Things To Do
In Panama City Beach
From go-karts to mini golf and rollercoaster rides, Panama City Beach has it all! Legacy By The Sea Resort is near some of the area's biggest attractions, shopping destinations, and waterfront restaurants. Discover the best Panama City Beach things to do below.
Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill
Burgers, seafood, and salads, oh my! Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill is the spot for oceanfront eats, fun, and live music. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill’s menu has something for all appetites. Barefoot Hide A Way Bar & Grill is located between Beachbreak By The Sea Resort and Legacy By The Sea Resort.
(850) 249-2031 | 15405 Front Beach Rd. |Panama City Beach, FL
Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill
Located directly across from Ocean Breeze By The Sea Resort in Panama City Beach, Barefoot on the Beach Bar & Grill is open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Guests will find an assortment of menu options from signature flatbreads for lunch and dinner to chicken and waffles for breakfast.
(850) 249-2442 | 11073 Front Beach Rd. | Panama City Beach, FL
Barefoot On The Bay
If you’re looking for a new perspective on Panama City Beach, head to Barefoot On The Bay where the perspective is mouthwatering food and panoramic views of St. Andrew’s Bay. There’s no bad seat in the house at Barefoot On The Bay, and there’s plenty of delicious creations to choose from that will appease all appetites, including fish and chips, fried alligator, shrimp, and sandwiches.
(850) 215-3061 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL
The Shrimp Boat Restaurant
The Shrimp Boat Restaurant has been a mainstay for delicious, fresh and local seafood for over 50 years. Offering incredible views of St. Andrew’s Bay, The Shrimp Boat Restaurant serves up creations like the Shrimp Boat Platter, Crab Cakes, Grouper Imperial, and Shrimp Scampi. Other options include mouthwatering steaks and fresh oysters raw or roasted.
(850) 785-8706 | 1201 Beck Ave. | Panama City, FL
Grab a refreshing cocktail and enjoy some light appetizers at the Tiki-Bar located at Beachcomber By The Sea Resort.
Gulf World Marine Park in Panama City Beach features some of the world’s most exotic marine creatures including dolphins, sea lions, stingrays, exotic birds, and more! Experiences include interactive programs, dolphin swims, and educational performances and shows.
Shipwreck Island boasts several family-friendly attractions including The Great Shipwreck, the Lazy River, Raging Rapids, and the Zoom Flume. The park has plenty of shade and toddler-friendly amenities. Hungry? Shipwreck Island serves its own food and refreshments including pizza, nachos, and burgers.
Beachfront Adventures has tons of fun and excitement for all ages, including thrilling go karts, zip lines, a ropes course, and an aqua maze. Panama Grill serves up yummy American fare for all appetites.
Coconut Creek is the place for mini golf lovers, and anyone looking for family fun and excitement. The two 18-hole courses promise a challenge for all ages. When you’re done hitting hole in ones at the safari-themed courses, visit the Gran Maze, a giant outdoor maze.
Family-friendly has never been more exciting than at Race City. This Panama City Beach amusement park boasts the only rollercoaster in the area, blacklight mini golf, go karts, and tons of other rides for all ages.
Ripley's Believe it or Not Odditorium
Ripley’s Believe It or Not is the place for the odd and the weird. All ages will find something to enjoy here, including the 7D theater, the mirror maze, and the impossible laser race.
Feel the Rhythm
See the latest and greatest country stars at the Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam or grab your tickets to see some of the biggest names in rock performance at the Sand Jam Music Festival. Panama City Beach also hosts the Seabreeze Jazz Festival where some of the biggest names in jazz perform for five days by the beach.
Enjoy a laid-back experience at any one of the several Panama City Beach restaurants or lounges for terrific live music. Destinations like Spinnaker and Schooners offer great live music. Or head to one of the three Barefoot Restaurants from By The Sea Resorts for delicious food and performances.
This Panama City Beach golf course is home to stunning views and a challenging 18-hole course and is the area’s oldest golf course. Didn’t bring your own gear? Not a problem! Signal Hill offers rentals and gear. After a day on the greens, grab a bite to eat at the snack bar.
Take your swing to Holiday Golf Club in Panama City Beach, which features an 18-Hole Par Championship Course with a forgiving layout and recently renovated with speed in mind. Need some practice or warm-ups? Head over to the driving range or chipping and putting areas to improve your swing.
Camp Creek Golf
Neighboring the gulf in Northwest Florida, Camp Creek is truly a unique course. The course boasts features creating a fun challenge for all experience levels, and boasts breathtaking views of each green from every tee box.
Bay Point Golf
Bay Point Golf’s Nicklaus Course is the first and only Nicklaus Design course in northwest Florida. The course features memorable rounds for all golfers, no matter the skill level.
Nature Walk Golf
Opened in 1997, Nature Walk Golf has become an area favorite. The course is surrounded by lush native foliage including majestic oak trees and Florida pines. Grab the latest gear at the Pro Shop and practice your swing and short game at the on-site driving range and putting green.
Shark's Tooth Golf
Shark’s Tooth is lined along the shores of Lake Powell, Florida’s largest coastal dune lake. Designed by Greg Norman, this environmentally friendly course has received recognition for its environmental accomplishments. The course is lined with local foliage including beautiful oak trees and Florida pines.
Home to over 120 shops, Pier Park is an outdoor destination for fun, food, and shopping. Stores include Dillard’s, Old Navy, and Forever 21. Restaurants range in American classics to seafood dishes. Visit one of the many attractions like Dave & Buster’s for games and fun.
Add a piece of Panama City Beach to your home when you shop at one of these markets along the gulf coast. Beach Bums Decor is home to many shabby chic and coastal style furniture options. Pieces on the Beach offers a wide selection of local art and coastal chic decor. Beach House Market is home to 22 vendors, each offering unique coastal pieces.
Beach towel? Check. Flip flops? Check. Sunscreen? Forgot it at home. No need to worry, Panama City Beach has plenty of beachwear stores with the essentials at bargain prices. Looking for that perfect gift? The gulf coast is also home to many souvenir shops.
Deep Sea Fishing
A charter ride into the Gulf of Mexico or in St. Andrew Bay for the big catch is great options for things to do in Panama City Beach. Blue Water Connection takes guests on an overnight trip where past voyages have hooked wahoo and king mackerel, or enjoy a trip with Blessed Moon Charters which specializes in inshore fishing in St. Andrew Bay.
Visit one of the two longest fishing piers along the Gulf of Mexico for a fun day of fishing the gulf. Panama City Beach’s Russell-Fields Pier and M.B. Miller Pier boast incredible views and exceptional fishing opportunities. The cost to fish on either pier is $6.