Panama City Beach Featured in New York Times Travel Article
Posted on: March 1, 2013
As Jimmy Buffett once astutely observed, changes in latitudes necessitate changes in attitudes. Keep that in mind when visiting Panama City Beach on the Florida Panhandle, where the clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico lap a seemingly infinite ribbon of white-sand beaches. In this self-styled â€śSpring Break Capital of the Worldâ€ť â€” a moniker validated by the hundreds of thousands of students who descend on the town every March and April â€” youâ€™ll find a predictably high density of tattoo parlors and mini-golf courses. But hidden amid this lowbrow mix are welcome additions including a farmersâ€™ market and the areaâ€™s first craft beer pub. And in 2010, the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport opened just north of the city, making the trip south even easier. So trade in expectations of starched tablecloths and fine-art museums, and embrace the carefree notions that swirl with silly pineapple daiquiris and every facet of the relaxing life aquatic here on Floridaâ€™s laid-back Emerald Coast. Please visit HERE to continue reading.