Standing sentinel, like guardians of the mainland, hundreds of hotels enjoy their never-ending view of sparkling sands and the emerald aquas of the coastal Gulf waters. These still giants are home to a million happy memories and a never-ending stream of tourists seeking their slice of paradise, even if it's only for a few quickly passing days. Known for its family-friendly resorts and reasonable costs, Panama City Beach is one of several cities these stately buildings call home. This luscious scene depicts a typical view "from the balcony." Brilliant sunshine, a jetty fades into the distant blues, people dotting the sands, and down below a quiet pool silently invites you to its soothing waters.