|English: This is a clear west facing view of Panama City Beach in the state of Florida, USA. It was taken from the viewpoint of St. Andrews pier. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)|
Panama City Beach is a fun weekend trip or a week long vacation. Southwest airlines now flies into Panama City Beach! This awesome area is more accessible than ever! Here is a list of a few things to do while you are there.
Family Friendly Activities:
Bay County Library – 1 hour story and craft time- Thursdays, June -July at the area’s brand new library
Kaleidoscope Theatre – Take in a play while you are in town
Regency Stadium 11– $1 movies Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10:00am
The Grand Theatre– Pier Park- Tuesdays and Wednesdays at 10AM $3.00 kid movies include kid size popcorn/soda
St. Andrews State Park– This park has a great “kiddie pool” area where the rocks block the waves from coming into a large area , nice campground, and Shell Island shuttle. I also hear this is good fishing if you climb over to the other side of the rocks.
Zoo World – This may not look like much from the road, but they have lots of animals. They even have lions!
Within driving distance:
Baytown Wharf – fabulous area to hang out with the whole family
Florida Caverns State Park– located near Marianna, FL. Unfortunately you cannot make advance reservations for a tour. Yours are offered on a first come first serve basis.
Army Recreation Area – Destin area beach cottages for rent for military with id.
Callaway Gardens– Callaway Gardens, GA- Sky High Hot Air Balloon Festival- September