Panama City Beach – Top Things to Do
Here is your guide of Top Things to Do, to enjoy, staying and playing all year long.
Panama City Beach has great weather and fun all year long. So whether you want to chill out, shop til you drop or fill your day with fun, you’ll find lots of things to do. Consequently, we’ll tell you when to go for all of the above so that you can plan your trip in a flash!
When To Go
The weather is always pretty comfortable in Panama City Beach. If you’re a spring breaker, then planning your beach party is easy in March and April! However, if you’re wanting a more relaxed time then you’ll enjoy your stay more either in May or September. Probably a good time to go too, if you’re looking to avoid the spring break crowds and just chill. Especially with some fun entertainment sprinkled in for the family,
Start Your Day At The Beach
Step onto the soft, white sands of Panama City Beach before diving into the inviting, warm Gulf Coast water. Whether you want to just spread out your towel to bask in the sun, Or watch the kids explore and collect shells, the beach is a fantastic place to start your day.
Panama City Beach is a great place to check out the marine life. For an encounter with some friendly dolphins book the Shell Island Dolphin and Snorkel excursion. Departure times are as early as 8:30 am and run throughout the day with the last trip departing at 4:00 pm.
Visit Pier Park North
Pier Park Lifestyle Center is an outdoor shopping center. It features some of your bigger chain stores like Forever 21, Hollister, and many other favorites. It’s only a short stroll from the beach and has some of the best selection stores for everyone. Discounts offers are also given at participating retailers for those that serve, their families and veterans. If you get hungry while you’re there and especially after all that bargain-hunting. We suggest grabbing a mouth-watering burger at Five Guys or Japanese at Hana Japan.
If you’d prefer not to bring the kids along on your shopping experience, don’t worry. There’s plenty for them to do. They can head off for some nearby mini golf at nearby Pirates Island mini-golf. In addition, there’s the live shows at Gulf World Marine Park. Shows are daily, including their Feathers and Friends experience. Plus they can watch Shark and Turtle feedings and learn about each fascinating species.
Where To Eat
There are a ton of great eateries to satisfy your appetite to satisfy your appetite around Panama City Beach. From simple fare like burgers and hot dogs at The Front Porch American restaurant to spicy Cajun/Creole food at Dee’s Hang Out. Both places have a casual, cool atmosphere and no reservations are required.
Where To Stay
The most practical and comfortable way to set yourself up in Panama City Beach is to book accommodation in a vacation rental. Finding a home-away-from-home that won’t break the bank is key. The Grand Panama by Counts Oakes Resorts located on Front Beach Road is both budget-friendly and comfortable. Great for the family or a group of friends with free WiFi and rooms with beach views. You can pack your beach picnic in the kitchenette and head off while being close to your activities for the day.
Holidays are meant for melting away the stress of your daily hectic ‘to-do’ list. And while we like to still have things to do. Why not simply bathe in the warm Gulf Coast waters and sink your toes into the soft white sands of Panama City Beach. You’re only a click away from your much needed R&R!