Panama City Florida

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Panama City is a great place to live and visit. Located on the panhandle of northwest Florida on beautiful St. Andrews Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is a popular year round tourist destination with great weather, fishing and water sports, friendly atmosphere and loads to do for all ages and tastes. The attractive houses, recreation facilities, arts and entertainment, and small town environment make it ideal for raising a family. It is one of the most popular snorkeling and diving locations, with 50artificial reefs.

There is always something happening in Downtown Panama City. In addition to many fine shops, restaurants, and galleries which have made it one of the best art towns in the country, it hosts several events such as Mardi Gras, Spring Festival of the Arts, Spring and Fall Art & Antique Tours, Festival of Nations, The Annual Independence Day Family Celebration and Oktoberfest. The city also enjoys Concerts in the Park and The Annual Boat Parade of Lights. The historic Martin Theatre is a state-of-the-art facility that hosts many popular plays and attractions. The Visual Arts Center of Northwest Florida is located in Panama City's first City Hall, built in 1925. The Visual Arts Center hosts 12 exciting events annually.

Panama City offers several nature parks for those who seek a quiet respite. McKenzie Park in downtown Panama City is a peaceful nature park with a large gazebo and shaded by oak trees. It is a very popular site for weddings, concerts, art, and craft shows. Joe Moody Harris Park is one of the City's best-kept secrets. This 30 acre secluded park has an 800-foot boardwalk that meanders through wetlands and extends into the lake. There is community center with a large sundeck that overlooks the lake. Fishing is allowed in the park. Sweet bay Wetlands is a nature park with a boardwalk winding through a wooded wetland area.

Oaks by the Bay Park, is a new five-acre waterfront park on St. Andrews Bay. Dotted with majestic oak trees, it is home to a unique four-headed palm tree. Walk along the boardwalk to the bay or sit on benches on the observation platform and watch the sailboats pass by. Carl Gray Park is a popular waterfront park north of Gulf Coast Community College on North Bay that has been the site for boating, fishing, swimming, and family picnics for years. Adams Park is a small neighborhood park offering stunning views of St. Andrews Bay and passing boats. This tranquil oak tree shaded park provides a place for quiet reflection. Asbell Park, adjacent to Lake Caroline also provides an outstanding view of St. Andrews Bay. It is a popular place for a brown bag lunch with downtown office workers as it has picnic tables too.

Lake Huntington Park at the Lake Huntington Bridge is popular with local anglers as it has easy access to St. Andrews Bay. There are many marinas in the city for fishing and boating expeditions too. Do not miss the scenic Venetian Sunset Park, a peaceful bay front neighborhood park with a gazebo and benches. Venetian Sunset Park offers a quiet setting to watch the sunset over the bay.

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