Panama City, FL, USA

Panama City, FL, USA

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Our 2018 property listings offer a large selection of 6,755 vacation rentals near Panama City. From 5,858 condos to 392 houses, find a unique house rental for you to enjoy a memorable stay with your family and friends. The best places to stay near Panama City for a holiday or a weekend are on HomeAway.

Your Panama City vacation rental

Once considered a summer-only destination, today Panama City buzzes with activity throughout the year. This sun-kissed city on Florida’s beautiful Emerald Coast boasts a jam-packed calendar for all seasons, from the famed Beach Ball Drop on New Year’s Eve, to Mardi Gras, the Seabreeze Jazz Festival in April, and the Pirates of the High Seas Fest in October, among countless others. Book a central Panama City vacation rental to be in the thick of all the action and really make the most of the full range of activities the city has to offer.

Take to the water in Panama City

As if picture-perfect beaches, great shopping, and vibrant nightlife were not enough, Panama City offers plenty of exciting opportunities for adventure. The Gulf of Mexico is famous for its fishing, and the best chance of landing a prize catch comes with a specialist boat charter and an expert guide. Dolphin-watching cruises are another way to enjoy the marine world, offering breathtaking views of the coastline and thrilling glimpses of these graceful creatures in their natural environment. A short boat ride to Shell Island combines dolphin spotting with snorkeling and WaveRunner riding in the calm waters of St. Andrew Bay.

Family fun in Panama City

Gulf World Marine Park is one of Panama City’s most popular year-round family attractions. This colorful park is packed with hands-on activities that bring you face-to-face with fascinating creatures from the deep. Favorite features include the stingray petting pool, shark encounters, and turtle feeding, while the tropical gardens are filled with birdsong and exotic flora, a lovely setting for a romantic walk. The convenient self-catering facilities in Panama City vacation rentals make it easy to plan your day around your family’s preferred timetable—a bonus if you’re traveling with infants or seniors.

Panama City turns on the heat

Florida’s fabled climate is one of its biggest visitor draws. Sizzling summers and mild winters promise perennial reliability, so you can plan your getaway with confidence, whatever the season. Rainfall on the gulf coast is negligible, and falls mainly as short, sharp tropical showers, providing refreshment from the humidity. If you’re planning a vacation in the height of summer, look for Panama City vacation rentals with a pool—perfect for cooling off at the end of an action-packed day, before enjoying a cocktail on the patio as the sun sets.

Panama City’s spectacular natural assets

Most Panama City vacation rentals benefit from fabulous beachfront locations, as well as proximity to St. Andrews State Park. This former military site has been transformed into a protected nature reserve, encompassing both dune and marine environments. The sparkling white-sand beaches are characterized by an abundance of gorgeous shells and native coastal plants, while the clear emerald waters teem with fish, making this a favorite spot for diving and snorkeling. Bird-watching enthusiasts will be rewarded for their patience with sightings of many indigenous sea birds, along with seasonal migrants soaring across the horizon.