3 Family Experiences in Panama City Beach

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Panama City Beach is the perfect destination for a family getaway. Whether you’re an outdoorsy family looking for a unique adventure, or you’re escaping the busy city life in search of rest and relaxation, Panama City Beach has everything you need to  make it yours

With beautiful beaches, delicious food and plenty to do, you’ll be planning your next vacation before you even leave! Read on to see everything Panama City Beach has to offer and how you can make it yours.

If you’re looking for a family-friendly destination with an infinite number of ways to enjoy a vacation, plan your fun today at Panama City Beach. With pristine beaches, soft, sugar-white sand and the turquoise waters of the gulf, PCB is a beautiful destination with endless entertainment and activities the whole family will enjoy. For a quick glimpse at what Panama City Beach has to offer, here’s a video:




You can make your vacation a romantic couples getaway with just the two of you at the Emerald Beach Resort Condos, or bring the whole family for a fun-filled adventure. Either way, you’ll create memories to last a lifetime. Emerald Beach Resort Condos provides you with beachfront accommodations, complete with everything you need to feel like you’re at home away from home.

Conveniently situated right on Panama City Beach, you’ll be close to everything you’ll want to experience during your stay. Visit local places like Gulf World Marine Park, Pier ParkShipwreck Island Waterpark and Museum of Man in the Sea, all within close distance to Emerald Beach Resort Condos. This resort features a lagoon pool with a children’s water feature, the Skybar cafe, a poolside tiki bar, and Starbucks coffee on site. It’s the ideal family environment that you’ve been dreaming of for a family vacation.


Panama-City-Beach-4Resort condos can host even large families, with 1, 2, and 3 bedroom suites and bunk beds available, giving everyone a place to rest their heads after a day at the beach. With a full kitchen stocked with dishes and utensils, you’ll have everything you need to prepare a meal in the comfort of your condo.


The in-house washer and dryer is especially convenient if you’re traveling with kids, or you plan on staying a while. You can pack light, and lugging home dirty laundry is one less thing you have to worry about. With these convenient amenities, Emerald Beach Resort Condos will feel like home away from home.



The balcony features a patio set where you can lounge while looking out onto the beautiful Gulf waters. Enjoy an ice cold drink and snack with some tunes or sit quietly with your favorite book. Either way, your worries will fade away with the relaxing and soothing sound of the waves. You can also soak up the sun in privacy and at your convenience if kids are napping and you can’t make it over to the beach.



Spend some quality time together in the common area when you aren’t out and about in PCB. There’s enough space for a family game night at the coffee table, or you can let the kids play while you prepare a fun dinner. The open floor plan to the kitchen allows everyone to visit together, while providing you with constant sight lines to the little ones. Cable programming and DVD players are provided, with complimentary high-speed, wired internet access to keep you connected during your stay. Feel free to utilize the phones with free local calls and voicemail at your convenience.



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With pristine beaches and the turquoise Gulf waters, Panama City Beach is a visit the Real. FUN. Beach It’s the ultimate destination for a family vacation. Venture out to explore 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches, with plenty of space for quiet relaxation. Grab an umbrella chair and lounge for the day, while enjoying the fresh air, warm sun, and refreshing waters. If you’re looking for a bit of adventure, there’s everything from parasailing and jet skiing to snorkeling and dolphin tours. There’s never a dull moment on PCB, while activities range from those perfect for romantics, adrenaline seekers and families alike.



Panama-City-Beach-23On Panama City Beach, you’ll find a plethora of beach cafes and award-winning restaurants. Grab a fresh donut or breakfast sandwich from Thomas’ Donut and Snack Shop before heading out for a day of fun on the beach. Brightly colored picnic benches are a fun detail in the laid back atmosphere of Thomas’. You can show up in your swim suit and enjoy classic recipes from a shop that has been locally owned and operated since 1971.


Panama-City-Beach-26For lunch, stop by Liza’s Kitchen for your choice of specialty wraps and sandwiches, fruit, soups and salads. Everything is made from scratch, so you know you’re getting the freshest, highest quality ingredients thoughtfully put together for your enjoyment.


With so much to do in Panama City Beach, the possibilities are endless in terms of entertainment. If you’re visiting with the family, Gulf World Marine Park is the perfect opportunity to create a fun, meaningful learning experience for the kids. The park features tropical gardens, shark feedings, dolphin encounters, a penguin exhibit and sea lion, parrot and dolphin shows. Get up close and personal with the animals with experts on hand to answer any questions you may have.



Gulf World offers unique programs and experiences, such as:

Swimming with dolphins: Feel the thrill as dolphins rise you above the water’s surface and push you from the soles of your feet! You can also experience dorsal fin swim rides and unique interactions from dolphins such as hugs and kisses, as well as the dolphins jumping to touch your hands.

Sea Lion Meet N Greet: Interact with a California Sea Lion during a training session where you’ll get a kiss, hug and handshake from a sea lion.

Harbor Seal Encounter: Get in the water with a Harbor Seal and learn about their unique personalities and characteristics. You’ll learn the differences between Seals and Sea Lions when you get up close and personal with them.

Interactive Stingray Snorkel: Snorkel alongside the Cownose and Southern Stingrays. Kneel down in the water to touch, feed and interact with these graceful animals in the new 20,000 gallon indoor habitat.


Daily Educational Shows are regularly scheduled throughout the day. Shows include:
Sea lion & Rough-toothed Dolphin Show
Feather & Friends Show with parrots
Bottlenose Dolphin Shows

Educational Chats are regularly scheduled throughout the day. These include:
Harbor Seal & Sea Life Q&A
Shark & Turtle Feeding
Bird/Reptile Chat
Penguin Chat

Gulf World Marine Park is an unforgettable experience that the whole family will enjoy!

No matter what you choose to do, Panama City Beach offers an infinite number of activities to make your stay as memorable as possible. Whether you’re a family with young children looking for a fun yet low-key vacation, or you’re adventure-seekers looking to explore the thrills of parasailing and other high-speed activities, plan your fun today and make it yours at the Real. FUN. Beach

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