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Panama City News Herald Covers Bay County Court House’s Inclusion on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

In recognition of the great expansion of civil rights brought by the Gideon v. Wainwright case, the Bay County Courthouse has been added to United States Civil Rights Trail – a national list of locations where activists successfully sought equal access to public education, public transportation and voting rights. To read the article, click here.

WMBB Showcases the Bay County Court House’s Inclusion on the U.S Civil Rights Trail

The trail recognizes more than 100 sites in 15 different states. “Before this year, there were no Florida cities on the U.S. Civil Rights Trail,” Destination Panama City’s President Jennifer Vigil said. One of the newest recognized sites is our own Bay County courthouse. To read the full story click here.


WJHG Previews Bay County Courthouse’s Addition to the U.S. Civil Rights Trail

The Bay County Courthouse is home to the court case Gideon v. Wainwright, which expanded civil rights in 1963. The U.S. Supreme Court ruled legal counsel is a fundamental right and most be provided for defendants.. To see the full article, click here.


Panama City News Herald Highlights Panama City’s Annual Projection Art Festival

Downtown Panama City will become the canvas for the annual Public Eye Soar November 9-10. Featured in the Panama City News Herald’s Entertainer section, this projection art festival will bring light, sound and art to the downtown streets of Panama City. From live performances, hands-on activities, short films, projection art and photography from across the globe, Public Eye Soar will offer a unique way to see art on a new scale. To read the article, click here.

Southern Hospitality Traveler Features Panama City

The unique delights of Panama City are highlighted in Southern Hospitality Traveler’s latest city postcard. Detailing the city’s culinary scene, outdoor activities and arts and culture scene, this magazine takes readers on a ride through Panama City. To read more about the quirky neighborhoods, shopping and boating options around the bay, click here.


New York Post Listed Panama City as a Fabulous Florida Destination

The Panama City Oyster Trail as well as Shell Island are two reasons why the New York Post highlighted Panama City on its list of 7 Fabulous Florida Escapes You Shouldn’t Miss. To see the full article, click here.


Panama City Oyster Trail Featured in American Way

American Way highlights the Panama City Oyster Trail with a story on Honor Allen, town native and national oyster shucking champion. The Oyster Trail leads bivalve-lovers on a gastronomy tour through Panama City to try year-round local oysters from the Panhandle prepared in many different ways. To read the August issue of American Way, click here.

Orlando Sentinel highlights Panama City’s Strummin’ Ukulele Festival

Strummin’ Man, Panama City’s premiere ukulele festival, is featured in the Orlando Sentinel’s Florida travel calendar. Attendees will delight in hearing renown ukulele artists in concert and will enjoy the festival’s workshops and vendors. To learn more about Strummin’ Man, click here.

Panama City’s Creative Conference Featured in Emerald Coast Magazine

For a week this September, creatives will descend on the Panhandle for the 9th annual Panama City Creative Con. As detailed in Emerald Coast Magazine, there will be workshops and lectures held by accomplished artists, costume and cosplay contests as well as illustrators and art projects throughout the week. To learn more about this event and its creator Jayson Kretzer, click here.


Travel Pulse Includes Panama City’s Governor Stone in List of America’s Most Historic Tall Ships

Panama City’s Governor Stone is included in Travel Pulse’s roundup of historic tall ships across the country. Residing in in St. Andrews Bay, this schooner still participates in community events and takes residents and visitors on sails around the bay. To see photos of the Governor Stone and other tall ships, click here.

Panama City Restaurant’s Cake Featured in USA Today

USA Today includes Sweet Magnolia’s Deli’s Simply Delicious Strawberry Cake in its roundup of “Ways to Savor Strawberries in May.” Topped with strawberry frosting, this strawberry cake is sure to delight taste buds this season. To see photos of all the dishes, click here.

Panama City’s Oyster Trail Featured in Waterway Guide

Panama City’s very own Honor Allen discusses oysters and growing up in the panhandle in the most recent edition of Waterway Guide. Highlighting the Oyster Trail, visitors are invited to imbibe in oysters all year long. For the full story, click here.


Summer Sunset Series Featured in The News Herald

The Panama City News Herald details the city’s Summer Sunset Series, running through July. With live music and food trucks, the whole city watches the sunset from the city’s two marinas every week. To read more about the Panama City Sunset Series, click here.

