Panama City sits between Pensacola and Tallahassee on the Florida Panhandle. If you want to explore everything this coastal paradise has to offer, consider renting a recreational vehicle. RVshare offers many different RV class sizes to meet your travel needs.
Those who want a smaller RV may want to consider renting a Class B campervan or pop-up camper rental in Panama City. Both of these model types are easy to drive and perfect for parties of four or less. For a bigger and more luxurious experience, rent a Class A or C motorhome. These motorhome rentals in Panama City usually feature nice amenities, such as comfy beds, entertainment systems, and cooking areas.
The Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort ranks as one of the best campgrounds in Panama City. You can choose from more than 170 sites and view the cost of your visit when you book online. Nearby, you'll find a soccer field that's active with players during the day and a library.
RVers may also want to stay at the Magnolia Beach Campground, which sits right on the water. Though the campground doesn't offer many amenities, it puts you within walking distance of the beach. Panama City is also home to other nice campgrounds, including the Panama City Beach RV Resort, El Governor RV Park and Front Beach RV Park and Motel.
There are multiple national parks in South Florida. If you want to see the Atlantic Coast, head to Biscayne National Park. This park preserves what the area looked like more than 10,000 years ago. In addition, it's great for activities such as snorkeling and boating.
If you want to check out a great destination in Panama City, head to St. Andrews State Park on the Gulf of Mexico. It has a boardwalk and a campground, and when you stay in the campground, the park will waive the $8 entrance fee. The park also has a visitor's center, hot showers, natural trails, and several hiking trails.
You'll need a reputable storage facility if you plan on taking a rest from your Panama City RV rental for a few days. Look for facilities that have amenities such as 24-hour access and locked gates. Some of the most trusted companies in Panama City include Gulf Coast Self Storage, U-Haul Moving & Storage of Panama City and CubeSmart Self Storage.
The Raptor Ranch campground has an RV dumpstation that is free to use for military members. You must show a military ID card to get access to the station. Some options available to the public include the dumpstations at Camper's Inn and the Emerald Coast RV Beach Resort. Camper's Inn dumpstation is open every day of the year and is free for guests to use. If you aren't a guest, you need to pay the campground a small fee.
ZooWorld is one of the top tourist attractions in Panama City. This unique destination is home to a large zoological park and a botanical conservatory. Close by is Shell Island Beach, which is one of the largest areas of undeveloped beaches in the state. You can book a tour that takes you out along the beach. With an RV rental in Panama City, you can check out the shops at Florida 30A and go swimming at St. Andrews State Park. Pier Park is a large outdoor retail shopping center with shops and restaurants too.
Though there aren't any major professional teams located in Panama City, high schools and athletes compete in games at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex. It offers volleyball courts and spaces designed for lacrosse, softball, baseball, and other sports. You can take a day trip and watch pro sports teams such as the Miami Marlins or the Florida Panthers play in South Florida. The Jacksonville Jaguars and Orlando Magic play closer to the northern part of the state. During Jaguars games, football fans often meet outside in motorhomes and other campers for tailgating. Of course, if you're really into football tailgating, you'll have to go to a Florida State University home game in Tallahassee.
There are four highways let you reach Panama City from four different directions. Both U.S. Highway 98 and 23rd Street provide access to the city from the east or the west. Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard moves north and south through the city and becomes both U.S. Highway 231 and FL-77 outside of Panama City. With camper rentals in Panama City, travelers may also use Bailey Bridge or one of the two other bridges into the city.