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Top 5 Relaxing Spots in Panama City Beach

If you are planning a vacation, chances are this is the time to leave the stresses of daily life behind and truly relax. Work can be tough, school is busy, family life is hectic, and the stress has built up over time. The only way to chill out and spend quality time with your family or friends is to go on a wholesome holiday in a beautiful place. Well, we have just the spot for you. Head to Panama City Beach for an upcoming vacation with your friends or family to experience the slower side of life. Keep reading to see the best spots for Panama City Beach relaxation that are a must-visit during your trip.

Day Trip to Cypress Springs

If you are in the mood to get out of the hustle and bustle of downtown Panama City Beach during your stay in this beautiful coastline area, then we recommend going on an excursion to Cypress Springs. You can go there on your own or book a professional tour that takes you deep inside this incredible sanctuary-like wilderness area, which is sure to be one of the highlights of your trip.

Kick back, relax, and immerse yourself in nature with a professional tour. We recommend using Coldwater Excursions to take a guided kayak and stand-up paddleboard tour of Cypress Springs, featuring a trip along Holmes Creek, viewing incredible wildlife, paddling on the bright blue water, snorkeling to see the breathtaking wildlife, and eating a healthy lunch in the forest.

You can also fully utilize the other gear during your trip to Cypress Springs, like canoeing with your partner, kayaking for a relaxing trip down the water, or just relaxing on one of the beach chairs to take a nap and chill out.

Visit Shell Island for Panama City Beach Relaxation

If you are in the mood to have a more relaxing day than being in the busy and crowded city of Panama City Beach, we recommend going to Shell Island. Shell Island is accessible but takes a little more effort, meaning it sees much less foot traffic and crowds than other beaches in Florida.

We love this area due to its pristine coastline, untouched vibe, and preserved status that keeps it protected and healthy. Shell Island offers nearly 8 miles of undeveloped tranquility, positioned perfectly between the bright blue Gulf waters and St. Andrew Bay, making it easy to reach by charter boat.

Once you get here, some of the best things to do are just to relax on the beach, connect with wildlife, take a boat out on the water to see a different perspective of the coastline, dive deep below the bright blue water to go snorkeling, or take a dolphin tour. If you are in the mood for relaxation, connecting with wildlife is one of the best ways to do so.

You can relax on the beach and view the Florida wildlife, like shorebirds, bottlenose dolphins, deer, turtles, crabs, and much more. If you want to get a closer look at these incredible creatures, use a professional company to teach you how to go snorkeling and provide the necessary equipment.

Have a Mid-Afternoon Coffee at The Pour

The Pour serves up arguably the best coffee, food, and drinks in the entire town, featuring a modern interior, outdoor and indoor seating, cool lighting fixtures, and a fun vibe that you don’t find in typical Florida coastal towns. We love the frozen mocha for a hot day, matcha green tea latte for a healthy sip, or an iced americano to help us kick start the morning.

For food, there are so many choices it is hard to narrow it down to the best dishes. If you are in the mood for something healthy for breakfast, the avocado toast with fresh lemon zest and black pepper truly hits the spot. For those who want something sweet, the almond butter and banana toast is a quick and easy breakfast that pairs well with an iced coffee.

If you are sitting here for a midday caffeine pick-me-up, we love sitting outside and reading a book in the sunshine. Order the tasty veggie pita, the ‘goat’ sandwich with tons of goat cheese and wilted spinach, or the margarita flatbread with a nice drizzle of balsamic glaze on top.

Take Your Kids to Conservation Park

There is no better way to clear your head, relax, and forget the stressors of daily life than a bit of exercise. We love going to Conservation Park on Conservation Drive to go for a nice walk with our families, immerse ourselves in nature, and leave thoughts about work, school, or friends behind. Plus, the incredible wildlife, great views, Panama City Beach sightseeing, and fresh air will feel fantastic!

Stay with Us at Vacations Perfected for a Relaxing Getaway

Vacations Perfected offers a wide range of properties that work well for your relaxing getaway, such as small condos, spacious homes, and much more. Whether you want a one-bedroom condo for you and your partner for a romantic and relaxing weekend or a larger house for a wholesome family vacation, we have it all.