Panama City Beach is a beautiful coastal town in the Sunshine State, featuring miles of white-sand beaches, crystal blue waters, hiking spots, biking trails, shopping centers, fun bars, tasty restaurants, and much more! Located on a strip of land by Sunnyside and Laguna Beach, this waterfront town is also known for its proximity to St. Andrews State Park and the Gulf of Mexico.
But what should you do during your 4th of July in Panama City Beach? Check out these fun activities to do during your upcoming holiday!
The 4th of July isn’t complete without watching fireworks go off in the sky! Luckily for you, Panama City Beach has the largest display of fireworks on the entire Gulf Coast. Plus, if you miss the first night, don’t fret — this town offers two nights of breathtaking fireworks over the bright blue water. You can enjoy the views from almost any location in town, whether you want to book a reservation at a waterfront restaurant or watch from the balcony of your hotel room.
Amphitheater Summer Concert
If you are in the mood for some live music, head to the Aaron Bessant Park summer concert at Panama City Beach. Not only is it free, but the outdoor air, sunshine on your face, and good vibes will make you never want to leave. Bring a blanket to sit on, some refreshing drinks in a cooler, and snacks for your fun afternoon. If you bring your children with you on vacation, you can take them to one of the many family-friendly activities, like rides, face painting, and much more!
Accommodation in Panama City Beach
Before you book your flights to Florida, make sure you have your accommodation sorted beforehand. Since Florida is one of the top vacation spots in the entire country, accommodations can fill up fast. However, forget boring hotel rooms and crowded B&Bs — instead, check out Vacations Perfected vacation rentals to find the perfect home, condominium, or villa for you and your pals!
You can choose between smaller rentals, like modern waterfront studios, or bigger options, like 4-bedroom homes. Browse between beach houses, Shores of Panama rentals, Origin at Seahaven rentals, Laketown Wharf rentals, or unique locations throughout town. For bigger groups, try the 3919 Ocean View Drive home, complete with an outdoor pool! Or, if it is just you and your smaller family, we recommend looking at Shores of Panama modern apartment.
Staying in Panama City Beach has never been better. Check out the dozens of modern and luxurious rentals from Vacations Perfected to find your dream vacation home.
Red, white, and blue, fireworks, and a long weekend are just around the corner. Have you decided what you are going to do with this bonus long weekend yet? 4th of July falls on a Sunday this year, and many travelers are going to have an extra paid day off, so why not spend it on the white sand beaches of Panama City Beach? Laze your way to the perfect tan, celebrate with your family, and after the fireworks have finished, come home to the comforts found in our Vacations Perfect holiday hideaways! This guide to all the fun you can have on your long Independence Day weekend will help you discover the most exciting way to celebrate!
Let the Celebrations Resume
2020 was a year we all wish we could forget, but the good news is that it will just make this year’s celebrations even better as we go about our business of celebrating our country’s beginnings! 2021 is the 245th anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and we deserve a good party, don’t you think? The people who put together the Star-Spangled Spectacular: Freedom Rocks Fireworks Display certainly think so, and are so eager to get the party started, they are having their Independence Day celebration on Saturday, July 3rd! The skies will be alight with a cornucopia of colors, the air will be filled with big booms intermingled with oohs and ahhs, and this night will go down in the record books as one of the best celebrations you can remember. Held at the Grand Lagoon Bridge, people are invited to come early and shop and eat at any of the Freedom Rocks restaurants perched on the edge of the waters and stake their spot on the lawn of Treasure Island Marina for the show beginning at 8:45 PM. If one night of fireworks is not enough, come on over to Pier Park on July 4th for a second night of fun and colorful explosions! The details aren’t completely available, but Pier Park also offers stores, restaurants, and a giant Ferris wheel (named the Sky Wheel) that gives riders incredible views of the Florida landscape. Open until 10 PM, it is the perfect way to check out ALL fireworks displays in the area, so be sure to take a nighttime ride!
Home Is Where Your Heart Is Happiest
Our Vacations Perfected are the vacation homes away from home that will make your heart sing as you celebrate. Reserve yours today!
