Panama City Beach Travel Guide

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Free Things To Do in Panama City Beach

If you have extra time, Pier Park is worthwhile.
  • #2
    Beaches
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    #2 in Panama City Beach
    Beaches, Sightseeing, Free
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    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND
    Beaches, Sightseeing, Free
    TYPE
    Half Day to Full Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    With 27 miles of beaches and nearly 100 access points, PCB is a beach bum's paradise. You won't have a difficult time finding a stretch of sand to park your towel; in fact, you may have a harder time deciding on what shoreline to relax.

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    Conservation Park
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    #5 in Panama City Beach
    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
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    2 hours to Half Day
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    Hiking, Parks and Gardens, Recreation, Free
    TYPE
    2 hours to Half Day
    TIME TO SPEND

    When you're ready to explore more of PCB's nature, head to Conservation Park. As a safeguard for wetlands, wildlife and pine forest, the park is a natural filter, balancing treated water before it travels to the St. Andrews Bay. This nearly 3,000-acre park features 12 different trails of varying difficultly and eight boardwalks totaling more than a mile in length. Bring binoculars – you'll likely spot plenty of birds and wildlife in the wetlands area.

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    Pier Park
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    #8 in Panama City Beach
    Amusement Parks, Shopping, Free
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    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND
    Amusement Parks, Shopping, Free
    TYPE
    1 to 2 hours
    TIME TO SPEND

    PCB is first and foremost a beach destination. But when you need a break from the sun and surf (or if some clouds thwart your plans), the area has a bevy of attractions to keep you entertained away from the shoreline. Case in point: Pier Park. An outdoor retail, dining and entertainment hub, Pier Park is home to familiar chain restaurants like Olive Garden, Subway and Five Guys, along with popular stores like Charming Charlie, Dillard's and Old Navy, among others. When you need a reprieve from shopping, head to Pier Park Amusements, the on-site theme park (a hit with recent visitors). It features a giant slide, a small roller coaster and a free-fall ride, along with more gentle attractions for young children

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