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Panama City
Panama City is a four-season paradise for water-sports enthusiasts. Kayaking, paddleboarding, sailing and kiteboarding are popular activities on the crystal blue waters of St. Andrews Bay. Numerous charters offer inshore and offshore fishing, scuba and snorkeling excursions. Guided day trips are available for dolphin-watching or you can go shelling on uninhabited Shell Island. Enjoy water views and fresh, locally caught seafood at popular restaurants like Gene's Oyster Bar, a local landmark.

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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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Marina Civic Center
Marina Civic Center
Attraction type: Civic Centers
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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: Specialty Museums; History Museums
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Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Hunt's Oyster Bar & Seafood Restaurant
Ranked #1 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
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 #2 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Romantic, Large groups, Business meetings, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Bar scene, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Gary's Oyster Shack
Gary's Oyster Shack
Ranked #3 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Seafood
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Bayou Joe's
Bayou Joe's
Ranked #4 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Cuisines: American, Bar, Seafood
Good for: Local cuisine, Kids, Scenic view, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Mamita's Pizzeria, Inc.
Mamita's Pizzeria, Inc.
Ranked #5 of 271 Restaurants in Panama City
Price: $5 - $19
Cuisines: Italian, Pizza
Good for: Kids, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Red Roof Inn Panama City
2.0 of 5
Red Roof Inn Panama City
$70 - $99
Ranked #4 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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Comfort Inn And Suites Panama City
2.5 of 5
Comfort Inn And Suites Panama City
$61 - $115
Ranked #6 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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Wingate by Wyndham Panama City Area Lynn Haven
2.5 of 5
Wingate by Wyndham Panama City Area Lynn Haven
$89 - $126
Ranked #1 of 1 Hotels in Lynn Haven
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
3.0 of 5
Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
$90 - $234
Ranked #1 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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Holiday Inn  Panama City
3.0 of 5
Holiday Inn Panama City
$112 - $186
Ranked #2 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City
2.5 of 5
La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City
$80 - $135
Ranked #3 of 31 Hotels in Panama City
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Sheraton Bay Point Resort
4.0 of 5
Sheraton Bay Point Resort
$125 - $263
Ranked #5 of 48 Hotels in Panama City Beach
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