Treat Yo’ Self! Unwind in PCB

  • 11 Jan 2019

Unwind in PCB

While spending the day at the beach is always a relaxing choice, Panama City Beach has a variety of activities to help you unwind even further!

 

Hand and Stone Massage Facial Spa

Massages are a surefire way to release tension in your body from a hectic and stressful life. Hand and Stone Massage Facial Spa offers a variety of massages including trigger point massage, prenatal massage, Swedish massage, hot stone massage and deep tissue massage. The hot stone massage runs $79.95 for an hour, with the other massages running at $59.95. Hand and Stone Massage Facial Spa, which is located in Pier Park North next to Michaels, also offers facials, peels and microdermabrasion. Enhance your experience even more by adding a peppermint scalp massage or aromatherapy to your visit!

Hours:

Monday-Friday: 9am-10pm

Saturday: 8am-8pm

Sunday: 10am-6pm

Phone: 850-764-0617


Zen Life International Yoga

Zen Life is a great place to relax your physical and mental state of being through their selection of yoga classes. In addition to vinyasa, yin, gentle, kripalu and restorative yoga classes, you can choose an aerial yoga or Tai Chi class for a more adventurous route. In addition to these more reflective and meditative practices, you can also take barre, ballet and Zumba classes at Zen Life. After your class, make sure to continue the relaxation period in the gardens with an organic juice, smoothie or entree from the onsite Lotus Cafe. For those who favor a caffeine boost, Wild Root Coffee is also available at the shops at Zen Life.  

Schedule: https://www.zenlifeinternationalyoga.com/schedule

Mat Drop-In: $13

Aerial/Tai Chi: $15


Hiking

Research has shown that walks in nature can decrease anxiety and improve your overall mood. Fortunately for visitors and locals alike, Panama City Beach is full of stunning hiking locations. St. Andrews State Park has two main trails: one is right next to Gator Lake and the other is by the Turpentine Mill. PCB Conservation Park, which covers 2900 acres and features 24 miles of trails. While that sounds extensive, the 24 miles are broken into 12 color-coded trails, so that you can pick the distance you would prefer. The shortest trail is around 0.6 miles, with the longest trail coming in at 11 miles long. While the trails at the Conservation Park are on flat terrain, the two trails at St. Andrews have hilly sections. Camp Helen State Park has a popular Oak Canopy Trail that overlooks a salt marsh and allows you to walk within a maritime forest. The park, which is located on Panama City Beach Parkway, also offers binoculars at the Visitor Center for bird-watching. All three of these parks have picnic areas, if you’d like to turn your hiking into a half or full-day adventure!

Fees:

St. Andrews State Park: $8 per vehicle

PCB Conservation Park: Free

Camp Helen State Park: $4 per vehicle


Spend Time Relaxing at Local Gastropubs

Craft beer enthusiasts can unwind at one of the many gastropubs in Panama City Beach. The Craft Bar, which is located in Pier Park North, has 30 craft beers on tap.  They also have a great happy hour Monday-Friday from 2-6pm, which includes a selection of both drinks and appetizers. Spicy food fans will enjoy The Craft Bar’s Nashville Hot Chicken. Fishale Taphouse And Grill is located close to the Hathaway Bridge on Front Beach Road. Sit inside or on their patio as you enjoy their selection of over 60 craft beers, as well as their steak and seafood entrees. The Brass Tap, located right next to Dickey’s Barbeque Pit in Pier Park South, has over 150 craft beer selections! Once you’ve chosen your beer, try their unique dishes, such as the Korean BBQ Pulled Pork Tacos or Southern Stack (fried green tomatoes, pimento cheese, pork belly, Peddapew peppers and Poblano sauce). Their menu also comes with recommendations for the best food and drink pairings!

The Craft Bar Hours:

Monday-Thursday 11am-11pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am-Midnight

Sunday: 11am-10pm

Fishale Taphouse & Grill

Sunday-Thursday: 11am-10pm

Friday-Saturday: 11am-11pm

The Brass Tap Hours:

Sunday-Saturday: 11am-Midnight