Travelers Save Money with Fall Deals In Panama City Beach


PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla. (August 25, 2006) – It’s never too late for fun in the sun at one of America’s Best Beaches, especially with packages offering savings of up to 25 percent now through the end of the year.

Panama City Beach boasts 320 days of sunshine annually and a year-round average water temperature of 70 degrees, so it’s always a good time to visit. This classic beach town enjoys recognition as a top beach destination from Condé Nast Traveler and USA Today, among others. Travelers this season are seeing new restaurants and attractions. What’s more, Panama City Beach recently completed a massive, year-long beach renourishment project, making the sandy shore even broader and whiter than in previous years. So grab a sand pail and shovel and scoop up these deals at this destination known as The Beach Lovers Beach.

With Bay Point Marriott Resort’s Escape! Autumn Adventure, rooms start at $99 per night. Additionally now through September 30, 2006, travelers can design their own Bay Point experience with daily 15% voucher certificates and $10 in Bay Point Bucks, good at the resort’s shops, restaurants and more. At Bay Point, tee off at the championship Nicklaus Course, and unwind with a Swedish message at the luxurious spa. Then, enjoy a complimentary cocktail and toast a panoramic sunset from the Kingfish Restaurant & Sushi Bar. The Autumn Adventure is valid seven days a week with advanced reservations required.

Bay Point Marriott is situated on a 1,100-acre wildlife sanctuary approximately 15 minutes from the Panama City Airport. This premier Gulf Coast resort houses 356 guest rooms, including 78 one and two-bedroom golf villas. Bay Point Marriott offers a Kid’s Club, two 18-hole PGA Championship golf courses, jogging and biking trails, on-property boat slips, restaurants, event space, and recreational activities. To experience Autumn Adventure, call toll-free at 800-644-2650 or visit www.marriottbaypoint.com.

At Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort, guests can save up to 30% with special fall rates ranging from $89 to $139 during concerts and special events in Panama City Beach, including the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, Indian Summer Festival, Ironman Triathlon and Emerald Coast Cruisin’. Make sure to mention the code ATL-FALL when making reservations.

All rooms at the gulf-front Holiday Inn SunSpree Resort feature two queen-size beds, a full-sized fridge, microwave and private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. The resort boasts two restaurants, a fitness center featuring a steam room and sauna, indoor and outdoor game rooms, on-site shopping and private beach walkway. Guests can take a dip in the Polynesian-style pool with cascading waterfalls or relax in the hot tub. Little ones stay busy with Splash Around Kids’ Club and the new Lil’ Squirts Aqualand water play area. The SunSpree also offers seasonal, live entertainment by the pool deck and a nightly torch-lighting ceremony. Call toll-free 800-633-0266 or visit www.hipcbeach.com.

Royal American Hospitality features prices to fit any budget, with 25 percent discounts on any stay booked by October 15 and completed by December 31, 2006, at any of its 14 Panama City Beach properties. Soak up the sun close to new family attractions, first-class dining, championship golf and more. Complimentary room service is provided daily. Each Royal American property also offers a complimentary Kid’s Club featuring its costumed mascot, B.W.McCaw, and a crew of fun-loving activity directors.

Royal American offers more than 1,000 rooms at beachfront properties that include Boardwalk Beach Resort, Grandview & Grandview East, Mariner East, The Watercrest, Sunbird and more. Accommodations range from charming beachfront hotels to luxury, family-friendly, three-bedroom condominiums with private balconies overlooking the glistening Gulf of Mexico. For reservations or more information, visit www.getawaytothegulf.com or call toll-free 800-224-GULF.

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach provides the perfect getaway for visitors looking to spend some time on the links. Now through December 31, 2006, guests receive 20 percent off rack rates at any of the Collection’s four beachfront properties, which include the landmark Edgewater Beach Resort, Majestic, Long Beach and En Soliel. As an added feature, visitors also will receive 20 percent off rates at the Hombre Golf Club, host of PGA Tour Qualifying Schools. Shop in the pro shop, and relax at the bar and grill. Hombre’s extensive practice facility includes a driving range, putting green, and chipping and bunker green.

The Resort Collection of Panama City Beach includes four full-service properties featuring luxurious one, two and three-bedroom suites with fully equipped kitchens and private patios or balconies overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors have access to the resort’s private beach, heated pools and hot tubs, children’s programs, full-service spas and fitness centers, as well as Hombre’s 27 holes of championship golf. For reservations, call toll-free 866-203-1164 or visit www.resortspcbeach.com.

