Panama City Beach is located in Bay County, Fla., in the Northwest part of the state. The destination is best known for its more than 27 miles of white sand beaches edging emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay converge. With an average 320 days of sunshine annually, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers.
In May 2010, the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opened as the first international airport in the United States to be built from the ground up in over a decade. The 125,000 square-foot facility attracts travelers from major markets, both domestic and international. Leading low fare carrier Southwest Airlines operates eight daily flights through the airport non-stop from Baltimore, Houston, Nashville and Orlando. Delta Airlines operates non-stop flights from Atlanta and Memphis.
Panama City Beach has more than 21,000 rooms ranging from resorts, hotels, condos, town homes and villas are available for quick getaways or extended stays. Each accommodation caters to travelers of different interests, from families and sun-seekers to couples, honeymooners and meetings groups.