It’s been a while since I’ve been to Panama City Beach but I can remember it very clearly. Panama City Beach is such a fantastic place to visit with your entire family because they have so many different things for everyone to do. I Love going to the beach in Panama City Beach because it’s so soft and white, it’s like sugar in color and texture. Plus, the Gulf is a beautiful turquoise color that just has me mesmerized. Since it’s getting close to summer vacation time, we wanted to give you 10 reasons to visit Panama City Beach.
10 Things To Do In Panama City Beach
1. The Beach and the Gulf
As I mentioned above the beach is sugar-white and sugar soft beneath your bare feet. And while you are walking along the beach you’ll have the most beautiful views of the Gulf. The water there is the prettiest turquoise you have ever laid eyes on. It’s perfect for building sand castles or just lounging about.
2. Feed Your Adrenaline
Panama City Beach has plenty of ways to feed your adrenaline. From spins and drops and dives, they have everything. You can find a Treetop Drop, a slide at the water park ShipWreck Island, and zip lines to mountain bike trails. They also have some pretty amazing underwater adventures. They are known as the “Wreck Diving Capital of the South”. Just visit the Real. FUN. Beach.
3. Find Romance
I love just strolling hand in hand with my husband on the beach. In Panama City Beach they have romance and relaxation around every corner. Be sure to check out their luxury spas and amazing resorts.
4. Lots of Family Fun Adventures
There is something for everyone in Panama City Beach. Everyone has the opportunity to mix and match what works for them. Along the 27 miles of beaches you will find paddle-boarding, Jet Skis, and beach volleyball. From snorkeling to riding airboats your days will be full of things to do. It is after-all known as the Real. FUN. Beach. You can easily Make It Yours with all the fun to be had. Take the Quiz if you need help deciding.
5. An Eco-Adventure
Panama City Beach has two state parks and miles of on- and off-road bike trails in protected conservation areas. You can experience nature above and below the water. You can plan a unique encounter with a dolphin, or take a sunset kayaking trip. You could even hike through a cypress swamp. There are countless ways to make it yours.
6. The Parks
We mentioned the State Parks for your eco adventures but it’s also just a great place to visit. You can just enjoy the wildlife slowly. Go bird watching or visit the wetlands. Between the Conservation Park, Camp Helen State Park and St. Andrews State Park you’ll make all kinds of different observations.
Pier Park is THE destination to go to for all your shopping needs. They have a great selection of stores to choose from and if you ask my mom, no vacation is complete without a little shopping excursion.
8. Boating and Fishing
There are a lot of boating and fishing opportunities. You can take a tour or a cruise and have a great time on the water. Charter a fishing boat for a salt water excursion and catch some fresh fish. There are also a few piers that provide great fishing opportunities.
9. The Food
Panama City Beach is a great place to get fresh seafood. Plus they have many award-winning restaurants to choose from as well.
Panama City Beach has a new sports complex coming in 2019. You will be able to watch things like baseball and swim meets in their new facility.