Panama City Beach in 4-Days

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Panama City Beach is a highly popular waterfront town well known for its miles of sandy beaches, as well as the very place you and your group are going to spend the next four days full of sun, sand, and surf! This trip is the perfect mix of great food, great shopping, and even greater views and vistas! Spend some time at the National Naval Aviation Museum learning an important piece of American history, or perhaps on the Betsy Ann Riverboat learning important pieces of local history, all while having the time of your life in Panama City Beach!

 

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National Naval Aviation Museum - Welcome to the National Naval Aviation Museum, located in Pensacola, Florida, near Panama City Beach. This museum is considered to be the world’s largest naval aviation museum, as well as one of the most visited museums in all of Florida. Within this 350,000 square foot exhibition space and 37 acres outdoors your group will find over 150 restored military aircraft, flight simulators, IMAX and X4D theaters, cockpit trainers, and even a "kiddie hawk" play area. You will see such things as the first aircraft to touch down in Antarctica, Que Sera Sera, as well as the last combat F-14D Tomcat. See also various vintage uniforms, historical documents, and dioramas depicting scenes from WWI and Main Street, USA in 1943. Be sure to save time to try to sit in on the extremely exciting Blue Angels Experience show at the X4D theater, or if you’re lucky even one of their practices! If you happen to work up an appetite while here stop by Cubi Bar Cafe, a delicious eatery serving fresh deli sandwiches, salads, and soups.

Saltwater Grill - Along Hutchinson Blvd. of Panama City Beach your group will find your next delicious stop, Saltwater Grill. Not only is this beach side eatery known for its excellent dishes and fresh ingredients, but also for its uniquely tropical backdrop for the grill, the 25,000 gallon tropical saltwater aquarium. Choose between sitting down to dine in the cafe dining room or the more intimate Mermaid Room, the spot in the eatery with the most dazzling views of the encapsulated tropical reef and parade of various exotic creatures within. Choose from the very best gulf-fresh seafood and choice steaks, there is even a live lobster tank for you to pick out your very own Maine Lobster. Try the firecracker shrimp, lobster bisque, prime rib, crab imperial, or the locally loved grilled dayboat red snapper. Be sure to save room for dessert, handmade key lime pie or white vanilla bean creme brulee ready for you to devour!

Rock it Lanes  - Rock it Lanes is located on Richard Jackson Blvd, in the Shoppes at Edgewater region, boasting the title of being the only bowling alley on a beach in Bay County! Inside this amazingly fun complex you will find a bowling alley, roller skating rink, arcade, billiards area, and even bar and grill! Enjoy this 50,000 square foot newly remodeled/modern bowling alley with 24 new Qubica synthetic glow lanes, new leather seating, new pins, and even new flat screen computerized scoring. If you aren’t in the mood to bowl head over to the 8,000 square foot roller skating rink or perhaps the 10,000 square foot state-of-the-art arcade. Here your group will find new thrilling games alongside unforgettable classic hits such as Duck Hunt and Pac Man. If you’ve worked up an evening appetite, which you undoubtedly will if you do everything offered here, you’re in luck, because Rock it Lanes also features a complete sports bar and grille!

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Gulf Marine World Park - Welcome to Gulf Marine World Park, or Gulf World for short, the premier place in Panama City Beach to immerse yourself into the local marine culture and learn something new, all while having the time of your life! Gulf Marine World Park holds all the best in tropical gardens, shark feedings, and dolphin encounters - oh my! Take part in any daily offered sea lion, parrot, reptile, sea turtle, or dolphin shows, or perhaps just explore the indoor and outdoor tropical gardens onsite. The gardens hold such animals as penguins, flamingos, sharks, alligators, and sea turtles and each offer unique interactive learning experiences for all ages and group types. There are various day camps, interactive programs, animal therapy sessions, parties, and overnight camps, ensuring your group will stay happy and busy during your entire visit. If you are feeling adventurous try the underwater scuba demo or shark feeding before you go, or maybe just head over to the onsite Snack Bar to grab a bite to eat yourself!