As the crowds slowly begin to trickle in for the beginning of summer fun, visitors discover that their early summer visit to Panama City Beach may have been the best decision they made this year! Offering the same excitement and joy that you find later in the season, but lacking the crowds and late summer humidity, this time of the year is definitely one of our favorites and is destined to be your favorite as well. This guide to all the fun you can have during your stay with us will ensure that every minute is filled with happiness, excitement, and joy!
Toes in the Sand
The first thing you will want to do—the first thing everyone wants to do—is toss your suitcase on the bed of your Vacations Perfected escape and check out the sugar-white sands you can see from your window! A beach day is popular no matter what season. Wade in the cool and clear waters, build sandcastles at the water’s edge, or lie out under an umbrella reading, relaxing, and reveling in the magnificent sights and sounds you can only find at the beach.
Head in the Clouds
The sight of our little piece of paradise from above is one you will never want to forget when you choose to explore the area via helicopter! Panhandle Helicopter offers tours of the panhandle that last anywhere from 5 minutes to 25 minutes and allow guests to experience the breathtaking beauty of Panama City Beach in ways they never dreamed they could. Watch schools of dolphins frolicking in the waters, the inaccessible beaches on Shell Island, and if you time your flight right, the indescribable exquisiteness of a Panama City Beach sunset.
Everything in Between!
Enjoy dolphin tours by boat, shopping expeditions on foot, and much more during your stay in Panama City Beach. When you find yourself seeking moments of peace and quiet, your Vacations Perfected summer sanctuary offers as many moments of such as you need! Sit on your balcony watching the ebb and flow of the tide, swim in the community pools, and nap in the middle of a lazy Wednesday. Every minute of your early summer getaway in one of the most beautiful cities in the nation is guaranteed to make you feel as if you just stepped out of your dreams and into paradise! Reserve your stay today and start making beautiful memories.
If you stop to think about it, there are probably thousands of songs written about summer, all of which do their best to keep you in summer mode year round! As we hum along to the lyrics that teach us about easy living, hot fun, and nights where summer loving happened quickly, you can’t help but start to look forward to your own summer plans. When it’s time to stop dreaming about long days you wish would never end, sultry nights under velvety night time skies, and sunrise walks along the beaches of the world, turning your focus towards Panama City Beach and our Vacations Perfected summer escapes will make those dreams become a reality. This guide to Panama City Beach activities will ensure that every minute will be filled with fun and excitement!
Creatures of the Sea
If you spend any time at all at the beach, chances are you will catch glimpses of the creatures who make their homes in the water, but if you really want a clearer picture of their lives, a visit to Gulf World, located at 15412 Front Beach Road, will teach you all you need to know! Offering dolphin encounters and stingray snorkeling, animal encounters and daily educational shows, this beachfront amusement park may be the highlight of your Panama City Beach getaway!
Panama City Beach Activities Close to Nature
Conservation Park, located at 100 Conservation Drive, is one of our favorite places in town—after the beach, of course! Offering hiking trails, wooded areas, swampy vistas, and a serenity you won’t often find in town, you can have a picnic as you explore the tranquil landscape or simply enjoy a few hours in the park before heading to your next summer adventure.
Take a Step Back into Your Past
Remember the not so distant summers of your youth during which you spent nearly every day at the local pool or waterpark? Seasonal passes were inexpensive and your parents knew you couldn’t get into too much trouble in these watery paradises and were happy to let you spend your days working on your tans, flirting, and hiking to the top of the waterslide over and over again, for those few minutes of excitement on the ride down. Today’s waterparks are more complex and the slides are higher, faster, and more plentiful, especially at Shipwreck Island Water Park, located at 12201 Hutchison Boulevard. Offering lazy rivers and wave pools, gentler and more shallow areas for the little ones in your life, and of course, raging rapids and pirate themed waterslides, Shipwreck Island promises to be the adventure you’ll never forget!
Prepare for the Perfect Summer
Heading home every evening of your summer sojourn to one of our Vacations Perfected seasonal escapes will be the best part of your day as you climb into your comfy clothes and prepare for a quiet evening of family fun. Reserve yours today!