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Attractions in Panama City, Florida


Bay Dunes Golf Club - This full-facility public golf course is ideal for anyone looking for a trip through the links. Built in 1988, Bay Dunes is an 18 hole public course with full practice facilities and four sets of tee to accommodate any ability level, and PGA instruction is available by appointment.

Capt. Anderson's Marina - Capt. Andersonís Marina is North Floridaís premier water excursion facility. Half-Day and All-Day Deep Sea Fishing trips are available. Enjoy dinner cruises, sightseeing cruises to Shell Island and Dolphin Excursions available throughout the spring, summer, and fall.

Science & Discovery Center - 12 acres full of fun for the whole family, from its 1500 foot boardwalk and nature trail, to its very own pioneer settlement. Learn about your body at the Body Works exhibit, then take a trip through time and explore real pioneer buildings from the 1800s. The museum offers programs for kids of all ages, including summer camps, classes for younger children, birthday parties, and its great for field trips.

Man in the Sea Museum - The Man in the Sea Museum illustrates early attempts to work underwater through interpretive drawings, dioramas and written records. The large collection of rare diving equipment highlights Man's success in developing ways to live in underwater habitats for weeks at a time, including the famous SEALAB-1, as used by the United States Navy.

Panama City Beach - The best beach this side of paradise offering 27 miles of stunning white sand, emerald green waters, and surefire enjoyment in, on, or under the water. Family-friendly mazes, sport fishing, exciting nightlife, relaxing spas, beach activities, and world-class events.

Panama City Dive Center - Panama City Dive Center is a dive resort as well as full service dive shop, catering to professionals as well as dive travelers. They carry and extensive list of brand and equipment for all your diving needs, and are known as the friendliest shop in Northern Florida.

Panama City Marina - Panama city has a lot to offer when it comes to nature, parks and marinas for its citizens to enjoy. The Panama City Marina is one such place to enjoy the beautiful view of the bay and take in all of Panama's natural beauty.


Panhandle Pioneer Settlement - Go back to a simpler time at the Panhandle Pioneer Settlement. This living history museum has dedicated itself to preserving the traditions and lifestyle of the region's pioneers to educate future generations. In addition to their museum exhibits, the settlement offers a wide variety of activities, such as arts and crafts workshops and programs for boy and girl scouts.

San Blas Archipelago - Although only a 20-minute plane ride away from Panama City, a trip to the San Blas islands will transport you 20 centuries into the past. The Kuna Indians, who run all the islands as an autonomous province, have maintained their own economic system, language, customs and culture, with distinctive dress, legends, music and dance and thus have avoided traditional tourism development.

St Andrew's State Park - Located just east of Panama City Beach, St. Andrew's State Park is a place where outdoor adventure enthusiasts come to get their fix of natural beauty. The former military reservation site offers over a mile of white sands and waters that are perfect for snorkeling, kayaking, scuba diving, fishing on two piers, and more. Here you can experience the true beauty of the Gulf.

The Betsy Ann Riverboat - Captain Rick and Captain Ron invite you to come aboard and experience a piece of history. The Betsy Ann Riverboat was built in 1989, modeled after an 1890's ship of the same name. Dinner cruises include a two-hour sunset tour, dinner, and live entertainment.

Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida - Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida promotes local and international art using a range of mediums. The center promotes a sense of community by offering a variety of workshops like pottery, photography, and others for kids and adults. The center is located in a 1920s Spanish style building offering a sense of history to its art guests.

Water Planet - Water Planet offers a variety of dolphin swim programs in Panama City Beach, including one-day, three day, and one week programs, an annual Bahamas expedition, and therapeutic programs for special needs children. All of our programs combine the natural beauty of a dolphin encounter with education for an experience rated by some as the most moving encounter of their life.