Panama City Beach tops the lists of many travelers looking for a vacation destination where they can relax and unwind in the Florida sunshine. Boasting over 27 miles of sugar-white shorelines to be enjoyed, it’s no wonder that so many return travelers take to the skies and roads when it’s time once again to make the most of an amazing vacation this direction. While options to enjoy the blue waves and savor the delicious beachside dining stops makes Panama City Beach even more appealing, it’s also a place where the shopping enthusiast can find his or her fill of fun. When you’re in the mood to make the most of shopping adventures, be sure to add these stops to your list.
Panama City Beach Shopping at Pier Park
Located at 600 Pier Park Avenue, this shopping destination is definitely one of the most well-known and easily recognizable in all of Panama City Beach. Hosting a decorative yellow arched entryway, Pier Park hosts more than 120 storefronts, sure to delight shoppers of all interests and intents. From apparel and home goods to big-name brands and boutique establishments, it’s easy to find what you’re looking for as you leisurely stroll through Pier Park. In addition to traditional stores for your shopping in Panama City Beach pleasure, Pier Park houses an IMAX theater as well as a wide variety of dining establishments to enjoy when you have a craving to curb during an afternoon of shopping.
In fact, you’re sure to work up an appetite while browsing the shops at Pier Park, and fortunately, there are a host of eateries onsite. Quick bites can be found at mall mainstays such as Auntie Anne’s Pretzels, Buffalo Wild Wings, Chipotle, and Panera Bread. On the other hand, you can also enjoy a full dining experience at one of the popular chain restaurants or the local favorites. There’s always a good time to be had at Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville and Dick’s Last Resort.
The Angry Tuna Seafood Company is a locally owned and operated restaurant that offers up fresh local seafood dishes. The tuna is a popular prize catch in the warm Gulf waters that front Panama City Beach, and many of the restaurant’s dishes highlight tuna. Elevated ceilings and surf décor give this restaurant an open, casual vibe. To start, try the seared tuna with soy and wasabi cucumber sauce or the peel and eat jumbo shrimp. Mains include sandwiches, tacos, and seafood plates. Choose the seafood platter and enjoy a little taste of everything! If you’ll be doing any fishing while in Panama City Beach and don’t want to do the work of cleaning and preparing your fresh catch, you can opt to bring it in to the Angry Tuna Seafood Company, where they’ll prepare and serve it along with two sides. Top it all off with a slice of cool key lime pie.
Shoppes at Edgewater
For those shopping enthusiasts looking to pair their day of browsing with some recreational fun too-Shoppes at Edgewater is bound to please. This open-air plaza is dotted with delicious restaurants and eateries alongside salons and boutique storefronts to be enjoyed. When you’ve filled your bags and found what you’re looking for shopping in Panama City Beach, be sure to take some time to enjoy a stop at Rock’it Lanes where you can make the most of bowling, arcade games, a ropes course and a full roller skating rink too!
Consider treating yourself to a meal at Montego Bay Seafood House & Oyster Bar once you’ve finished browsing, which is situated at the Shoppes at Edgewater. The ocean blue interior with vibrantly colored wall art exudes a tropical vibe. Montego Bay Seafood House & Oyster Bar offers up great options from both the land and the sea. Start your meal off with an order of gator bites, which are chopped and hand breaded gator tail deliciously deep fried. For mains, consider the oyster dinner, the fresh red snapper, or the calypso mahi mahi. From the land options include choices such as jerk chicken and rum spiced ribeye. Wash it all down with a glass of freshly brewed iced tea!
Additional nearby dining options include Dee’s Hangout, Firefly, and for dessert, the Pink Pelican Ice Cream Bar.
Located at 8721 Thomas Drive, Beach Island is a relatively new souvenir shop on the Panama City Beach shopping scene that’s worth checking out when you’re looking for those one of a kind gifts to take home with you. Whether you’re on the hunt for traditional keychains and t-shirts or are looking for customized mugs paired with a savory beachside snack, Beach Island is sure to have it all. This stop even offers up Henna designs that take your beach look to a new level.
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