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Description
Panama City, county seat of Bay County, is a leading port on St. Andrew Bay off the Gulf of Mexico and is the midpoint along the scenic panhandle portion of US 98 extending 98 miles to Gulf Breeze (just south of Pensacola) and eastward around the Big Bend area. Spanish expeditions visited this site 1516-40, but it was not until 1765 that an English settlement was made at St. Andrew, now part of Panama City.
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Panama City is known for its sugar-white beaches and various waterways. There are numerous marinas, including the downtown marina at the foot of Harrison Avenue with berths for about 400 boats. Fishing boats can be chartered on St. Andrew Bay. The area also is home to Tyndall Air Force Base and Naval Support Activity Panama City.

Visitor Info
Bay County Chamber of Commerce 235 W. Fifth St. PANAMA CITY, FL 32402-1850. Phone:(850)785-5206

Self-guiding tours
A brochure featuring a walking tour of the historic downtown can be picked up from the Downtown Improvement Board at 413 Harrison Ave. and from the local history room in the Bay County Public Library at 898 W. 11th St.
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Hilton Garden Inn Panama City
1101 N Hwy 231. Panama City, FL 32405
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TownePlace Suites by Marriott Panama City
903 E 23rd Pl. Panama City, FL 32405
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Red Roof Inn-Panama City
217 Hwy 231. Panama City, FL 32405
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La Quinta Inn & Suites
1030 E 23rd St. Panama City, FL 32405
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