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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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St. Andrews State Park
St. Andrews State Park
Attraction type: Beaches; State Parks
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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. BCFC's mission is one of conservation breeding of selected species... more Owner description: Bear Creek Feline Center (BCFC) is home to Florida wildcats and exotic felines located in Panama City, FL. BCFC's mission is one of conservation breeding of selected species, feline rescue/re-homing and public education designed to illuminate the plight of threatened and endangered felines. 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 exotic species of felines including the 3 native species of Florida. We work with the Florida Fish & Wildlife Conservation Commission, the USDA and the Feline Conservation Federation to preserve and "Protect Florida's Wildlife Treasures". "When was the last time you touched a bobcat or an African Serval?" Tours are by Appointment only. BCFC invites you to an up close and personal visit with our Florida Panthers, North American Bobcats, African Servals, South American Geoffroy's Cats, Jaguarundis and 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. The FFWCC and the USDA permit some hands-on contact. Small children must be CLOSELY supervised at all times. Tours are scheduled BY APPOINTMENT ONLY. Please wear long pants and closed-toe shoes for your comfort and safety. A $50 donation per adult is customary ($25 for children under the age of 18). These donations are 100% earmarked for the care and feeding of the big cats. Special tour rates for photo ops, families and student groups upon request. 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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Panama City Marina
Panama City Marina
Attraction type: Marinas
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Carillon Beach
Carillon Beach
Attraction type: Beach & Pool Clubs; Beaches
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Museum of Man in the Sea
Museum of Man in the Sea
This museum offers exhibits on the history of diving.
Attraction type: Aquariums; Specialty Museums
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Buddy's Seafood Market
Buddy's Seafood Market
Ranked #1 of 254 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Seafood, Gluten Free Options
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
Gary's Oyster Shack
Gary's Oyster Shack
Ranked #2 of 254 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #3 of 254 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Local cuisine
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill
Uncle Ernie's Bayfront Grill
Ranked #4 of 254 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood, Pub
Good for: Romantic, Bar scene, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Scenic view
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mamita's Pizzeria
Mamita's Pizzeria
Ranked #5 of 254 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Panama City
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Panama City
$67 - $100
Ranked #4 of 33 Hotels in Panama City
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Comfort Inn And Suites Panama City
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn And Suites Panama City
$69 - $104
Ranked #6 of 33 Hotels in Panama City
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Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
2.0 of 5
Suburban Extended Stay Hotel
$62 - $84
Ranked #8 of 33 Hotels in Panama City
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Holiday Inn  Panama City
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Panama City
$129 - $214
Ranked #1 of 33 Hotels in Panama City
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Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
$120 - $218
Ranked #2 of 33 Hotels in Panama City
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City
$88 - $150
Ranked #3 of 33 Hotels in Panama City
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