Driving Trip from San Antonio, Texas to Long Beach Resort

Pack your bags, we’re on a road trip to Long Beach Resort in Panama City, Florida from San Antonio, Texas! The 13 hour drive can be done in one day, granted you leave early enough, but some relaxed travelers may want to take two days to make the trip. Long Beach Resort in Panama City is perfect for families, friends, or couples looking for a romantic beach retreat. Thankfully I was able to find a chiropractor in San Antonio that could help me with some lower back pain before I started on this journey… While some may want to stop frequently along the way to stretch or restock on snacks, most will inevitably be interested in seeking out some pit stops to tourist attractions, or a great restaurant that won’t keep them off the road for too long. So get in the car, and let’s hit the road to Long Beach Resort in Panama City. Continue reading “Driving Trip from San Antonio, Texas to Long Beach Resort”

The Top Beaches in Panama City, Florida

Nestled in the panhandle of Florida, and greeted by the calm, clear waters of the Gulf of Mexico, visitors to Panama City beaches will find the one that best meets their vacation goals. Beaches in Panama City have public access walkways every hundred feet or so, making the 27 miles of white, sandy beaches accessible for anyone.

St. Andrews State Park is one of the top beaches for tourists to visit, and for good reason. The beach offers a quiet atmosphere for families, couples, and anyone looking to get away for a while. The park offers snorkeling, kayaking, camping, nature trails and excellent bird watching, so there’s always something for everyone. Visitors can use concession stands to refill on snacks or sunscreen, and beach umbrellas or lounge chairs can easily be rented for a low price. Tours are also available from independent tour groups for anyone looking to scuba dive, snorkel, or get the chance to swim with dolphins. Visitors to St. Andrews State Park can always find an enjoyable day at the beach, whether they’re looking to soak up some sun on the shore, or learn more about the ecology of the area. Continue reading “The Top Beaches in Panama City, Florida”

History of Panama City, Florida

Panama City’s white, sandy beaches attract thousands of tourists each year. These days we enjoy a dip into the cool, blue waters of the Gulf Coast, but at one point it was considered “no man’s land”, and visitors were very scarce. The area was originally inhabited by the Creek Indian Tribe, and the first time Panama City was first seen by outsiders was from sailors aboard Spanish exploring ships. In the early 1800s the army, under order from former President Andrew Jackson, began to survey the land, as the United States government was becoming concerned over the apparent lawlessness of the area. Once the area was under control of the United States, many soldiers actually settled in the area once their duties in the army were fulfilled in 1821.

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