Hotels in Panama City,

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Hotels in Panama City for Panhandle Memories

The largest Florida city tucked between Pensacola and Tallahassee, Panama City is a beach lover’s dream. Famous for its pristine coastline, warm turquoise waters, white-sand beaches, and many outdoor activities, this idyllic seaside destination is home to exciting daytime attractions and vibrant nightlife. Start at one of our best hotels in Panama City and then head out to explore everything this bustling city has to offer.  

Panama City Hotels with Oceanside Opulence

Enjoy the beautiful Florida weather at Panama City’s St. Andrews State Park, a giant outdoor wonderland nestled between the Gulf of Mexico and the scenic St. Andrews Bay. Spends hours of family-friendly fun playing at the playground, exploring hiking trails, casting a fishing line and enjoying a seaside picnic. The water is perfect for kayaking, canoeing, paddle boarding and snorkeling. The nearby Shell Island is a quick boat ride or shuttle away and offers seven miles of undeveloped island beaches. This is a true Florida hallmark complete with rolling sand dunes, native plants, shorebirds, ghost crabs and green sea turtles. Don’t miss a chance to experience the untouched beauty of this natural ocean oasis.  

Top Panama City Hotels for Your Beach Vacation

Camp Helen State Park is another Florida gem bordered by water on three sides, this unique combination makes it an ecological wonder. Found on the far western border of the city, this park is home to miles of gorgeous beaches, amazing trails winding through sand dunes and oak forests and excellent fishing spots. Panama City’s location on the water makes it a haven for anglers of any experience level. Charter a boat to fish along the shore or get out on the open water on a deep-sea fishing adventure. Try your hand at reeling in redfish, tarpon, snapper and tuna.  

Stay at one of our premier downtown Panama City hotels to be in the heart of the thriving art scene, live music, fine dining, and unique boutiques. Historic Downtown Panama City has the quaint charm of Old Florida and is surrounded by spectacular views of St. Andrews Bay. Enjoy a fresh seafood meal while overlooking the water paired with locally brewed craft beer. Downtown is also home to the Panama City Center for the Arts, where you can browse four impressive art galleries featuring various multimedia works from regional artists.  

Best Panama City Hotels Right on the Water

Ahoy, Matey! Head to Shipwreck Island Waterpark, where you can make a splash in the 500,000-gallon wave pool, wind down the lazy river and race down thrilling waterslides. For the little ones, a splash pad and smaller kiddie rides ensure there’s something fun for all ages. Visit Gulf World Marine to experience the once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to swim with dolphins, sea lions and even stingrays. You can also explore fascinating exhibits featuring sharks, sea turtles, penguins and flamingos to make lasting memories at this exciting tropical attraction. We have the top hotels in Panama City for an unforgettable stay during your Florida vacation.  

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