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10-minute drive from white-sand beaches
The miles and miles of white-sand beaches in Panama City Beach on the Florida Panhandle attract thousands of tourists each year. It is an especially popular destination during spring break, bringing in over 100,000 high school and college students to its beaches. Along with a number of high-rise condos and hotels -- built up during a mid-2000s construction boom -- the city’s main strip is lined with a variety of go-kart tracks, souvenir shops, and seafood restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the scuba diving shop Diver’s Den, St. Andrews State Park, and the Museum of Man in the Sea.
The 86-room La Quinta Inn & Suites Panama City Beach is a budget chain that's a 10-minute drive from local beaches. Rooms are simple and spacious with mini-fridges and microwaves. The outstanding feature here is the heated outdoor pool with relaxing Jacuzzi, and there's also a small fitness room and free daily breakfast. Additional freebies include Wi-Fi and parking. While some guests complain about old tube TVs or worn out beds, this property is a good budget pick for the area.