Long known for its sugar-white sand and crystal-clear emerald waters, Panama City Beach has now been ranked third in the “Top 10 Beaches in the United States” by TripAdvisor(r), the world’s largest interactive travel site. As summer approaches and millions of Americans are gearing up for a beach getaway, TripAdvisor(r) crunched its data to find what its 20 million members believe are the best beach destinations in the United States and around the world; the list was determined based on the highest ratings by travelers in TripAdvisor(r) reviews. The site also compiled the “Top 25 Beaches in the World,” with destinations as far-flung as beaches in Asia and South America. Panama City Beach, which ranked twelfth, was highlighted for offering swimming, snorkeling, diving, dolphin watching, parasailing and more.  A wide range of activities coupled with the famous beaches were highlighted as influential factors for TripAdvisor(r) users selecting Panama City Beach as a top destination.