Best Attractions & Activities

With all of the things to do and see in a city, deciding how to spend your time can be quite an agonizing decision. 10best has narrowed all of the available attractions in Panama City to a list of the most appealing and reputable, to aide in your decision making. You can rest easy knowing that any choice you make from our list is sure to please.

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The Gallery of Art


Visitors to Panama City looking for more refined cultural pursuits will enjoy this gallery and showplace for local and regional pieces. Since 1966, the gallery has displayed paintings, murals, metalwork and portraiture by artists like Dan Dunn,...  Read More

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Bay Point Golf Club


Golf enthusiasts enjoy hitting the fairways at this primo destination, located minutes from the beaches of Panama City. Bay Point is home to two immaculate yet challenging courses, the Meadows Course and the Nicklaus Course, formerly known as...  Read More

Shell Island


This uninhabited island off the coast is a popular destination for sightseeing and enjoying natural beauty. Bottlenoses play in the water surrounding the island, which itself is home to a fascinating cast of creatures and critters. Spend your...  Read More

St. Andrews State Park


Nature lovers adore this unspoiled Gulf Coast preserve, where the scenery is nothing short of stunning: soft, white beaches wedged between lush native flora and calm, blue water. The park has two fishing piers, space for a variety of waters...  Read More

Shipwreck Island Waterpark


Kids of all ages will enjoy splashing around at this family water park, specifically during summer months. The park includes thrill rides such as Raging Rapids and Pirates Plunge, as well as kid-friendly attractions like the wave pool, flume...  Read More

Gulf World Marine Park


This Panama City attraction offers great opportunities for learning about the animals. Fun and educational for every member of the family, Gulf World gives dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, reptiles and tropical birds some well-deserved time in...  Read More

Captain Anderson's Marina


If you're out to spend time on the water, look first to Captain Anderson's, where the daily slate includes a variety of popular daytrips and excursions. Landlubbers can enjoy saltwater fishing expeditions, island tours and dolphin tours with...  Read More



Panhandle Helicopter lets you tour Panama City and its beautiful beaches from high above. Experience a completely different vantage point aboard an individual charter flight or as a part of a scenic tour. Choose flights in duration from 5 to 25...  Read More

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McKenzie Park


This green space near the city center is a good place to get back to nature, and it hosts to numerous local events throughout the year. The park's shade trees and walking paths make for a pleasant retreat from the rigors of the city, especially during sweltering summer days.