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Situated in the geographic center of Northwest Florida, Panama City is the largest city between Pensacola and Tallahassee and the seat of Bay County.

Where Life Sets Sail

Panama City, Florida is an official stop on the US Civil Rights Trail

The Bay County Courthouse, located in downtown Panama City was the site of the 1963 landmark Supreme Court case that changed our nation’s court system. Learn more about Gideon vs. Wainwright and the 6th Amendment here.

ReTreePC to plant 100,000 trees

For generations, Panama City was known for the charm of the majestic oaks and tall pines. The canopied trees shaped the city’s character and became a symbol of its inherent charm. Learn more about how you can help “ReTreePC” here.

List of Open Panama City Parks With Water Access or View

List of Open Panama City Parks with water access or view, waterfront restaurants & pubs, charter boats, and public boat launches.


Panama City Oyster Trail

There’s no shortage of oysters in Panama City, serving up the tasty dish in almost every way, from raw oysters to baked or fried, with a unique spin on flavors at each restaurant you visit. Join us on the Panama City Oyster Trail! Click here for a list of locations.

Krewe of St. Andrews Mardi Gras 2020

The Krewe of St. Andrews is celebrating their 23rd Mardi Gras Anniversary in 2020, it’s the most popular and largest Mardi Gras celebration in Bay County. Over 14 Krewes, more than 30 brightly colored floats, live music, and two days filled with fun festivities!  Friday, February 14th, the party kicks off with the Pet & Children’s Parade. Saturday, February 15, is the grand parade!  For more information, check out this event and many more here.

Panama City Sunnies

The City of Panama City has been hosting RebuildPC.org recovery focus groups and public input forums. The future definitely looks bright. So bright that Destination Panama City is giving away these awesome FREE sunnies for anyone that stops by our new Visitors Center. We’re located at 228 Harrison Avenue in the historic Sherman Arcade building in Downtown Panama City.


Latest Blog

  • Love really is a four legged word in Panama City, Florida (2/4/2020) - Are you looking to have a doggone great time with your furry friends? Panama City, Florida is a super place to start. From parades to 5Ks, pups in Panama City have access to a variety of activities and amenities. There is even an annual dog Mayor election event that raises money for area shelters and… (Read More)