Things to Do While Visiting Panama City Beach, Florida

Panama City Beach - Florida - Emerald Coast
Panama City Beach - Florida - Emerald Coast

Let’s take a trip to Panama City Beach, Florida, and see what exciting things there are to do. Because of its beautiful emerald-green waters, this stretch of Florida Coast has been called The Emerald Coast.

From taking a catamaran around Shell Island to shopping at Pier Park or the Shoppes at Edgewater, there are plenty of ways to have fun in this seaside town. You can party at Coyote Ugly or just relax and reconnect with nature.

Step One? Hit The Beach!

Naturally, in a place such as this, the first thing you’ll want is to get your feet wet.  There are over 100 access points to the Panama City beaches. If it’s seclusion you want, there are spots within state parks like St. Andrews and Camp Helen.

In the water, there are the standard go-to activities for fun, such as paddle boarding, jet skiing, kayaking, or diving and checking out the underwater wildlife. You can also take a boat ride to Shell Island and maybe get to see some bottlenose dolphins.

Panama City Beach - Florida - Emerald Coast

Family Attractions

Panama City Beach is filled with exciting entertainment venues with something for the whole family. Panama City Beach’s own Ripley’s Believe it or Not is another source of wonder. Visitors love the 7D moving theater that will have you feeling every twist and turn in the interactive gaming experience.

There is Ripley’s Believe It or Not! Odditorium! Which has numerous galleries filled with weird and entertaining stuff. Or you can get lost in a maze of infinity mirrors in Ripley’s mind-bending mirror maze.

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Explore the Town

Panama City Beach has fun day or night. During the day, you can spend your time walking down a trail that features 15 shops. From The Beach House Market to The Salty Mermaid shop, beach bars, and live music venues fill the night air.

You can hit the Tiki Bar at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort or have dinner and drinks at The Alibi Beach Lounge & Grill. You’ll want to make a point to visit Dave & Buster’s Panama City Beach. Here everyone can find something fun and entertaining to do, from a great arcade to a rockin’ sports bar, no one will be left out.

If The Arts are your bag, you’ll really enjoy the Aaron Bessant Amphitheater. The theater hosts concerts and music festivals with a wide range of musical influences. In April, there’s the Seabreeze Jazz Festival which features an eclectic list of performers such as Peter White @ Lighthouse Marina.

No matter what you do for fun, Panama City Beach is sure to satisfy your needs. Be sure and stay up to speed on all the hot spots and sweet destinations in Florida.

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