Forbes talks with Lynda Self from Southern Kissed to discuss why she recommends Panama City, Florida as a great place to vacation in 2018. She thinks the food, sun and art make Panama City shine on a budget.
This year’s Burning of the Socks made an appearance in Budget Travel as a “trip-inspiring” piece of travel news. In addition to a sock burn, locals and visitors celebrated spring with the 21st annual Blessing of the Fleet, a Fish Fry and with an array of German-made cars at the Porsche Armada.
Vinny & Bay’s Coffee and Eatery was featured in USA Today’s list of eggnog variations from across the country. With whipped cream, caramel and nutmeg, this drink is sure to put you in the holiday spirit.
USA Today describes Amavida Coffee and Tea’s festive Candy Cane Crush Latte with its minty combination of matcha, peppermint, cardamom and crushed candy cane.
National Oyster Day in August marked the opening of the Panama City Oyster Trail, featuring 12 different restaurants and ways to enjoy oysters every which way.
USA Today features three local Panama City restaurants in their roundup of watermelon dishes across the country. Wine Knot Tapas’ seared agave and paprika salmon with minty watermelon salsa is listed alongside John Holly Dining Room’s rustically refined charred watermelon gazpacho with shrimp and g. Foley’s panzanella salad with cornbread, local watermelon, heirloom tomatoes and charred tomato vinegar.
La Michoacana Latin Market in Panama City is described as authentic, and locals keep coming back for its handmade corn tortillas and straightforward tacos.
WJHG discusses two grants awarded to Destination Panama City to promote the One Harrison Food + Wine Festival and the Panama City Oyster Trail.
With live music twice a week during the Panama City Summer Sunset Series, patrons can watch the sunset alongside food trucks and tunes. Conexion features a list of performers each week for the rest of the summer.
Southern Living features Panama City’s abundance of AirBnb boat rentals available in the city. At the St. Andrews Marina you can rent anything from a small sailboat for around $75 a night to a 56-foot motor yacht for $150 a night. Some even feature an excursion with one of their captains.
Sport Fishing Magazine details a guided fishing trip throughout the St. Andrews Bay and the nearby Gulf of Mexico. With clear blue water, abundant fishing tournaments and seafood restaurants, Panama City is a fisherman’s paradise. Writer Doug Olander says, “there is no shortage of activities and events going on in a destination that is succeeding as a Gulf tourist mecca.”
The Panama City News Herald announces tickets for One Harrison Food + Wine Festival are now on sale. This fall event promises food, wine, craft cocktails, artisan vendors and chef demonstrations.
The Panama City News Herald details the city’s Summer Sunset Series, running through July. With live music and food trucks, the whole city watches the sunset from the city’s two marinas every week.
Panama City’s very own Honor Allen discusses oysters and growing up in the panhandle in the most recent edition of Waterway Guide. Highlighting the Oyster Trail, visitors are invited to imbibe in oysters all year long.