By David Prince
Panama City
Florida
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Panama City is located in the Florida panhandle between Tallahassee and Pensacola and has claimed the title of “The World’s Most Beautiful Beach.” Panama City Beach is visited by over 7 million tourists annually and was recently named as the third most popular winter travel destination in the entire world. Whether you enjoy shopping, eating, water sports, partying or sun bathing, the tropical climate and sugary white beaches offer multiple sources of entertainment for everybody.

When you book your flight with EscapeWizard.com, you will arrive on beautiful Panama City Beach at the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport (VPS), which opened on May 23, 2010. This is the nation’s first international airport to be designed and constructed since September 11, 2001. Vacationers can book their flights by following this link (www.escapewizard.com/flight.php). And, when booking hotel accommodations, viewers can click on this like to book with EscapeWizard.com today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).

Panama City is technically two different cities connected by the Hathaway Bridge, and EscapeWizard.com can tell you that they both have plenty to offer. On the east side of the bridge is Panama City, or “the city” as it sometimes referred to by the locals. When in the city, EscapeWizard.com recommends a visit to historic St. Andrews. This is where you will find one of the cities most popular oyster houses, The Captain’s Table, as well as The Shrimpboat and The Granite Café, which is a night time hotspot, offering great food and live music. There is also a marina where you can fish or just sit and enjoy the scenery. The marina is also the sight of various seafood and music festivals throughout the year. Or you can talk a walk through the beautiful Oaks by the Bay Park.

In the heart of the city is where you will find the historic downtown area. This area is popular for the parades and other family oriented activities. EscapeWizard.com knows that you can easily spend an entire afternoon here shopping at the various stores and eating or you can catch a concert or play at the Marina Civic Center.

On the west side of the bridge is Panama City Beach, or simply “the beach”.  With approximately 27 miles of shoreline, this is by far the most popular attraction and EscapeWizard.com will be happy to help you get there. The beautiful emerald green waters provide a perfect playground for all water sports lovers. You can take a charter boat and try your luck at hooking a big fish, go snorkeling and swimming with the dolphins, go scuba diving, rent a pontoon boat or jet ski, go parasailing, or just sit on the beach, build sand castles and soak up the sun.

The beach has much more to offer than just the white sand and ocean. If you enjoy going to clubs and dancing, EscapeWizard.com suggests you visit Spinnaker’s Beach Club or right next door is the largest nightclub in the country, Club LaVela. These are both popular spring break destinations.

For more family oriented activities, EscapeWizard.com recommends one of the many miniature golf courses, arcades, or go cart tracks. Children can also be entertained for hours in the Ripley’s Believe It or Not! or Wonderworks museums or you can visit Gulf World Marine Park and enjoy daily live shows that feature dolphins, sea lions, and tropical birds.

EscapeWizard.com also recommends a visit to St. Andrews State Park. This beautiful park offers a variety of activities such as camping (tent or RV), swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, and fishing. There are also wildlife observation areas where you can see deer, birds or even alligators at Alligator Lake.

EscapeWizard.com can assure you that there is no shortage of good restaurants or places to shop on the beach. The most popular place to do both of these is at Pier Park. This is where you will find over 1 million square feet of stores offering one of the best places in the area for shopping, food and entertainment that includes a movie theater, amusement park rides and live music.

Whether it is your dream family vacation or you want to escape the cold of winter, EscapeWizard.com can guarantee that you will enjoy every minute of your visit to beautiful Panama City, Florida. Visit EscapeWizard.com and start planning your trip today.
Hotels in Panama City
By Adam J. Mohney
Holiday Inn Select
2001 Cove Boulevard, Panama City, FL
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Just one mile from the heart of downtown Panama City, Florida, Holiday Inn Select Panama City is a wonderful option for EscapeWizard.com users looking to enjoy an affordable beach adventure. Near popular golf courses and shopping districts, and, of course, Panama City Beach, Holiday Inn Select Panama City offers guests accessibility and affordability.  

All rooms booked at Holiday Inn Select Panama City come equipped with pampering amenities and connectivity. Rooms include a daily newspaper delivered to your room door, a television, three telephones with voicemail capabilities, free wireless internet access and a work desk. Also included are a coffee and tea maker, a microwave and a mini refrigerator. Guests will also be able to keep cool with the individual room climate control.

Holiday Inn Select Panama City allows guests to stay fit and connected with the 24 hour fitness and business centers on-site. Also available is a relaxing sauna and whirlpool and an indoor swimming pool, great for cooling off or relaxing after long days in the hot sun. Guests looking to venture into the surrounding area can also take advantage of the Alamo rental car desk.

