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Things To Do

In Panama City Beach

From waterfront dining to go-kart rides and mini golf, we've listed the top things to do in Panama City Florida below. All ages will find something to enjoy, including thrilling rides, shopping, marine life encounters, and much more!

Find all of the biggest attractions, shopping destinations, and more near Beachcomber By The Sea Resort.

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Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill

Get your fill after a day in the sun at Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill, between Beachbreak By The Sea Resort and Legacy By The Sea Resort. Delectable bites include fresh oysters, po boys, burgers, and mouthwatering shareables. Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill is also open for breakfast. Stop by for a refreshing cold beverage and listen to live music all with a view of the Gulf of Mexico.

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

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Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill

Fuel up with a hearty breakfast or refuel after a day of fun in the sand and surf when you visit Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill. Serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill serves great options like fish and chips, fried alligator, and exclusive signature flatbreads. 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

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Barefoot On The Bay

For fun, delicious food, and live music, head to Barefoot On The Bay. Located behind The Shrimp Boat Restaurant, Barefoot On The Bay is home to delectable creations and panoramic views of St. Andrew’s Bay. Lunch and dinner options include nachos, fresh oysters, mouthwatering burgers, and grilled grouper tacos. Live music is seven days a week.

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

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The Shrimp Boat Restaurant

From mouthwatering steaks to tantalizing seafood creations, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant is a destination spot for some of the best seafood in Panama City Beach. The ambiance of this waterfront restaurant makes for a unique experience, with beautiful views of St. Andrew’s Bay and providing second-to-none service. Some options include Shrimp and Grits, Snow Crab Legs, and Nola Style BBQ Shrimp.

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

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Beachcomber

Grab some light bites and refreshing cocktails when you visit the Tiki-Bar, on-site at Beachcomber By The Sea!

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Gulf World

Get up close to some of the ocean’s most exotic wildlife at Gulf World Marine Park. This popular attraction features daily educational performances, fun interactive programs, and the opportunity to swim with dolphins! If you’re looking for a one-of-a-kind experience, don’t miss Gulf World.

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Shipwreck Island

All ages love Shipwreck Island, Panama City Beach’s premier waterpark. The waterpark includes tons of kid-friendly rides and pools like the Tadpole Hole and the Tipping Bucket. Or enjoy a thrill on the Pirates Plunge or Tree Top Drop.

Go Karts

Beachfront Adventures

Visit Beachfront Adventures for fun and excitement for all ages! Put the pedal to the metal with go karts or off road buggies, practice your short game with mini golf, and get in some thrills with the zip line.

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Coconut Creek

Improve your short game with two 18-hole safari-themed mini golf courses at Coconut Creek in Panama City Beach. This family-friendly attraction offers money-saving coupons and kids ages 5 and under play free!

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Race City

For thrills and excitement, visit Race City, home to the only rollercoaster in Panama City Beach! From the tallest and fastest go-kart tracks in Panama City Beach to the Skycoaster and the 10,000 square foot Mega Arcade, Race City is a paradise for fun.

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Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium

If you’re looking for the weird or mysterious, visit Ripley’s Believe It or Not. Located inside a sunken ship, this odditorium for the weird and the bizarre will have all ages amazed. Attractions include a kids crawl area, ancient artifacts, and shrunken heads!

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Just Dance

Panama City Beach boasts several clubs and dance venues, each with live music, signature drinks, and good times. Ms. Newby’s has three locations across the area or visit Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, which offers great food, drinks, and two stages, and Club La Vela.

Music Festival

Feel the Rhythm

From country festivals to jazz fests, Panama City Beach has plenty of opportunities to see some of the top musical acts from around the globe. The Sand Jam Music Festival and Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam invite the hottest country and rock acts to the beach, while the Seabreeze Jazz Festival includes top jazz musicians.

Live Music

Live Music

You’ll have no trouble finding restaurants and lounges that offer great live music on a nightly and weekly basis, including the Barefoot Restaurants at By The Sea Resorts, Schooners, and Spinnakers.

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Signal Hill

Take your game to Signal Hill Golf Course, where beautiful scenery surrounds 18 holes of demanding greens and fairways. Enjoy a quick meal at the snack bar for breakfast or lunch and get the latest gear or rentals at the Pro Shop.

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Holiday Golf

Boasting a challenging yet rewarding 18-hole championship course, a lighted par 3 course, and several practice facilities, Holiday Golf Club has plenty to improve your swing or enjoy a day out on the green. For the latest gear, visit the Pro Shop. After a day on the course, visit Mulligans Bar & Grill for breakfast specials, sandwiches, and cold beverages.

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Camp Creek Golf

The winner of several awards and accolades, Camp Creek boasts nearly 7,200 yards of gorgeous fairways and greens. The course includes few flat lies and tiered greens, making for a fun challenge for any level of golfer.

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Bay Point Golf

Featuring over 7,000 yards of unforgettable greens and rounds, Bay Point Golf is a popular spot to enjoy a round of golf. The course is the first and only Nicklaus Design course in northwest Florida, with many strategically placed challenges.

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Nature Walk Golf

Featuring well-maintained greens and ease of play for all levels of golfers, Nature Walk Golf is one of the area’s popular courses among locals. The course is over 3,500 yards and has since gained area recognition since it first opened in 1997. Practice your swing or your short game at the driving range and putting area.

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Shark's Tooth Golf

Stretching for over 7,200 yards, Shark’s Tooth is nestled along the shores of the historic Lake Powell, making for serene views and peaceful outings. The lush fairways and greens are flanked by majestic oak and pine trees, as well as much other native foliage.

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Pier Park

Find the latest beach style at Pier Park. With over 100 shops available including Forever 21, Old Navy, and Ron Jon Surf Shop, shoppers won’t have any trouble picking up the latest trends and gifts. Pier Park is also home to several restaurants and attractions, including Dave & Buster’s, Grand IMAX, and the XD Darkride Experience.

Coastal Decor

Coastal Decor

Take the beach home with you the top coastal decor from shops and markets along the gulf coast. Pieces on the Beach is home to beautiful coastal style chic options. Beach House Market is home to 22 vendors, each offering unique, coastal decor pieces for your home. Don’t forget Beach Bums Decor—find coastal style furniture and more.

Beach Essentials

Beach Essentials

Beachwear and souvenirs are easy to come by along the gulf coast in Panama City Beach. Grab the basics at bargain prices or find that special gift for a friend back home.

Deep Sea Fishing

Deep Sea Fishing

Take to the calm waters of St. Andrew Bay and excellent inshore fishing with Blessed Moon Charters. If you’re looking for a longer trip, Blue Water Connection offers overnight fishing trips from Panama City Beach where fish like king mackerel, wahoo, and marlin are abundant.

Pier Fishing

Pier Fishing

Russell-Fields Pier and M.B. Miller Pier in Panama City Beach are the two longest fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico, each reaching 1,500 feet into the emerald green waters of the gulf. Fish like Spanish mackerel, cobia, and flounder can be caught in season. The cost to fish from either pier is $6.