Things to Do in Panama City Beach

Famous for a sublime coastline, pristine waters and abundant wildlife, Panama City Beach presents the ideal locale for a beach vacation. In addition to scuba diving, fishing and cruising, Panama City Beach offers vibrant shopping, sporting and dining experiences that will exceed your expectations. Whether you’re seeking out thrilling adventures or rest and relaxation, Panama City Beach offers the getaway your family has been waiting for. Check out our special offers.

Whether it's water sportsshoppingeco excursions or nightlife you enjoy, you can find your favorite activity aplenty in Panama City Beach. Maybe you are looking to tie the knot on our famous beaches with a wedding you'll never forget. Banish the word boredom from your vocabulary and set sail on a beach adventure.The sky's the limit. So look here and find a wealth of things to do in Panama City Beach. 

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Beaches and Water Activities

Sugar white sand and warm Gulf waters make Panama City Beach the perfect destination for a beach holiday. Given the natural splendor of the coast, Panama City Beach is the ultimate location for fishing, boating, parasailing, diving and more. Do you want fun on the waves or adventure in the depths? Dive into an unforgettable water excursion for you and the family.

Attractions and Entertainment

In Panama City Beach, beaches are just the beginning of the fun. There are plenty of fun-filled attractions for guests to enjoy off the beach. From thrill rides and putt-putt to the whirling waters of Shipwreck Island Water Park, there is a lot to discover.You can spend all day being pampered at the spa or play nine holes at any of the premier golf courses. Cap off a relaxing day by savoring fresh seafood at a world-class restaurant.

Cruises, Fishing and Ecotours

The waters off Panama City Beach make a tempting lure for experienced fisherman and novices alike. Strike out on a deep sea excursion for mahi mahi or relax on a pier and reel in a drum fish.

If you’re looking for maritime adventure, visit the marinas of Panama City Beach. There you’ll find the right vessel for a cruise to Shell Island, a fishing voyage on the Gulf or a romantic sunset cruise in St. Andrew Bay.

Want to get better acquainted with the abundant wildlife and sublime scenery? Book one of the many ecotours. Race through salt marshes on an airboat, swim in warm waters with playful bottlenose dolphins or grab your binoculars and witness first-hand the grandeur of a heron in flight.


If you’d like to marvel at the scenic beauty of cypress trees and turquoise water, get a glimpse at the native wildlife, or sample the local culture with a music fest, the parks of Panama City Beach have the experience you’re waiting for. Both the Aaron Bessant and Frank Brown Parks provide state-of-the-art locations for festivals and live music, while Camp Helen State Park offers unparalleled hiking trails.


Panama City Beach provides a shopping experience for every desire. Find well-known brands at big name stores, or hunt for unique items at one-of-a-kind boutiques and antique shops. 

Check out Decor by the Shore, the coastal design shopping trail, where you can find the best in beach-chic accents. Follow the shopping trail and go hunting for exceptional pieces that will bring Panama City Beach and the Gulf back home.

An outing to Pier Park makes a great climax to any Panama City Beach shopping trip. This massive, open-air complex offers an eclectic retail experience in addition to seemingly limitless food and amusements.


In addition to sunshine and beaches, Panama City Beach is home to state-of-the-art sporting facilities, including the Panama City Beach Sports Complex and Frank Brown Park. With plenty of affordable accommodations, make Panama City Beach your destination for extra-special sporting events, whether you are a spectator or a participant.

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Get the most of your vacation by taking advantage of discounts on activities including shopping, museums, scuba diving and jet ski dolphin tours.




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