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Best Things To Do In Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach. Just the thought of it makes me go “ahhhhhhhh.” It is my absolute favorite beach of all the beaches I have been to. Soft white sand. Turquoise waters. Sunrise and sunsets paintings are made from.
We have stayed both as a family and as a couple for our anniversary in hotels and condos both of which are equally nice. The most important thing for me is to have a room with a balcony to sit on for watching the sunrise, people watch or having a glass of wine watching the sun go down. When we were there a few months ago, we were able to watch a Jeep crawl right from our balcony. There had to be hundreds of Jeeps that slowly rolled by our hotel. Definitely something to see.
In addition to my number one favorite thing to do which is sit on the beach, there are several other fun places to be sure to see when you are in PCB. These are a few of my favorites:
Pier Park. We always stay within walking distance of the pier which makes it easy to enjoy Pier Park at least once during our stay. From various restaurants to funky little boutiques, it’s always a pleasure to visit every year. My favorite? Kilwin’s. Oh my gosh the aroma of fudge, the ice cream and all the chocolates has your mouth watering as soon as you walk in the door.
Video of Shell Island via Visit Panama City Beach:
Pontoon Boat to Shell Island. We have rented a pontoon boat a few times to visit Shell Island. Off the beaten path, there is nothing better than visiting an island. The Panama City Beach Youtube video above shows you just how beautiful Shell Island is. We rented a boat for half a day and headed over to the island. When you get close, you are able to hop out into shallow water and make your way onto the uninhabited island. Feel time stand still as you walk around this gorgeous island. Be sure to take anything back with you that you might have brought onto the island.
Gulf World Marine Park. Very close to Pier Park, you will find Gulf World Marine Park. Definitely a must visit if you have kids with you. Shows, interaction with the animals including dolphins and sea lions, there is also a gorgeous outdoor garden to stroll though. I’ll be honest, I prefer to see dolphins in the ocean but can say the animals appear well taken care of and that’s what’s important to me. Kids really enjoy all the interactive activities.
This is a video of Gulf World Marine Park:
Beyond gorgeous sunrises and sunsets:
Unfortunately a storm is making me cut this article short. Check back soon because I have a lot more to add about what to see and do in Panama City Beach.