1. Panama City, FL
How many bars are there? There are +/- 20 bars in Panama City. That includes Dave & Buster’s, which comes highly recommended by Peter Pan. There’s also Club La Vela, which claims to be the largest club in the US (it has 48 bar stations inside, so they might be right about that).
How’s the beach? It’s on the Gulf coast, which means calm, cerulean water and decent stretches of beach. It’s not tropical, as South Florida is, but Panama City has softer sand and gentler water than East Coast beaches, such as Daytona.
Who goes there? Around 100,000 spring breakers come through annually. Colleges to look out for? Florida State, University of Florida, Auburn, Ole Miss & many others.
What's it notable for? Being a beach wilder than Daytona.
The Warren G Factor (they had to regulate): After Fox News presenter Sean Hannity did an exposé, the town proposed three, and passed two, new laws, so you can no longer drink on the beach without ID, and the bars now close at 2am. On the plus side, that means Panama City is so awesome that someone apparently considered it the most decadent place in America!