Solo traveling is one of the best ways that you can really see a place! When you go to a new city or town, going alone can help you meet new people, explore a new side of yourself, become one with nature, really get involved in the community, or just do more activities that you wouldn’t be able to do with other people. For many people, going to a warm destination is a great way to have a solo trip — you can spend the majority of your time outside, spend hours on the beach, meet other like-minded people, taste mouthwatering food, and sip on cold drinks in the midday heat. What more could you want for a relaxing and fun holiday? We can’t think of anything!
If you are going solo this upcoming holiday season, then we highly recommend going to the infamous town of Panama City Beach. Forget overcrowded locations that can be overwhelming as a solo traveler — Panama City Beach is a laid-back coastal town with a relaxing vibe that is totally safe for solo male and female travelers alike.
Grab a Milkshake as a Treat!
If you are on vacation, then it is a chance to treat yourself with some Panama City Beach solo activities. You have already splurged on a flight ticket, accommodation, and taking time off work, so why stop there? Head to the Yard Milkshake Bar to sip on a super-sweet creation that involves a dessert drink that will curb your sweet craving for hours and hours to come! We recommend going in the middle of the day to cool off from the Florida sun and avoid the dessert queue that often wraps around the block. Try the Cereal Killer as a first timer!
Ride the Skywheel Ferris Wheel
Get a fantastic view of the coastal area and the bright blue ocean from the top of the Skywheel Ferris Wheel! This 53-meter ride whisks you high up into the air and is fun and entertaining for you to ride by yourself in the closed-in cart. This Instagram-worthy spot is always popular for people who want to see what Panama City Beach looks like from a bird’s-eye view. You can also purchase a VIP ticket to enjoy free drinks during your flight and spend more time in the air.
Hop on a Boat Ride to the Nearby Shell Island
Shell Island is a fantastic place for a solo traveler to go to escape the crowds of downtown PCB, get in a few-thousand steps walking along the coastal paths, take picturesque photos, and find some shells to bring back home. Spend a half day in the sand and sun, keeping an eye out for dolphins and walking along the beach while looking out for the sand dunes, deer, and starfish!
Grab a To-Go Seafood Lunch
There is no better place in the entire Sunshine State to grab mouthwatering and buttery seafood than Panama City Beach! Luckily for you, you will be spoiled for choice when it comes to grabbing mouthwatering seafood that will really change your perception of what is good salmon and what isn’t! We think that going to Finns Island Style Grub is THE best spot for a grab-and-go lunch heath you can bring to the beach or a nearby park to sit outside in the sunshine and enjoy as you marvel at the sound of the crashing waves. We recommend getting the Finn’s Original Fish Taco and grabbing an iced coffee from the barista bar next door to wash down the tasty taco.
Hop on a Dolphin Sunset Cruise for Some Panama City Beach Solo Activities
Even though you’re here as a solo traveler, that doesn’t mean that you can’t take a ‘romantic’ sunset cruise! We love going on boat rides and cruises by ourselves so you can truly be in the moment, take fantastic photos, and see the sunset over the bright blue water. We recommend taking a cruise from Island Time Sailing on a 2-hour jaunt through the Grand Lagoon and Gulf of Mexico. You can chat with the captain and learn more about the ins and outs of boating during your solo trip on the water!
Pump Up Your Adrenaline at the Jack’s Wongo Adventure
If you are an adrenaline junkie who wants a more exciting vacation, then there is no place better than to go to Swampy Jack’s Wonga Adventure! Even as an adult, these fun and exhibition rides are a great way for you to bring out your inner child and have a fun holiday you wouldn’t have anywhere else besides Florida. Try the Marrakesh Road Rally and see your driving skills if you are in the mood for a bit of competition. You can also just relax on the Swamp Ape and meander through the park. We love the friendliness and upbeat vibe of a theme park on a hot summer day!
Book Your Stay with Vacations Perfected
Ready to plan your solo journey to Panama City Beach? Be sure to contact us today to book one of our comfortable vacation rentals and take your stay to the next level on your Panama City Beach solo journey!