My husband's home town. Special to us because we have family here! Just an hour and a half from Tallahassee.
Not Panama City Beach. Laid back town, casual and artistic compared to it's gaudy touristy sister city across the bridge. Harrison Avenue is fun and vibrant , named the original city name before the building of the Panama Canal caused the city to be renamed. The historic areas, including St Andrews, Beach and Beck Ave are all fantastic places to walk and explore.
This is a nice city that I usually visit once every 2 years. There are gift shops galore, hotels around the beach, and much more.