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Panama City Beach places to stay and top hotels

Panama City Beach things to do and experiences

  • Gulf World Marine Park
    9.2266 reviews
    Sights and Museums, Outdoors, Zoo or Aquarium, Landmark, Park
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  • Shipwreck Island Waterpark
    9.1186 reviews
    Outdoors, Children's Activities, Entertainment, Park, Water Park
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  • Ripley's Believe It or Not!
    8.9141 reviews
    Sights and Museums
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  • Shell Island
    9.5127 reviews
    Outdoors, Beaches and Watersports, Beach
    Popular withFamiliesAdventure

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The Panhandle does not follow the same weather pattern that the rest of the country expects from Florida (i.e. warm, hot, and hotter). If you travel to the area in the winter, you might even need a coat ... Read more
(gasp!), as temperatures really drop at night. The high season begins in April and lasts throughout the dog days of summer when rising temperatures and high humidity make a dip in the Gulf of Mexico seem pretty enticing. The height of the event calendar falls during this time, but do bring a poncho, as afternoon thunderstorms are common from June to September.

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Top Panama City Beach restaurants

  • Saltwater Grill
    9.6214 reviews
    $$$$
    American, Seafood, Steak House, Bar
    Popular withFoodiesFamilies
  • Pineapple Willy's
    9.1194 reviews
    $$$$
    Seafood, Barbecue, Bar
    Popular withFamiliesFoodies
  • Schooners
    9.4159 reviews
    $$$$
    American, Seafood, Bar
    Popular withFamiliesFoodies
  • Firefly
    9.7135 reviews
    $$$$
    Seafood, Sushi, Steak House
    Popular withFoodiesLuxury
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Panama City Beach reviews & trip reports

  • 9.8
    Family Travelers
  • 8.7
    Adventure Travelers
  • 8.6
    Outdoor Enthusiasts
  • 6.7
    Students
  • 6.7
    Nightlife Lovers

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Houston, Texas, USA

Beautiful beaches! Had some rain on our trip but the sun came out right after! Beachfront hotels are worth the price in this area. Can’t wait for my next trip.

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Morgan City, Louisiana, USA

Love the beach and pool side great for my family would recommend this nice beach!!

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Austin

White sand.... blue and clear water... beautiful!!!! Would love to come back here again and again!

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Thomasville, Georgia

Beautiful beaches, friendly faces the St Andrews State Park has a lot to offer families. For a day trip or a camping trip so much to see. Trips to Shell Island, Boating or laying on the beach. Clean public bathrooms and a snack shop incase you feel the need for a snow cone.

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Beaches are very clean. The sand is white and soft and therapeutic, but it is still sand so it's hard to walk in but who cares. The water is very clear, so clear if you as lucky as we were you'll maybe get to see some of the dolphins out playing in the blue waters. We've stayed all over Florida and this is the best beach I've been on so far. The only thing that could have been better was if there were more sea shells for the kids to find along the waters edge. However for the older kids or adults tiny sand dollars are everywhere if you go out to your chest level. I suggest taking a strainer with a long handle for that. They aren't deep either just drag across the surface of the sand.

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Summit Condo at Panama City Beach...getting my tan on... Had a blast.. Condos were older but staff was friendly rooms were large and all rooms were ocean view..would recommend

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Memphis

We spent a week with our Grand daughter (Jamilia) at a recent cheerleaders camp and we had a ball.

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Belo Horizonte, Brazil

For me and my group of friends, it was a disastrous destination... but I can't deny that this is undergrad heaven on Spring Break.

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Only rated a "1" because it is hard to rate the entire place. If you need a little action or some miniature golf…head to PCB

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Nashville, Tennessee, USA

PCB is a very popular Spring Break location for American college students. PCB can get pretty wild and is a lot of fun for young adults. The beach is great but I would not recommend this destination for families with young children.

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