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Things To Do

In Panama City Beach

Discover the top things to do in Panama City Beach, including waterfront dining, live music and entertainment, thrill rides, shopping, and more. Panama City Beach has something for all ages to enjoy; explore the area's top destinations below!

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Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill

The Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill not only serves up delicious breakfast, lunch, and dinner options but also breathtaking views of the Gulf of Mexico. Visit during breakfast to fuel up before a day in the sand and surf or enjoy a mid-day lunch or casual dinner. Yummy options include fresh seafood, crisp salads, and mouthwatering sandwiches and burgers. Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill is located between Beachbreak By The Sea Resort and Legacy By The Sea Resort.

(850) 249-2031 | 15405 Front Beach Rd. |Panama City Beach, FL

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Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill

No shirt or shoes? No problem! Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill offers a relaxing, casual atmosphere where every seat in the house has a water view. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, this street-level eatery is located across from Ocean Breeze By The Sea Resort.

(850) 249-2442 | 11073 Front Beach Rd. | Panama City Beach, FL

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Barefoot On The Bay

Located behind The Shrimp Boat Restaurant, Barefoot On The Bay is the spot for peaceful views complimented by delicious views. Featuring a deck overlooking St. Andrew’s Bay, Barefoot On The Bay has a seat waiting for you! Open for lunch and dinner, guests can enjoy tasty options like gumbo, wings, salads, and fish tacos.

(850) 215-3061 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL

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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

Regarded for having some of the best seafood creations in Panama City Beach, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant is a unique waterfront dining destination. Seafood options are created by the executive chef and include plates like Nola Style BBQ Shrimp, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, and Grouper Imperial. Other options include steaks and pasta. Enjoy gorgeous views of St. Andrew’s Bay as you dine.

(850) 785-8706 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL

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Beachcomber

Enjoy light appetizers and carefully-crafted beach cocktails at the Tiki-Bar, located at Beachcomber By The Sea!

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Gulf World

Enjoy dolphin encounters, swim adventures, and more at Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach. This marine park provides unique opportunities and programs that will create a deeper understanding of marine life including dolphins, manatees, and sea lions.

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Shipwreck Island

Splish and splash at Shipwreck Island with the family. This Panama City Beach waterpark includes thrilling rides like The Free Fall and Tree Top Drop and family slides like the Pirate’s Race and Zoom Flume. Relax in the lazy river, swim in the wave pool, or just relax by the pool; there’s plenty to do at Shipwreck Island.

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Beachfront Adventures

Visitors will find tons of fun at Beachfront Adventures. Activities include zip lines, a ropes course, mini golf, and off-road buggies. You can enjoy delicious American fare on-site.

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Coconut Creek

For the ultimate family fun, visit Coconut Creek. This mini golf destination has two 18-hole courses themed around a tropical safari. Or visit the Gran Maze, the first American-designed giant size maze constructed in the U.S.

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Race City

Race City is home to the only rollercoaster in Panama City Beach. Known for its thrilling rides, mini golf, and arcade, Race City has it all!

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Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium

Witness the odd and out of the ordinary at Ripley’s Believe It or Not. From dinosaur bones to interesting artifacts, all ages will enjoy this bizarre experience.

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Just Dance

Panama City Beach boasts several clubs and spots for dancing and a great time. Clubs include Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a venue with two stages, Club La Vela, and Ms. Newby’s, which has three establishments across Panama City Beach.

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Feel the Rhythm

There are several annual music festivals held in Panama City Beach, including the Sand Jam Music Festival and the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, each bringing some of the hottest musical acts from around the globe to the beach!

Live Music

Live Music

Find a seat at the bar, enjoy a drink, and listen to some of the best local music performers in the area. Panama City Beach has several restaurants and lounges like Schooners and Spinnaker that feature live music. Or visit one of the Barefoot Restaurant locations at By The Sea Resorts

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Signal Hill

Signal Hill golf course in Panama City Beach boasts 18 holes of challenging greens and lush fairways. Golfers will enjoy the exceptional scenery around the course. The on-site pro shop can assist with any gear needs including club rentals, and the snack bar is great for a meal after a day on the course.

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Holiday Golf

Holiday Golf Club is home to several golf facilities including their recently renovated 18-Hole Par Championship Course, a lighted Par 3 Course, and chipping, putting, and driving range areas. The Pro Shop is fully stocked with the latest gear and apparel.

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Camp Creek Golf

Camp Creek is located between Highway 98 and Scenic Highway 30A in Northwest Florida. This lush course includes breathtaking views and is located oceanfront to the beautiful waters of the Gulf of Mexico. The course has received numerous awards and accolades and has served as the first round for several US Open Qualifiers.

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Bay Point Golf

The first and only Nicklaus Design course in northwest Florida, Bay Point Golf has received rave reviews with its memorable rounds and natural terrains. The course is over 7,000 yards of beautiful greens and Florida foliage.

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Nature Walk Golf

A local’s favorite since opening 1997, Nature Walk Golf is a Par 60 layout and stretches to over 3,500 yards. The course is surrounded by native Floridian foliage like majestic oaks and tall pines. The well-maintained greens have kept this course an area favorite.

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Shark's Tooth Golf

Shark’s Tooth Golf is surrounded by beautiful native foliage including pines and oaks and sits along the shores of historic Lake Powell. This lush course includes breathtaking views of the surrounding area and provides a fun and challenging course for all skill levels.

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Pier Park

Pier Park is home to over 100 shops, including beach stores, boutiques, shoe stores, and kid-friendly options. Stop for a bite to eat at one of several on-site dining options including Red Robin and Five Guys. Enjoy the latest blockbuster at the Grand IMAX or play old-school games at Dave & Buster’s.

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Coastal Decor

Beach Bum Decor is the perfect spot for gulf coast items and accessories for your home including repurposed items. Pieces on the Beach includes interior decor like antiques and coastal chic decor. Beach House Market is home to 22 vendors that offer beautiful decorations that will make you feel like you never left the gulf coast!

Beach Essentials

Beach Essentials

From gifts to souvenirs and the most essential beach items, Panama City Beach is sure to have it! Guests will find a wide-selection of beachwear stores and souvenir shops. So if you forgot your beach towels at home, don’t fret! You’re sure to find it on the gulf coast.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

Panama City Beach is known for its emerald green waters and fantastic fishing opportunities. An offshore fishing trip with Blue Water Connection will provide you the opportunity to catch large trophy fish like wahoo and marlin. Or take an inshore fishing trip with Blessed Moon Charters in St. Andrew Bay where anglers will discover snapper, catfish, king mackerel, and more!

Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

Anglers looking to hook a catch without traversing the waters of the Gulf of Mexico should visit Russell-Fields Pier or M.B. Miller Pier in Panama City Beach. Each pier stretches 1,500 feet into the Gulf of Mexico, making them the two longest fishing piers on the gulf! The price to fish at either pier is $6 and includes a daily fishing license.