This year we vacationed in Panama City Beach Florida with friends. There were 6 adults and 8 children all stationed in one awesome beach house. This is on my top ten list of great vacations. Panama City Beach (PCB) is a great place to visit. They have great beaches, tons of entertainment and every type of excursion a beach-goer is looking for. If you are going in a big group, rent a house. It's worth it and if you get one on the beach like we did, that's a great bonus.
One word of warning - book early because everyone wants to spend some time on the sand in PCB. It just makes for a great getaway, even if you're not trying to escape a zombie apocalypse.