Panama City is known for its sandy white beaches and thrilling atmosphere. It's one of the spring break capitals of the United States. Each year travelers are drawn to this area for the emerald green and teal blue waters that are warm and tranquil. The water is so crystal clear that it is possible to be in water nearly over your head and still have a clear view of your toes down below. The white sands of the beaches resemble sugar in heaping mounds. Yes, spending a day in Panama City Beach is unlike any other experience you will find. It's truly one of the most wonderful beaches in the world. Who knew you didn't have to leave this country to find such exotic beauty? Thinking about heading down to Florida's Panhandle to see this city, here are some reasons you need to make plans.
With the exception of spring break, the beaches of Panama are not crowded at all. In fact, with more than nine miles of shoreline on the Gulf of Mexico, there's plenty of room to spread out. The Florida sun is super hot, but that just means that the waters feel even better. The waters here are usually always warm and inviting, as the Florida temperatures are mild in this tropical climate.
Okay, everybody knows that food around the shore is way better than inland. The seafood here doesn't disappoint. Try Pineapple Willy's for an amazing outdoor experience right on the water. This restaurant is so good you can buy a t-shirt to remember your experience. Captain Johns is a seafood lover's dream. For upscale steak dining and all American classics, try The Firefly. There's certainly no reason to go hungry here. They have not only the local chain restaurants you would expect, like Olive Garden and Applebee's, but they have plenty of specialty places that will have your pallet watering.
A few things to note about this area of Florida are that they begin their "off-season" at the beginning of August. So, while other hotel chains are still charging $200 + a night at other beaches, this one has already dropped to lower seasonal rates. That means that you can get accommodations on the waterfront for a frugal price tag. Also, there are numerous condos and mom and pop hotels that can ensure you get quality and affordability at the same time. It's also important to note that during the first couple weeks of August, you can sit on these beaches and they are practically deserted. Since they go back to school in this area at the first of August, the locals are already back in the school-year routine. Retailers in the area begin discounting their stuff big time too. Clearing out their inventory left over from the year, you can snag some great bargains.
Pier Park is a happening area that has music, art, eateries and shopping. It's a one-stop shop for anything your heart could desire. A bus rental full of friends would be spectacular in this area of the country. Some of the best shopping in the world are found right here in Panama City. Yes, Pensacola and Tallahassee are not too far away, but they don't hold a candle to the finds in this beach town.
This is technically a southern state, but Florida doesn't really get a good name for hospitality. However, the people in this city are amazing. It's a big city with a small-town vibe. The locals are so warm and welcoming. From the restaurants to the gift shops, they give directions, advice and truly love what they do. The whole area just seems to be relaxed and at peace. They take the time to stop and talk to children, and they are never are too busy to answer a question.
Located off I-98 is this amazing beach town that so many visit each year. Sure, there's no reason why you can't come to this area even if you don't personally drive. A charter bus can load you and your friends up and take you wherever you need to go in this country. We are the travel specialists and they are here to serve your needs. A big, comfy bus is just the way to travel. Don't fight that traffic on I-98; let them handle it for you. You can sit back and play on your smartphone and enjoy the trip. Arriving at Panama City Beach is like walking up to the gates of heaven; it's truly spectacular there. No wonder they say this area has the world's best beaches. Once you walk on sugary, white sands; you will see why it's adored by so many.
Other Nearby Cities We Service: