Panama City Beach Honored with New Titles in 2019

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Panama City Beach Honored with New Titles in 2019 -Southern Living and TripAdvisor Awards Based on Readers and Travelers’ Choice- 

PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla.– March 19, 2019- Solidifying its place as a must-visit destination for 2019, Panama City Beach was recently awarded two new premier titles, both based on votes and reviews from visitors who know and love this Gulf of Mexico coastline. Named one of “The South’s Best Beach Towns 2019” by Southern Living and the third “Best Beach in the U.S.” by TripAdvisor, Panama City Beach continues to win over the hearts of locals and visitors alike. Home to 27 miles of sugar-white beaches, emerald green waters and 320 days of sunshine annually, it’s no surprise this exquisite seaside community is one of the top destinations in the country.

“We’re honored to be awarded these significant titles and are so proud of our entire team for their year-round dedication to making Panama City Beach such a special place for visitors of all ages,” shared Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “We can’t wait to welcome couples, friends and families for an exciting calendar of events this spring ranging from culinary festivals to concerts with award-winning artists.”

Panama City Beach was one of ten destinations listed in Southern Living’s “The South’s Best Beach Towns 2019” awards, chosen by readers who voted online earlier this year. A full list of winners can be found here, and a full list of “The South’s Best” awards in categories ranging from “The South’s Best BBQ Joints” to “The South’s Best Hotels” can be viewed at

Panama City Beach ranked third in TripAdvisor’s “Top 25 Beaches” awards for the U.S., which are part of the annual “Travelers’ Choice Awards” and determined based on the quantity of traveler reviews and ratings on TripAdvisor. In addition to the “Top 25 Beaches,” global, national and regional awards were handed out for the top attractions, hotels, destinations, restaurants, landmarks, experiences, museums, airlines and vacation rentals. A full list of 2019 winners can be found here.

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About Panama City Beach

Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).

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