Destination guide

Take in the beachside beauty of Panama City Beach

Enjoy the churches and other features of Panama City Beach. This city's beaches, seaside and dolphin watching draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Gulf World Marine Park and Pier Park. If you need more space to accommodate a family vacation or friends trip, rental homes often come with separate dining areas and spacious living rooms.


Activities and attractions in Panama City Beach

Are you hoping to discover things to do while you're in town? Travelers enjoy Panama City Beach for its dolphin viewing opportunities, golfing and fishing. Venture out of your cozy vacation rental and experience everything that makes Panama City Beach a one-of-a-kind vacation spot. Here are some of the top attractions to see, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gulf World Marine Park (4.4 mi / 7 km)
  • WonderWorks (0.3 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Coconut Creek Family Fun Park (0.4 mi / 0.6 km)
  • Signal Hill Golf Course (0.5 mi / 0.8 km)
  • Signal Hill Country Club (0.6 mi / 1 km)
  • Super Speed Fun Park (0.7 mi / 1.1 km)

Seasonal weather averages in Panama City Beach

If you're planning a vacation around the weather, July, August, June and September are the hottest months to visit, when temperatures average 90°F.

Natural highlights

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Panama City Beach

Travelers love Panama City Beach for its beautiful ocean views and breathtaking sunsets. Whether you're an active traveler or just want to appreciate the scenery, you'll be sure to find the perfect setting for your vacation in Panama City Beach. These are a few of the area's most enchanting sights, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Andrews State Park (5.7 mi / 9.2 km)
  • Truesdell Park (6.3 mi / 10.2 km)
  • Conservation Park (7.7 mi / 12.3 km)
  • Shell Island (10.1 mi / 16.3 km)
  • Carillon Beach (12.2 mi / 19.7 km)
  • Camp Helen State Park (13 mi / 20.8 km)

How to get to and around Panama City Beach

The nearest airport is in Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), located 12.2 mi (19.7 km) from the city center. If you're unable to find a flight that fits your schedule, you could also fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 42.5 mi (68.4 km) away.

Where to stay around Panama City Beach?

Our 2019 accommodation listings offer a large selection of 12,305 holiday lettings near Panama City Beach. From 3,260 Houses to 7,697 Condos/Apartments, find the best place to stay with your family and friends to discover Panama City Beach area.

What is the best area to stay when travelling to Panama City Beach?

Whether you are travelling solo or with family and friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of holiday accommodations for a long holiday or just a weekend break in Panama City Beach:

  • Lullwater Beach On Gulf Of Mexico: 1,153 holiday homes
  • Laguna Beach: 856 holiday homes
  • West Panama City Beach: 2,804 holiday homes
  • El Centro Beach: 910 holiday homes
  • Long Beach: 1,908 holiday homes

For other neighbourhoods, please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

What are the most popular points of interest and landmarks to stay near when travelling to Panama City Beach?

HomeAway offers a large selection of holiday accommodations near great places in Panama City Beach. From HomeAway travellers, the most popular points of interest to stay near are:

  • Hombre Golf Club: 10,278 holiday lettings
  • Gulf World Marine Park: 12,231 holiday lettings
  • M.B. Miller County Pier: 11,084 holiday lettings
  • Holiday Golf Club: 11,815 holiday lettings
  • Ripley's Believe It or Not: 9,917 holiday lettings

But there are many other points of interest around Panama City Beach listed on HomeAway where you can find your place to stay. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available near the point of interest of your choice.

Can I rent Houses in Panama City Beach?

Yes, of course. HomeAway offers 3,260 Houses in Panama City Beach. Our other popular types of Panama City Beach holiday rentals include:

  • Condos/Apartments: 7,697 self catering accommodations
  • Cottages: 328 self catering accommodations
  • Townhouses: 651 self catering accommodations

But you can also enjoy a great stay in one of our other holiday rentals including Villas and more.

Can I find a holiday accommodation with pool in Panama City Beach?

Yes, you can select your preferred holiday accommodation with pool among our 10,824 holiday homes with pool available in Panama City Beach. Please use our search bar to access the selection of holiday rentals available.

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