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Panama City Beach Attractions You Can’t Miss

This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Panama City Beach. All opinions are 100% mine.

Are you ready to start planning your spring and summer vacations?  Then you’re ready to check out the Panama City Beach attractions that you just can’t miss.  Since Panama City Beach, or “PCB,” was very fortunate regarding the effects of Hurricane Michael, you’ll find accommodations, attractions, and restaurants open for business and ready to welcome visitors to the sugar-white sands and amazing turquoise water of PCB.

With this handy guide, you’ll see how to make unforgettable memories when you visit Panama City Beach.  Plus, when you share your images, videos, and stories with the hashtag #MyPCB, you might be featured on, and you’ll have the chance to win a 2 night stay in a Gulf-front unit, 4 attraction passes (4 tickets to Gulf World Marine Park), one round of golf for 4 & a $100 gift certificate to Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville (see official rules on

Panama City Beach Attractions

Rock jetty at St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, FL

St. Andrews State Park, Panama City Beach, FL

1. St. Andrews State Park

With over 1.5 miles of beaches, this state park has it all—and then some.  From nature trails, to water activities, plus campsites, fishing, and more, St. Andrews State Park is one of the top Panama City Beach attractions for every kind of visitor where you can visit the Real. FUN. Beach.

Dolphins in the water at Panama City Beach FL

2. Dolphin, Wildlife, and Eco Tours

A vacation to Panama City Beach isn’t just a cookie-cutter vacation.  At PCB you can make it yours by selecting from more than a dozen dolphin-sighting tours, or a cruise to a quiet island for shelling, or an adventure tour up a creek to a crystal clear spring. Panama City Beach pirate ship Or sail the lighthearted seas with a pirate-themed cruise!

3. Panama City Beach Winery

Enjoy wines and wine slushies made from 100% real fruit at this hometown favorite.  Stop by for complimentary wine tastings and take home a bottle (or a case) of Florida wine.  Try the Guava Mamma, a gold medal winner in the Indiana International Wine Competition, and be sure to pick up a wine slushy to cool off in hot weather.

4. UNwineD and Other Seasonal Events

Speaking of wine, don’t miss PCB’s award-winning event, UNwineD presented by Southern Living on March 22-23, where you can taste craft beer, spirits, and wine from around the world and sample some of the best creations from renowned chefs.  This year, UNwineD will take place just steps from the beach at Aaron Bessant Park, and will include a charitable aspect for first responders and all those instrumental at the area’s emergency operations center.

While you’re marking your calendar, here are some more 2019 Panama City Beach events.

  • PCB Food Truck & Craft Beer Festival, February 16-17
  • PCB Mardi Gras & Music Festival, March 1-2
  • Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show, March 6-9
  • Emerald Coast Boat & Lifestyle Show, March 15-17
  • UNwineD, March 22-23
  • Seabreeze Jazz Festival, April 24-28
  • SandJam, April 26-28
  • Thunder Beach Spring Rally, May 1-5
  • Jeep Beach Jam, May 14-19
  • Real. Fun. Fourth., July 4

Sunset over Florida wetland with wooden walkway in Panama City Beach

5. Conservation Park

Famous for the elevated boardwalks that wind through the ecologically rich Florida wetlands and pine forest, Conservation Park appeals to nature explorers of all skill levels.  Whether you’re in search of a short walk overlooking a scenic view or a deep exploration of one of the 24 miles of unpaved trails, you will find a up-close look at the real Florida.

6. Gulf World Marine Park

An assortment of animals of land and sea populate this charming park, which is open daily and includes shows and feeding opportunities plus exhibits of sharks, sea turtles, flamingos, and penguins. You can also book a Dolphin Encounter to spend some time in the water with one of the resident dolphins (reservations highly recommended).

Pier Park at night with fireworks in Panama City Beach FL

7. Pier Park

This elaborate outdoor complex boasts over 100 stores, more than two dozen restaurants, a movie theater, an arcade, and laser tag.  Seasonal events bring new experiences, concerts, and decorations to Pier Park, so be sure to plan your visit accordingly.

Excited about all that Panama City Beach has to offer?  Be sure to plan your fun today for this year’s PCB getaway.

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Monday 25th of February 2019

It's been over ten years since I visited Panama City Beach and I am desperate to return with my family! I'll keep these in mind for my next visit!

Princess Quinn

Sunday 24th of February 2019

Wow! I just want to go visit Panama just about right now. I love the laid back vibe it has. That dolphin looks adorable.


Saturday 23rd of February 2019

OMG! Im looking for places to go to and this was so helpful. Seriously will be looking into these options.