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Panama City
Nestled along glittering St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico on the Florida Panhandle, Panama City is part military city, part industrial hub and part beach getaway. The city is bracketed by the Tyndall Air Force Base to the east and the Naval Coastal Systems Center to the west, making it a popular home for service people. Nearby Panama City Beach attracts families, spring breakers and sun seekers to its sugary white beaches.

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Bear Creek Feline Center
Bear Creek Feline Center
Owner description: Bear Creek Feline Center (BCFC) is home to Florida wildcats and exotic felines located in Panama City, FL - USAMission:"BCFC's mission is one of conservation breeding of selected... more Owner description: Bear Creek Feline Center (BCFC) is home to Florida wildcats and exotic felines located in Panama City, FL - USAMission:"BCFC's mission is one of conservation breeding of selected species, feline rescue/rehoming and public education designed to illuminate the plight of threatened and endangered felines while training those who seek a career working with rare cats."Description:Message from the Founder:Dear Friends: Much has happened since April 1, 2000, when BCFC was established under the giant oak trees here in the Bear Creek Community. We have logged thousands of hours to obtain five licenses and we now make permanent homes to twenty two exotic felines. Working with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the USDA and the Feline Conservation Federation...General Information:Bear Creek Feline Center (BCFC) is the home located in Panama City, Florida USA. Tours are by Appointment. "When was the last time you touched a bobcat or an African Serval? BCFC invites you to an up close and personal visit with six species: Florida Panthers, North American Bobcats, African Servals, South American Geoffroy's Cats, Jaguarundis, Siberian Lynx! Cameras are encouraged. There are no additional charges for great photo opportunities. You'll see extremely rare felines, not normally seen in captivity. Some hands on contact is permitted by FFWCC and USDA." "A $20 per person donation is customary. Tours are scheduled on Sundays at 4:00 PM during the Summer season. Special arrangements can be made for tours anytime. Call us for a private tour. Please wear long pants and closed toe shoes for your comfort and safety.""BCFC offers internships whereby selected individuals may gain experience preparatory for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission's licensing process. You may contact us by email for application and interview. BCFC offers internships whereby selected individuals may gain experience preparatory for the Florida Fish & Wildlife Commission's licensing process. You may contact us by email for application and interview."You can check our website for an overview of what you can be doing and learning! less
Attraction type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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St. Andrews State Park
St. Andrews State Park
Find an abundance of sand dollars here.
Attraction type: Beaches; State Parks
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Carillon Beach
Carillon Beach
Attraction type: Resort Communities; Beaches
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Panama City Marina
Panama City Marina
Attraction type: Marinas
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Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort
Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Resort
Owner description: Located minutes from the white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, Bay Point Golf Resort and Spa has long been recognized as one of Florida’s most popular and respected golf... more Owner description: Located minutes from the white sandy beaches of Panama City Beach, Bay Point Golf Resort and Spa has long been recognized as one of Florida’s most popular and respected golf destinations. Bay Point Resort, which is nestled on an 1,100 acre wildlife sanctuary, offers a premium golf experience on two championship golf courses – the Nicklaus Course and the Meadows Course.Boasting over 7,000 yards, the Nicklaus Course is the only Nicklaus Design golf course in Northwest Florida. This award-winning Panama City Beach, Florida resort golf course features lush fairways with generous plateaus and uncharacteristic elevation changes unique to the Florida Panhandle region. A few holes offer stunning panoramic views of the Grand Lagoon and St. Andrews Bay. less
Attraction type: Golf Courses
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Gene's Oyster Bar
Gene's Oyster Bar
Ranked #1 of 264 restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Seafood
Jeannie's One Stop Diner
Jeannie's One Stop Diner
Ranked #2 of 264 restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch
Pana Roma Pizza & Pasta
Pana Roma Pizza & Pasta
Ranked #3 of 264 restaurants in Panama City
Price: $6 - $16
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Dining options: Delivery
Finns Island Style Grub
Finns Island Style Grub
Ranked #4 of 264 restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Grill
Dan-D-Donuts & Deli
Dan-D-Donuts & Deli
Ranked #5 of 264 restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Panama City
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Panama City
$65 - $114
Ranked #1 of 34 hotels in Panama City
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Aqua View Motel
2.0 of 5
Aqua View Motel
$48 - $176
Ranked #5 of 34 hotels in Panama City
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Comfort Inn And Suites Panama City
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn And Suites Panama City
$62 - $121
Ranked #7 of 34 hotels in Panama City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City
$84 - $126
Ranked #2 of 34 hotels in Panama City
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Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
$95 - $168
Ranked #3 of 34 hotels in Panama City
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Comfort Suites
2.5 of 5
Comfort Suites
$94 - $161
Ranked #4 of 34 hotels in Panama City
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