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Panama City (Florida)


Dec 16, 2021

Panama City, is on the Emerald Coast of Florida.

Note: Panama City and Mexico Beach sustained severe damage due to Oct 2018’s Hurricane Michael. Travel is not advisable until the community has had a chance to rebuild.

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Panama City is located adjacent to Panama City Beach, which tourists often confuse with Panama City. Panama City Beach is home to the beaches of the area and is a hugely popular destination for spring breakers and families alike. Panama City is much different, being the more established city in Bay County, and is therefore seen as the governmental, cultural, business, and educational capital of the county.

Panama City and the western portions of the Florida Panhandle are in the Central Time Zone, one hour behind the rest of the state.

Panama City is in the warm subtropical zone, which is not as warm as South Florida, but it is still has mild winters, hot summers, and pleasant spring and fall weather. The nearby waters of the Gulf of Mexico helps to moderate the climate. Panama City is also susceptible to hurricanes due to the warm waters of the Gulf of Mexico.

Panama City is served by the Northwest Florida International Airport (ECP  IATA) , off Florida State Road 388 about midway between State Roads 79 and 77. Delta Air Lines offers daily non-stop service from Atlanta with MD-88’s; and Delta Connection has service from both Atlanta and Memphis with Canadair Regional Jets. Southwest Airlines has service from Baltimore, Houston Hobby, Nashville, and Orlando with Boeing 737’s.

Private pilots can also fly into Sandy Creek Airpark, located in the East Bay.

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