A beach lover's paradise, Panama City Beach is home to some of the most beautiful white sand beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. Watch the sunset from your vacation home's balcony; many boast stunning ocean views. Stroll minutes from your vacation rental to the water and swim, surf, or simply relax.
Those visiting Panama City Beach in the autumn can enjoy the Panama City Beach Seafood, Wine and Music Festival, a celebration of local seafood and chefs. The three-day event offers fun-filled days of wine tasting, dining and socializing as well as rare wine auctions and events. Don't miss the "Stomping of the Grapes" performed each day as an opening to the day's events.
Here are a few suggested things to do during your visit:
-Play golf: Golfers can choose to play at a number of courses in the area including Camp Creek Golf Club, an 18-hole championship course that highlights the area's natural beauty with wide fairways, pine forests and a coastal feel.
-Visit Gulf World Marine Park: This sea park allows guests to swim with the dolphins as well as enjoy shows and concerts. Attend performances by the E-Xtreme High Dive Team, be amazed by a magic show, or watch the penguins, flamingos, sharks and alligators that call this park home.
-Play on the beach: Panama City Beaches are legendary for their soft sand and golden sun. Swim, snorkel, go parasailing or just bring a good book and relax.
-Enjoy the dining and nightlife: After a long day in the sun, head out for a night of fun, dancing and award winning cuisine along Thomas Drive and Front Beach Road.
-Indulge in a luxury spa treatment: Enjoy an afternoon of perfect relaxation and pampering in one of the world class spas of Panama City Beach.
-Hike the trails: Go hiking or biking along the trails of St. Andrews State Park, just a short trip to the south.
In Panama City, it's easy to find a luxury condo or house rental big enough to host your friends and family. Choose the perfect vacation rental within minutes of your favorite Panama City attractions. In Panama City, tourism is always welcome, but crowds are never a problem, even during the height of the summer. While you're here, be sure to schedule short side trips to explore nearby Laguna Beach and Port St. Joe.
As featured in USA TODAY and recommended by Travel + Leisure in its annual Villa Guide:
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