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Florida's bayside beauty abounds in Panama City

Secure the sophistication of an urban vacation combined with the relaxation of beachcombing by booking a visit to Panama City. Don't confuse this lovely Florida destination with its sandy cousin across the causeway. Though Panama City Beach is just a quick drive west, it may take you a while to get there—the primary Panhandle town has a fair share of distractions.

Surrounded by three of Florida's most scenic bays, the city is a Gulf Coast jewel. The balmy climate whets appetites for fresh seafood and upscale shopping, and a variety of Panama City hotels cater to both families and corporate guests. Beyond its beachy reputation, the area has a prevalent cultural arts scene and high-end conference facilities, so it's a suitable choice for both pleasure and business.


Things to see and do

Visual Arts Center

This historic 1920s building served as Panama City's original city hall, and it still charms visitors today with monthly art exhibitions that feature national collections and local talents. More artistic travelers might be up for one of the VAC's art workshops, which are available to non-members for a fee. The Visual Arts Center also caters to kids with a hands-on gallery designed just for them.

Marina Civic Center

Join in the standing ovations that celebrate a continuing program of nationally-acclaimed music, theater and dance at this venue by the bay. The performances on offer are really varied, from rock to classic ballet, to musicals recently launched on Broadway. Check ahead if you're hoping to see a big act or to find any free shows, which the Center serves up occasionally.

Oaks by the Bay

Wander through this lush park on the city's southern edge at dusk to watch the setting sun light up the sky over Saint Andrew Bay. Wooden bridges and boardwalks traverse the vast urban garden, making it easy to observe and appreciate Florida's native wildlife.


Special events

Blessing of the Fleet

This springtime observance brings every kind of vessel to the city's marina for an annual blessing, and the panoramic sight of shrimp boats, yachts and sailboats is unforgettable. The day-long festival is also big with locals; it's fun to see how Panama City's citizens celebrate their city's maritime heritage.

Barbecue Cook-off

Panama City closes out August with the delicious Barbecue Cook-off weekend, dedicated to the finest samplings of Southern cuisine in all its smoked and grilled glory. Be sure to leave room for dessert because the contest includes a heavenly red velvet cake competition.

Oktoberfest

Cold beer, hot brats and pumping polkas highlight this annual celebration of Bavarian food and German music. If you love street festivals, strap on your walking shoes and mingle with likeminded folk at this two-day outdoor extravaganza.


Where to stay

Downtown

Downtown Panama City hotels offer a variety of accommodations, whether your visit includes antique shopping or convention hopping. You'll find budget-friendly rates for families and upscale locations that cater to corporate clients, and they're all within walking distance of great restaurants and local attractions.

East side

This area gives you quick access to both Tyndall Air Force Base and the quieter side of Panama City, where it's said you can find the best fishing. Locals love the solitude on East Bay, and you'll enjoy affordable hotels nearby that offer dedicated anglers local tips and tackle tricks.

West side

Your gateway to waterside fun on Panama Beach is located on the city's west side, just before the arch of Hathaway Bridge. The long stretch before the causeway has a great selection of some of the leading names in hospitality.


Best time to visit

If you love suntanned crowds and don't mind a little spring break fever, you'll want to visit the city during March. Beach madness makes its way into town, but things start to settle down by the first of April. Looking for a little bay fishing or plotting a deep-sea excursion? Charter your trip through the end of summer to reel in red snapper, grouper and trophy blue marlin.

You won't have to pay for privacy in the Florida Panhandle, because the beach crowds head back home by the end of the summer. This is your opportunity to have it all to yourself at off-season rates. You'll enjoy deep discounts, and some Panama City hotels even offer free-night combination packages. Check your calendar and set an autumn or winter date to visit one of the more relaxing beach cities on the Gulf of Mexico.

Recently Rated Panama City Beach Hotels

Hotel Reviews Stars Price from
Legacy By The Sea Resorts
3.5 / 5
41 reviews
4 stars $75
Paradise Palms
3.3 / 5
135 reviews
2 stars $54
Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort by Resort Collection
3.6 / 5
35 reviews
4 stars $70
Beachcomber By The Sea Resorts
3.7 / 5
39 reviews
4 stars $75
Holiday Inn Resort PANAMA CITY BEACH
4.3 / 5
143 reviews
3 stars $75
WyndhamVR Panama City Beach
3.9 / 5
28 reviews
4 stars Choose dates
Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front
3.3 / 5
182 reviews
2 stars $50
Grandview East Resort by Resort Collection
4.2 / 5
13 reviews
4 stars $109
Inn at St Thomas Square
3.4 / 5
11 reviews
2 stars Choose dates
Majestic Beach Resort by Resort Collection
3.3 / 5
34 reviews
3 stars $70

Panama City Beach hotels

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Featured Panama City Beach Hotels

