In an article released by CNN Travel on November 2, Panama City Florida was ranked 1 in 5 destinations rated as a great value for winter travel. Among exotic destinations such as Costa Rica and Peru, this publicity comes as a welcome treat after a summer of media batterings from the oil spill threat. This article is consistent with what many have known to be true about our area for years, decades even – we have amongst the perfect winter vacation spot. Mild weather, clear blue skies, and amazingly beautiful and emerald green waters framed by pristine, white sandy beaches make Panama City Beach a quaint, ideal vacation spot for winter travelers.
The snippet about Panama City Beach reads:
PCB is not just for spring breakers. Indulge in shopping, helicopter tours, or spend a day at Ripley’s Believe it or Not Museum.
With highs in the 60s even during winter, there’s always something to do in Panama City. Florida also boasts another destination with good values during winter break: Orlando, Carlson said.
Many of the major attractions in the area offer deals this time of year. You can avoid the shoulder-to-shoulder crowds right after the New Year’s holiday, when theme parks often reach capacity.
The Panama City Beach Convention and Visitor’s Bureau just released this press release in response to this recent accolade.
On the heels of three great weekend events, a recent CNN.com article announced Panama City Beach /Panama City as one of the five value destinations for winter travel, noting that “With highs in the 60s even during winter, there’s always something to do in the area.“
This past weekend brought travelers from all over the world to Panama City Beach for Ironman Florida. According to event organizers, there were 2, 851 athletes registered for the event. The field represented 47 different countries with ages ranging from 18-81 years old. Visitors also arrived for Taste of Bay, which included a free Clint Black Concert on Friday and another well attended event on Saturday, Visit Florida’s Great Beach Walk.
The fun continues this week with Emerald Coast Cruizin’, a premier show of classic automobiles, muscle cars, street rods and custom builds, taking place November 11-13 at Frank Brown Park. Admission is $10.00 per person per day and there is also a three day pass available for $25.00. Children under 12 years of age are admitted free. There will be over 3,000 automobiles exhibited, 125 automotive vendors in attendance with a swap meet and car corral.
I know Panama City Beach is great for winter travel, but tell us what you love about the winter time in Panama City Beach, and tell us your favorite thing to do.
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