Things To Do
In Panama City Beach
The best beach this side of paradise, Panama City Beach Florida offers 27 miles of stunning white sand, emerald green waters and surefire enjoyment in, on, or under the water.
Explore our vast expanse of things to do, from family-friendly mazes and deep-sea fishing, to exciting nightlife and relaxing spa getaways. With boatloads of attractions, top-notch restaurants, beach activities, amazing accommodations and world-class events, you’ll never forget your Panama City Beach vacation.
Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill
Kick your shoes off at one of the few remaining local beachfront restaurants! Swing on in to our Hide-A-Way Bar & Grill, located between the Legacy and Beachbreak resorts. Enjoy delicious food and drinks, gulf breezes, and seasonal live entertainment. Try signature items like our Barefoot Burger made with 100% Angus beef or our delicious Key Lime Piña Colada. Enjoy listening to beach tunes as you watch the waves with a drink in hand!
(850) 249-2031 | 15405 Front Beach Rd. |Panama City Beach, FL
Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill
Barefoot On The Beach is a casual beach bar and grill located on Front Beach Road with stunning views of the Gulf of Mexico. Relax at the open-air bar or take a dip in the beachfront pool. Barefoot On The Beach is located directly across from Ocean Breeze By The Sea. Barefoot provides a laid-back dining atmosphere with a great selection of seafood items such as raw and baked oysters, shrimp po’ boys and more! As the kids take a dip in the pool, enjoy one of Barefoot’s signature drinks.
(850) 249-2442 | 11073 Front Beach Rd. | Panama City Beach, FL
Barefoot On The Bay
Once known as Gracie Rae’s and The Salty Hawg, Barefoot On The Bay combines both former restaurants into a single oyster bar and grill located behind The Shrimp Boat. Enjoy fresh shucked oysters, wings, tacos and ice cold drafts on our deck overlooking the water, showcasing stunning sunsets over St. Andrew’s Bay.
(850) 215-3061 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL
The Shrimp Boat Restaurant
The Shrimp Boat Restaurant offers a great waterfront dining experience with a reputation for being one of the best seafood restaurants in Panama City. Located in Historic St. Andrews, there is much to offer including amazing seafood, steaks, pasta, drinks, and top-notch service. Perfect for waterfront dining, our restaurant is right along side Smith’s dock and affords a wonderful view of the fishing and pleasure boats. Dine inside or out on our deck that runs the length of the dock.
(850) 785-8706 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL
Don’t forget about our poolside and beachfront Tiki Bars at Beachcomber and Chateau! Grab a cheeseburger or chicken tenders basket from the Beach Bar Menu and pair with a margarita or daiquiri! Barefoot Restaurants’ full line of drinks is offered at both tiki bar locations! Tiki bar schedule varies seasonally. Check with front desk upon arrival for more information.
Gulf World Marine Park features dolphin shows, dolphin and sea lion encounters, swimming with dolphins, stingray and shark feeding, animal talent shows and so much more!
Guests of By The Sea Resorts receive 20% off general admission and 10% off programs. To redeem, show your room key at Gulf World’s ticket office or use promo code bythesea2019 on their website.
Shipwreck Island water park is filled with water attractions including: river rapids, a wave pool, kiddie pools, and a lazy river, sure to bring smiles to every member of your family. Don’t miss out on the Tree Top Drop, it features two water slides starting from a 65 foot high platform!
Featuring zip lines, go karts, off road buggies, a ropes course, an aqua maze, and mini-golf, Beachfront Adventures offers fun for all ages. After you work up an appetite, Panama Grill serves up delicious American fare on-site.
Featuring the largest arcade on the beach, as well as the only roller coaster, Race City is a classic Panama City Beach landmark. Race City also offers indoor mini-golf, bumper boats, bumper cars, a Skycoaster swing, and many more attractions.
Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium
Ripley’s Believe it or Not Odditorium is the only place in Panama City Beach where you’ll find shrunken heads, sculptures made of scrap car parts, an authentic vampire killing kit, one-of-a-kind artwork, tons of hands-on interactive activities, and a wicked floating car!
Feel the Rhythm
Panama City Beach hosts many annual music festivals, including the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam and Spring Jam, which bring in famous artists like Blake Shelton, Toby Keith, Luke Bryan, and many more. If country isn’t your thing, no worries! The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is held every year at the Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater and features Jazz musicians from across the globe!
Panama City Beach’s oldest golf course, Signal Hill is nestled between the Gulf and lagoon, amounting in breathtaking scenery featuring challenging greens and fairways. Great for the occasional golfer or those with single digit handicaps. Swing by the onsite clubhouse and restaurant for great food & a cold beer!
Recently renovated, Holiday Golf showcases high-quality remodeled greens and many water features. It is conveniently located only a few minute from all of our resorts. Drop by the driving range, if you’re looking to test your swing.
Camp Creek Golf
Located between Scenic Highway 30A and Highway 98, Camp Creek is truly an oceanfront golfing experience with few flat lies and several quick-rolling tiered greens. Several US Open Qualifiers have been hosted at Camp Creek, and it has consistently been revered as one of the best public courses in the United States.
Bay Point Golf
Bay Point offers two spectacular Florida Panhandle golf courses, located minutes from the white, sandy beaches of Panama City Beach near Highway 30A. Both golf courses are carved from Northwest Florida’s natural terrain of scrub oaks, pines and saltwater marshes. Each award winning golf course layout is unique, challenging and unforgettable.
Nature Walk Golf
Nature Walk Golf is tucked away in native Floridian foliage, majestic oaks and tall pines. Known for its well maintained greens and ease of play, Nature Walk has been a local favorite since its opening in 1997. In addition to its Par 60 lay-out, Nature Walk also features a driving range and large putting and chipping green.
Shark's Tooth Golf
Shark’s Tooth is hidden among the natural oaks and pines of the Wild Heron sanctuary that incorporates the lakeshore and protected wetlands and uplands. Shark’s Tooth is perfect for those searching for a quiet natural setting and looking forward to golfing at their own pace.
With plenty of stores to suit any shopper’s need, Pier Park in Panama City Beach is the perfect place to spend the day. From fashionista favorites like Francesa’s to coastal beach picks like Ron Jon Surf Shop, there’s something for everyone.
Bring the beach home with coastal decor from shops and markets along the gulf coast. Peruse more than 20 vendor booths at Beach House Market for a variety of housewares, jewelry and more. Transform your digs into a coastal cottage with signs, woodwork and more from Beach Bum Decor. Pick the perfect piece of driftwood or spot the ideal seashell at Pieces on the Beach.
With plenty of beachwear and souvenir shops throughout Panama City Beach, shopping is a breeze! Pick up the perfect gift for everyone in the family or buy the basics at a bargain price. From sunscreen to beach towels to flip-flips and more, you’ll be able to find it on the gulf coast.
Deep Sea Fishing
Famous for its turquoise waters, Panama City Beach is the perfect place to charter a ride into the Gulf of Mexico for a big catch. Hook a marlin, wahoo and more on an overnight adventure with Blue Water Connection or cut down on travel time with Blessed Moon Charters, specializing in inshore fishing.
Home to the longest twin fishing piers on the Gulf of Mexico, Panama City Beach offers up plenty of pier fishing opportunities. Enjoy a day of fishing and stunning gulf cost views from the The Russel-Fields Pier or the M.B. Miller Pier for $6.