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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.


Panama City is known for its creative side and the colorful characters within our community. Let’s see how you would #ColorPC.  Download your FREE coloring page 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 Beach and Bay County beaches are currently open daily.  Please follow Social Distancing guidelines.


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.

Healthy Travel Information

As the health and safety of visitors to Panama City is paramount, Destination Panama City is committed to providing travelers with accurate and timely information about traveling safely. Please visit the VISIT FLORIDA website for current travel safety information.

    Panama City – Salute to Freedom
    July 4, 2020

    Destination Panama City wants you to mark your calendars for this summer fun event!  Parade, Live Music, Festival all day!  We’ll be back at the Downtown Panama City Marina bigger and better than ever!


    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)