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Cheap Flights to Panama City

Panama City overview

When is the best time to fly to Panama City?

Without question, Panama City is best enjoyed as a seaside retreat, so aim for April to June when the average daily highs range from 22C and 32C. The hottest period is July until October, when the mercury can rise to 34 degrees, but realistically beach visits can be made throughout the year as the temperature rarely falls beneath 17C. Special events are also held throughout the year, with almost every day seeing some sort of festival or annual attraction. Be sure to visit Friday Fest, a street party of live music, local cuisine and entertainment held on the first Friday of every month.

If you are looking for a place to let down your hair, Panama City is a prime location for students take their Spring Break. A host of all-inclusive packages are available to help make the experience that much easier, as are facilities geared-up for the annual deluge of students.

Panama City overview

Located in Florida’s northwestern ‘panhandle’, Panama City is a seafront vacationland footed by sugar sand and crystal clear water that has not been affected by the mass tourism dogging other parts of the state. The city is considered in tandem with its beachfront twin, Panama City Beach, located just over the bridge of Highway 30A, and together these two small settlements boast 27 miles (43 km) of beaches, a wealth of restaurants and bars, and more than their fair share of up-market accommodation.

Museums and educational attractions are also well represented, with a highlight for many being the city’s marine park. Furthermore, the Panhandle area of Florida shares a cultural identity akin to that of the Deep South, allowing visitors to experience a unique way of life expressed through all manner of home cooking eateries, as well as bars shaking to the sounds of live blues music.

Getting around Panama City

Cars can be hired at the airport, and both the city as well as the beach offers a wealth of parking space. Due to the city’s relatively intimate size, walking is also an option, while hiring a bicycle is another popular method of getting around. The Bay Town Trolley provides public bus transportation, and includes routes to Panama City Beach, as well as major shopping centers, tourist attractions and transport depots.

Getting from the Airport to the City

Panama City is served by Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, 18 miles (29 km) north of the town. It is one of the newest airports in the country, only opening as recently as 2010, and so offers a limited number of destinations. The airport is served by a number of private hire taxi companies, as well as a number of shuttle buses and vans. Most of these options run 24 hours a day, and cover the entire city. Alternatively, ride in the lap of luxury and take a trip with one of five limousine companies. Each of these also run 24 hours a day.

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