Panama City’s One Harrison Food + Wine Festival Highlighted in The News Herald

The Panama City News Herald announces tickets for One Harrison Food + Wine Festival are now on sale. This fall event promises food, wine, craft cocktails, artisan vendors and chef demonstrations. To read more about the One Harrison Food + Wine event happening this November, click here.

Panama City Highlighted as an Ultimate Fishing Destination in Sport Fishing Magazine

Sport Fishing Magazine details a guided fishing trip throughout the St. Andrews Bay and the nearby Gulf of Mexico. With clear blue water, abundant fishing tournaments and seafood restaurants, Panama City is a fisherman’s paradise. Writer Doug Olander says, “there is no shortage of activities and events going on in a destination that is succeeding as a Gulf tourist mecca.” To read more about his visit to Panama City, click here.


Southern Living Features Panama City’s AirBnb Boat Rentals

Southern Living features Panama City’s abundance of AirBnb boat rentals available in the city. At the St. Andrews Marina you can rent anything from a small sailboat for around $75 a night to a 56-foot motor yacht for $150 a night. Some even feature an excursion with one of their captains. To read more about spending the evening on a sailboat in Panama City, click here.

Conexion Highlights the Live Music at Panama City Summer Sunset Series

With live music twice a week during the Panama City Summer Sunset Series, patrons can watch the sunset alongside food trucks and tunes. Conexion features a list of performers each week for the rest of the summer. To read more click here.

WJHG Announces Panama City’s Advertising and Promotion Grant from Visit Florida

WJHG discusses two grants awarded to Destination Panama City to promote the One Harrison Food + Wine Festival and the Panama City Oyster Trail. To read more about how the city will tell the story of its culture though its culinary traditions, click here.


USA Today Includes Panama City in Its List of Authentic Mexican Restaurants in the U.S.

La Michoacana Latin Market in Panama City is described as authentic, and locals keep coming back for its handmade corn tortillas and straightforward tacos. To read more about La Michoacana Latin Market, click here.

Panama City Highlighted in USA Today’s List of Ways to Enjoy Watermelon

USA Today features three local Panama City restaurants in their roundup of watermelon dishes across the country. Wine Knot Tapas’ seared agave and paprika salmon with minty watermelon salsa is listed alongside John Holly Dining Room’s rustically refined charred watermelon gazpacho with shrimp and g. Foley’s panzanella salad with cornbread, local watermelon, heirloom tomatoes and charred tomato vinegar. For more details, click here.

Opening of the Panama City Oyster Trail Announced in Seafood Source

National Oyster Day in August marked the opening of the Panama City Oyster Trail, featuring 12 different restaurants and ways to enjoy oysters every which way. To see Seafood Source’s announcement of the trail, click here.


Social Media Influencer Southern Kissed Visits Panama City

Southern Kissed’s Lynda Self wrote about her weekend Panama City as well as the city’s overall dining scene including local restaurants Bayou Joe’s, Just the Cook and g. Foley’s. Self also interviews Honor Allen, the region’s local celebrity and country’s faster oyster shucker. To read the interview, click here.

Panama City listed in USA Today’s Candy Cane Treats Across the Country

USA Today describes Amavida Coffee and Tea’s festive Candy Cane Crush Latte with its minty combination of matcha, peppermint, cardamom and crushed candy cane.

To see the full list of Candy Cane Treats, click here.

USA Today lists Panama City in Its List of Eggnog Concoctions

Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery was featured in USA Today’s list of eggnog variations from across the country. With whipped cream, caramel and nutmeg, this drink is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.

To see the complete list of innovative eggnog drinks, click here.


Budget Travel includes Panama City in its Travel News section

This year’s Burning of the Socks made an appearance in Budget Travel as a “trip-inspiring” piece of travel news. In addition to a sock burn, locals and visitors celebrated spring with the 21st annual Blessing of the Fleet, a Fish Fry and with an array of German-made cars at the Porsche Armada.

To see the complete post on Budget Travel, click here.

Panama City Highlighted in Forbes List of Cheap Places to Go in 2018

Forbes talks with Lynda Self from Southern Kissed to discuss why she recommends Panama City, Florida as a great place to vacation in 2018. She thinks the food, sun and art make Panama City shine on a budget. To see the full article, click here.