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3 Days in Panama City Beach

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Panama City Beach is a favorite travel destination, and the reasons are endless. However, many start and finish with the clear, emerald water and the number of attractions that can be experienced in one place! Therefore, planning out your days is a must so that you can really fit in the most memorable activities!

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Thrill Seeker
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Nightlife Seeker
  • Nature Lover
  • Foodie
  • Peace and Quiet Seeker
  • Beach Goer
  • Trendsetter
  • Like a Local

15 Places

3 City Tips

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15 Places

Day 1

Panama City Beach

Beaches, Beach & Pool Clubs

M.B. Miller County Pier

Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks

Miracle Strip Amusement Park

Theme Parks

Pier Park

Shopping Malls

Rum Runners

Restaurants

Day 2

ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory

Zoos

Gulf World Marine Park

Aquariums, Gardens

Coconut Creek Family Fun Park

Theme Parks

WonderWorks

Game & Entertainment Centres

Ripley's Believe It Or Not

Speciality Museums

Day 3

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Water Parks

Goofy Golf PC

Game & Entertainment Centres

Airboat Adventure

Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Boat Tours, Eco Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nature & Wildlife Tours

Gator Country Alligator Park

Boon Docks Restaurant

Restaurants

Angela A's City Tips

  • The Gulf of Mexico's warm waves border Panama City Beach.
  • Panama City Beach offers a trolley and shuttle for easy transportation to the most popular attractions.
  • Be mindful of the strong sun. Here you will not find the softer rays found in Kentucky or New Jersey for example.
    Day 1
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    Panama City Beach
    Beaches, Beach & Pool Clubs
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    Angela A Says:

    The beach at Panama City is famous the world over, boasting 27 miles of white sand and clear, emerald water. Entertainment is always just a few steps away, and eateries line the beach.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Nature Lover
    • Foodie
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • You can rent everything from chairs and umbrellas to jet skis along the beach.
    • Do your best to arrive early to claim a good spot, as the beach really fills up right before lunch.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful 20/07/2018
    • Tons of trash on the Beach 20/07/2018
    • Panama City Beach
    Phone:
    +1 850-233-5070
    Other:
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    M.B. Miller County Pier
    Piers & Boardwalks, Points of Interest & Landmarks
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    Angela A Says:

    The M.B. Miller County Pier stretches 1500 feet out over the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. There is a small fee to access the pier, and a daily fishing license may be purchased for another minimal fee.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Beach Goer
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The views are breathtaking, so be sure to bring your camera or smart phone.
    • Plenty of locals come here to fish, so it is often fun to just watch the excitement when a catch comes in!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #17 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great! 18/07/2018
    • Been to better places 07/07/2018
    • M.B. Miller County Pier
    Address:
    12213 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3407
    Phone:
    +1 850-236-3035
    Other:
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    Miracle Strip Amusement Park
    Theme Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Miracle Strip Amusement Park is just bursting with plenty of outdoor activities for families. You may hop on thrilling rides, or just take life slowly on the carousel. Whatever your speed level, you are sure to have an amazing time!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • There are early bird specials available, so be sure to take advantage of anything that can help save those precious vacation dollars!
    • Check the height restrictions beforehand so that the little ones aren't so disappointed after waiting in a line.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 things to do in Panama City Beach
    • Fun but pricey but fun! 04/07/2016
    • Sad to say goodbye! 01/07/2016
    • Miracle Strip Amusement Park
    Address:
    284 Powell Adams Dr
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2449
    Phone:
    +1 850-230-5200
    Other:
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    Pier Park
    Shopping Malls
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    Angela A Says:

    Pier Park is a great place to get your shopping fix! With over 120 stores to browse, guests may find clothing, jewelry, souvenirs, accessories, and plenty of specialty shops.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Check out the Glow Golf and the Mirror Maze for some entertainment!
    • Take your pick of several delectable eateries.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #9 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Nice place 20/07/2018
    • Pier visit 20/07/2018
    • Pier Park
    Address:
    600 Pier Park Dr Ste 125
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2179
    Phone:
    +1 850-236-9974
    Hours:
    Sun
    12:00 - 18:00
    Mon - Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Rum Runners
    Restaurants (American, Bar)
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    Angela A Says:

