Over the past decade, Panama City Beach developed a reputation as a spring break destination. While it doesn’t have the attractions of Orlando, it’s much cheaper than Miami, and the large crowds are known to get so wild, the city council is trying to place some restraints on the scene.
There are a number of beachfront accommodations to choose from. The Boardwalk Beach Resort has been the host for MTV Spring Break the past two years and is guaranteed to provide a great time. The Chateau is another party hotspot that features nightly DJs and pool parties, in addition to organizing events and games for guests.
Panama City Beach has 27 miles of shoreline packed with parties for the entire break. One popular spot is Sharky’s Beach Club, famous for its day parties on the sand with multiple DJs and bands performing at their Beach Bash Music Fest. Hammerhead Fred’s hosts two legendary parties on Thursday and Friday night every year. Thursday is the spring break staple, Foam Party with hundreds of gallons of foam smothering the crowd to the tunes of EDM, only to be followed by the paint-slinging Glow Party on Friday.
All of these parties are part of the Panamaniac Club Card, a rewards card that will get you a number of benefits if you choose to stay for an entire week. Rewards include free cover charge for Panamaniac parties, free beer and tropical drinks at night, access to the shuttle service and discounts at a litany of venues in Panama City. The card is only $50 and can be purchased at PanamaniacClubCard.com.
The Mob Museum, the National Museum of Organized Crime and Law Enforcement, boasts a new self-guided audio tour that takes guests on an auditory journey through the museum’s four floors. It also offers a deeper dive into some of the Mob’s events and personalities. At a running time of up to 85 minutes, more than 40 stops on the audio tour include stories narrated by museum volunteers with anecdotes from former Mob defense attorney and Las Vegas Mayor Oscar Goodman.
Travelers go on trips for various reasons: Some love to enjoy unique culinary experiences, while others want to explore new cultures and have authentic local experiences. Whatever the reason, vacations should have one thing in common — rest. In fact, healing and healthy ways to boost the immune system are trending topics now and Korean-style wellness is just what you need on future trips. At the 48 recommended wellness travel destinations in Korea, visitors can relax and recharge by enjoying different types of Korean therapy and participating in programs that seek healing in nature. Stay at home and visit Korea for a wellness vacation when it's safe to travel again.
Lawnstarter, an outdoor services provider, recently conducted a study on the best cities for living without a car for 2021. The company analyzed data of 20 key indicators, including walking routes, share of residents using public transportation and average sunshine across the 150 biggest cities in the United States.
If the winter months have you craving a snowy retreat surrounded by off-season island fun and warm fireplaces, The Bungalow at Greydon House should be on your list. An iconic stay in Nantucket, Massachusetts, The Bungalow offers a two-bedroom, three-bathroom retreat in the heart of historic downtown.
Step right up to the greatest show on Earth as FXExpress Publications, Global Traveler, trazeetravel.com and whereverfamily.com celebrate their 2020 award winners! Join the big top on Dec. 14 as we virtually award the winners of the 17th annual GT Tested Reader Survey awards, including the Airline and Hotel of the Year; the 17th annual Wines on the Wing Airline Wine Survey; the eighth annual Leisure Lifestyle Awards; the sixth annual The Trazees; and the third annual Wherever Awards.
Imagine traveling the world and finding the love of your life at the same time. Does The Bachelor franchise come to mind? Due to the global pandemic, the show’s filming was put on hold and production had to get creative, filming at only one resort, instead of traveling the world, as in previous seasons. If you need your Bachelor nation fix, check out some resorts they’ve filmed in before, and book a stay for yourself.