Panama City Beach Area Guide

Explore the best of PCB with these attractions, beaches, restaurants, and more!

A perfect destination for beach relaxation and exciting family fun, Panama City Beach is a gem on Florida’s Emerald Coast. Explore the white sandy beaches and stunning parks that call the area home as well as other adventures like the Zoological Park, Gulf World, and a variety of golf courses! You’ll never run out of fun when you book a stay in one of our Panama City Beach vacation rentals! 

A family puts an umbrella in the sand

Beaches + Parks 

A trip to Panama City Beach isn’t complete without a beach day! And the beaches in Panama City Beach will not disappoint. From the sandy white beaches that can be found along Panama City Beach to the stunning natural areas of St. Andrews and Camp Helen State Parks, you’ll have plenty of outdoor activity to keep you entertained during your stay. Grab your sunscreen, beach gear, and head out for a day on Florida’s Emerald Coast!  

Family-Friendly Attractions 

Besides amazing beaches and nature areas, Panama City Beach also boasts a variety of family-friendly attractions. Have a wild good time at ZooWorld Zoological and Botanical Conservatory where you can learn about the natural world and have up close and personal encounters with a sloth, lemurs, and even giraffes! Or book a day at Gulf World Marine Park to learn about life under the sea!  


Practice your short game on a mini-golf course or hit a hole in one on one of the beautiful Panama City Beach golf courses. Make a splash at the Shipwreck Island Waterpark in the wave pool or lazy river or dare yourself to go down one of the thrilling waterslides. With so many activities and attractions to explore, you won’t want to miss these exciting family-friendly Panama City Beach attractions.  

A family at a waterpark


Fishermen will delight at the many opportunties to cast a fishing line with a stay in a Panama City Beach vacation rental. No matter your skill level, you can find a fishing charter that can lead you to reeling in a catch! Fishermen can find opportunities to fly fish, bottom fish, spear fish, and more! Head out on a half-day expedition or find yourself out on the water for multiple days looking for the biggest catch of them all! 


Panama City Beach is known for delicious seafood. Stop into Schooners, a local beach club, for oceanfront dining and a menu with extensive options for seafood dishes. Pair your seafood platter with a frozen cocktail or margarita and watch the waves roll in! Other cuisine highlights of Panama City Beach include BBQ eateries with dishes such as brisket, ribs, and more! You can also find fine dining experiences for a romantic evening or a relaxing dinner with friends and family. Panama City Beach has something to feed every appetite!