From $50

1 Days Inn Panama City Beach/Ocean Front

2 stars
3.3 / 5 182 reviews

12818 Front Beach Road Map

Stay 3, Save 20%

Panama City hotel offers comfort and convenienceAll guest rooms have private balconies that face the beach and the emerald Gulf waters at the Days Inn Panama City/Ocean Front. Guests can stroll... More

Awesome Weekend
We stayed for the weekend the staff was very friendly and helpful. The room was clean and comfortable. My family and I would stay again.
Nov 15, 2014
From $45

2 Sugar Sands Inn & Suites Panama City Beach

2 stars
3.2 / 5 43 reviews

20723 Front Beach Rd. Map

Non-Refundable Rates

Family-friendly inn offers Southern hospitality near Panama CityThe Sugar Sands Inn and Suites Panama City Beach is in the perfect location for guests wanting a quiet beachfront and a short trip to... More

Nice overnight get away
I found it nice, clean, quite location on the beach with everything we needed for a great night get away.
Sep 22, 2014
From $54

3 Paradise Palms

2 stars
3.3 / 5 135 reviews

12907 Front Beach Road Map

Panama City hotel with lagoon pool offers simple comfortThe private beach access and grotto-like pool complex at the Paradise Palms delight all guests. A huge patio with beach chairs, umbrellas and... More

My Stay -- Paradise Palms
Stayed here for the thanksgiving weekend and it was a pleasant experience.Hotel was in a perfect location and has beautiful ocean view and very accessible to all the attractions.Breakfast was just...
Dec 1, 2014
From $63

4 Country Inn & Suites By Carlson, Panama City Beach, FL

3 stars
4.0 / 5 53 reviews

10241 Clarence Street Map

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Destin mega-resort offering beach, bay and fairwaysWhether setting out for a day of sightseeing, swimming or meetings, guests start the day off right with the hearty, hot complimentary breakfast at... More

EXTENDED VACAY BY ONE DAY
WE PREVIOUSLY WERE AT A HOTEL(NO NAMES MENTIONED) AND HAD BEEN PROMISED THAT IF WE DECIDED TO STAY LONGER WE WOULD GET THE SAME RATE WE CHECKED IN WITH. THAT DID NOT HAPPEN AND THAT IS WHAT BROUGHT...
Sep 28, 2014
From $70

5 Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort by Resort Collection

4 stars
3.6 / 5 35 reviews

11211 Front Beach Road Map

Special Check-In Instructions

11212 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL 32407 As the only full-service resort in Panama City Beach, Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort offers a variety of activities and amenities. Each suite... More

Great Resort
Stayed by the golf course and had a nice pond in the back. We enjoyed watching the turtles swimming in the pond. Easy walk to a great breakfast onsite. The pool is big and very nice by the bar...
Nov 30, 2014
From $59

6 Beachbreak by the Sea Resorts

3 stars
2.9 / 5 78 reviews

15405 Front Beach Road Map

While the Beachbreak by the Sea may be small- it stands only four stories in a sea of high-rises- the resort is big on warmth and charm. One of By the Sea Resorts three gulf-front Panama City Beach... More

Nice location
When I arrived the young lady at the front desk was very courteous. I was informed my room would be on the 4th floor with a gulf view, this was great. The room was clean and beds comfortable....
Oct 3, 2013
From $80

7 Wyndham Bay Point Resort

3 stars
3.6 / 5 67 reviews

4114 Jan Cooley Drive Map

Save 30% on your stay

Relaxing sanctuary with two golf courses on St. Andrew's BayNestled within a 1,100-acre wildlife preserve overlooking St. Andrew's Bay, the Wyndham Bay Point Resort, Panama City has the feel of a... More

wedding
We traveled to panama city beach from tampa florida 6 hr drive had electrical problems, asked house keeping to clean the room several times never did any of that... the room smelled like something...
Aug 4, 2014
From $75

8 Beachcomber By The Sea Resorts

4 stars
3.7 / 5 39 reviews

17101 Front Beach Rd Map

Comfort meets convenience at Beachcomber by the Sea, one of three gulf-front Panama City Beach hotels of By The Sea Resorts. The many ball teams, festivalgoers and bikers that visit the Real. Fun.... More

Great Thanksgiving celebration
We had a great experience with the very friendly staff, heated pool and jacuzzi, and playing on the beach. Thanks also for the big red chair that is great for a photo opt. We will be back for sure.
Nov 29, 2014
From $79

9 La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach Pier Park

3 stars
4.0 / 5 23 reviews

17710 West Panama City Beach Pkwy Map

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach - Pier Park was recently named a 2013 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! The brand new, 100% non smoking La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama... More

Panama City pet hotel
All around fine and comfortable. Great for dogs. Good breakfast. Good for price and location.
Sep 26, 2014
From $73

10 La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach

3 stars
3.9 / 5 22 reviews

7115 Coastal Palms Blvd Map

The La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach was recently named a 2014 TripAdvisor Certificate of Excellence award winner! Certified "Green Hotel" by the Florida Green Lodging Program. Samsung 32... More

