Spring Break brings to mind fun in the sun, partying, and bikinis, so what better place to spend it than Panama City, Florida? Spring Break 2014 is coming up quickly, and college students across the country will be flocking to rivers, lakes and seasides. Whether one is currently enrolled in school or simply wants to relive their college days, Panama City is the ideal spring break destination.
The number one priority for Spring Breakers is almost always a hot, sunny climate. Located on the Florida Panhandle, Panama City enjoys a warm climate and is buffered by the tropical waters of the Gulf of Mexico. Spring Breakers can enjoy Panama City's beautiful beaches and warm waters all day and well into the night. Some of its gorgeous, white sand beaches, which stretch for 27 miles, include Dixie Belle Beach, Laguna Beach, Lookout Beach and Russell-Field Pier among others. With everything from beach volleyball to water sports to sunbathing, Panama City's weather provides the perfect Spring Break experience.
Panama City has a wide array of hotels where students enjoying their Spring Break 2014 can rest their heads. Its northwestern location also makes it incredibly easy for college students in the surrounding states of Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama and Georgia to make the drive with ease. Those who are traveling from the West Coast, the Midwest or New England can fly into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, which is a mere 15 miles from Panama City. Spring Breakers who are looking for accommodations that won't break the bank may opt to stay at the Driftwood Lodge, the Laketown Wharf, or Sterling Reef. For a more deluxe experience, Marriott's Legends Edge at Baypoint features roomy villas and a beach-style pool. Sterling Reef, Splash, Sterling Beach and Laketown Wharf have more of a party atmosphere that will enhance any Spring Break experience.
Panama City has an abundance of restaurants and bars that will appeal to any Spring Breaker. For casual dining combined with a good time, The Rusty Anchor, The Place and Smitty's BBQ are all fine choices. Schooners has ocean views and is open late, making it the perfect spot for hard-partying Spring Breakers. Those who want to take a break from the usual Spring Break antics can visit Gulf World Marine Park, where visitors can see a variety of sea creatures such as sharks, penguins, alligators and sea lions. Visitors can also choose to swim with dolphins or have their picture taken with an animal. Another popular Panama City attraction is the Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, which features two mini golf courses and a giant maze. This park is perfect for large groups of Spring Breakers who want a break from the beach.