A decision to travel is a commitment to explore the wanderlust wherever you go. Beaches are fun getaways. The best travel to a really fun beach is when you are able to customize your vacation around your preferences, that’s a destination!
What do you want from your vacation? Are you an adventure seeker? Or are you heading off to have fun with your family? Perhaps you want a romantic and thrill-seeking trip or eco-adventure? Panama City Beach appeals to every type of traveler, every genre because there’s something for everyone.
For many Panama City Beach is a home away from home, once you are there, you will understand why. Panama City Beach is one that so many return to year after to year because it’s just that exceptional. The Gulf is beckoning you, pack those flip flops and beach tools, it’s time to travel! I can offer you 7 Reasons to visit Panama City Beach but there are like 7,000!
7 Reasons To Visit Panama City Beach
Spring is an amazing time to enjoy those sugar white sands and perfect temperatures at the incredible Panama City Beach (PCB) destination. Go seeking sun and fun and receive so much more.
Every year through every season, Panama City Beach offers fun activities and attractions for everyone. Singles, Romantic Getaways, Family adventures, and extended families will all find things to make their BE vacation really fun!
After The Hurricane – Elephant In The Room
Let me clear the elephant in the room for all of us. You might be thinking, “Is it all good after the hurricane?” Let me say this, “The beach is still as it was before the hurricane — the same sugar-white sand and amazing turquoise water.”
You need to experience this in person, not just by words! Will you leave footprints in the sand or will you leave sand between your toes? Do you love water sports or are you more of a read by the beach kind of person?
When you want a destination that is one-size fits all, but activities that make your vacation stand out from others, where do you go? Panama City Beach. The. Real. Fun. Beach! So, set that GPS for due South.
Panama City Beach is a city in Bay County, Florida and it is situated on the Gulf Of Mexico coastline. Think of Panama City Beach as a unique destination, as spectacular as you! Ready to dive into fun and relaxation? I got you so read this then plan your fun today!
1. Family Travel For Fun
Sit back, lounge on the white sand beach and ogle at the turquoise waters for one full week. It’s bliss and includes 27 miles of the sugar-white sand!
Dig your toes into the sugar-soft sand and declare it a family holiday! Enjoy your life, your family and let the tides roll in and out. Toss your watch out, and let sunrise and sunset dictate your days! Surprise your kids with paddle-boarding or long walks on the beach. Pop a squat and enjoy a packed lunch. Then, head on to the incredible Shell Island, a pristine barrier island where you can experience the Gulf of Mexico as nature intended.
It’s great for collecting things, and you could make it a challenge by seeking out specific shell types! Remember, a great family trip is a little bit of something for everyone and that is what makes PCB so darn special.
Beach It. Keep things fun, and streamlined and do just what you always have wanted to do. Sit at the BEACH, build sandcastles, and enjoy the water, or frolicking in the waves with your kids. What you need is time for your family and PCB delivers big!
If you prefer activity, there’s lot’s to do. Wait till you see the list I am about to share of Spring Events in addition to UNwineD (read on to learn more about this exciting event!)
2. Family Vacations With Thrillseekers In The Fam!
What family do you know that does not have at least one thrillseeker? Drop them from the Tree Top Drop, or let them paddle board and feel the water beneath them as they glide!
Join the fun, and make memories that last forever. You will proudly be able to say, “been there, done that!” Everyone in your family will have one thing they want to do, and since PCB has so many options, let’s hook them up. It’s adrenaline time! Go-Karts, roller coasters, zip lines or how about some fun underwater adventures? PCB delivers big in adrenaline thrills, so take it on! Be bold and enjoy.
3. Calling All Eco-adventurers
Walk, run, stroll, bike, shell, swim, or just sit down and enjoy, there’s a lot waiting for you. Hiking and picnic lunches are just the beginning. Kayak, paddle-board, or walk the pier, what do you want to do first?
It’s all waiting for you at Panama City Beach. Look at this beach and coastline, how can you resist? It is welcoming and beautiful. Get off the beach and into the two PCB state parks. Head on out both hitting the best trails in protected conservation areas.
Imagine what nature you will see. Pristine beauty and fun pedaling! Once you work up a sweat, head back to the beach, and enjoy swimming. Have you always dreamed of a sunset kayaking trip? Make that dream come true in Panama City Beach, it’s where you, “Make It Yours” with every new activity!
4. Eco & Adrenaline Tripping
For those that want to experience a bit of Eco-Adventure coupled with adrenaline try out a hike through Cypress Swamp. Better yet, take an airboat tour of Cypress Swamp, and while the wind blows through your hair and the sun kisses your skin, seek out the animals of the swamp!
Dolphins are animals you want to encounter and PCB has those wonderful moments and attractions. Hang out, swim with them, and feel your heartbeat from the joy of a dolphin encounter.
5. Edgy, Romantic & Real Fun
Start your day lounging under an umbrella, flirting with the sun. Then, ride a Jet Ski to cool down, and maybe join into a beach volleyball game. Next, a little diving in the “Wreck Diving Capital of the South!”
Top your day off with a walk on the pier and then in-room dining! It’s nonstop or you can stop and let it all just pass you by!
6. Le Shopper & Spa Junkie
I mean, a trip is not a vacation until you shop! Who’s with me? No worries because Panama City Beach has plenty of shopping destinations to fill your luggage up to capacity! After all, gazing at white sugar sand is great, but you gotta style while on the beach, so shop baby, shop! Did someone say SPA?
The ultimate in pampering is a Spa Day and PCB has Spas for you. Will you go with a facial, a back massage? Or perhaps hot stones? A mani and a pedi to strut out on the beach later that day? Spa-like there’s no tomorrow.
7. Spring Events For All Vacationers
You can spend every minute on the beach, or you can have fun off the beach and in the PCB area. Here are a few fun Events Up and Coming.
Spring Fun with UNwineD
Are you ready to Unwind? For those that love tasting craft beer, spirits, and wines from around the world you are going to love the PCB Spring Event called UNwineD. UNwineD is an award-winning event for PCB presented by Southern Living.
What can you expect at UNwineD? Expect to taste craft beer, spirits and wine from around the world. Then, sample some of the best creations from renowned chefs throughout Northwest Florida.
Mark your calendars for March 22 and 23 and program your navigation system to arrive at Aaron Bessant Park. It’s the perfect location for events and concerts because it’s just steps away from the beach.
This year UNwineD will include a charitable aspect for first responders and all those instrumental at the EOC (emergency operations center) and will also be benefiting/working with World Trade Kitchen. So, it’s time to make a few new memories a few steps from the beach and enjoying the best of crafts, beer, spirits and food! I’m in!
More Events (lots of them!)
February 16-17 is the official Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, I see a bit of Ale in your future. Welcome in a wee bit of Irish with the PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival March 1-2. For those that love a great Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show March 6-9.
There’s so much to do you can just keep doing and making memories right? You could boat away if you see a boat you like at the Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show which runs March 15-17. Of course, there’s the previously mentioned UNwineD happening on March 22-23.
As we pass on into April get ready for the Seabreeze Jazz Festival (4/24-4/28). Stay out on that sugar sand because it’s time to join in at SandJam starting April 26-28.
Live it up big with the Thunder Beach Spring Rally May 1-5, or the Jeep Beach Jam, May 14-19. And get ready for a Fun. Fourth of July!
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Now plan your fun today.
White sugar sand is calling you and the turquoise water is Instagram Worthy! PCB is as unique as you, so you can twist a vacation any way you want.