This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Visit Panama City Beach. All opinions are 100% mine.
I am here to tell you that Panama City Beach is open and ready for you to visit. Not even a devastating hurricane last October could close this beach town. The sand is as white as ever, the water as turquoise as it has ever been, and the attractions and restaurants are ready for business. How do you plan to visit Panama City Beach?
Panama City Beach is one of my favorite destinations in Florida. The drive from Orlando is only about 5 1/2 hours, but the destination seems a lifetime away from home.
Mr. Beet and I have three stops we always make there – one is to Harpoon Harry’s for snow crab legs, and another is to Dee’s Hangout for their fried oyster Po’ Boy. Third, we always go to weekend brunch at Andy’s Flour Power. There is so much amazing seafood to be had, Panama City Beach is known as the seafood capital of the south. The beach is also home to a number of other cuisines such as Cajun and BBQ.
We love spending our days on the beach, on sand that looks and feels like white sugar. Panama City Beach has over 27 miles of beaches, from pet friendly beaches to the undeveloped barrier reef known as Shell Island. Visit the Real. FUN. Beach.
We are not known to spend the entire day lounging on the beach. Mr. Beet and I love to jet ski and snorkel, as well as paddle boarding. (I am still trying to perfect my paddle boarding). I also have para sailing earmarked for our next trip. There is plenty to do in Panama City Beach to make it yours.
One of my favorite pastimes when visiting from out of town is to hit up a local festival. Panama City Beach has a lot of festivals, especially in the spring. Visit the Panama City Beach Scottish Festival March 9, or the Seabreeze Jazz Festival April 24-28. There is also the SandJam April 26-28 and the Jeep Beach Jam May 14-19.
Perhaps one of the most popular events in Panama City Beach is UNwineD, a festival featuring craft beers, wine, and spirits, as well as delectable food from the area’s most renowned chefs. This year, the festival will close with a concert by Brandi Carlile and JOHNNYSWIM. Tickets range from $20 for the concert to $175 for the full festival VIP experience with proceeds benefiting the town’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) and the World Trade Kitchen charity.
Mr. Beet and I are planning a trip back to Panama City Beach to celebrate our birthdays in April. I cannot wait, will I see you there? Reunite with your happy place and plan your fun today.