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Panama City Beach boasts 27 miles of sandy stretches, so renting a car is the most convenient way to explore them all. Oceanside fun isn’t all that’s on offer, though. You’ll find shopping, events and dining at Pier Park, family fun at WonderWorks theme park, and Signal Hill Golf Course to add to your adventures.

If you’re arriving at Pensacola International Airport, you can pick up a car from Budget, Dollar, Thrifty and National, among other car rental providers. Or if you’re staying downtown you’ll be able to collect your rental car from nearby outlets, such as Budget and Avis. Orbitz can help you find the best car for your itinerary.

Panama City Beach and beyond: Three destinations by car

Panama City Beach is located near a wealth of attractions. Here are three spots to discover by car.

Camp Helen State Park

Drive to the far western border of Panama City Beach to discover the ecological delights of Camp Helen State Park. Take a walk through sand dunes and scrub oak forests, swim in Lake Powell, and bring your binoculars for bird-watching. Picnic tables are dotted throughout the park, and kayak rentals are also available, weather permitting.

Journey time: Around 20 minutes

Distance: Approximately 14 miles


The beach neighborhood of Seaside charms visitors with pastel-colored homes, trendy airstream trailers serving food, and turquoise seas lapping powder-white sand. Find local produce at the farmers’ market, and watch a movie under the stars at Central Square Cinema. Before you drive back, shop for artistic gifts along picture-perfect streets in the town center, and dine by the sea.

Journey time: Around 40 minutes

Distance: Approximately 30 miles


From Panama City Beach, you’re within easy driving distance of Florida’s capital, Tallahassee. It’s home to Florida State University, the Florida State Conference Center, Knott House Museum, and the Florida Historic Capitol Museum. Stop to admire old plantation homes lining the historic district, and take a stroll through Alfred B. Maclay Gardens State Park.

Journey time: Around 2 hours

Distance: Approximately 110 miles