Year-round warmth and sun are what makes Florida a getaway no matter when you need to take one of your own. Beach time is always a priority – whether it’s a walk on the beach or some time to work on your tan. The winter months may not be the most ideal to test the waters of the Gulf for a swim, with water temperatures between just 57 and 64 degrees in the winter months. While water sports like SCUBA diving, snorkeling, or floating swimming don’t make the list, there are plenty of water-related as well as land-based activities to keep you busy on a winter vacation at Panama City Beach.
Fishing is a year-round activity in Florida. Stay close to the water with a fishing excursion. Many companies offer nearshore, inshore, fly, and deep sea fishing options including all the gear, bait, and tackle. Bring home snapper, mahi-mahi, king mackerel, redfish, trout, and much more depending on where you drop a line. For a unique experience, ask about nighttime fishing.
Panama City Beach and the surrounding area is dotted with state parks and hiking trails. In the winter months when the intensity of the sun has backed off a little bit, it’s perfect weather for a day on the trails. Explore the area and be on the lookout for local wildlife like osprey, black bear, coyotes, and deer, just to name a few.
Take the fun inside and check out one of the many indoor activities Panama City Beach and the surrounding area have to offer. Do your best to reach 300 at Rockit Lanes bowling. Get baffled by the maze of mirrors, take on your friends or family in laser tag, or test your spy skills with the laser challenge at Emerald Coast Mirror Maze. Other indoor venues to add to your list are the Museum of Man in the Sea and the famed Ripley’s Believe It Or Not.
When you’re out and about enjoying Panama City Beach, or you’re looking for some local flavor to please your palate, check out one of the many dining establishments in the area. From local seafood to a taste of Havana, there are dining options for every meal of the day and budget. Many establishments offer children’s menus, and some even accommodate special diets like gluten free, vegan, or vegetarian.
Plan Your Winter Visit to Panama City Beach
Make every day of your Panama City Beach winter vacation one to remember when you begin and end it in a vacation rental provided by Vacations Perfected. Enjoy the privacy of one of our luxury rental homes or condos. Choose a cozy studio for an intimate experience, all the way up to a spacious four-bedroom to stay and play in luxury with friends or family on your winter getaway.
Even though we have lived here for most of our lives, we never take for granted the wonder of the landscape (and waterscape!) that surrounds us, for we know how lucky we are. When we look out our windows in January, the sight of blue skies, emerald waters, and white sand beaches with palm trees swaying in the breeze is what we see and what we love. If your view consists of gloomy skies, icy streets, and slushy snow that is melting and dirty, we’d like to invite you to a winter getaway in paradise and a stay in one of our Vacations Perfected Florida winter escapes. A break during the harshest days of the season is something you so richly deserve!
While the décor and spaces of our winter escapes vary from property to property, that tropical, laidback feeling of beach life will shine brightly in each. Fully equipped kitchens offer the space to create a meal or enjoy a snack by the light of stove. Living areas decorated in a variety of beachy colors contain comfy couches and reading chairs. Bedrooms are colorful spots to retreat to at the end of a long day of enjoying the sun that shines so rarely in other locations in the winter. Our Florida winter getaways are designed to make your winter vacation warm and happy, and a glimpse of the beach just outside the windows of your beachfront escapes helps boost your mood even more!
What Can You Do in Panama City Beach in the Winter?
Everything you do in Panama City Beach in all the other seasons is open to you, only with a lot less perspiration! The days ARE cooler and drier, making your sunset walks one of many winter activities you can participate in every day of your stay. Winter events such as Mardi Gras at Pier Park or Beach Home for the Holidays offer costume contests, chances to meet Santa, and free kids’ activities that help keep your vacation budget intact! Nighttime is the right time for karaoke in Panama City Beach, and when you’re wanting to show off your skills, Whiskey’s Saloon offers karaoke nights in addition to a full bar, live music, and a New Year’s Eve party you may end up forgetting because you celebrated a bit too much!
So Much More With Florida Winter Getaways
From museums to elegant restaurants to live entertainment to quiet nights spent on the balcony of your Vacations Perfected Florida winter escapes, your stay in Panama City Beach promises to be one you’ll never forget. Reserve your piece of paradise today and bid a temporary farewell to snow and ice!