Panama City is known throughout the world for mainly one thing — the Panama Canal. While the Canal is a spectacular feat of engineering and extremely important to international commerce, Panama City is so much more than one Canal.
What is there to see in Panama City?
The Panama Canal
While I just said that Panama City isn’t JUST the Canal, the special structure is still a major part of the city’s history and its future, and a visit to Panama would be remiss without a stop at the world-famous icon.
It’s best to visit the Canal in the morning or the afternoon, to be able to see a ship pass through (the Canal usually doesn’t have ships come through mid-day). Sit on the upper deck and enjoy an ice cream or snack on the bleachers, or take in the view from the terrace of the (overpriced) Canal restaurant. There is also an informative English and Spanish museum to tour through, with several levels of exhibits to learn more about the Panamanian marvel.