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Panama City Travel Guide
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About Panama City
Located in the Panhandle and almost entirely surrounded by water, Panama City offers travelers a wealth of things to see and do. The city is conveniently close to popular year-round destinations and sightseeing opportunities for the whole family. Of course, the primary reason that tourists flock to the area is the 20-mile stretch of beach with its clean, white sand and calm, azure water. Especially on pretty days, sun worshippers populate the long, narrow coastline, and the many high-rise hotel and condo buildings give the beach an impressive, postcard-worthy backdrop. Diving, snorkeling and deep-sea fishing opportunities attract avid and tyro water enthusiasts alike, and there are plenty of challenging golf courses within quick driving distance. As for things to do beyond beach and physical activities, Panama City has two prominent areas that are conveniently serviced by trolleys: the historic St. Andrews district and Harrison Avenue. The shops, restaurants and galleries of both are abuzz with activity throughout the day.