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Panama City, Florida, USA

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Panama City Attractions

The “Emerald Coast” is home to all types of fun activities suitable for everyone in the family.  There’s scuba diving, hiking, kayaking, fishing, golf and sun bathing.  And at the end of the day there’s dancing and all types of special events.

Incredible Beaches
Among the top Panama City attractions are its beaches.  They’re soft and silky and serve as perfect complement to the colors of the ocean waters.  A great place to appreciate these is St. Andrews Park.  It’s home to coastal dunes, wetlands, forests and of course white sands.  You can take the shuttle to Shell Island and snorkel among dolphins, rent a boat or go fishing.  This is said to be one of the best dolphin habitats.

Fun in the Sun
Locals and visitors enjoy spending the day at the Shipwreck Island Park.  It’s the city’s best water theme venue and boasts daring adventures for those who seek excitement.  There are also opportunities to enjoy white water rafting or challenging slides.  And if you want to sit and relax there are gazebos throughout.  Small children can enjoy the submarine ride or the kiddy pools.  There’s certainly something to please everyone.

Also for some more great enjoyment, visit Gulf World Marine Park.  It’s one of the main Panama City attractions with all types of live performances.  The million gallon dolphin tank allows visitors to swim and play in the water while they learn about these intelligent creatures.  There’s also an evening laser show and exhibits of flamingos, jungle foliage and dancing waterfalls.

And if you want to give lady luck a try, you won’t want to miss Ebro Greyhound Racing Park.  From thoroughbreds to greyhounds you’ll have the privilege of witnessing one of the oldest and most popular Panama City attractions.  Make a bet or simply sit and watch.  You’ll have a superb time.


One of the most iconic Panama City attractions is the Museum of Man In The Sea.  It relates the history of diving and showcases old treasures found during shipwreck explorations.  There’s an interesting display of equipment used in commercial diving as well as old scuba gear.  You can try on an old helmet or climb on board a submarine. 

The Panhandle Pioneer Settlement is a unique museum.  It’s the right place for out-of-towners to learn of the region’s inhabitants.  They have arts and crafts workshops as well as an excellent gift shop.  It’s the place to purchase Tupelo honey, maple syrup produced on the premises and all sorts of artisan items.

The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida is also of much interest and importance among Panama City attractions.  Housed in a 1920s Spanish design building, it offers a feel of the town’s history.  And if you appreciate the arts you’ll be impressed in seeing how old crafts have been preserved though centuries. 

A Landmark
Theater lovers will not want to leave Florida without a visit to the Martin Theater.  This 1936 icon offers 460 seats and showcases plays and concerts year-round.


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