PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., January 27, 2021 – Panama City Beach is pleased to announce that it has been named the No. 2 “Emerging Destination” in the world by Tripadvisor’s Travelers Choice 2021 Best of the Best Awards. Known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, brilliant emerald-green waters and 320 days of sunshine annually, Panama City Beach has become a beloved destination for families, couples and friends.

“We are thrilled to be named one of the top emerging destinations in the world by travelers,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “This honor, especially following such a difficult year in the tourism industry is a testament to our community, its scenic beauty and our un-paralleled visitor experience embodied in the brand of Real.Fun.Beach.” 

In spite of the challenges faced by Panama City Beach over the past year, the destination is seeing continued investment in the community, including hotel openings, innovative RV parks and new direct flight markets that position the destination to succeed in 2021 and build on its reputation as one of the world’s most beautiful beaches.