Airports & Local Attractions
The Federal Aviation Administration has assigned a three-letter identifier to the new Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport which opened in May, 2010. Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport’s three-letter location identifier is “ECP”. The new airport replaced Panama City – Bay County International Airport, whose three-letter identifier was “PFN.”
The Destin Airport (DTS), located at the south end of Okaloosa County, is a community airport that serves general aviation. With a 5,000 foot runway, full service amenities, and close proximity to "the south's most beautiful beaches", Destin Airport is an essential transportation resource. A new passenger terminal was completed in 2007 and offers comfortable first class facilities for travelers and pilots alike.
Northwest Florida Regional Airport (VPS) is an aviation gateway to Florida's Gulf Coast and an excellent option when making travel plans. Convenient and centrally located, it is an exceptional resource for travelers who favor distinct modern amenities without congestion. Our award-winning terminal accommodates passengers from around the world with over 50 non-stop flights daily to primary hub cities across the nation, making domestic and international connections easy. Serving communities from west of Pensacola to east of Panama City and southern Alabama, the central location makes flying a breeze for over 2 million residents.
City of Panama City:
Panama City maintains 37 Parks and 2 full service marinas giving residents a wide variety of recreational activities. The City offers recreational areas with playground equipment, basketball courts, ball-fields, tennis courts, nature parks, and picnic areas.
Panama City Beach:
Overlooking the Gulf of Mexico with 17 miles of brilliant white sand Panama City Beach is truly a playground.
On Panama City Beach, the 900,000 square foot mega family entertainment complex has redefined Panama City Beach. Pier Park is a beautifully landscaped outdoor shopping mall with festive, colorful Caribbean architecture, containing national chain retailers along with unique locally owned boutiques and specialty stores. The lifestyle complex also contains a 16-screen movie theater, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and many other well known restaurants and smaller eateries.
Shipwreck Island Waterpark:
Twenty acres of terrific family fun - The Tadpole Hole, The Lazy River, The Wave Pool, the Tree Top Drop and The Racing Slide offer sixty-five foot falls . The Rapid River Run is a white water experience. The Zoom Flume is a waterslide that parents can double ride with their children. The White Knuckle River twists and turns nearly 400 feet to a huge splash into Skull Island Pool.
Offers everyone the opportunity to view many animals up close in a lush tropical setting. The informational signs throughout the grounds provide educational opportunities for the whole family. The daily animal shows are always a big hit with the children. Experience Zoo World where “fun is never endangered”.
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