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If your trip to West Panama City Beach is all organized but your travel itinerary is a little on the empty side, we can give you a few hints and tips.
There's nothing better than visiting new places. While you're staying in town, Carillon Beach and Frank Brown Park ought to be among them. Another sight to look into is Camp Helen State Park.
Fill up the gas tank, because there are a few good reasons to get out and explore beyond West Panama City Beach. They include St. Andrews State Park in Panama City — an appealing road-trip destination just 19 miles away. After that, point your wheels in the direction of Tyndall Air Force Base Visitor Center.
No matter what the weather forecast is like, you'll be able to visit some of the magnificent beaches near West Panama City Beach from the comfort of your own rental car. As you travel along, keep your eyes peeled for seagulls swooping over these beautiful stretches of coastline:
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Whether you're traveling by yourself or with a group, we have a great set of wheels for you in West Panama City Beach. If you'd rather something smaller, why not pick up the keys to a mini or compact? These zippy cars are easy to drive and cheap on gas. Excited to explore the surrounding areas? An SUV or a full-size car might be just what you need. If you want to pull out all the stops this vacation, make an impression with a premium car.
There's more than enough choice when it comes to renting a car in West Panama City Beach. From SUVs with space to spare to economy rides that are a snap to park, you'll find it all here. Deciding on your perfect match of course depends on your budget and what you intend to do. There are some road trips that are just begging you to splurge on your dream ride, whereas other adventures don't need more than four wheels and a gas pedal. Which car will you be sliding behind the wheel of this trip?
Before you get behind the wheel in West Panama City Beach, brush up on the local traffic regulations. From rules about turning at red lights to cell phone restrictions, here's the lowdown:
You'll be driving on the right-hand side of the road in West Panama City Beach. Even though the rules may be similar to home, it's a good idea to drive a little more carefully in new and unfamiliar destinations.
It's relatively easy to find somewhere to park in West Panama City Beach, although you might find it hard to nab a spot in the busier areas. Staying at a hotel that has on-site parking will make things easier.
Speed limits vary in and around West Panama City Beach, but usually range from 10 mi/h to 70 mi/h. Most residential roads have a maximum speed of 30 mi/h unless stated otherwise.
Most of the time, your chosen rental car company will bill the fined amount to your credit card, including local taxes and surcharges. Alternatively, they may supply your contact details to local law enforcement agencies, who'll then issue a fine to your postal address.
As with many places, regular cell phone usage is prohibited while driving around West Panama City Beach. There is an exception for hands-free or Bluetooth capabilities. Just be sure to keep your eyes on the road.
The legal BAC (blood alcohol content) limit when operating a vehicle in West Panama City Beach is 0.08%. If you're planning on partying, leave the car behind and organize a different way of getting home instead.
Road rules in West Panama City Beach allow drivers at a red light to turn into the lane nearest to them without having to wait for a green signal. Before making the maneuver, the car must stop completely and the driver must make sure that the lane is clear before continuing on.
They are, so buckle up. However, there are a few exceptions for certain vehicles run by public transportation networks.