Leaving the stress of daily life and pressing responsibilities behind, even just for a while, isn’t always easy to do. Fortunately for visitors heading to Panama City Beach in the name of an amazing vacation, it’s likely that it will be much easier! This dynamic destination on the coast of Florida provides visitors with stunning scenery to enjoy, beautiful beaches to bask in the sand and under the sun while also offering up a collection of savory and palate-pleasing stops to enjoy. No matter how you like to spend time during a vacation, one of the must-see stops to add to your Panama City Beach itinerary is by far, Russell Fields City Pier in Panama City Beach.
A City Icon on the Water
While Panama City Beach is brimming over with places that are worth discovering and exploring, there’s something undeniably special about a visit to Russell Fields City Pier in Panama City Beach. Situated at 16201 Front Beach Road, Russell Fields City Pier has earned its reputation as one of the city’s most popular tourist destinations with good reason. Extending out into the turquoise and blue waves, the Russell Fields City Pier is an impressive 1,500 feet in length and has earned the title as the longest on the Gulf. For those visitors that enjoy experiencing the biggest and best of landmarks for themselves, this is often reason enough. However, for those guests that can’t wait to spend an afternoon casting a line, enjoying photographing amazing sunrises and sunsets or simply like to stroll along, the Russell Fields City Pier provides a prime location to indulge in it all. Equally intriguing for many visitors is the fact that this pier provides incredible viewing opportunities for those looking to spot marine life below the waves.
Beyond the Panama City Beach Russell Fields Pier
Taking a stroll along the Panama City Beach Russell Fields Pier is sure to be an inspiring moment, but equally as fun is the fact that it sits adjacent to City Beach. This lifeguard manned stretch of sand is a great area to take pictures of the pier from a distance or simply admire its dimensions. It’s also the place to enjoy sunbathing and swimming when the weather is inviting you to do so. City Beach is a dog-friendly stop meaning when you’re planning a trip to the pier with a sandy follow-up, you’re free to enjoy the company of your canine companion as well.
Panama City Beach Shopping & Dining at Pier Park
Located just inland from the Russell Fields Pier is the popular Panama City Beach shopping and dining center of Pier Park. Spend some time browsing and dining at Pier Park before heading over to Russell Fields Pier for a dazzling sunset!
In Panama City Beach, shopping can range from casual beachwear shops perfect for picking up new swimwear to upscale resort wear and trend setting fashions that are perfect for an evening out. The shops at Pier Park offer options at both ends of the spectrum, and everything in between!
With beautiful weather like that in Panama City Beach, the last thing you want to do is to disappear into a dimly lit shopping mall for hours, and there’s no need to do that at Pier Park. Pier Park is an outdoor shopping mall designed with colorful, coastal-style buildings so you can continue to enjoy the beach vacation vibe even while shopping! And with its location right across from the Russell Fields City Pier and City Beach, there’s a good chance you’ll catch a few glimpses of the ocean and continue to feel cool salty breezes throughout your shopping excursion.
There’s something for the whole family at Pier Park, which is home to 124 stores as well as a Grand IMAX movie theater and numerous restaurants. Pick up coastal themed beach décor to give as gifts or to add a touch of the beach to your home. Browse clothing shops that range from Carter’s for the kids to a large variety of men’s and women’s shops with all the latest trends. Shops at Pier Park are a nice mix of well-known brands as well as local boutiques.
Once you’ve worked up an appetite, continue your time at Pier Park by grabbing a bite to eat. Full-service restaurants such as the locally owned and operated Angry Tuna Seafood Company provide a pleasant place to sit down and enjoy an excellent meal. For a quicker bite, mall mainstays such as Panera Bread, Five Guys, and Jimmy John’s are also available. If you’d prefer to grab something on the go and bring it with you for your walk along the Russell Fields City Pier, consider grabbing a refreshing smoothie from Smoothie King or your favorite flavor of ice cream at Marble Slab Creamery.
Being able to easily walk among top attractions such as Pier Park, the Russell Field City Pier, and City Beach are just one of the many great things about vacationing in Panama City Beach!
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