Panama City

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Flying To Panama City With American Airlines

Flying to Panama City is simple and worry-free with American Airlines. The only hard part is deciding what's first on the list when it comes to things to do in Panama City. Panama, as it's often called, has everything from a rich cultural scene to lush natural beauty to world-class restaurants. Fly to Panama City and you'll find no shortage of fun ways to spend your time.

Things to Do in Panama City

Those who are drawn to culturally important places will love finding activities in Panama City. If you are keen to see the city's historical attractions as soon as you land, head to Panama Viejo, or 'OId Panama.' These ruins are known collectively as a significant anthropological site, making them one of the most popular things to see in Panama. Walk along the paths and imagine those who lived here long ago, then stroll through the marketplace and shop from an impressive variety of handcrafted items. Stop by the Panama Viejo Visitor Center and Museum for an overview of the city's history. The Torre de la Catedral (Cathedral Tower) offers breathtaking views of the entire city. Alas, there is a fee to enter both the museum and the Tower.

Another of the most culturally rewarding things to do in Panama City is strolling through Casco Viejo, or 'Old Quarter.' This UNESCO World Heritage Site is a lovely place for viewing architecture that reflects influences from Spain, Italy and France. Charming cafes line the quaint streets, and there is an old street car that lets you see your surroundings at a gracious pace. You won't want to miss visiting Plaza de la Independencia or walking on a promenade that provides a wonderful view of the sea.

There is even a tropical rainforest in Panama City -- one that is definitely worth seeing. Parque Natural Metropolitano is full of lush gardens and local animals such as tamarins, butterflies and exotic birds. Trails through this park range from challenging hikes to family-friendly walks, and a lookout point at Cedro Hill rewards you with great views and a perfect photo opportunity.

If the thought of catching a flight to Panama City and leisurely exploring its many wonders sounds appealing, why wait? Start planning your trip now.

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