How To Plan a Trip to Panama City Beach

For any vacation destination, convenience and comfort is clearly a priority. Panama city beach boasts of having a "small town" feel, having a warm and subtle atmosphere that is ideal for any family vacation. With its stunningly beautiful sea color ranging from emerald green to deep blue, to its homey and laid back atmosphere that is slowly being modernized by condo units by the beach side. Panama City Beach is an ideal place for that next big vacation where rest and relaxation is your top priority. Here are some tips to help you on your next beach getaway.

Plan ahead. Planning is always crucial when planning any vacation or trip. Booking your accommodations and transportation prior to the trip is a means to help make the trip more convenient. You may opt to book your group into condos that are stacked by the beach side with full amenities to have complete access to the beach and its nearby attractions. Some notable places are Long beach resort, Legacy by the sea, Palmetto Inn and suites, and Emerald Isle resort.

It is advisable to pack efficiently, keeping intangibles in mind - mobile phones, a nice set of clothes; a medicine kit, pocket money, snacks and drinks, and other important multimedia devices that you may need on your trip. Be aware of needed precautions when in the Panama City beach area like the heat.  Remember that a well thought of plan is helpful in making your trip as convenient as it can. 

Complete your to-do list. Panama City beach will not be considered as one of the best beaches by notable publications because of two things: The rich beauty of the beach and the vast attractions, restaurants and activities that one can do in Panama City Beach. You can go from simple pleasures like lounging by the beach with your favorite book, collecting shells and taking a dip to more exciting activities like scuba diving, fishing and jet skiing.

The beach also boasts of its marine life that can be seen through scenic cruises or more personally through activities like dolphin swim programs where you can get an up close and personal encounter with one of the friendliest mammals alive today. Or you can visit St. Andrews state park where you can snorkel by the beach or take a boat ride to Shell Island, a truly pristine place that is pretty much deserted - so keep that in mind as well. 

Other attractions and activities you can do. Panama City Beach known for nature tripping, has more to offer with the rise of a big luxury liner by the beach which is actually Ripley's believe It or Not - a place of complete oddity boasting of a 4-D moving theatre. Other attractions include, Zoo World which is more family oriented, Gulf World Marine Park which offers a swim - with - dolphins program, Coconut Creek Family Park with its 18-hole miniature golf course and maze, Frank Brown park which is a state-of-the-art aquatic center, and Pier park which has cinemas and shops to keep you busy. Notable dining places will depend on your preference. If you like the laid back atmosphere of the beach then Schooners, Pineapple Willy's and Sharky's are some notably good places to relax and dine. If you prefer a more formal setting but still having that laid back reception you can always try Hunt's Oyster bar and seafood restaurant or the Boon Docks restaurant.

The Panama City beach of today may not be as laid back and warm as before, but the developments have served as an ideal complement making Panama City Beach an ideal vacation destination that will be serve you well whether you are with friends or family.


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