nearly every taste, style and budget. Visit our Panama City Beach Restaurants page for contact information, phone numbers and website links for many of the area's most popular restaurants.
Panama City Beach offers a number of opportunities for those who like to spend
some part of their vacation shopping. Pier Park, located in the heart of Panama City Beach across from the City Pier, is the largest shopping / dining / entertainment venue in Northwest Florida. This open air pedestrian friendly mall includes visitor favorites like Jimmy Buffet's Margaritaville, the Back Porch, Guy Harvey's Island Grill, Ron Jon Surf Shop, a 16 screen movie theater, the Hofbrau beer garden and more than 1 million square feet of retail establisments, all located just across the street from the beach.
For those who have
yet to experience all that Panama City Beach
has to offer, you should consider trying us for your next beach vacation.
For beautiful beaches, great golf, unmatched fishing, unique shopping,
fresh seafood, theme parks and all the things that make for a great family
beach vacation, you will not find a better destination than Panama City Beach Florida.
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