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Where to stay in Panama City
Visiting Panama City
Travelers to Panama City give high marks for the beaches and shopping. This city also attracts tourists with its seafood restaurants and festivals. Top sights in the city include Panama City Marina, Panama City Mall, and St. Andrews State Park.
- There are 3991 hotels and other accommodations in Panama City
- The closest major airport is in Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), 16.1 mi (25.9 km) from the city center
- The next closest is in Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), 51.1 mi (82.3 km) away
Sightseeing and Staying in Panama City
Well-known for its festivals, the city's cultural venues include Ripley's Believe It or Not, Martin Theatre, and Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida. Attractions like Shipwreck Island Waterpark, Gulf World Marine Park, and WonderWorks are fun for kids of all ages. The beaches and sunsets highlight the city's natural beauty with places to visit including St. Andrews State Park, Carillon Beach, and Mexico Beach.
In Panama City, you'll find 3991 hotels and other lodging options so you'll have ample places to choose from for a perfect holiday retreat. Here are top ones based on Expedia user reviews:
- Fairfield Inn & Suites by Marriott Panama City Beach - This 2.5-star hotel features free breakfast, an outdoor pool, and free WiFi. It's a favorite with Expedia travelers for its breakfast and clean, comfortable rooms.
- Hampton Inn & Suites Panama City Beach-Beachfront - Our customers like the family-friendly amenities and overall value at this hotel. Guests who stay at this 2.5-star hotel in Open Sands can enjoy access to free breakfast and an outdoor pool, along with free WiFi.
- Holiday Inn Express & Suites Panama City Beach - Beachfront - With a stay at this 3-star hotel, guests can enjoy access to free breakfast and a restaurant, along with free WiFi. Expedia customers like its overall value and pool.
Other favorite sights in Panama City include Panama City Marina, Panama City Mall, and Tyndall Air Force Base Visitor Center. One of the popular sights in the surrounding area is Seaside Beach, 30.9 mi/49.7 km from the heart of the city.
Dressing for Panama City
- Between January and March, you can expect the daytime average to be around 74°F and the nighttime average to be 43°F
- From April to June, temperatures average about 90°F during the day and 56°F at night
- July through September averages 91°F during the day and 67°F at night
- In October-December, the average temperature is 85°F during the day and 44°F at night
- Average annual rainfall for Panama City is 57.39 inches
- Hottest months are usually August and July with an average temperature of 90°F, while the coldest months are January and December with an average of 45°F
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