The bustling resort town of Panama City Beach beckons vacationers with its 27 miles of sparkling sandy beaches, kid-friendly activities, and some of the best sport fishing in Florida. From family vacations to romantic couples' retreats, our Panama City Beach vacation rentals offer a wonderfully private and refreshing way to experience this gorgeous destination.
Where is Panama City Beach, FL?
Just ten miles from Panama City proper in Northwestern Florida, the oceanside town of Panama City Beach, not to be confused with slightly more inland Panama City, is easily accessible and conveniently located halfway between Pensacola and Tallahassee. The Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is just 20 miles away, making travel a breeze for visitors arriving by air.
Things to Do in Panama City Beach
Of course, the top attraction for guests staying in our Panama City Beach condo rentals is the beach. The sand is famously white and pristine here, and there are more than two dozen miles of shoreline to explore. Make sure to pay a visit to St. Andrews State Park, often recognized as one of the country's best beaches - and also home to fishing jetties, hiking trails, and marshes.
If the sand takes top honors in Panama City Beach, then the water is a very close second. Sport fishing is incredibly popular here, with marlin, snapper, grouper, mackerel, and trout as just a few of the species of fish that you can pursue on a charter boat. Divers can explore some fascinating shipwrecks offshore, as well as 50 artificial reefs crawling with sea life. Back on land, check out the deepwater diving exhibits at the Museum of Man in the Sea!
Restaurants and Bars in Panama City Beach
Any good resort town has a plethora of restaurants, bars, and shops to visit on a rainy day, and this one is no exception. While most of our Panama City Beach rentals include excellent kitchens, you won't want to miss the city's dining scene. Grab a burger and fries at The Front Porch, or head to Firefly for the famous "She Crab" bisque and a friendly fine-dining experience. David's New Orleans Style Sno-Balls offers a huge array of sno-balls, as well as truly authentic po' boys and daily specials like jambalaya and gumbo.
If you need a new bathing suit or souvenir during your visit, Pier Park is literally a one-stop shop: this beachfront retail and recreation center has big names like JC Penney and Target, as well as restaurants, a small amusement park, and a movie theater.
Day Trips from Panama City Beach
With a variety of small beach towns dotted up and down the coast, it's easy to get away from Panama City Beach for the day and take in another slice of Florida coastline. Whether you visit the romantic small town of Rosemary Beach, the coastal dunes at Santa Rosa Beach, or another beautiful beach along scenic 30A, each unique destination offers a different angle to explore this eclectic area.
Whether you're planning a getaway to relax on the beach, experience an epic diving adventure, or just catch up with long-lost friends, our Panama City Beach condo rentals give you the perfect home base for an unforgettable trip!
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