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10 Things To Do In Panama City Beach, Florida

Written By Unknown on Wednesday, April 2, 2014 | 8:27 PM

Panama City Beach are a great way to pack even more FUN into your vacation! With so many great things to do in Panama City Beach, the hardest part will be choosing what to do first! There more than 15 places that can you visited Panama City Beach, Florida, Swim with Dolphins watch incredible live magic shows from internationally acclaimed magicians, play a fun round of Mini Golf with the family, visit Panama City Beach's only upside down house, have a race around Go Cart Tracks get spooked in the Haunted House. Before we informs the tourist attraction in Panama City Beach, Florida, let we informs how the city itself.

Panama City Beach is a city in Bay County, Florida, United States, on the Gulf of Mexico coast. As of the 2010 census it had a population of 12,018. The city is often referred to under the umbrella term of "Panama City", despite being a distinct municipality from the older and larger inland Panama City to the east, making Panama City and Panama City Beach two separate cities. Panama City Beach's slogan is "The World's Most Beautiful Beaches" due to the unique sugar-white sandy beaches of northwest Florida. Panama City Beach has been a popular vacation destination, especially among people in the Southern United States. The city is also a very popular spring break destination, sometimes having been referred to as "The Spring Break Capital of the World," due to about 100,000+ college and high school students who would arrive during the months of March and April. During the second week of March Panama City Beach can reach around 1.5 million visitors of commonly college students on spring break.

1. St. Andrews State Park
St. Andrews State Park is a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) Florida State Park located three miles (5 km) east of Panama City Beach Florida, off U.S. 98. It is the headquarters of one of the state's five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. St. Andrews State Park is a 1,200-acre (4.9 km2) Florida State Park located three miles (5 km) east of Panama City Beach Florida, off U.S. 98. It is the headquarters of one of the state's five AmeriCorps Florida State Parks chapters. 

2. Ripleys Believe It Or Not Museum
From the moment you enter Ripley’s ship wrecked vessel, you’ll feel as if you’ve entered into another world. Marvel at the weird and unusual collection of Ripley’s artifacts and exhibits and see things you would never have imagined! The hair on your arms will stand on end as you proceed through the museum into Ripley’s 4D Moving Theatre to experience the ride of your life! 

3. Club La Vela
Club La Vela is a nightclub owned by Patrick and Thorsten Pfeffer, and is located in the resort community of Panama City Beach, Florida. It is billed as the largest nightclub in the United States. While open throughout most of the year, the club has gained most of its fame and infamy, during the weeks of spring break, when thousands of college students converge on the club. If "PCB" is the nation's spring break capital, Club La Vela is arguably its capitol building. Built in 1984 as La Vela Beach Club and Concert Hall, the venue was designed and built by German architect Alois Pfeffer. The original venue was much smaller than it is presently, but every year since the club has added nine so-called "theme rooms," dance floors, swimming pools, bars and more. From 1997-1999, World Championship Wrestling hosted an annual episode of WCW Monday Nitro at the venue in March. The purpose of each of the annual "Spring Break-Out" episodes was to gain favor with adolescent and young adult viewers who were not familiar with Nitro. The venue was also the site for the final episode of Nitro on March 26th, 2001. 

4. Miracle Strip at Pier Park
Miracle Strip at Pier Park is an amusement park in Panama City Beach, Florida owned by Miracle Strip Carousel, LLC. The original Miracle Strip closed in 2004 after 41 years of operation, but a new amusement park using the same name was resurrected and began with moving the carousel from its original location to Pier Park in March 2009. After the success of the carousel, the few remaining rides were purchased and moved as well, opening in March 2010. This retro park will reopen with a few new rides, games and food vendors on a much larger 14 acre tract on April 18, 2014. Motto: Cool Rides, Great Food, Big Fun!

5. Thunder Beach
Thunder Beach is a biannual motorcycle rally in Panama City Beach, Florida that attracted 65,000 people in 2007 and about 58,000 in 2008. The event occurs in the first weekend of May and October each year and spreads across seven venues in the Panama City Beach area.

6. Camp Helen State Park
Camp Helen State Park is a Florida State Park and historic site located west of Panama City Beach, in northwestern Florida. The park is south of U.S. 98, and bounded by the Gulf of Mexico and Lake Powell (one of the largest coastal dune lakes in the state). The address is 23937 Panama City Beach Parkway. The park has such amenities as beaches, birding, beachcombing, boating, canoeing, fishing, hiking, kayaking, picnicking areas, swimming and wildlife viewing. It also has a visitor center and an interpretive exhibit. 

7. The Man in the Sea Museum
The Man in the Sea Museum is located at 17314 Panama City Beach Parkway, Panama City Beach, Florida. It has exhibits and documents related to the history of diving.

8. Miracle Strip Amusement Park
Miracle Strip Amusement Park was a popular local theme park built in 1963 in Panama City Beach, Florida, across the street from the beach. The highlight of the park was the Starliner Roller Coaster, an "out-and-back" wooden coaster designed by John Allen upon the parks initial conception. In December 2009, it was announced that a new, smaller version of the amusement park would be returning to Pier Park, the city's outdoor shopping mall. The Starliner has been purchased by local interests at Pier Park, who are in the process of securing a location to reconstruct the rollercoaster for future generations.[2] The Starliner will start being reassembled in fall 2014 within an opening in 2015. Miracle Strip @ Pier Park will be reopened 200 feet from its current location in April 2014 on ten acres of land. 

9. Pier Park
Pier Park is a lifestyle center in Panama City Beach, Florida. Opened in 2008, it features Dillard's, J. C. Penney, and Target as its anchor stores. Pier Park opened in 2008. Among the first stores to open were anchor stores Dillard's and J. C. Penney. Other tenants included Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville restaurant, Buffalo Wild Wings, Marble Slab Creamery, Old Navy, and a movie theater owned by Rave Cinemas. Borders Books & Music, an original tenant, closed in 2011. The opening of Pier Park has led to many other developments in the area, including a Walmart store, a second shopping center called Pier Park West and another shopping center called Pier Park North.

10. The Latimer Cabin 
The Latimer Cabin is a historic site in Panama City Beach, Florida. It is located at the northeast shore of Powell Lake. On September 15, 2004, it was added to the U.S. National Register of Historic Places. 
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