Pretty Good
There was a badass staff and good breakfast in the morning. Clean rooms with a nice bathroom. Mini fridge was helpful. And the best part was they were pet friendly so I didn't have to sleep in my...
Sep 1, 2014
From $61

11 Sunbird Beach Resort by Resort Collection

3 stars
3.0 / 5 12 reviews

9850 South Thomas Drive Map

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At Summit Beach Resort, everything you need for the best vacation possible is right outside your door. Restaurants, shopping centers, golf courses, charter boats, tennis courts, pools, local... More

Wouldn't go back
To start off...they have a closed gate with a keypad to get on the premises & they did not include that information prior to arriving so that was frustrating after being in the car for hours. The...
Sep 14, 2014
From $70

12 Majestic Beach Resort by Resort Collection

3 stars
3.3 / 5 34 reviews

10901 Front Beach Road Map

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Majestic Beach Resort is aptly named. With over 650 feet of white-sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico, it is truly a majestic place. You will discover the ultimate in happiness in these gulf-front... More

Very Disappointing
Access to room was an ordeal - multilevel parking is across the street so we had to take an elevator or stairs to the walkway level, then a long maze like walk to the hotel elevator where we always...
Oct 14, 2014
From $75

13 Holiday Inn Resort PANAMA CITY BEACH

3 stars
4.3 / 5 143 reviews

11127 Front Beach Road Map

Panama City hotel offers family fun on the beachThe Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach features tropical foliage encircling the enormous pool, where guests can spend the day reclined in lounge... More

Getaway
Very nice overall, all rooms face the Gulf. Just a couple things could be better, such as proper functioning of sauna and steam-room, breakfast buffet was cold and does not include any drinks,...
Nov 20, 2014
From $137

14 Sterling Resorts- Sterling Beach

3 stars
Not yet reviewed

6627 Thomas Drive Map

Sterling Beach is a beach front property offering 2 and 3 bedroom condos. Amenities include- Lagoon style pool, fitness center, BBQ area, wireless Internet, full kitchen, furnished balcony, washer... More

From $79

15 Hampton Inn Panama City Beach

3 stars
4.2 / 5 21 reviews

2909 Thomas Drive Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

behold the world's most beautiful beaches...welcome to the Hampton Inn Panama City Beach.With all the picturesque beachside destinations on Florida's Emerald Coast, it takes a lot to win the... More

Great location
The locación was the best part . Walking distance to grocery stores, restaurants and less than 10 minutes from St. Andrews park . Staff was helpful, decent breakfast and comfy beds .
Sep 2, 2014
From $98

16 Holiday Inn Club Vacations AT BAY POINT RESORT

3 stars
3.0 / 5 1 reviews

4100 Marriott Drive Map

Welcome To Our Panama City, FL Resort! Holiday Inn® Club Vacations at Bay Point Resort is the perfect Gulf Coast getaway and golfer's paradise. Located in the Bay Point Resort in Panama City Beach,... More

family fun
Excellent pools. A lil far from town but overall good. For the family
Apr 2, 2013
From $189

17 Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point

3 stars
4.5 / 5 4 reviews

4000 Marriott Drive Map

Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point offers luxurious two-bedroom villas in Panama City Beach, Florida, just a short distance from the white sand of Panama City Beach and 21 miles from Northwest... More

From $109

18 Grandview East Resort by Resort Collection

4 stars
4.2 / 5 13 reviews

10713 Front Beach Rd Map

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Grandview East Resort sits center stage upon one of the Worlds Most Beautiful Beaches and is nestled among Panama City Beachs best dining, shopping and entertainment opportunities. When youre... More

great, and cheap, too!
Exactly as advertised. Comfortable, well laid out and furnished, with a stellar view of the beach. Quite literally a stone's throw from the water. Good stuff. Note that we went there off-season, so...
Nov 12, 2014
From $84

19 Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Pier Park Area

2 stars
4.3 / 5 16 reviews

13505 Panama City Beach Pkwy Map

Free On The HouseT hot breakfast, Wi-Fi

where spring break happens year round…welcome to the Hampton Inn & Suites-Panama City Beach Pier Park No matter the time of year, our Hampton Inn & Suites® Panama City Beach hotel near Pier Park is... More

Perfect weekend getaway
Great experience, perfect time of the year to go. There were 4 cars in the parking lot when we arrived and maybe 12 when we left. The hotel had the usual Hampton Inn comforts and a huge room thanks...
Sep 30, 2014
From $75

20 Legacy By The Sea Resorts

4 stars
3.5 / 5 41 reviews

15325 Front Beach Rd Map

Legacy by the Sea is one of the most popular hotels in Panama City Beach. Ideally located across the street from Gulf World Marine Park and walking distance to the Pier Park shopping, dining and... More

Thanksgiving by the beach
More than what we hoped for. Would stay again in a heartbeat! Close enough to be a jumping off point for many activities! Visited with family in P.C. Spent a morning at St. Andrews State Park. Ate...
Dec 7, 2014