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Key Info

600 Pier Park Dr

Price & Hours

Free

Details

Amusement Parks, Shopping, Free Type
1 to 2 hours Time to Spend
3.5scorecard
  • 5.0Value
  • 4.0Facilities
  • 3.0Atmosphere

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

Along with the variety of stores and activities, visitors particularly liked how clean and safe the area is.

Pier Park is open daily from 10 a.m. to 10 p.m. You'll find this sprawling retail complex less than a mile from Gulf World Marine Park. There's no cost to peruse, but you'll still want to bring your wallet if you plan to do more than window shop. You'll also need to pay if you want to ride anything at Pier Park Amusements. Plan to park at Pier Park, which offers more than 4,000 free parking spots, if you want to ride the attractions at the theme park. To see a full store directory, visit the mall's website. To learn more about the theme park, check out its site.

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