Explore Southwest Airlines® destination Panama City Beach, FL.

Visit sugar-sand beaches where it’s spring break all year long.

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Visit Panama City Beach, FL.

If you’ve been dreaming of getting away to the Sunshine State, look no further than Panama City Beach, FL. Spending your time outdoors is the best way to enjoy all of the fun this city has to offer. Whether you’re heading to the beach, finding ways to commune with local flora and fauna, or eating on the pier after a day of shopping along the coast, there’s no shortage of adventures by land and sea to choose from during your trip.

Watch the sunset on a peaceful catamaran cruise, a popular tourist activity in the city. Make time for all kinds of aquatic activities during your visit, whether that’s splashing around in the ocean or packing your binoculars to watch for dolphin sightings in the area’s crystalline waters. Sugar-sand gulf-coast beaches are so inviting, you may find that you don’t want to leave your beach blanket for the duration of your stay. Luckily, you won’t have to venture too far to find local dining options for refueling the fun.

Get closer to Florida’s natural wonders responsibly with a visit to St. Andrews State Park. Bordering the east side of the city, this state park offers visitors spectacular nature trails and lakes to explore, including Gator Lake. Hiking, snorkeling, kayaking, and more are activities you can enjoy during your visit; if you’re traveling with little ones, be sure to make time for the kiddie pool. Catch glimpses of native, wild animals in their natural habitat—from a distance, of course. Camping is allowed, so bring a sleeping bag and enjoy a night spent under a blanket of stars.

Fun in the sun awaits you in Florida. Start planning your Panama City Beach, FL, visit by booking with Southwest®. Southwest Airlines flies to Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, which makes getting there a breeze. When you book with Southwest, the process will be simple from selecting your flight to checkout. We know that having a great time on the beach isn’t only about finding an excellent deal on a flight. Learn more about the Southwest® Experience and book your upcoming flight.

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Things to do in Panama City Beach, FL.
Picture-perfect parks
  • Camp Helen State Park
  • Dr. Von D. Mizell Eula Johnson State Park
  • St. Andrews State Park
Must-see museums
  • Man in the Sea Museum
  • Panama City Publishing Company & Museum
  • Science & Discovery Center of Northwest Florida
Water-based fun
  • Canoeing and kayaking
  • Diving and snorkeling
  • Parasailing

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Details about Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport.

Airport code:ECP

City:Panama City Beach, FL


Main Terminal

Gates 2, 3

Airport-provided WiFi


Cities with nonstop daily service to ECP*


Cities with daily service to ECP*

*Based on DOT published scheduled average flights Monday-Friday between 10/30/2020 and 12/31/2020, as of 11/2/2020.

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2Fare difference may apply.

3Download the Southwest® app to view movies and on-demand content. Inflight messaging only allows access to iMessage and WhatsApp. Apps must be downloaded before the flight. Internet access for $8 a day per device on WiFi-enabled aircraft. Price is subject to change. May not be available for the full duration of flight. Prohibits access to high-bandwidth applications and websites, including Netflix, HBO GO® and VoIP, along with certain obscene/offensive content.

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5As reported in the CarTrawler Reward Seat Availability Survey, May 16, 2019, and Switchfly Reward Seat Availability Surveys 2010 – 2019, at IdeaWorksCompany.com.