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Memorial Day Getaway to Panama City Beach, FL

Author 04-02-2024

Panama City Beach is a popular spot for a Spring Break getaway, but Memorial Day is also an excellent time to visit the area. Check out all the excitement available to you when you spend a Memorial Day getaway in Panama City Beach!

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Hit the Beach

Of course, if you’re going to Florida for vacation, chances are hitting the beach is at the top of the list. Luckily for you, there are numerous beaches in Panama City Beach that you can go to, which are great for spending time with your friends, playing games with your kids, running into the waves, or building sandcastles.

We love going to any section of Panama City Beach to find a great spot to set up an umbrella, unfold the chairs, lay out the blanket, and get ready to have our lunch picnic. You can choose from more than 27 miles of white sand to relax, take a nap, hop in the water, or read a book. Spending a lovely afternoon walking along the beach and getting a tan is a must-do over a holiday weekend.

Hop in the Water

After a few hours of lying down on the beach, you might be a bit hot. Of course! The sun in Florida is strong, and you are here in the middle of summer. Cool down by hopping into the water, surfing in the crashing waves, or teaching your kids how to swim. You can do numerous watersports in PCB that are fun for adrenaline-lovers or those who just want to float in the bright blue water.

We recommend jet skiing if you want to feel the breeze through your face and go at high speeds. If you would rather try something a bit more laid back, you can do stand-up paddleboarding, test your balance, and get in a good workout. You can have a healthy and wholesome vacation without derailing your fitness plan!

Take a Trip to Shell Island

Shell Island is fun to check out every time of the year, but coming here over the holiday weekend is a great way to see the lesser-visited island, escape the crowds, and partake in some exciting water sports. Your kids will love taking the private pontoon boat to this special island and then choosing what type of sports to do once you get here.

We recommend going snorkeling to see the bright reef, taking a picnic to sit outside and enjoy a nice alfresco lunch with your family, or swimming underwater to see if you can keep an eye out for the beautiful marine life that lives here.

Go for a Hike in St. Andrews State Park

There are so many fun outdoor activities to do in PCB that it can be hard to narrow down the fun things to do in just one weekend, but we think that heading to St. Andrews State Park to go for a nice hike, walk, or bike ride is a must-do to escape the crowds at the beach. St. Andrew’s State Park is a fantastic spot to cool off under the trees, rent kayaks or paddle boards to go in the bright blue water, and swim along the coastline.

Have a Filling Breakfast

If you are in PCB for vacation, chances are you want to splurge a little bit and go out to breakfast so you don’t have to cook or worry about making a huge pot of coffee for your guests over the holiday weekend. We love going to some of the best breakfast joints and casual coffee spots in PCB to enjoy a fun morning out on the town.

First, you need to try Jesse’s Place if you’re in the mood for a laid-back atmosphere, family-owned spot, and traditional American food that will curb every carving you have. Unsure what to get from the expansive menu? You can’t go wrong with one of the breakfast specials, like the biscuits and sausage gravy or the patty melt, smothered with cheddar cheese and grilled onions on thick Texas toast.

Next, if you would rather have a sweet treat to start the day, Thomas Donut and Snack Shop is a must-visit—especially if you have kids! We love coming here in the morning to the bright white and blue building that is very quintessential of a beach restaurant. You can come here at any time of the day to get a sweet pastry, pizza, chili dogs, burgers and fries, or bagel sandwiches.

However, we think that getting a donut is an absolute must. But of course, you can get a savory meal first to start the day in a healthy manner. Try one of the infamous kolaches, like the jalapeno smoked sausage and cheese, before exploring their expansive donut menu. You can go simple, like a blueberry or chocolate cream-filled donut, or try a ‘fancy’ donut, like the cinnamon bun or cream-filled chocolate glazed.

Book with Us at Vacations Perfected

There is so much for you to do in PCB this upcoming holiday weekend! Start planning your itinerary today so you can do everything you want and more for your vacation. When you book with us, we are there 24/7 to make sure that all of your needs and questions are taken care of before, during, and after your stay.

We offer numerous properties right on the water, so you can walk to the beach in just minutes. Get in touch with us today to make the booking process fast, easy, and simple.

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