    Rum Runners is a grill and bar located very conveniently in Pier Park. Not only is the food top notch, but the entertainment provided by dueling pianos is a big draw. If you are looking for something fun and different, then you have come to the right place!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • Be sure to tip the pianists when making a request.
    • Arrive early in the evening, or even for lunch for less of a crowd.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #172 of 335 restaurants in Panama City Beach
    • Food. Inadequate 13/10/2016
    • One great burger!!! 15/09/2016
    • Rum Runners
    Address:
    15801 L C Hilton Jr Dr Ste 110
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2170
    Phone:
    +1 850-233-0404
    Hours:
    Sun - Wed
    11:00 - 00:00
    Thu - Sat
    11:00 - 01:00
    Other:
  • Day 2
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    ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory
    Zoos
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    Angela A Says:

    ZooWorld is such a unique place and definitely a must-see when visiting Panama City Beach. This is a small zoo, and the employees are wonderful, often pointing out parts of an exhibit that you may be missing, or letting you know about feeding times.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the "Keeper For a Day" program, where you can step behind the scenes with the residents of the zoo for an additional fee.
    • Pop into the gift shop where you will find unique souvenirs to commemorate your visit to ZooWorld and Panama City Beach.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #18 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Sad 18/07/2018
    • Take it or leave it 15/07/2018
    • ZooWorld Zoological Conservatory
    Address:
    9008 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4235
    Phone:
    +1 850-230-4839
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Gulf World Marine Park
    Aquariums, Gardens
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    Angela A Says:

    Gulf World Marine Park is exactly the type of attraction that you want to put at the top of your Panama City Beach itinerary! All regular activities are included in one price, boasting exciting shows, feeding sessions, and a 'petting pool.'

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Interactive programs are available at an additional cost, including swimming with dolphins!
    • Gulf World is open 9.30am - 4.30pm, rain or shine.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #15 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    • Great experience 20/07/2018
    • Swimming with Dolphins (Swim Adventure) 19/07/2018
    • Gulf World Marine Park
    Address:
    15412 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-2502
    Phone:
    +1 850-234-5271
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:30 - 16:30
    Other:
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    Coconut Creek Family Fun Park
    Theme Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Coconut Creek Family Fun Park offers adventures that the entire family can experience together. With miniature golf and a giant maze, this fun park serves up an afternoon of thrills!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The Gran Maze is a maze about the size of a football field, and you can work as a team to try to beat the best time.
    • Children under six play for free.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #11 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • GranMaze 19/07/2018
    • The maze was brutal! 12/07/2018
    • Coconut Creek Family Fun Park
    Address:
    9807 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4134
    Phone:
    +1 850-234-2625
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 23:30
    Other:
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    WonderWorks
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Angela A Says:

    WonderWorks is like a science museum that has been dropped on its head, filled with all sorts of quirky experiments and interactive exhibits. Always a top attraction, its 35,000 square feet just scream to be explored!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    Tips
    • WonderWorks hosts an indoor ropes course for an additional fee.
    • Keep in mind that the last ticket is sold one hour before closing.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 24 Fun & Games in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Fun for the Whole Family 16/07/2018
    • Fun for Families & Something for Everyone! 08/07/2018
    • WonderWorks
    Address:
    9910 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4137
    Phone:
    +1 850-249-7000
    Hours:
    Sun - Fri
    10:00 - 19:00
    Sat
    10:00 - 21:00
    Other:
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    Ripley's Believe It Or Not
    Speciality Museums
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    Angela A Says:

    Ripley's is a bit of fun, that even sneaks in some educational value when you aren't looking. This 'odditorium' is packed full of strange exhibits, like a 'vampire killing kit' and a shrunken head.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    Tips
    • Watch the videos playing in different areas. They offer some "never before seen" footage.
    • Consider purchasing a multi-ticket that includes the Mirror Maze, the Moving Theater, and the Laser Race.
    • Be sure to bring a camera or smartphone to commemorate your experience!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #21 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Ripley's always entertains. 19/07/2018
    • This was worth it 13/07/2018
    • Ripley's Believe It Or Not
    Address:
    9907 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-4136
    Phone:
    +1 850-230-6113
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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    Shipwreck Island Waterpark
    Water Parks
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    Angela A Says:

    The Shipwreck Island Waterpark offers thrills for just about everyone, with a large children's area, slides, tipping buckets, and a lazy river. Racing slides are even available for some healthy family competition!

