Panama City, Florida, is a history rich, family friendly, four-season paradise for water-sports enthusiasts and adventurists at heart. Fishing, scuba diving, 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 Hunt’s Oyster Bar and Captain’s Table, both local landmarks located in the St. Andrews area.
Downtown Panama City has become known as the Art District of Bay County and includes the Marina Civic Center. Enjoy live shows by popular groups and artists such as Yanni, Riverdance, Stomp, Disney Live, and Moscow Nutcracker. Since 1978, the Bay Arts Alliance has served as the local non-profit agency for Arts in Bay County. The goal of the Alliance is to provide cultural enrichment to the community and its visitors through educational experiences and quality performances. Panama City also serves as a popular presence amongst military families. Tyndall Air Force Base and the Naval Surface Warfare Center act as important stations for the United States Military along Panama City and Panama City Beach.