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Situated in the geographic center of Northwest Florida, Panama City is the largest city in between Pensacola and Tallahassee, and a popular destination for water sports. Its location on St. Andrew Bay offers first-class sailing conditions and easy access to the Gulf of Mexico, and anglers can enjoy excellent fishing for trout, redfish, flounder and more. Charter fishing tours in St. Andrew Bay or nearby in the Gulf of Mexico are a good option for beginners or those who seek to improve their fishing skills.
On land, Panama City is home to a thriving arts scene, including live music, annual festivals, and a new Panama City Mural Trail featuring the work of locally- and nationally-known artists. The Historic Downtown and St. Andrews neighborhoods are wonderfully walkable, each with its own distinct feel, locally-owned restaurants and bars, independent shops and boutiques, and historic buildings.
Panama City is also home to some of the best oyster bars and seafood restaurants on the Gulf Coast; the Panama City Oyster Trail spans about a dozen stops across the city and offers oysters served every possible way: raw, baked, sauteed, fried, or char-grilled.
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