Overview Panama City

Visiting Panama City

Though not the spring-break hot spot it used to be, Panama City’s proximity to neighboring states like Georgia and Louisiana has helped sustain its popularity with Southerners. Visitors will find no shortage of restaurants, bars, and golf courses along these Gulf shores. Amusement parks, Zoo World Zoological and Botanical Park, and quirky attractions like Alvin’s Tropical Island Department Store—where the beachwear is for sale but the sharks and alligators aren’t—bring families out in droves.... Read More Though not the spring-break hot spot it used to be, Panama City’s proximity to neighboring states like Georgia and Louisiana has helped sustain its popularity with Southerners. Visitors will find no shortage of restaurants, bars, and golf courses along these Gulf shores. Amusement parks, Zoo World Zoological and Botanical Park, and quirky attractions like Alvin’s Tropical Island Department Store—where the beachwear is for sale but the sharks and alligators aren’t—bring families out in droves.    Close

Stories and Tips Panama City

Spring Break

Written by ripplefan2 on 19 Jun, 2007

My friend was stationed in Panama City, Florida for a bout a year with the Air Force and asked us to come down to visit for his birthday. So, we jumped on a flight down as soon as we possible could. Now, if you are planning…Read More


Ebro Greyhound Park

Written by Monchaloca on 28 Jan, 2004

Located 30 minutes north of Panama City Beach, at the intersection of Hwy 79 and Hwy 20, the track offers matinee (12:30pm) racing on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Saturdays, and evening (7:30pm) racing on Saturdays. There’s also a poker room that’s open Wednesdays, Fridays, and…Read More


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An Evening of Fireworks

Written by kstraveler on 15 Jul, 2004

We were invited to join our relatives at their rented townhouse on the evening of July 4th. We each took a "cool one" with us to the patio and experienced some of the most beautiful fireworks we have seen. The first fireworks began…Read More


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A Side Trip to Pensacola Beach

Written by kstraveler on 15 Jul, 2004

We wanted to compare Panama City Beach and Pensacola Beach, so we got up one day and made a drive over to Pensacola Beach. We stopped at the National Seashore National Monument on Santa Rosa Island and walked on the beach. Panama City…Read More


Beware of Choice Hotels

Written by KO2Alabama on 29 Jun, 2007

Quality Inn is a part of Choice Hotels; I recommend not using any of their affiliates.What happened to me at this hotel tarnished our entire vacation, having a laptop computer stolen out of a locked room. We had checked out that morning and later…Read More


Holiday Inn Express

Written by handicaptraveler on 27 Feb, 2006

We recently stayed at the Holiday Inn Express in Marianna Florida. I reserved the "handicap accessible" room on the Internet. The description was less than accurate. Although the room at this Holiday Inn had a roll-in shower and the bathroom was huge, the room itself…Read More


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Life on the Beach in Panama City

Written by Blueschick on 31 May, 2005

The purpose of our trip to Panama City Beach was to attend my nephew's wedding. But our 5-days-and-4-nights experience with beachfront living made us forget the gloomy upstate NY weather. And our small family, contingent of New Yorkers, got an authentic initiation into Southern culture,…Read More


Other stuff

Written by lilyfarm on 23 Jan, 2003

What do you do in Florida when you can't lie on the beach and swim in the gulf? Eat and shop. And do a little exploring. We found a great factory outlet for women's clothing, designed right in Panama City Beach, called Liz and Janes.…Read More


Things to do

Written by titaniumcop on 10 Nov, 2000

Miracle Strip Park and Ship Wreck Island Water Park 12000 Front Beach Rd Panama City Beach, FL 32407 A real old-fashioned amusement park. The best thing is the antique wooden roller coaster. It`s a good long ride with some good hills and that wonderful rickety…Read More


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Panama City - Get the Best Experiences of Your Life

Written by delsin on 25 Mar, 2009

Few months ago, I went to Panama City for the purpose of my office work. This city was very nice and draws many visitors for its sightseeing, destinations, and attractions. I went to this city for a project deal. After completion of my project deal,…Read More


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