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Things To Do

In Panama City Beach

Some of the area's best things to do in Panama City Beach, Florida are just steps from Beach Tower By The Sea. Visitors will find a plethora of dining options, family-friendly attractions, nightlife, and more along the 27 miles of beautiful sandy beaches of Panama City Beach.

Discover everything there is to do in Panama City Beach below!

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Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill

Beachfront is all-inclusive at Barefoot Hideaway Bar & Grill! Serving up delicious bites like 100% Angus beef Barefoot Burgers, fresh oysters, crisp salads, chicken and waffles, and mouthwatering burgers, this beachfront eatery is the place for breakfast, lunch, and dinner! Located between Legacy and Beachbreak resorts, get your fill (and fun!) at Barefoot Hideaway Bar & Grill.

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

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Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill

Located directly across from Ocean Breeze By The Sea, Barefoot On The Beach Bar & Grill offers a laid-back dining experience with tasty options for all appetites including shrimp tacos, signature flatbreads, and refreshing drinks. The open-air bar is a great spot to bask in the sun with a cold drink in hand or just enjoy a delicious meal with the family with the ocean waves nearby!

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

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Barefoot On The Bay

Barefoot On The Bay combines delectable seafood classics with panoramic views of sparkling waters and scenery. Options include seafood platters, po boys, and juicy burgers. As you dine, enjoy picturesque bay views of St. Andrew’s Bay where the sunsets are a must-see.

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

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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

Amazing seafood and picture-perfect waterfront views are what’s in store at The Shrimp Boat Restaurant in Panama City Beach. Settled along St. Andrews Bay, The Shrimp Boat will have your mouth watering with tantalizing menu options like steaks, pasta, and of course, fabulous seafood plates.

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

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Beachcomber

If you’re looking for the perfect beach-side drink, the Tiki-Bar at Beachcomber By The Sea has you covered. This beach-side bar serves up refreshing concoctions, perfect for a day in the sun.

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Gulf World

Discover and learn about some of the world’s most popular sea creatures when you visit Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach! Swim with dolphins, come face-to-face with a sea lion, or meet a penguin at this popular family attraction.

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Shipwreck Island

Have yourself a splashing time at Shipwreck Island Waterpark in Panama City Beach! Enjoy water slides, wade in the wave pool, and relax in the lazy river at one of the top things to do in Panama City Beach Florida.

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Beachfront Adventures

Cure your need for speed at Beachfront Adventures with go-karts and off-road buggies. Or have an adventurous day with family on the zip lines, rope course, mini golf, or the aqua maze! Hungry? Grab a bite to eat at Panama Grill on-site.

Mini Golf

Coconut Creek

Hailed as the mini golf king of Panama City Beach, Coconut Creek offers two 18-hole safari-themed golf courses that all ages will enjoy! Afterward, visit Gran Maze, Panama City Beach’s largest maze.

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Race City

A true Panama City Beach landmark, Race City boasts the area’s largest arcade, bumper boats, the skycoaster, mini golf, and the area’s only rollercoaster. All ages will find fun and excitement at Race City in Panama City, FL.

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Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium

At Ripley’s Believe It or Not, the unusual becomes the usual with tons of strange exhibits and attractions including shrunken heads, a 7D moving theater, mirror maze, and hands-on exhibits that all ages will enjoy.

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Just Dance

Put on your dancing shoes, Panama City Beach is home to several dance clubs and nightclubs, including Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, Club La Vela, and Ms. Newby’s.

Music Festival

Feel the Rhythm

Panama City Beach is home to several annual music festivals, bringing in some of the hottest acts from around the globe! The Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam boasts some of the best country artists across the nation, including Florida Georgia Line and Eric Church. The SandJam Musical Fest has featured Incubus, Sublime with Rome, and many other acts in previous years. Or visit the Seabreeze Jazz Festival featuring some of the best jazz musicians from around the world.

Live Music

Live Music

There are several spots across Panama City Beach where you can grab a drink and listen to great live music. Restaurants and lounges with live music include Spinnaker, Schooners, Barefoot on the Beach, and Barefoot Hideaway Bar & Grill.

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Signal Hill

Take your game to Signal Hill in Panama City Beach, which boasts gorgeous scenery, lush fairways, and greens that will serve as a challenge for any golfer. The on-site pro shop can assist with all of your gear needs and the Signal Hill snack bar serves up delicious breakfast and lunch options.

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Holiday Golf

Some of the best greens can be found at Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach. Blending speed and consistency, the Holiday Golf Club Course includes forgiving fairways and modern greens. This recently renovated course also includes a lighted driving range if you’re looking to improve your swing.

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Camp Creek Golf

Neighboring the glimmering emerald waters of Northwest Florida, Camp Creek includes nearly 7,200 yards of lush fairways, greens, and bunkers. The course has been home to several first-round US Open Qualifiers and has received several awards and recognition.

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Bay Point Golf

The Nicklaus Course at Bay Point Golf Club is northwest Florida’s first and only Nicklaus Design golf course. This course features several memorable rounds and challenges, great for any skill level, and stretches over 7,000 yards.

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Nature Walk Golf

Since opening in 1997, Nature Walk Golf has become a local favorite. The course stretches over 3,500 yards, situated among an abundance of native foliage. If you need some warmups or looking for more practice, visit the on-site driving range or putting and chipping green area.

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Shark's Tooth Golf

Nestled among majestic oaks and pines of the coastal sanctuary of the Wild Heron community, Shark’s Tooth boasts over 7,000 yards of lush course neighboring the shores of Lake Powell. This Panama City Beach golf course was awarded the Silver Signature Sanctuary Status by Audobon International for its commitment to environmental excellence.

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Pier Park

Any and all shoppers will find something special at Pier Park in Panama City Beach. This outdoor shopping center features 124 stores, several dining options, and family-friendly attractions.

Coastal Decor

Coastal Decor

Dress your home like Panama City Beach year-round when you visit one of these shops and markets. Beach House Market offers a variety of home decor and coastal decorations. Find coastal style furniture and repurposed items at Beach Bums Decor or head to Pieces on the Beach for local artwork, antiques, and interior decor.

Beach Essentials

Beach Essentials

Panama City Beach is home to several beachwear stores and souvenir shops. Forgot the sunscreen at home? You’re sure to find it! Find the perfect gift or the essential item for the perfect beach day.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

Take an overnight trip from Panama City Beach to some of the best charter fishing waters in the gulf with Blue Water Connection where you may hook marlin, wahoo, and more. Or take an inshore fishing day with Blessed Moon Charters that includes great fishing in St. Andrew Bay.

Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

Panama City Beach boasts the two longest fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico, the Russell-Fields Pier and the M.B. Miller Pier, each stretching to 1,500 feet into the emerald green water. The cost to fish at either pier is $6, making for a fun family outing or a relaxing day of casting a line and enjoying the views.