Our Top 10 Destination Recommendations
Here are our favorite things to see and do in Panama City Beach.
Some are well know, some not so well known. Have a look around as we have included photos, videos, information and links.
They are in no particular order.
1. Visit Pineapple Willy's
Dine on the water while you watch the sunset. We have a gate at the west end of the property that leads there directly.
Your Panama City Beach Destination for Seafood, Music & Fun
World Famous Pineapple Willy’s is the Panama City Beach Seafood restaurant where it all began! Since 1984, William Buskell, (aka Pineapple Willy) has remained true to his mission of great food, great cocktails and great staff. Today, we still serve the best ribs on the beach, the staff is as friendly as ever, and the music & drinks at Willy’s Live just get better every year!
2. Shell Island
Take a boat tour and explore this island!
Getting there: There are numerous tour boats that take passengers to Shell Island, including a Shell Island Shuttle that runs the short distance between mainland St. Andrews State Park and the island and PCB Shell Island Express Ferry from Capt. Anderson’s Marina. During peak summer season shuttles run 7 days a week. Off season schedules vary, so be sure to call ahead and check. Again, keep in mind that there are no restroom facilities, concession stands, trash receptacles, picnic tables or shade pavilions on Shell Island, so take everything you need, and plan on taking it all back with you as well!
3. Sea Screamer
The Sea Screamer Cruise is an exciting way to experience the beauty of Panama City Beach. The spacious and comfortable twin turbo powered 73-foot boat offers a smooth yet thrilling ride, unlike any other. While taking in the beautiful scenery, tour throughout the Shell Island waters and near the State Park area jetties then go for a refreshing 10-mile ride alongside the world’s most beautiful beaches and resorts.
Cold refreshments, beer, wine and snacks are available to purchase.
Clean and spacious restrooms are below deck.
Reservations are highly recommended. Call today!
4. Pier Park
Pier Park is an approximately 1.1 million square foot open-air regional lifestyle center, bringing unique shopping, tourist attractions and dining to the Panama City Beach area. Located on Front Beach Road in the heart of Panama City Beach,
5. Man in the Sea
The Man in the Sea Museum is a great place to discover the history of diving. You can climb through a submarine, learn about different diving helmets used throughout history and so much more!!
The Man in the Sea Museum brings you treasures recovered from sunken ships dating from 1500, along with more recent commercial and naval equipment, vehicles, and habitats. Both kids and adults can climb through a submarine and other exhibits including the SEALAB-1, the world’s first working undersea habitat. Come see displays of early diving equipment and watch videos of showing how it was used!
6.Wonder Works Museum (Upside Down House)
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.
7. Piartes of the Sea Cruise
The “Sea Dragon” was built right here in Panama City, Florida. Her keel was laid in 1982 and it took 11 years for her builder to complete her. Our ship, the “Sea Dragon”, is a modern day replica of the ships that plundered these waters centuries ago.
The “Sea Dragon” Pirate Cruise is one of Panama City Beach’s premier vacation attractions. Our 2 hour cruises offer something for everyone in your family. We provide an exceptional sightseeing experience of the waters, shoreline and wildlife near the entrance to St. Andrews Bay. The captain will point out numerous species of birds and fish during the cruise and if you’re lucky he’ll scream out, “There she blows!” as you spot some of our playful bottled nosed dolphins.
Casual fine Dinning
Firefly is a unique dining experience in Panama City Beach, Florida. Our commitment to excellence shows in our ever-evolving menu, our atmosphere, and our dedicated staff. From the moment you step through the beautiful wooden doors, you know this is not your typical beach restaurant.
9. Race City Arcade
Panama City Beach is famously home to 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, but we also offer tons of fun-filled attractions for guests to enjoy off the beach!
Race City is the place to be! Race City is Panama City Beach’s largest amusement center with the fastest, tallest, and steepest go cart … If you are looking for FUN things to do in Panama City Beach, family and kid-friendly attractions, and even things for little one … tracks on the beach! Come and experience the thrills of the tallest, fastest, and steepest go kart tracks in Panama City Beach, FL. Play …
10. Charter Fishing
Panama City Beach is famous for fishing of all kinds – especially deep sea fishing in the Gulf of Mexico.
Panama City Beach Florida deep sea salt water fishing at its finest. Come fish with the most successful crews in the area. Trips 4 hours up to 2 days year round. Whether you enjoy bottom fishing, trolling, sport fishing, shark fishing or bay fishing we have the right charter for you.
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