Panama City is located in Florida’s panhandle, situated on the Gulf of Mexico, it is the county seat of Bay County and at 36,484 people, it is the largest city between Pensacola and Tallahassee. The city was not always called Panama City. Originally, it was named Harrison, but in the early 1900s, when the United States took over the Panama Canal project, a developer named George West gave the town its present name in hopes of promoting development in the area.
If you’re looking to do some shopping or spend some time on the beach, the Bay Town Trolley is the way to go in Panama City. For intercity bus transportation, Greyhound service is available. For out of state travel, the Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport is host to Southwest and Delta airlines. Southwest flies directly from Panama City to Baltimore, Houston, Nashville, and Orlando, while Delta covers Atlanta and Memphis.