USA: Take Me Down To Panama City, Florida

USA: Take Me Down To Panama City, Florida

When people, especially us Brits, think of Florida, we instantly think of the big hitters. You know the ones – theme parks galore or the title of a Will Smith song. However, there are so many more places in the Sunshine State that are just waiting to be explored. Panama City is a prime example. It is a stunning seaside town located on the Gulf of Mexico. It is in the region known as the Emerald Coast. Already a popular tourist destination with Floridians and Americans in general, many visitors flock to its pristine beaches and crystal clear water year round. Therefore, we have put this post together to highlight a few places that you must see when you visit Panama City, including its very own theme parks. 

Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach, Emerald Coast, Florida

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Visitors from all over the world come to experience the beauty of the Panama City Beach area. This little waterfront city is famous for its 27 miles of powder white sand and warm Gulf coast waters. There is plenty to see and do in this town. You can catch a boat for a fishing expedition or just lay back, relax and grab some sunshine on the beach. For those looking to do some shopping, the Pier Park has numerous shops, restaurants (especially sea food ones) and boutiques for you to visit. So don’t forget to pack your credit card. 

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Visitors can splash, float, swim, and raft in over three million gallons of water at this park. A great place to head to cool down if the hot Floridian sun becomes too much. Shipwreck Island Water Park is the perfect place for families to spend time together. The smallest guests can enjoy the Tadpole Hole area. The park features a lazy river for those that want to chill out and have a relaxing day. If you are looking for more thrills, the Tree Top Drop plunges guests down a 65-foot platform. It is certainly not for the faint hearted. 

St. Andrews State Park

St. Andrews State Park, Florida

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This park is tucked between the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. It is the perfect spot if you are looking to swim or snorkel in the clear waters. You can even fish off its white sand beaches. For those wanting to spend some time getting back to nature, the park has a campground area therefore allowing you set up your tent and sleep under the stars. This spot also has plenty of trails to travel by foot if hiking is your things, bike, or even horseback.

Panama City offers many activities and places regardless of your interests and hobbies to visit. This seaside city has some of the best beaches in the country. The next time you consider visiting Florida on holiday, plan a visit to this wonderful spot on the Emerald Coast.

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