Every Memorial Day, Americans honor those who gave their lives so we could continue enjoying our way of life. We hoist the flag and have barbecues, picnics, and sometimes even family reunions. Most of the time, we celebrate by enjoying the outdoors, the land, the sea, and the sky. So why not observe this holiday with our Memorial Day Panama City Beach vacation rentals.
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Where Is Panama City Beach?
This small waterfront town is located on the Gulf of Mexico in northwest Florida. It reaches around West Bay, North Bay, and Grand Lagoon up to St. Andrews Bay and is home to white-sand beaches, many state parks and recreation areas, amusement parks, marine centers, and some of the best cuisines in northwest Florida. With all the family-friendly activities and watersports available, Panama City Beach is an ideal place for a Memorial Day vacation.
Things to Do This Memorial Day in Panama City Beach
A better question might be what is there not to do! If you bring the family, you can pack every day with something different. If you’re here for a party with your friends, the sports and nightlife are always welcoming and exciting. The weather at the end of May is delightful, with highs in the mid-80s and lows in the upper 60s to low 70s. There is also statistically less rainfall in May than any other month. Late spring also brings some of the warmer water temperatures to the region. Here are just a few of the things you can do here.
Adventure in the water is part of the reason people flock to Panama City Beach. If you like high adrenaline action, try a JetSurf expedition. The JetSurf Academy is rated five stars, and their staff is dedicated to your safety. Their boards can reach up to 35 mph, and you can take lessons by the hour or join a group lesson for what they call the “ultimate riding experience.” Children must be at least 14 years old.
Like to fish? Hook’em Up Charters, Southern Dawn Charters, The Reel Contender Fishing Charter, and Stingray Fishing Charter are just a few of the highly-rated fishing tour companies in Panama City Beach. A quick internet search will give you even more choices.
If you are an experienced diver or a novice, Saint Andrews State Park has experiences that will fit any diver. Remember that these trips are adjusted daily based on ocean conditions, which will also determine the timing of your dives. If you have young children, snorkeling with dolphins and snorkeling tours may be a better choice for your family.
If you want to experience marine life while being in the water yourself, try the Gulf World Marine Park. Here you can swim with the animals and interact with them. You can kick up the adrenaline a notch by letting the dolphins push you up out of the water!
If you need something more low-key, try a catamaran trip. Paradise Tours, Island Time Sailing, Paradise Adventures Catamaran, and Sea Screamer are all favorites, and Dolphin and Snorkeling Tours also offers a catamaran trip.
Of course, one of the favorite activities at Panama City Beach is just to visit the beach! Who can argue with a relaxing day of sun, surf, and sand? Pitch your umbrella, drop the cooler in the shade and soak it all up.
In addition to the snorkeling tour, you can take a catamaran out to Shell Island and collect shells, sand dollars, and memories. This island is also an excellent activity for families on a budget, as admission is a little less than other parks. It’s dog-friendly, too!
ZooWorld Zoological Park is one of the favorite attractions for Panama City Beach Memorial Day. If you want to pet a sloth, play with goats, kiss a giraffe, feed alligators, and more, this is the place to go. One of the most popular displays is the Lemur Experience, where you can snuggle with an endangered species found only in Madagascar!
Florida is known for its theme parks, and Panama City Beach has its fair share. You can walk a giant maze or play jungle-themed miniature golf at Coconut Creek Family Fun Park and race go-karts at Race City on the “fastest, tallest and steepest go-kart track in all of Panama City Beach.” While you’re there, you can play at the arcade or ride the Sky Coaster. If you have a large group, it might pay to get a 24-hour unlimited admission pass, but 72 hours’ notice is required.
Whether you’re here with a large or small group, Panama City Beach has enough fun for everyone in it. So that you can spend your time enjoying each other’s company, let Vacations Perfected take care of the accommodations. We have high-quality properties available for rental this Memorial Day Panama City Beach, so call today and book one of our popular vacation homes while they last.