Guests looking to get a good start to their long, sunny days can take advantage of Mamma Mia's daily breakfast buffet. On Saturday and Sunday nights Mamma Mia's also includes a dinner menu of American and Italian style cuisine. Guests looking to eat breakfast in their rooms can order room service between 6 a.m. and 9 a.m. Also on-site is the Chances R Lounge, which includes drinks Monday through Saturday nights over a dart or pool game.

Holiday Inn Select Panama City is EscapeWizard.com's prime lodging option for guests looking to enjoy a Gulf Coast vacation in Panama City at an affordable rate. With great amenities, accessibility to the local beaches and relaxing facilities, Holiday Inn Select is a great hotel at a great price. Click the following link to book Holiday Inn Select Panama City on EscapeWizard.com now (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Panama City
By Adam J. Mohney
Holiday Inn Resort
11127 Front Beach Road Panama City, FL
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A Gulf Coast vacation is best spent at a resort right on the silver sands. Book your next beach vacation at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach on EscapeWizard.com and enjoy immediate beach access, a golfer's wonderland, local water parks, local shopping and area state parks, all while staying at a wonderful resort.

Rooms at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach favor a grocery run with everything you need to eat in your room throughout your stay. All rooms include two queen-size beds, a microwave, a full size refrigerator with an ice maker, coffee and tea makers and an electronic in-room safe for protecting valuables. Also included is a 27” LCD television and a telephone with voicemail.

The facilities at Holiday Inn Resort provide a great environment for children and families, with a 3400 square foot water park, aptly called Aqualand. With a variety of fun, Aqualand is paradise for kids looking to have fun in the sun, boasting several water slides and dive-in movies. Also on-site is a swimming pool with a cascading waterfall, a hot tub and live entertainment. Of course, Holiday Inn Resort Panama City also offers guests access to the beach and Gulf of Mexico. Also available is a fitness center and game room with pool tables and ping pong.

EscapeWizard.com users will find a variety of eating options throughout their stay at Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach. The View Restaurant serves a menu of local seafood and steaks for dinner and provides a scenic view of the hotel pool. The View also serves breakfast each morning, so you can start your day at full energy. The Bamboo Grill serves lunch and snacks at a poolside grill. The menu consists mainly of hamburgers, sandwiches and salads. Also on-site is the poolside Oasis Bar and the Sun Set Lounge, located on the hotel's third level.

EscapeWizard.com travelers looking for a great beach adventure need not look any further than Holiday Inn Resort Panama City Beach. With a great water park, beach access, comfortable rooms and a variety of dining options, the resort offers everything you need to enjoy a wonderful Floridian vacation. Book now on EscapeWizard.com by clicking the following link (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl).
Hotels in Panama City
By Mary Ta
Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
1101 US Highway 231, Panama City, FL
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If you are visiting Panama City for business or pleasure, the Hilton Garden Inn, Panama City, is the perfect accommodation for both. Located in the bustling business district of Panama City, the Hilton Garden Inn is conveniently located within 20 miles of the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport. Shuttles and taxis can get you to the hotel, or take advantage of the complimentary parking that the hotel offers. The great Panama City Mall is also right next to the hotel.   

The hotel itself has spacious guestrooms with options for either one king or two queen beds. They all include 32-inch HDTVs, a microwave and refrigerator. In addition, complimentary Wi-Fi is available throughout the hotel. For families, larger suites are available that offer a living room with a sofa bed.    

For your business needs, the Hilton Garden Inn offers meeting rooms, a 24- hour business center, equipment rental, complimentary printing, and a fax machine.  The hotel also offers many amenities for you to have an enjoyable and relaxing stay. After a day of touring Panama City, relax by the outdoor pool that also has a whirlpool. Or, stay healthy and productive with a workout in the fitness center.  Conveniently, the Hilton Garden Inn offers laundry service, baggage storage, and room service.  For dining options, the Great American Grill restaurant is right on site and offers made-to-order breakfast, as well as dinner. For last minute necessities or midnight snacking, a 24 hour Pavilion Pantry Market is also available. The Pavilion Lounge is also a great place to relax and wind down, with a full bar available.    

Check in time is 3 p.m., and check out is at 12 p.m. You can count on the Hilton Garden Inn for an enjoyable stay in Panama City. Click this link and let EscapeWizard.com help you book your getaway today (www.escapewizard.com/hotels.php?flag=htl)!