Things To Do
In Panama City Beach
Looking for things to do in Panama City, FL? We've got the full rundown of beachside attractions, live entertainment, waterfront restaurants, and much more! Discover everything there is to do in Panama City Beach for all ages near Ocean Breeze By The Sea Resort.
Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill
The best oceanfront fare can be found at Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill, located between Beachbreak By The Sea Resort and Legacy By The Sea Resort. This gulf-front establishment is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and includes salads, fresh seafood, and juicy burgers.
(850) 249-2031 | 15405 Front Beach Rd. |Panama City Beach, FL
Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill
Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill has something for every appetite, including an assortment of delectable options for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill also serves up signature drinks, perfect for a hot summer day. Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill is located across from Ocean Breeze By The Sea Resort.
(850) 249-2442 | 11073 Front Beach Rd. | Panama City Beach, FL
Barefoot On The Bay
Enjoy live music, loads of fun, and tasty creations at Barefoot On The Bay, located behind The Shrimp Boat Restaurant. This waterfront restaurant not only offers up breathtaking views of St. Andrew’s Bay but also seafood classics like fish and chips, po boys, and fresh oysters on the half shell. Open for lunch and dinner, Barefoot On The Bay has something for all appetites.
(850) 215-3061 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL
The Shrimp Boat Restaurant
If you’re looking for a romantic evening out or just an upscale dining experience in Panama City Beach, visit The Shrimp Boat Restaurant. Located waterfront at St. Andrew’s Bay, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant has been serving delectable creations for over 50 years. Menu options include Seafood Beignets, Bacon-Wrapped Scallops, and Crab Cakes.
(850) 785-8706 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL
Visit the Tiki-Bar at Beachcomber By The Sea Resort for light appetizers and refreshing cocktails.
Experience some of the world’s sea’s most amazing creatures at Gulf World Marine Park. Get up close with bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, African penguins, and many other exotic creatures! This family-friendly attraction is sure to educate and entertain all ages.
Slides, pools, and waves, oh my! Enjoy a day of family fun at Panama City Beach’s premier waterpark, Shipwreck Island. Since 1983, Shipwreck Island has put smiles on faces of all ages with rides and pools like Skull Island, The Raging Rapids, and White Knuckle River. If you’re hungry, the park also serves food and refreshments.
Mini golf, go karts, zip lines, oh my! Beachfront Adventures has tons of fun for visitors of all ages. If you get hungry the Panama Grill serves up delicious dishes that everyone will enjoy.
Hit hole in ones at Coconut Creek’s two 18-hole mini golf courses. Promising a challenge for all ages, these safari themed courses are great for some family fun or a little friendly competition. When you’re done, visit the Gran Maze, a football field-sized outdoor maze!
Race City offers thrills and excitement for all ages including go-karts, the Skycoaster, bumper boats, bumper cars, and much more! Visit the 10,000 foot Mega Arcade for the best video games and arcade games.
Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium
Boasting several on-site attractions including the odditorium, a 7D moving theater, a mirror maze, and an impossible laser race, Ripley’s Believe It or Not is the place for family fun and curiosity.
The best Panama City Beach clubs are a great option to enjoy a night out dancing to some of the best live acts in the area. Ms. Newby’s offers three different locations, each offering special events, signature drinks, and live entertainment. Or visit Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, which boasts two live stages of live music, or Club La Vela.
Feel the Rhythm
From smooth jazz to honky tonk, Panama City Beach boasts an eclectic lineup of music festivals. The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam and the Sand Jam Music Festival bring in music artists like Kings of Leon, Florida Georgia Line, and Thomas Rhett. Or attend the Seabreeze Jazz Festival, held annually featuring some of the best jazz musicians from across the globe.
Find a spot at the bar or take a seat near the stage, there are several locations across Panama City Beach that boast fantastic live music nightly or weekly. The Barefoot Restaurants including Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill, Schooners, and Spinnaker have some of the best live music performances in the area, including great food and drinks!
The area’s oldest golf course, Signal Hill Golf Course in Panama City Beach is home to a demanding 18-hole course, offset by stunning scenery. Grab the latest gear or rentals at the Pro Shop and enjoy breakfast for lunch at the snack bar.
The Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach offers several attractions, including the 18-Hole Par Championship Course, a lighted Par 3 Course, and several practice facilities including a lighted driving range. The Pro Shop is stocked with the latest golf gear and apparel, and Mulligans Bar & Grill has a wide selection of snacks and drinks throughout the day.
Camp Creek Golf
Camp Creek is an enclosed course surrounded by natural beauty neighboring the emerald green waters of the gulf in Northwest Florida. The course is located between Highway 98 and Scenic Highway 30A and features flat lies and tiered greens making for a fun challenge on the course.
Bay Point Golf
The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Golf Club is northwest Florida’s first and only Nicklaus design golf course. Stretching over 7,000 yards, this premier golf course features strategically-placed hazards and beautiful Florida foliage and trees.
Nature Walk Golf
A local’s favorite since 1997, Nature Walk Golf offers several playing options for visitors. The 3,500-yard course features well-maintained greens and fairways and ease of play great of all golfing skill levels. The course also includes its own driving range, and 13,000 square foot putting and chipping green.
Shark's Tooth Golf
Nestled along the shores of Lake Powell, Shark’s Tooth is regarded as a challenging course located among the coastal sanctuary of the Wild Heron community in Panama City Beach. The course features several wooden cart path bridges that cross over protected wetlands and has been recognized for its environmental excellence.
Pier Park is home to over 120 shops, several dining options, and family fun attractions. This outdoor shopping destination in Panama City Beach is the perfect place to find the right gift or the latest fashion trends.
Panama City Beach is home to several shops and markets that specialize in coastal decor. Visit Beach Bums Decor for custom furniture and shabby chic or head to Beach House Market for unique interior items. Pieces on the Beach is home to several species of seashells and beautiful driftwood.
No need to worry if you forgot your beach essentials at home; Panama City Beach is home to many beachwear stores that have all the basics at bargain prices. From beach towels to flip flops to sun hats and sunscreen, you’ll find everything you need along the gulf coast.
Deep Sea Fishing
On your next Panama City Beach trip, hook a trophy fish to brag about back home with one of these fishing excursions. Blessed Moon Charters specializes in inshore fishing along the calm waters of St. Andrew Bay or take a trip into the Gulf of Mexico with Blue Water Connection where you may hook a marlin, mahi-mahi, or king mackerel.
The two longest fishing piers in the Gulf of Mexico reside in Panama City Beach. The M.B. Miller Pier and the Russell-Fields Pier both offer exceptional fishing opportunities, reaching 1,500 feet out into the emerald green waters of the gulf. The price to fish is $6 and includes a daily fishing license.