If you could not find relaxation, rejuvenation, and recreation altogether in any tourist destination, then Panama City Beach is the threshold to finding these three R. Nicknamed “the Beach Lovers Beach”, this tourist destination has silky white-sand beaches, emerald green waters, colorful amusement parks, miniature golf, arcades, eateries, souvenir shops, and arcades. It has a humid subtropical climate and 320 days of sunshine, which makes it one of the loveliest tourist destinations for tourists the world over. Regarding accommodations, Panama City Beach vacation rentals, furnished with all the modern facilities, are available at very affordable prices.
Tons of Things to Indulge in
Panama City Beach has tons of things, in which you can indulge to get complete relaxation, rejuvenation, and recreation:
Lounging on Beaches
Lounging on beaches is one of the best ways to recharge your physical and mental batteries. Those that you should put on your radar are the following:
St. Andrews State Park: This is an ideal place for you, where you can unwind yourself to feel relaxed. It has many amazing things to lure you, such as Gator Lake, nature trail, a long pier, and camps. It has a very large area and has an exciting natural ambiance. Snorkeling is the most popular activity practiced here.
Panama City Beach: Spread over 27-miles of land, it has white sand, warm and clean water, sufficient sunshine and eateries. The activities that you can enjoy her are strolling, beachcombing, fishing, snorkeling, swimming, parasailing, skiing, and dolphin spotting. The locals are friendly, warm and helpful.
Crooked Island Beach: Run by Tyndall Air Force Base, this beach is famous as “Real Shell Island”. You can find wonderful shells here if you set foot on it early. Crabs are found here in abundance. It has bistros, parking, dressing rooms, etc. for the convenience of tourists. Seafood is very popular here.
Camp Helen State Park: This is a mystical beach with white sand, sandy wood paths, historic charm, and a peaceful environment. It is a family-friendly beach as it enables tourists to indulge in many fun activities, such as picnicking, boating, canoeing and kayaking. Private residences are also located here that throws light on old living standards in Florida.
Carillon Beach: With a pleasing environment, cool sand and grasslands, this is an exceptionally beautiful beach. It has stores, shopping malls, bistros, and restaurants, where you can buy any stuff you want. The activities you can indulge in are swimming, diving, boating, kayaking, rafting and canoeing.
Taking Glimpses of Amazing Attractions
Glimpsing amazing attractions of Panama City Beach will fill you with utter awe and wonder. Although they are in a large number, those that you should include in your bucket list are the following:
Pier Park: Also famous as City Pier, this is a huge complex that comprises various sections—dining, shopping and entertainment. It is a great place for you where you can have delicious lunch or dinner, indulge in a shopping spree and enjoy a variety of fun activities including rides. It is also home to an IMAX theater, where you can see movies. Thus, you can have the pleasure of many things at a certain place and do not need to go from one place to another.
Gulf World Marine Park: This is one of the best attractions in Panama City Beach with marine life. It remains opens seasonally and is closed between Thanksgiving and Christmas. It is home to many endangered animals—sharks, penguins, alligators and many other aquatic animals. It organizes free daily shows featuring a variety of birds, sea lions and dolphins. Interactive programs are also organized to enable tourists to have interact with dolphins. If you have an interest in exploring aquatic animals, you will get a good opportunity in this marine park. Do not be scared of these animals as complete safety and security are provided by the concerned administration.
Ripley’s Believe It or Not!: As its name indicates—believe it or not—indeed, this is an incredible attraction. Here, you can have a good outing. Its main attractions are the 7D Moving Theatre, the Odditorium, the Impossible LaseRace and the Marvelous Mirror Maze. To get entry into these attractions, you need to buy tickets, the prices of which depend on the attraction you have chosen to visit. All in all, it is a very dazzling attraction with fanfare and glitz.
Coconut Creek Family Fun Park: As one of the best family-friendly places, this park has a large outdoor maze and mini-golf. So, you can enjoy many exciting activities in this park. Its nearby attractions are Race City, an amusement park that has kiddie rides, bumper boats and a Ferris wheel and Cobra Adventure Park, a family-oriented park that has a roller coaster and mini-golf. Both these parks have video game arcades, thrill rides an go-karts.
Having Your Mouth Watering
As a foodie, you can have your mouth watering with various local foods of this destination—Shrimp sandwiches, seafood gumbo, barbecue ribs, seared tuna, and fresh crab. The popular eateries, where you can go to stir up your taste buds with other delicious foods are Sharky’s, Pineapple Willy’s, Hammerhead Fred’s and Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge.
Indulging in Adventures
In Panama City Beach, you will get to indulge in many adventurous activities—Florida dolphin and snorkel tours, sea screamer, lagoon pontoons, Panama City diving, osprey charters, the reel contender fishing charter, stingray fishing charters, paradise adventures catamaran, water planet, wild thang airboat tours, diver’s den, coldwater excursions, island time sailing, sea dragon pirate cruise, flippers dolphin tours and airboat adventure. These activities are a bit riskier, so you need to be very careful while doing them. A minor mistake committed on your part may cost you dearly.
Patronizing Shopping Malls
Panama City Beach boasts many shopping malls, where you can buy everything including clothes, jewelry, and souvenirs. The most famous malls located here are Walmart Supercenter, Hollister, Pier Park Town Center, Beall’s Outlet and Forever 21.
Pack your suitcase and set out for Panama City Beach. It is a fresh and unspoiled tourist destination that will enable you to have relaxation, rejuvenation and recreation. In terms of accommodations, Panama City Beach vacation homes, furnished with all the modern amenities, are available at budget-friendly prices. You can easily get one of them booked for your comfortable stay in this destination.
Author Bio: I, Harry Jones, am a travel blogger. Recently, I set foot in Panama City Beach to enjoy a vacation. Indeed, I have no words to describe the natural beauty of this amazing destination. For my accommodations, I booked one of the Panama City Beach Florida vacation rentals. And, I was very comfortable in it.