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    Tips
    • Food available includes burgers, pizza, hotdogs, corn dogs, chicken fingers, and fries.
    • There is also a gift shop, selling souvenirs and any necessities that you may have forgotten to bring.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #8 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Water wonders! 13/07/2018
    • My 7 year old 10/07/2018
    • Shipwreck Island Waterpark
    Address:
    12201 Hutchison Blvd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3424
    Phone:
    +1 850-234-3333
    Price range:
    US$34 - US$34
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    10:30 - 17:00
    Other:
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    Goofy Golf PC
    Game & Entertainment Centres
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    Angela A Says:

    Goofy Golf has been thrilling Panama City Beach visitors for over fifty years. It boasts two unique, 18-hole courses that the entire family will enjoy!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • If you visit at night, the course lights up with glowing eyes!
    • You are encouraged to climb on the statues for views of the next hole.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #4 of 24 Fun & Games in Panama City Beach
    • Classic Panama City Beach 09/07/2018
    • Iconic Attraction 05/07/2018
    • Goofy Golf PC
    Address:
    12206 Front Beach Rd
    Panama City Beach, FL 32407-3400
    Phone:
    +1 850-234-6403
    Other:
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    Airboat Adventure
    Adrenaline & Extreme Tours, Boat Tours, Eco Tours, Dolphin & Whale Watching, Nature & Wildlife Tours
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    Angela A Says:

    If you are in search of a thrilling experience that will really put the wind in your face, then try an Airboat Adventure. Cruises sail on the West Bay for 45-minutes, affording many opportunities to see native wildlife.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Luxury Traveller
    • Thrifty Traveller
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A fantastic alligator demonstration is included.
    • Be sure to make reservations, as that seats often fill up quickly!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #16 of 102 Tours in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Favorite part of our trip. 20/07/2018
    • Cool ride 20/07/2018
    • Airboat Adventure
    Address:
    6523 Highway 79
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-9337
    Phone:
    +1 850-230-3822
    Hours:
    Sun - Sat
    09:00 - 19:00
    Other:
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    Gator Country Alligator Park
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    Angela A Says:

    The Gator Country Alligator Park is a fascinating experience of coming up close with these intelligent reptiles. You may even hold a baby alligator and pose for a memorable photo!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Thrill Seeker
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • A visit to Gator Country Alligator Park is included with the Airboat Adventure.
    • The staff are extremely knowledgeable, so be sure to ask plenty of questions!
    Plan to stay:
    Less than 1 hour
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 74 things to do in Panama City Beach
    • Fun times and Great Memories 24/04/2018
    • Airboat Adventures 19/04/2018
    • Gator Country Alligator Park
    Address:
    6523 Highway 79
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-9337
    Phone:
    +1 850-230-3822
    Other:
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    Boon Docks Restaurant
    Restaurants (American, Seafood)
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    Angela A Says:

    The Boon Docks Restaurant is a delicious option in Panama City Beach. Specializing in seafood, you will find something here to please any palate. The atmosphere is fun and relaxing.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Hidden Gems
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The grouper here is fresh and delicious!
    • No reservations are accepted.
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #51 of 335 restaurants in Panama City Beach
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent seafood away from the strip! 16/07/2018
    • Awesome 13/07/2018
    • Boon Docks Restaurant
    Address:
    14854 Bay View Cir
    Panama City Beach, FL 32413-9312
    Phone:
    +1 850-230-0005
    Hours:
    Mon - Wed
    16:00 - 22:00
    Thu - Sun
    11:00 - 22:00
    Other:
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