PLENTY TO SEE, LOTS TO DO -- We've collected some sites to help you enjoy your Panama City Beach Vacation. This area attracts thousands of vacationers, thanks to excellent fishing and beautiful beaches. Boasting 27 miles of fine white sand along clear green Gulf waters, this area is often called one of "America's Best Beaches."

Perhaps the most difficult part of your visit will be deciding what to do next! The Panama City Beach area has many attractions to choose from -- amusement parks, marine & wildlife sites, water parks, sailing, bumper boats, tennis, golf, miniature golf, dinner cruises, and incredible dining for every taste.


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RECREATION -- For decades, Panama City Beach has been referred to as the "Miracle Strip," and you'll know why as soon as you arrive! Everywhere you look there are things to see and do -- endless hours of fun for every age. Even if you don't do it all, it's nice to know there will be plenty to catch up on next time! And all just a short drive from your condo at Pinnacle Port.

Blue Dolphin Tours -- swim with dolphins; snorkel sunken wrecks.
Camp Helen State Park -- on beautiful Lake Powell and the Gulf of Mexico; unique nature trail, beach access, bicycle trails, fishing, swimming.
Captain Anderson Marina -- dinner cruises, deep sea fishing, Dolphin encounter.
Gulf World Marine Park -- state-of-the-art Dolphin habitat, popular marine life shows.
Holiday Golf Club -- 2 courses; one a lighted 9-hole par 3 for the whole family.
Shipwreck Island -- Panama City Beach's only water park; great for families and kids.
St. Andrews State Park -- one of the most popular outdoor recreation spots in Florida.

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DINING -- Known as "The Seafood Capital of the World," Panama City Beach is a pleasant surprise to most guests. While it is certainly a great place to get the freshest seafood possible, with numerous locally owned seafood restaurants, PCB also offers many other options with a broad array of cuisine choices. In addition to the fresh seafood fare, diners will be pleased to find restaurants also serve more traditional southern fare, Caribbean, Cajun and even Oriental specialties. Here are some Guest Favorites:

Bayou Bill's Crab Shack -- located at the far west end of the beach, next to Winn-Dixie where Front Beach Rd meets Back Beach Rd (new Hwy. 98) across from Carillon Beach; 235-1010.
Boars Head Restaurant -- Olde English style; steak, seafood, venison, quail.
Boatyard -- dress is casual, prices are reasonable; open 7 days a week.
Canopies -- 4423 W. Hwy 98 one mile East of Hathaway bridge; casual fine dining; recommended by Southern Living Magazine. 872-8444.

Captain Anderson's -- restaurant and waterfront market; a local tradition.
Louie's Restaurant & Oyster Bar -- a small restaurant located on 19605 Panama City Beach Pkwy. Great Greek Salads, good hamburgers and seafood platter, grouper sandwich. Very reasonable and nice people. Eat-in or Carryout 235-3660.
Pineapple Willy's -- world famous ribs, seafood, and Angus beef; popular pier dining.
Schooners -- the last Local Beach Club; live music; famous for their cannon.
The Treasure Ship -- enjoy a great meal on a majestic 200-foot long replica of a 17th century Spanish galleon.
ThreeFish Grill -- Carillon Beach; open for Lunch and Dinner 7 days a week. Upstairs they have a gourmet restaurant. 102 Market Street, 235-2811, Very good food, pricier than some but wonderful service and food. Located in the small downtown area of Carillon Beach.
Triple "J" Steakhouse -- best sirloin steak anywhere. Located on 2218 Thomas Drive, near Bay Point Entrance. 233-9514

Grocery Service:
The Beach Butlers -- they'll do the grocery shopping while you're on the beach.

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SHOPPING -- Panama City Beach hosts some of the best shopping in Florida! Start with Alvin's flagship store, The Magic Mountain Mall on Front Beach Road -- they even have daily live shark and alligator feedings! Or take the drive to Panama City Mall, the only enclosed shopping center within 65 miles and over five million people a year enjoy The Great Shopping Place. And of course, there's always Wal-Mart. Come in if you need groceries, clothing, or those last minute items you forgot to bring -- they're open 24 hours a day! The Super Wal-Mart is Located on Front Beach Road.

Carillon Beach Community & Market -- just around the corner is Carillon Market, reminiscent of New Orleans French Quarter with gas lights, cobblestone streets, private courtyards, and lush landscaping.
Liz & Jane's Factory Store -- women's clothes, jewelry, accessories, gift items, and even an armoire or two. -- surfing specialty shop; surfing instruction clinics.
Panama City Mall -- Dillard's, JCPenney and Sears, over 100 Specialty Stores.

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TRAVEL, MAPS, ETC -- All of Florida's Great Northwest is linked by the Gulf of Mexico and Interstate 10. I-10 runs east and west, and is easily accessible from I-65, I-75 and I-95 to the north. Large airports in both Pensacola and Panama City serve Northwest Florida with several carriers and dozens of flights daily.

All About Florida -- something for the kids to get excited about before you visit.
Beach Weddings & Renewals -- how cool would this be . . . a beach wedding.
Crayola Travel Games -- more activities for the trip (registration required).
Driving Distances from most major southeastern cities.
Hathaway Bridge Project -- The new Hathaway Bridge between the Bay County mainland and Panama City Beach; certain to become a new area landmark.
Hospitals & Clinics in and around Panama City Beach.
Overview map of Panama City Beach and vicinity.
PCB Auto Repair -- stuff happens; local auto repair facilities.
PCBCIA -- direct link to the PC-Bay County airport.
Satellite image of Florida and the Gulf.
Vacation Checklist -- handy planner for keeping up with trip planning details.
Weather Conditions for Panama City Beach.

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