Destination guide

Explore the beachside setting in Panama City

The beaches and other outdoor surroundings create an inviting atmosphere in Panama City. This city's camping, shopping and restaurants draw many visitors. Take in top local attractions like Panama City Mall and Panama City Marina. Many of our vacation rentals offer full kitchens, spacious living quarters and sometimes even a hot tub—perfect for a relaxing getaway.

Activities

Sightseeing in and around Panama City

Are you searching for attractions to see in the city? Venture out of your vacation home and experience everything that makes Panama City a fun spot to vacation. These are some of the top attractions to explore, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • Gulf World Marine Park (17.8 mi / 28.7 km)
  • Bay Dunes Golf Course (5.2 mi / 8.3 km)
  • Fox Run Country Club (6.5 mi / 10.5 km)
  • Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort (8.9 mi / 14.3 km)
  • Meadows Course at Bay Point Resort (9.7 mi / 15.6 km)
  • Water Planet (10.8 mi / 17.4 km)
Weather

Seasonal weather in Panama City

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

Natural features

Exploring the beaches and other natural features in Panama City

Whether you're an outdoor enthusiast or just want to appreciate the scenery, Panama City is a great place to spend some time outside. Here are some of the area’s noteworthy natural features, all within 30 miles (48.2 km) of the city center:

  • St. Andrews State Park (10.1 mi / 16.2 km)
  • Truesdell Park (7.8 mi / 12.6 km)
  • Shell Island (8.8 mi / 14.1 km)
  • Mexico Beach (18.5 mi / 29.8 km)
  • Conservation Park (20.1 mi / 32.4 km)
  • Carillon Beach (25.3 mi / 40.7 km)
How to get there

Transportation options to and around Panama City

Fly into Panama City, FL (ECP-Northwest Florida Beaches Intl.), the closest airport, located 18.1 mi (29.2 km) from the city center. If you can't find a flight that works for your travel itinerary, you can also fly into Destin, FL (DSI-Destin-Fort Walton Beach), which is 55.7 mi (89.6 km) away.

Where to stay near Panama City?

Our 2019 vacation rental listings offer a large selection of 7,299 house rentals near Panama City. From 6,116 Condos/Apartments to 566 Houses, find unique vacation rental for you to enjoy a memorable holiday or a weekend with your family and friends. The best place to stay near Panama City is on HomeAway.

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

Whether you're travelling with family or friends, here are the areas with the largest selection of vacation rentals for a holiday trip or just for a weekend in Panama City:

  • Rosemary Beach: 1,197 vacation rentals
  • West Panama City Beach: 2,856 vacation rentals
  • Laguna Beach: 859 vacation rentals
  • Long Beach: 1,842 vacation rentals
  • Seacrest: 602 vacation rentals

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

What are the popular points of interest near where I can stay when travelling to Panama City?

HomeAway offers a large selection of lodging choices near lovely places in Panama City. From HomeAway travelers, the most popular points of interest to stay for a holiday trip or just for a weekend are:

  • Gulf Coast State College: 9,088 home rentals
  • Panama City Marina: 7,353 home rentals
  • St. Andrews State Park: 7,968 home rentals
  • Port Panama City: 9,085 home rentals
  • Junior Museum of Bay County: 7,434 home rentals

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

Can I rent Condos/Apartments in Panama City?

Yes, of course. HomeAway has 6,116 Condos/Apartments in Panama City. Our other popular types of vacation rentals in Panama City include:

  • Houses: 566 lodging choices
  • Cottages: 53 lodging choices
  • Townhouses: 304 lodging choices

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

Can I find a vacation rental with pool in Panama City?

Yes, you can select your preferred vacation rental with pool among our 6,542 vacation homes with pool available in Panama City.

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