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Population:                  36,417

 

Elevation:                    33 feet above sea level

 

Location:                     Located on the Gulf of Mexico in the Florida Panhandle

 

Land Area:                   20.5 square miles

 

Time Zone:                  Central Time Zone (when it’s noon in Panama City, it’s 1:00pm in New York City and 11:00am in Los Angeles

 

Weather:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Average temp. (°F)

50.3

53.1

59.0

64.7

71.8

77.8

80.0

79.8

76.9

67.4

59.1

52.2

High temperature (°F)

61.9

65.0

70.6

76.6

82.9

87.7

89.1

89.0

87.0

79.5

71.3

64.1

Low temperature (°F)

38.7

41.2

47.4

52.8

60.7

67.9

70.9

70.5

66.8

55.2

46.9

40.3

Precipitation (in)

5.7

4.7

6.2

3.7

3.9

6.0

8.7

7.5

6.1

3.5

4.5

4.1

 

Climate:

 

 

Jan

Feb

Mar

Apr

May

Jun

Jul

Aug

Sep

Oct

Nov

Dec

Days with precipitation

9

8

8

6

6

11

15

14

10

5

6

8

Wind speed (mph)

8.1

8.5

8.7

8.3

7.5

6.9

6.2

6.2

7.5

7.7

7.7

7.8

Morning humidity (%)

85

86

86

87

86

86

87

89

89

87

86

86

Afternoon humidity (%)

65

63

62

61

62

65

69

72

67

60

61

65

Sunshine (%)

57

60

65

73

76

71

63

63

65

74

67

56

Days clear of clouds

9

10

10

12

12

8

5

7

10

15

12

10

Partly cloudy days

8

7

8

9

11

13

14

14

10

7

8

8

Cloudy days

8

12

12

9

9

8

11

11

10

8

10

13

Snowfall (in)

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

0.0

 

 

Local Seasons:

 

Panama City has a very moderate climate year round due to its proximity to the Gulf of Mexico and its western Florida location.  Winter and summer are the two busiest times of year, although late February and the entire month of March become quite crowded when thousands of spring break students hit the area.  In the winter, people from the north enjoy coming south for the warmer temperatures and numerous activities the city has to offer.  Even in January the temperature averages a comfortable 50 F., with highs in the mid 60’s F.  Summer is busy as many people visit the area for its relaxing atmosphere, entertainment, and proximity to the beach, not to mention temperatures averaging a very comfortable 80 F. Perfect for a day at either the  Pier or the park or just watching the boats go by while sipping on a cool drink at the beach and working on that perfect tan.  The fall tends to be less crowded and offers a great opportunity to enjoy some serenity.  Fall is still warm enough for a nice day at the beach with a good book or a run in the sand.  No matter what time of year you are visiting, this wonderful Florida city is alive with a multitude of things to do and see. 

 

Getting There:

 

By car:

 

From the North:
Highways 231, 331, and 79 lead directly to the Gulf of Mexico and Panama City Beach. All highways easily access Interstate 10.

 

From the West:
Hwy 98 provides a scenic route into Panama City Beach, or take I-10 eastbound to Hwy 331, 79 or 231.

 

From the East:
Hwy. 98 will bring you to the beach, or take I-10 westbound to Hwy 231, 79 or 331.

 

By air:

 

Bay County Airport

3173 Airport Road

Panama City FL 32405

850-763-6751

Approximately ten minutes from the beaches, the Panama City - Bay County International Airport is conveniently located for visitors to Panama City Beach. The art-deco facility offers a spacious departure lounge, ample seating and a panoramic view of the airfield.  Additional services include ground transportation services, rental car agencies, long and short-term parking facilities.

The airport is served by many of the major airline connection carriers as well as certain regional airlines.  

 

Ground Transportation:

 

The airport, as well as the city itself, is also served by most of the major car rental companies.  Taxi and limousine service is available. 

 

By Train:

 

Panama City is not serviced by Amtrak

 

By Bus:

 

Greyhound:

 

917 Harrison Ave
Panama City, FL 32401

850-785-6111

 

Getting Around:

 

The easiest way to get around town is by either personal or rental car.  Parking is available.

 

National Holidays:

 

New Year’s Day,   January 1

Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, the third Monday in January

President’ Day, the third Monday in February

Memorial Day, the last Monday in May

Independence Day, July 4

Labor Day, the first Monday in September

Thanksgiving Day, the fourth Thursday in November

Christmas Eve and Christmas Day, December 24 and 25

New Year’s Eve, December 31