PANAMA CITY BEACH: Cheap Hotel Rooms in Panama City Beach
Your stay in Panama City Beach puts you in the center of fun city, with so much to see and do. Not only a terrific beach town, it also boasts water sports, fantastic fishing opportunities, many festivals and more.
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Winter and fall months will offer you your best rates on hotels, as well as fewer crowds on the beaches, streets and restaurants. Summer will find exactly the opposite, because of the fantastic beaches. A word of warning, if you decide a spring vacation is in order, you may want to re-think that time, unless you’re a “spring breaker”. That’s right, they call Panama City Beach the “Spring Break Capital of the World”.
Low Season: October through March is less busy. Average Daily Rates of:
- 2 Star: $47-$160
- 3 Star: $91-$220
- 4 Star: $180-$250
- 2 Star: $81-$350
- 3 Star: $128-$400
- 4 Star: $375-$480
Sights you mustn’t missVisit the Gulf World Marine Park where you can visit a plethora of wild animals, reptiles, birds and more. From flamingos, and sea lions to alligators and sharks, you won’t be bored or disappointed.
Take a guided tour of Shell Island and it dolphins on a Waverunner. See them up close and personal. From a distance of course, and learn all about these mammals.
Fun things to doAhoy Mate, step aboard the Sea Dragon, a Pirate Vessel for a ride you’ll never forget kids, both young and old. Enter your dream fantasy world of swashbucklers on this 85-foot ship, where you will party, sing and dance, and perhaps even swordfight Blackbeard himself. You’ll also experience up close dolphins in their natural environment.
Take a Catamaran for a snorkeling adventure along the coast, and get a view of the beaches from the ocean.
Spend a day with the children or yourself at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. It showcases rides for adults to toddlers, and is a terrific place to cool off.
Wine and Dine TipsYou’ll find some pretty great possibilities for your dining pleasures in this town. If you’re looking for seafood and steaks, with the possibility of top shelf martini or award winning bottle of wine, then perhaps the Bonefish Grill is the one. Here you find excellent dinner choices, a super bar, and wine selections including Sokol Blosser “Evolution” white and King Estate Pinot Grigio, both Oregon wines. Reds include a terrific Cabernet Sauvignon by Sebastiani in Alexander Valley, CA and Villa Antinori “Super Tuscan” from Italy.
The Saltwater Grill is well known as the place for Lobster, Steak and Martinis, and for a good reason. It’s been voted #1 Seafood Restaurant in Panama City Beach for many years. Not only is the food superb, but also you get to dine while looking into a 25,000 gallon, seven foot high tropical saltwater aquarium.
A super restaurant to eat with the kiddies is Schooners, where your children can play on the beach while waiting for the meal. Dining is available for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night. In the evening, you’re rewarded with a fantastic sunset, not so bad prices and entertainment evenings. Both locals as well as visitors rave about the fried oysters, gumbo and Grouper sandwiches.
Day TripVisit ST. Andrews State Park, where excellent snorkeling opportunities abound. A great place to pack a picnic lunch, a cooler of cold ones, and relax on the beach while the children look for alligators in Gator Lake.
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