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Across the street from Panama City Beach
Miles and miles of beautiful, white sand in Panama City Beach attract thousands of tourists annually. It’s an especially popular destination during Spring Break, drawing waves of high school and college students. A mid-2000s construction boom resulted in the building of numerous high-rise condos and hotels. In addition to these new structures, the Florida panhandle’s main thoroughfare is lined with a variety of mini-golf businesses, arcades, souvenir shops, and seafood restaurants. Other nearby attractions include the scuba diving shop Diver’s Den, Pier Park, St. Andrews State Park, and the Museum of Man in the Sea.
Sterling Resorts' Laketown Wharf is a massive 720-room resort located across the street from the beach. Spacious condos offer big kitchens, 32-inch flat-screen TVs, and washer/dryers, but not all units have ocean views. This sprawling property has five pools -- including a rooftop pool with beautiful views of the beach -- and a charming kiddie pool. Along with a huge lakefront boardwalk, there's also a children's playground, meditation garden, and big fitness center. One unique feature is a nightly light and water show starring dancing fountains.