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					                            Panama City Beach, Fla., Beckons With
                             Accommodations For All Travel Styles

           PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. Looking for the perfect beach retreat? You’ll find what you
want in Panama City Beach, Fla., combining unsurpassed views and value with beachfront
accommodations for all tastes and styles, turning the dream of a vacation paradise into a reality
for all.
           With more than 21,000 rooms in a variety of lodging categories, Panama City Beach,
Fla., has something to suit every traveler. One of America’s top beach destinations, Panama
City Beach is renowned for its emerald-green waters and white sandy shores. This Northwest
Florida destination on the Gulf of Mexico draws all types of travelers: fun-in-the-sun-loving
families, sophisticated couples, honeymooners, meeting attendees, eco travelers, young people
who come for the destination’s miles of beaches and vibrant nightlife, and more. Here’s a
sampling of Panama City Beach’s rich array of offerings.


Family Fun and Sun
           Family-friendly lodging options serve as a base camp for exploring Panama City Beach’s
many child-friendly attractions. All the family attraction action -- water parks, zoos, dolphin
excursions, museums, marine parks, pirate cruises, mini golf, go-carts and more -- are easily
reached from the destination’s resorts, condominiums, hotels, campgrounds and RV parks.
           For small or large, extended family get-togethers, gulf-front condominiums, townhomes
and vacation home rentals offer plenty of space for gathering the whole family under one roof.
Many of these spacious, multi-bedroom accommodations include expansive patios or private
balconies with sweeping Gulf views, fully equipped kitchens with granite countertops, washer
and dryer combos and large dining and living areas for that home-away-from-home feeling.
           There are amenities for every member of the family, including private beaches; indoor
and outdoor pools with cascading waterfalls; on-site movie theaters; restaurants; spas; state-of-
the-art, gulf-view fitness centers; game rooms with video arcades; and high-speed Internet
access to stay in touch with friends and family back home. Little ones keep busy with
comprehensive children’s programs, “dive-in” movies to watch from the kiddie pool, live family
entertainment and cookouts on the beach. One popular condominium resort even has an on-site
water park, complete with a lazy river!

Romantic Getaways
       With the destination’s 27 miles of powder white sand beaches, couples easily find their
piece of paradise. Romantic accommodations range from luxurious high-rise condominium
suites to award-winning resorts to golf villas and cozy beach cottages.
       Beachfront properties offer expansive rooms with plush contemporary furnishings.
Couples can sip champagne from their private balcony or relax in a Jacuzzi suite, while
watching a sunset over the Gulf of Mexico. Many accommodations house luxurious spas with
breathtaking views. In this destination, known as the “Seafood Capital of the South,” couples
savor romantic dinners at on-site eateries with breezy, gulf-front patios and fine restaurants and
sushi bars, offering panoramic views of the Gulf or picturesque St. Andrew’s Bay. Outdoor
enthusiasts enjoy on-property wildlife sanctuaries for jogging and biking and marinas for
romantic sunset sails.
       Accommodations are convenient to Panama City Beach’s vibrant nightlife. Additionally,
resorts arrange for daytime outings that are romantic and fun. Rent a pontoon boat to pristine
Shell Island, explore crystalline waterways in a two-person kayak, take a parasailing trip for two
or enjoy a fishing excursion at this world-premier fishing destination.

Full-Service, Full Enjoyment
       Panama City Beach puts all the elements of a great vacation within easy reach: private
beaches, award-winning cuisine, spas, gulf-view ballrooms, championship golf courses, coffee
shops, game rooms, martini bars, state-of-the-art fitness centers, boat slips, kids’ clubs, biking
and jogging paths and more. One resort, recognized on Conde Nast Traveler’s Gold List for the
U.S., is home to Northwest Florida’s only Nicklaus-designed course. No matter what you want in
a great beach getaway, you’ll find it close at hand at Panama City Beach’s spectacular full-
service resorts.
       Accommodations range from singles to multi-bedroom units with plush contemporary
furnishings, fully equipped kitchens, oversized bathrooms and private balconies overlooking the
Gulf or St. Andrews Bay.
       Guests enjoy the full gamut of amenities: “dive-in” movies for little ones, deck-side
dining, dancing, boating, pampering at the spa and long expanses of dazzling white-sand
beaches. Located in the heart of Panama City Beach, these resorts are convenient to the
destination’s world-class shopping, dining, family attractions and nightlife. Ask the concierge
about fishing excursions, boat rentals, parasailing, jet skis, kayaks, bike rentals and more.
For Beach Lovers
        For a classic beach vacation, Panama City Beach offers cozy beachfront cottages
loaded with charm. Many feature picnic areas for impromptu cookouts; children’s activities; jet
ski, kayak and banana boat rentals; playgrounds and more. These properties are perfect for
beach lovers, for lounge chair lovers and for travelers who appreciate great value and great
location, right on the beach.
        Designed to capture the spirit of life on the beach, one popular beachfront retreat
features heated pools, a hot tub, a toddler playground and an outdoor picnic area as well as
daily children’s activities, weekly cookouts and special family programming during holidays.
Guests find plenty to do, including kayaking tours, parasailing, banana boats, wave runner and
bike rentals, and more.

Meet Me in Paradise
        From small gatherings to large-scale conferences and events for up to 2,000 guests,
Panama City Beach can accommodate groups of all sizes. The destination boasts a combined
offering of more than 160,000 square feet of flexible meeting space. Business and convention
travelers enjoy the best of both worlds: state-of-the-art meeting space in a pristine beach- or
bay-front setting. With offerings such as a poolside Internet café overlooking the sparkling Gulf
of Mexico, it makes perfect sense to mix business with pleasure.
        In 2008, the destination was recognized by Meetings & Conventions magazine with an
accommodation receiving the accolade of Gold Tee Award winner, selected among resorts
worldwide as an outstanding property by the magazine’s readers, who are corporate, incentive
and association meeting planners. One resort, a meeting planner’s favorite, boasts more than
32,700 square feet of flexible meeting space to accommodate groups from 10 to 2,000 people.
        Among the resort’s many amenities include a newly renovated conference center; new
indoor facilities; wired and wireless Internet access; boardrooms featuring the latest audio and
video equipment; an on-site restaurant and bar; a full-service spa and fitness center; a golf
course; a spectacular lagoon pool; children’s programs; and a private beach, all available for
meeting attendees. Located in the heart of town, the resort is close to Panama City Beach’s
vibrant shopping, dining and nightlife.

About Panama City Beach
        Panama City Beach boasts 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering the clear, emerald-
green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. The Northwest Florida community is home to St.
Andrew’s State Park, a Top Two beach on the 2008 TripAdvisor list of America’s best beaches. Panama
City Beach also enjoys recognition as a premier beach destination by Condé Nast Traveler, The Travel
Channel, USA Today, Southern Living, Dr. Beach and the Clean Beaches Council. Family attractions,
championship golf courses, sporting events, award-winning dining, predictably sunny weather and a vast
number of recreational activities draw visitors to this seaside community. For more information, call 1-800-
PCBEACH (850-233-6503) or check out the official Web site of the Panama City Beach Convention and
Visitors Bureau, http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com.

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MEDIA CONTACTS:
Dana Lent, Panama City Beach Convention & Visitors Bureau, 850-233-5070, dlent@visitpanamacitybeach.com
Christie Gregovich, Ypartnership, 407-875-1111, christie.gregovich@ypartnership.com
Jeanette Chin, Ypartnership, 212-561-9353, jeanette.chin@ypartnership.com


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