Local Area Guide: Things to do / Activities / Attractions

Water Sports

Enjoy the day outside and in the sun or on the water! Panama City Beach has endless adventures for you and the whole family.

Attractions for Kids

Regardless of your age or your interests, Panama City Beach has an unlimited selection of local attractions and things to do to keep you busy while vacationing at our beautiful beaches located on Northwest Florida’s sugar-white Emerald Coast. From catching a movie at the very popular Pier Park to enjoying a round of miniature golf with the kids, there’s always plenty to do when you’re not lounging at the beach enjoying the beautiful sand and surf.


Known as the “Seafood Capital of the World”, fresh grouper, oysters, pompano and dozens of other local varieties are our specialty, but whatever your pleasure, you’ll find plenty of enticing options amidst Panama City Beach restaurants. Tempt your palate with everything from Florida seafood favorites to island-inspired entrees, top-quality steaks and mouthwatering Italian fare. Whether you prefer a casual beachfront caf`e or a romantic hideaway, you’ll find what you’re looking for in the wide variety of Panama City Beach restaurants.


Need to get around locally while on vacation? There are several options to choose from while on vacation.


Thanks to temperate weather, stunning landscapes, challenging holes and more, Golf Digest dubbed Panama City Beach one of America’s top three golf towns. Seek out that perfect hole-in-one while basking in the warm Florida sun, or practice your putting on perfectly manicured greens. Located within minutes of the World’s Most Beautiful beaches you will find two of the most spectacular 18-hole golf courses along the Emerald Coast and Florida Panhandle. Bay Point Marriott Resort is home to not only one but two incredible courses. It’s here in Panama City Beach where you will find the only Nicklaus designed course in Northwest Florida.


Panama City Beach Florida offers some of the best diving opportunities in the southern United States. Visitors from all over the country come to Panama City Beach to dive the underwater coral reefs and ship wrecks, and the beach area has been aptly named the “Wreck Capital of the South”. The area is filled with a number of coral reefs and ship wrecks, natural and manmade, that make for interesting and fun-filled diving adventure.


If charter fishing is more you interest, then Panama City Beach won’t disappoint. We have many local companies that offer half-day and full-day charters, so you can choose what best fits your schedule. Panama City Beach Fishing licenses can be obtained from the following locations: Tag office: 850-233-5035 Wal-Mart: 850-234-1989 Half-Hitch: 850-234-2621

Night Out

When the sun goes down Panama City Beach lights up with an enticing array of after-dark entertainment options. Nearly everywhere you turn on the strip, you can find some sort of beach bar or night club. Be sure to check out the world famous Club La Vela, the largest nightclub in the U.S. This super night club offers 9 different “dance clubs” all under one roof, as well as live bands and concert events. Whether you want to cut loose and go wild, or kick back, relax, and talk amongst friends, you can surely find night life to accommodate your needs on the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.