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A popular spring break and winter travel destination, Panama City, Florida, is home to more than 27 miles of pristine, white beaches along the Gulf of Mexico. This area has been named the "Wreck Diving Capital of the Southeast" by Skin Diver Magazine and offers numerous dive locations. Golf, water activities, fishing and diving are some of the most popular activities in the area.
Local merchants and the many local resorts offer boutique shopping and spa treatments. Family attractions are plentiful in Panama City and include Miracle Strip Amusement Park, Gulf World Marine Park and Ripley's Believe It or Not! Odditorium. For adult entertainment, there is plenty of nightlife at the many casual lounges featuring live music and karaoke. Nature lovers will enjoy an eco-tour at the wilderness of Camp Helen and St. Andrews state parks.
With more than 320 days of sunshine each year, this sunny area is home to many local events including unleashing 10,000 bouncing balls and an 800-pound Beach Ball Drop on New Year's Eve. The annual Pirates of the High Seas Festival in October is free fun for the entire family. Visitors will find a full schedule of adult events during the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival held each year on the weekend before Fat Tuesday.