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5 Awesome Attractions Near Our Motel in Panama City Beach

Aqua View Motel boasts one of the best locations in Panama City Beach, FL! Guests at our motel will be just a three minute walk from a beautiful white sand beach on the Gulf of Mexico and only a 5 minute drive from St. Andrews State Park. In addition to these gorgeous beaches, Aqua View Motel is also near some of the area’s most popular destinations. To help you make the most of your vacation, we have put together a guide to five awesome attractions close to our motel in Panama City Beach.

1. Sea Screamer Dolphin Cruise

Taking a cruise aboard the Sea Screamer is one of the very best ways to explore Panama City Beach. Guests on on this twin turbo powered 73 ft. boat will enjoy a thrilling tour around the Shell Island waters, the jetties near St. Andrews State Park, and the Gulf of Mexico. Be sure to bring your camera so you can snap a picture of dolphins playing in the water! Guests at Aqua View Motel will be just a 9 minute walk or a 3 minute drive from the boarding area for the Sea Screamer.

2. Panama City Beach WineryWine being poured in glasses.

Panama City Beach Winery is a can’t-miss destination for your getaway on the Emerald Coast. This winery specializes in citrus, berry, and fruit wines, and offers a number of varieties that you won’t find anywhere else, like Key lime wine, kiwi wine, and even tomato wine. Visitors can take advantage of the daily tastings at the winery or purchase a bottle or two to take home. Panama City Beach Winery is a 7 minute drive from Aqua View Motel.

3. Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium

Ripley’s Believe It or Not Odditorium is dedicated to everything weird and wonderful. When you visit this museum, you’ll see unusual artifacts from all around the world, including authentic shrunken heads, a vampire killing kit, and a sculpture of Thor made from scrap car parts. Ripley’s Odditorium is always a hit with kids! This fun attraction is a 9 minute drive from our motel in Panama City Beach.

4. ZooWorld

ZooWorld is another excellent family attraction in Panama City Beach. This charming zoo is home to over 350 animals, with everything from white tigers to parrots. A highlight of ZooWorld is the petting zoo, where visitors have the chance to hand feed miniature ponies, llamas, pigs, goats, baby deer, and even giraffes. ZooWorld is a 9 minute drive from Aqua View Motel.

A boy enjoying a slide at a waterpark.5. Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Shipwreck Island Waterpark is the place to go for some wet and wild fun! This popular waterpark has something for everyone, with a kiddie area for little children, exhilarating rides for older kids, and family slides that everyone can enjoy. Even if you’re not one for thrill rides, you’ll love floating down the Lazy River to beat the heat. Shipwreck Island is a 14 minute drive from Aqua View Motel.

After a fun day visiting the area’s wonderful attractions, you will love relaxing at Aqua View Motel. Our rooms are furnished with everything you need for a stellar vacation, including flat screen TVs, microwaves, mini fridges, and coffee makers. Some of our rooms even come with kitchenettes, so you can whip up a tasty meal right in your home away from home. All of the guests at our motel in Panama City Beach will enjoy access to our beautiful outdoor swimming pool, which is the perfect place to soak up the sun.

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