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Activities and Attractions

Panama City Beach Activities and Attractions

Panama City Beach provides plenty of things to do for vacationers visiting the area. Spend time outdoors kayaking, paddleboarding, or fishing. Visit St. Andrews State Park where you can enjoy activities like walking nature trails, bronzing on the beach, and more. Browse our luxury Panama City Beach vacation rentals and then check out these top Panama City Beach activities and attractions below.

St. Andrews State Park

Well-known for its sugar white sands and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities - a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. Full-facility campsites, as well as primitive youth group camping, make this park a popular overnight destination. A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer.
Location: 4607 State Park Ln., Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 708-6100

Ripley`s Believe It or Not

After over 90 years of searching and collecting exotic artifacts and unbelievable stories Ripley`s has come to understand that "B.I.O.N.s" (Believe It or Nots!) can be found anywhere and anytime, but you have to be continually looking - including any village, residence, warehouse, farmhouse, henhouse, outhouse and doghouse... To this day, we continue to search for and curate exotic artifacts, unconventional artwork, animal oddities, extreme human beings, ancient and modern day relics and unbelievable stories among other things.
Location: 9907 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: 850-230-6113

Pier Park

Located in the heart of the world`s most beautiful beaches. Among the 138 stores, Pier Park features Target, Ulta, Dillard`s, JCPenney and Ross. Our outdoor property boasts many dining and entertainment options: A movie at the Grand IMAX Theater... Dining at the famous Paula Deen`s Restaurant...or live music at Tootsies...games at Dave & Busters. Pier Park serves the surrounding Panama City Beach, Panama City and 30A communities, and has stores ranging from jewelry to women`s clothing to home decor. Pier Park is a premier shopping destination to locals and visitors alike.
Location: 600 Pier Park Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone: (850) 236-9979

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

The tropical theme waterpark is filled with attractions and food and beverage outlets to bring smiles to every member of your family. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida. Shipwreck Island has been entertaining families for twenty-five years on Panama City Beach. Don`t settle for a sprinkle, come make a big splash at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. See you soon!
Location: 12201 Hutchison Blvd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 234-3333


WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of "edu-tainment" The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination. When you enter the building, everything will be upside-down, so in order to participate in the fun, you must be inverted. Step inside the inversion tunnel and be turned right side up to begin your journey. Once you are properly aligned for your adventure, family fun awaits with more than 100 hands on exhibits. Make one of Panama City Beach`s top attractions a stop on your Things to Do list when visiting!
Location: 9910 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 249-7000

Gulf World Marine Park

Tropical gardens plus shark feedings, dolphin encounters & sea lion, parrot & dolphin shows. Explore fascinating exhibits showcasing penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, sea turtles, iguana and more. Interactive programs include Swim with a Dolphin, Trainer for a Day, Animal Encounters, Meet N` Greets and many more!
Location: 15412 Front Beach Rd. Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone: (850) 234-5271

Wild Thang Airboat Tours

Northwest Florida`s Ultimate Attraction! Experience the marshlands as you have never seen before. Take Panama City Beach`s Ultimate "Eco" Tour and experience a true taste of Florida. These amazing boats can tour the backwater creeks or slide through the marshes in just inches of water, where no other boats dare to go, and then thrill you with 360 degree spins all while searching for Alligators, Dolphins, Herons, & Birds of Prey! Whether it is stopping at Crab Beach, or staying out after dark to "Shine" for Gators each tour is unique. RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Phone: (850) 234-1532

Zoo World

Open to the public daily except Thanksgiving Day, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day and New Years Day. ZooWorld is home to over 260 animals including exotic and endangered species. ZooWorld offers everyone the opportunity to view many animals up close in a lush tropical setting. Pet a sloth. Meet a giraffe. Play with the goats. Educational opportunities for the whole family are provided by our informational signs and animal shows. Experience ZooWorld where "fun is never endangered".
Location: 9008 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 230-1243

Panhandle Helicopter Tours

Panhandle Helicopter provides air tours from Panama City Beach, Florida. Tours vary depending on the amount of time you`d like to spend in the air viewing "the world`s most beautiful beaches" from the best seat on the beach. Safety is our number one concern; our staff is highly trained and all aircraft are maintained according to the highest FAA standards. Our pilots are commercially rated and their only goal besides your safety is to leave you with a smile on your face.
Location: 15726 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
Phone: (850) 230-2080

Holiday Golf Club

Holiday Golf Club welcomes you to the "Best Greens on the Beach." We have renovated all our greens and select tee boxes providing you with more length and faster, more consistent greens. Holiday is very pleased to be presenting you with the latest in turf grass production, TifEagle Turf. Renovations were completed July 19, 2014. Holiday Golf Club boasts an 18-Hole Championship Course and a 9-Hole Lighted Par 3 Course. Holiday also has an extensive practice area with an illuminated range, practice chipping green, and large putting green. The Clubhouse offers a full pro shop, restaurant, and lounge.
Location: 100 Fairway Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407
Phone: (850) 234-1800

Club la Vela

Club La Vela is not only the largest nightclub in the USA, it is also one of the trendiest and most respected nightclubs in the world. As such, Club La Vela has to continuously reinvent itself to stay on the cutting edge of entertainment and club life. By doing so Club La Vela adds new theme rooms on a yearly basis to its already huge arsenal of on site clubs all of which are located under one roof! Each theme room has its own atmosphere, ambiance, feel, and audience. 10 theme rooms, 48 bar stations, 6000+capacity. Concerts, themed parties, teen nights and the best nightclub around, Club La Vela has it all.
Location: 8813 Thomas Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 234-3866

FUN PCB Aquatic Adventures

FUNPCB has been serving Panama City Beach for decades! They have watersports for every level, including parasailing, banana boats, jet ski dolphin tours. You can go on a deep sea fishing trip or cruise to shell island. Take a sunset cruise for a romantic evening. Book online for your next adventure!
Location: 5325 North Lagoon Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 235-8051

Aquatic Adventures

Aquatic Adventures is your one-stop location for visitors of all ages to experience a wonderful adventure on the emerald-coast of the Gulf of Mexico. Whether it`s jet ski rentals, dolphin tours or fishing trips, we have something for everyone in Panama City Beach.
Location: Lighthouse Marina 5325 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 235-8051

Paradise Watersports

Go parasailing and get a bird`s eye view of the World`s Most Beautiful Beaches. The most exciting way to see Panama City Beach. Imagine yourself soaring high above the Gulf of Mexico, taking in the beauty of the beach, the water, and the sky or keep yourself a bit closer to the ground with one of our family friendly Banana Boat rides instead!
Location: 5711 N Lagoon Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32408
Phone: (850) 249-7245