Panama City Beach offers endless socially distant activities for every family member including paddle boarding for the kids, golf for dad and a sunset catamaran for mom, so every-bunny wins! Please see a list of spring activities below my signature line and let us know if Panama City Beach might be a fit for any Easter vacation destination roundups you’re working on.
- Private Beach Bonfire
Endless Rentals offers custom built fire pits for a beachside bonfire that is sure to make the whole family happy. Families can enjoy a picnic and s’mores or let Endless Rentals arrange a cozy hammock, perfect for watching the sunset, breaking out into campfire songs and taking in the crisp air of the destination’s famous beaches. For a more luxurious addition, guests can also opt for fine dining catering from Chef Derek Langford at Hunt & Gather on Easter Sunday.
Recognized by Golf Digest Magazine as one of America’s top three golf towns, Panama City Beach has affordable green fees paired with award-winning course design. Tee times are available year-round, with an average annual temperature of 74 degrees, and golfers can choose from the Nicklaus Course, the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida, as well as Holiday Golf Club and Signal Hill.
- Sunset Catamaran Cruise
Unwind before dinner or a night out with a sunset sail in one of Paradise Adventures catamarans. This 1.5 to 2-hour sail along the Gulf of Mexico offers a great opportunity to relax and leave worries behind for the whole family or just the adults. Home to the world’s highest concentrations of bottle-nose dolphins, guests are almost guaranteed to spot a pod of these friendly animals as they ride through the crystal-clear waters.
- Biking, Hiking and Walking Trails
Ecotourism is more popular than ever and visitors to Panama City Beach have a surprising number of opportunities to take part in ecologically responsible, fun-filled outings. Hiking, biking and walking trails are just some of the activities families can take part in to enjoy Panama City Beach’s great outdoors. Conservation Park offers 12 looping trails ranging from 0.6 to 11 miles for walking, biking, wildlife and bird watching. In addition, St. Andrews State Park, consistently one of the most popular and most visited state parks in Florida, offers guest the chance to walk, hike or bike and see an amazing variety of wildlife, from migratory birds to deer and even alligators.
Beach lovers can surf the waves via paddleboard on Panama City Beach’s protected and open waters like the Grand Lagoon, St. Andrews Bay and various cold springs, rivers and lakes in the region. While paddleboarding, guests can spy rays, fish, sea turtles, dolphin and other wildlife beneath the water’s surface. Equipment is easily rented from The Boardroom and for the especially brave and well balanced, paddleboard yoga is also available at Yoga Elements.