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Things to do in Panama City Beach

Room Escape Game
Room Escape Games , Panama City Beach
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Shopping Mall
Pier Park , Panama City Beach
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Set among sandy beaches, Pier Park features a shopping complex, a host of dining options, and large movie theater. Browse its array of afford
Aquarium
Gulf World Marine Park , Panama City Beach
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Gulf World Marine Park offers shows with dolphins, sea lions, birds, reptiles, sharks, and turtles, plus guest interactions with animals. Att
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The 3-Hr Shell Island Snorkel & Dolphin Cruise aboard the Island Time Sailing Catamaran is a great way to have fun in the sun and enjoy the best of what Panama City Beach has to offer! Cruise over to Shell Island where you and the whole family can snorkel to find exciting shells and sea life, swim up to the island to explore or paddle board around the boat. After about an hour you will depart the island to head out to the Gulf for sightseeing and dolphin watching and sailing! The cruise ends with contests and dancing. We offer 2 different catamarans for this trip. They are very similar, but have a few differences. The "Island Time" is equipped with a water slide and no over the water nets. While the "Island Time II" has over the water nets located in the front of the boat and no water slide.  (Please note: This tour departs from Panama City Beach, FL, which is about 3 hours East of Pensacola.)
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours , Panama City Beach
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Island
Shell Island , Panama City Beach
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One of the state's most well-preserved and wild barrier islands, Shell Island stretches for nearly 11.3 km (7 mi) along the Florida coast. Ho
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Panama City Beach

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Beaches · Scuba & Snorkeling · Water Sports
Boasting 43 km (27 mi) of white sandy beaches and plenty of sunshine, Panama City Beach is an ideal choice for a relaxing holiday. Its inviting turquoise waters, with an average temperature of 22 C (72 F), are popular with swimmers and watersports enthusiasts, while fisherman and scuba divers enjoy reefs teeming with marine life. The town itself is less beautiful, but offers plenty of vacation amenities, such as malls, restaurants, and amusement arcades. The glorious beaches and lively nightlife attracts tourism from spring break vacationers. Arrange all the small, but important details of your Panama City Beach trip itinerary using our United States attractions planner.

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Where to stay in Panama City Beach

As a popular vacation destination, Panama City Beach has an abundance of accommodations. A beachfront hotel room or condo is the perfect base for a tranquil luxury vacation. Rooms with a balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico are in high demand. However, resorts and properties close to the shore are often expensive, and those on a budget should consider a motel farther from the beach.
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