“For most of the year, Panama City Beach (PCB), Florida is a peaceful Gulf Coast town with 27 miles of gorgeous beachfront. But for six weeks every March and April, it transforms into the wildest party in the country.”
So begins a spring break feature in the March issue of Seventeen magazine that goes on to depict Panama City Beach’s spring break as not only wild, but potentially dangerous as well.
The article, titled “The Sketchiest Spring Break in America,” uses a series of short segments and interviews to depict a wild party scene that may begin with fun, but could quickly turn into a dangerous situation for young women who let things get too out of control.
Now the local Tourist Development Council (TDC) will have to react to the negative publicity, and business owners can only hope that the article does not drive customers away during an already trying economic time.
But we want to know: What’s been your experience with Panama City Beach’s spring break? Is it too crazy? Or are visitors who keep their wits about them as safe as they are in their hometowns?
Comment and let us know what you think!