One thing you will notice almost from your first day in Panama City Beach is the rain that comes rolling in on many days, right around 3 PM. Most Floridians know that it won’t be long before it rolls out again, and we rarely even notice when it starts or when it stops, but there may be a day during your fabulous Florida getaway where the skies stay gray, the sun hides behind the clouds, and the rain does not stop falling. There is no need to worry that your day is going to be ruined, however, even if it keeps raining all day; instead, keep a smile on your face and follow our lead with this guide to rainy day activities!
The Sky Is No Limit
The Pier Park Sky Wheel, rescued from Chicago and restored to its initial glory, will take you on a ride through the rainy skies (as long as there is no lightning), keeping you warm and dry as you take in the Florida landscape, snuggled up to the one you love most! The ride lasts just a few minutes, but the memories you make in the gondolas attached to the wheel will last a lifetime, and to be sure you don’t forget, a souvenir picture will be taken right before you board and will be displayed for purchase after your revolutions have been completed.
What a WonderWorks World!
As you and your family are driving down Front Beach Road, you won’t be able to miss a very distinctive building made of cream stucco, faced with four columns and seemingly perched precariously on its roof! Before you call 911, however, we can assure you that the building is meant to look that way and houses over 35000 feet of fun. Hands-on science exhibits, laser tag, and a 6D motion ride ensure that your children will have a blast, and everyone will stay warm and dry!
Under the Sea
You will spend quite a bit of your Panama City Beach journey at the beach, and the Man in the Sea Museum will give you a clearer picture of the world under the seas in which you will be swimming. This unique museum offers indoor and outdoor exhibits, including some of the earliest diving equipment ever made. Run between the raindrops and check out the submarine modules and pods that are lined up on the grounds or stay dry inside and explore everything else this unusual museum has to offer!
Stay Inside with Vacations Perfected
As you sit on your balcony watching the rainfall into the waters below you, the realization that choosing Vacations Perfected was the best idea you have had this year may bring a smile to your face and peacefulness to your soul. Reserve your stay with us today!
As you begin to make your checklist of everything you want to do and see during your unforgettable Florida vacation in Panama City Beach, don’t forget to set aside some time to devote to your sweetheart! We have put a lot of hours into researching the top date night hot spots in our hometown on the Gulf, and we think you will keep the fires of your love bright and hot when you check out these places. Going home to one of our Vacations Perfected romantic escapes just makes the good times even better!
Let Your Hair Down
After all these months of being cooped up inside, it will be a nice change to get out and dance to the music of your people! Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, 700 Pier Park Drive, has been a local tradition since the 1960s, offering two stages on which to practice your two-step. Country music rules this venue, and the fun doesn’t stop until last call! Isn’t it time you got your twirl on with a visit to Tootsie’s?
The Couple That Plays Together
The best thing about your relationship is that you haven’t forgotten how to have fun, and if you’re looking for a new place to play, Rock it Lanes, 513 N Richard Jackson Boulevard, has enough toys to keep the giggles coming! More than a bowling alley, this hot spot is fun central, offering a roller skating rink, arcade games, billiards, and a full bar & grill. Spend a few hours practicing your bowling skills, rolling around the rink holding hands with your sweetie, or simply showing the arcade games that you are STILL the boss of them all!
Love Is in the Air
A romantic dinner for two is the ultimate experience for young lovers of all ages and Firefly, 535 N Richard Jackson Boulevard, offers the ultimate date night dinner! Featuring a seafood menu that is always fresh and sweet, white-clothed tables, and a tree covered in twinkle lights, this big occasion hot spot is even better for a night on the town!
Keep the Home Fires Burning
Obviously, we aren’t talking literally. Panama City Beach is warm enough without a fireplace but coming home each night to our Vacations Perfected honeymoon hideaways is guaranteed to keep the romance alive in your relationship! Reserve yours today and spend your fabulous Florida getaway falling in love all over again!
Forget spending the holidays in the dreary winter cold and pack your bags for a spectacular holiday vacation in Panama City Beach! When you visit us for the holidays, you can trade freezing snow for white-sand beaches, and your parkas for swimsuits. Besides the simply gorgeous weather, our lovely city of Panama City Beach offers fantastic local dining, and a plethora of seasonal Florida activities to get you in that holiday spirit even when the sun is shining bright!
Spend the Holidays Relaxing by the Beach
Imagine Thanksgiving or Christmas morning spent taking long strolls on the beach, or a New Year’s celebration right on the shore. Having a holiday getaway to Panama City Beach means you can eschew the traditional holiday stress and instead go the route of pure relaxation, sitting by the beach with a cocktail in your hand. Take a dolphin watching tour in the days leading up to the holiday or take an excursion out to the undeveloped Shell Island. The choices for beachside Florida activities are endless, no matter the season!
Countless Options for Holiday Dining
While your vacation home will always have a fully equipped kitchen where you can craft a feast using ingredients from local markets, you’ll find there’s a wide variety of restaurants open on the holidays in both Panama City Beach and nearby beach towns. The Boars Head Restaurant & Tavern offers a holiday buffet on both Christmas and Thanksgiving, and iconic staples like Margaritaville stay open for the holidays as well. At the Watercolor Inn in Santa Rosa Beach and the Havana Beach Bar & Grill at The Pearl Hotel in Rosemary Beach, you can take advantage of their holiday specials and enjoy an elegantly plated multi-course meal with seaside views.
Festive Beachside Holiday Events and Florida Activities
Panama City Beach is home to many holiday events and Florida activities, which can make visiting this time of year quite special. On Thanksgiving weekend, you can kick off the season right at the annual Beach Home for the Holidays event in Aaron Bessant Park, and enjoy holiday activities, a tree lighting, spectacular sunsets over the water, and nightly firework displays. You’ll also find other holiday events throughout December such as Christmas at the Barn, a winter wonderland themed Christmas event, and the Bethlehem Christmas Village for a peek into the past. If you’re lucky enough to be here over New Year’s, you can attend one of our most exciting events, the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop, when the streets of Pier Park are full of revelers, live music, and of course, a fantastic firework show.
Have One of Your Best Holidays Ever in Panama City Beach
With beautiful weather, great food, and amazing local events, Panama City Beach has everything you could want for the holidays—and more! Give us a call to start planning your holiday trip to Panama City Beach!