By The Sea Resorts celebrates the fall season with the Stay Free By The Sea package at Legacy by the Sea and Beachcomber by the Sea. From September 4 — October 12, guests can stay three nights and get the fourth night free. Rates start at a friendly $39 per person per night. The package is based on double occupancy and does not include event weekends.

Why worry about where to dine, while driving to your getaway at the beach? With By the Sea’s Pizza in Paradise package, hungry travelers receive a grand welcome in the form of a large, two-topping Domino’s pizza and two-liter bottle of soda, all compliments of the resorts. The package is valid for three-night stays, Sunday – Tuesday arrivals, at By The Sea’s three resorts: Legacy by the Sea, Beachbreak by the Sea and Beachcomber by the Sea. Call 888-627-0625 or visit www.bythesearesorts.com and ask for either package.

By the Sea Resorts feature beachfront accommodations with fully equipped kitchens and private balconies providing spectacular views of the Gulf of Mexico. The properties offer heated gulf-front pools, with shopping, dining and attractions all within easy reach.

The Osprey Motel provides big savings for Labor Day Weekend with a package allowing guests up to four nights for $350 (less than $90 a night). All rooms offer queen, double or king beds, fully equipped kitchens and large private balconies overlooking the Gulf. The rate is based on double occupancy and subject to availability, so book early to save.

With the Last Chance for Summer Romance package, guests stay three nights and get the fourth night free, September 4 — October 9, 2006. Nightly rates start at $75 based on two adults per room, with no charge for children under 17 sharing a room with parents. The package excludes event weekends and Tuesday and Wednesday arrivals.

The beachfront, 70-room Osprey Motel features two heated pools, a hot tub, toddler playground and outdoor picnic area, as well as daily children’s activities and weekly cookouts. For more information, call 850-234-0303 or visit www.ospreymotel.com

Additional Fall Deals in Panama City Beach include:

Panama City Beach Quality Inn – Save up to $100 for three-night gulf-front accommodations with the Suite Deal package, starting at $99 per night. Package features either King or double-bed suite with fully equipped kitchen. Call 800-874-7101 or visit www.pcbeachescapes.com.

Moonspinner Condominiums – Moonspinner offers three nights for the price of two during special events in Panama City Beach with any two or three-bedroom oceanfront condominium. Offer good during Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally (Sept. 22 – 24), Indian Summer Festival (Oct. 13 – 15), Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show (Nov. 8 – 11) and Ironman Florida (Nov. 4). For more information, call 800-223-3947 or visit www.moonspinner.com.

The Summerhouse – Travelers save more than $150 when they stay two nights, and receive the third night free between September 6, 2006, and February 28, 2007. Offer is valid on standard two-bedroom accommodations when purchased at published daily rates. For reservations, 800-354-1112 or visit www.summerhousepc.com.

G.M. Properties of P.C. Beach – Book your stay for as little as $45 per night. Properties include Bonita Beach, Lullwater Condos, Premier Townhouses and more. For more information, 800-239-2059 or visit www.gmproperties.com.

Flamingo Motel & Tower – Book now and save 20% on all junior suites. Each suite includes two queen beds, fully equipped kitchen and private balcony overlooking the Gulf of Mexico. Call toll free 800-828-0400 or visit www.flamingomotel.com

Sterling Resorts – With the Spring Break-in Autumn package, guests stay three nights and receive a fourth night free. Package starts at $109 per night for a “Sterling Suite” luxury beachfront condominium. Offer is good between September 29 and November 15, 2006. Sterling Resorts’ managed properties in Panama City Beach include Sterling Reef, Sterling Beach, and other select condominium rental units at properties such as En Soleil, The Princess and more. For more information call (866)-5RESORT or visit www.SterlingResortscom.

Panama City Beach boasts 27 miles of silky, white-sand beaches bordering the clear, emerald-green waters of the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrews Bay. The Northwest Florida destination was recognized earlier this year by Conde Nast Traveler as one of America’s Best Beaches. Additional recognition as a top U.S. beach destination comes from USA Today, The Travel Channel, Southern Living, Dr. Beach and the Clean Beaches Council. Family attractions, championship golf courses, sporting events, delectable dining, predictably sunny weather and a vast number of recreational activities draw visitors to this seaside destination annually. For more information, call 1-800-PCBEACH (850-233-5070) or visit www.thebeachloversbeach.com.

Photo Credit: The Panama City Beach Convention & Visitor’s Bureau

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