Panama City in Florida is a beach getaway, an industrial center, as well as a military city, and is located along the Gulf of Mexico and the sparkling St. Andrews Bay on the Florida Panhandle. Most of the tourists visit this city to enjoy some of the most beautiful beaches in the world. Some of the other popular attractions here include the St. Andrews State Park, Bear Creek Feline Center, Paul Brent Gallery, and the Carillon Beach.
One of the places that must be included in your itinerary during your visit to the Panama City area is the Shell Island. A seven mile long undeveloped island, the Shell Island, runs east to west between the St. Andrew Bay and the Gulf of Mexico. The coastal scrub forest, an inland lake, and the beautiful sand dunes, make this island the ideal home for nesting birds, deer, and various forms of sea creatures including ghost crabs, green sea and loggerhead turtles. When you visit this island you have an opportunity to see Florida in its most natural state. Since Shell Island boasts a natural environment, there are no restrooms, eateries, or picnic tables here. So when you do visit this island, come prepared and while leaving ensure that you have taken everything, even the trash. This island was named after the abundant shells found here and is a favorite spot of visitors as well as locals.
A trip to the Panama City is all about the fun, right from numerous family attractions and fantastic dining options to the spectacular accommodations and various beach activities. Whether you are looking for eco excursions, shopping opportunities, lively nightlife, or exciting water sports, Panama City will not disappoint you.
Your vacation seems incomplete till you find the perfect place to stay. Even though ‘perfect’ is different for everyone, there are various Panama City hotels that you can choose from. If you are on a Florida beach vacation, there is no better place to stay than right on the beach, with its awe inspiring emerald-green waters and beautiful white sand. Here is a list of oceanfront Panama City hotels that are situated right off the beach!
The central location of this motel provides you easy access to the St. Andrews State Park as well as the Panama City Beach. Only half a block away from the emerald-green waters, the rooms here are clean and comfortable, and feature cable TVs, coffeemakers, microwaves, and mini-fridges. Take advantage of the onsite outdoor swimming pool during your stay here. You can also make use of the outdoor grill which is free of charge, if you feel like having a barbecue. If you are looking for dining options, there are many restaurants nearby including Captain Anderson’s Marina and the Montego Bay Seafood Restaurant. Explore the nightlife of this city by visiting the famous Club La Vela and Schooners that are very close to this motel. So if you are looking for Panama City hotels that are close to St. Andrews State Park, you should choose the Aquaview Motel.
Beachside Resort is located at the quiet end of the Panama City Beach and features an outdoor beachfront pool, a poolside bar, as well as a game room. This hotel gives you the chance of experiencing the best of old Florida combined with modern touches. All rooms here are non-smoking and feature refrigerators, free Wi-Fi, microwaves, coffee makers, and furnished private balconies. During your stay at this hotel you can view the sunset from your very own balcony, watch dolphins swim by, take a dip in the beachfront pool, or sip a cocktail from the onsite Reef Beach Bar. Some of the attractions that are close to this hotel include Russell-Fields Pier, Pier Park, and Conservation Park. This is one of the Panama City hotels that provides you with breathtaking views of the beach. Is there any better way to wake up in the morning than with a beach view?
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