Wonderworks - This 35,000 square foot complex is a true "amusement park for the mind," offering over 100 hands-on scientific exhibits, laser tag, a rope course, and even a 6D motion ride. Talk about mixing fun and learning, these guys practically have it down to a science - pun intended! The exhibits throughout this upside down building are meant to challenge the mind and spark imagination. Once here your group will get the opportunity to choose between the six different Wonder Zones, including natural disasters, physical challenge, light and sound, space discovery, imagination lab, and far out art gallery. Besides all these wonderful and diverse sections of learning and playing, there is also the three story high obstacle course, glow-in the dark indoor ropes course, and fast pace laser tag battle arena within a black-lit maze. After you’ve worked up an appetite head over to the onsite cafe, Snack Shack, on the fourth floor to grab some freshly hand-tossed New York style pizza or any other concession type foods and drinks.

Margaritaville - Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville is located on Front Beach Road, within Panama City Beach's celebrated Pier Park, the only entertainment and shopping complex on the beach! This two-story space boasts spectacular Gulf views and casual American grub, transforming into a busy bar and dance scene at night. This particular Margaritaville was designed to be like the "great old beach hangouts that once populated the Gulf Coast," with island inspired architecture, decor, and menu options! The island inspired menu will offer something for everyone, with a great mix of classic american eats and Gulf Coast favorites. Try Jimmy’s jammin’ jambalaya, surf and turn, fish tacos, or the special catch for the day. Be sure to save plenty of room for dessert, with chocolate banana bread pudding made fresh daily as well as the legendary chocolate hurricane, complete with brownie, kit kat, heath, cookies, and bananas!

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Beach Time - Spend the morning immersing yourself in what Panama City Beach is all about, the beach! At Panama City Beach you will find over 27 miles of pristine beachfront perfect for swimming, diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, and shell collecting, with dozens of public access beach points strewn about. You will find two state parks within this beach area, as well as several celebrated waterfront eateries serving the freshest local seafood. Panama City Beach is known for its powdery white sand beaches and emerald waters bordering the Gulf of Mexico, as well as for being the wreck capital of the South. Your group can find numerous historic shipwrecks to explore if you’re feeling adventurous, or perhaps you can just stay on the sand and enjoy the various legendary beachside attractions found in almost every step. Panama City Beach is also highly well-known for its sunset viewing opportunities, with the coastline angling slightly to the west, making it possible to see the perfect sunset of the Gulf of Mexico each and every day of the year!

Betsy Ann Riverboat Dinner -  Located on West 10th Street near the Shrimp Boat Restaurant you will find your next stop within historic St. Andrews Bay, the Betsy Ann Riverboat Dinner. On any of the offered Betsy Ann cruises your group will get an excellent mix of the history of the bay, the boat, and the scenery beyond. You will see dolphins and pelicans and hear the distant cannon blast as you pass Hathaway Bridge, as well as take in all the surrounding ecosystem features. On these cruises you can simply relax and "listen to paddles slapping the water in perfect time." The sunset cruises are different depending on the day, with Taco Tuesday, Wine Wednesday, and Saturday Captain’s Party (with live music). During each you will fill up on delicious food, such as baked chicken or ham with the works, as well as local St. Andrews Bay history!

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Panama City Mall - Enjoy your last morning in Panama City Beach with some serious seaside retail therapy at the premier shopping center for the city, Panama City Mall. This large shopping complex is located on Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd. and provides a great shopping and eating experience for locals and tourists alike, right alongside some of the most gorgeous scenery in the county. Here you will find all your favorite department stores and eateries, from Aeropostale to Wayback Burgers. Enjoy the finest electronics, clothing, fashion, gifts, books, and culinary shopping the city has to offer, and be sure to wear comfortable walking shoes to fully enjoy your morning at the mall, or perhaps just enough money to buy a pair of new ones.

Coconut Creek Fun Park - Located along Front Beach Road, right alongside Wonderworks, your group will find your next stop, Coconut Creek Fun Park. This sprawling family-friendly venue features two 18-hole mini golf courses, each featuring a fun tropical island theme. Your group will truly enjoy the beautiful landscape as you spend your afternoon golfing in one of the two increasingly difficult mini golf courses with animal replicas strewn about. When you’ve had your fair share of mini golf but you aren’t ready to leave head over to one of the largest and most unique mazes in the country, Gran Maze. This giant labyrinth is the first of its kind in America, a maze the size of a football field, but with four various checkpoints throughout the entirety of the maze. Before you go be sure to check out Good Luck Lake and Moon Mountain, some of the most fun and gorgeous spots in the entire park, that is, if you can manage to find them!