More than just a spring break destination, Panama City Beach, or PCB, attracts vacationers for its beachside recreation, amusement parks, and abundant dining options, not to mention up to 360 days of sunshine. Discover it with the comfort of a seaside vacation condo or house rental.
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Popular Rental Amenities in Panama City Beach
Listed above are the most selected filters in Panama City Beach and the number of properties that offer them. Many properties in Panama City Beach offer "Internet" or "TV," which makes it a great destination if you need internet access during your vacation or you want to tune out with some TV time. You can also find an accommodation in Panama City Beach if you travel with your pet as 367 of the listed rentals there provide "Pets allowed."
Price and Availability Index in Panama City Beach
Vacation Rental Price Information in Panama City Beach
We analyzed price data and rendered them in this graph, which shows vacation rental prices for the next twelve months in Panama City Beach. The most expensive week of the next 12 months is in June (6/25 - 7/2), where prices hit an average of $649 a night. In January (1/14 - 1/21), prices will hit an average low of $200 per night.
Rental Availability Information in Panama City Beach
The graph shows the weekly availability rate in Panama City Beachfor the next twelve months. The week with the least available rentals is in June (6/18 - 6/25), with only 49% of the rentals available. Conversely, you will find the highest percentage of available offers in Panama City Beach in October (10/29 - 11/5).
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Seaside and Global Delights to Please Your Palate
Panama City Beach's dining scene covers it all, be it gourmet bistros, casual surfside restaurants, and cafés with vegan and gluten-free options. Leading the way is the award-winning landmark Capt. Anderson's Restaurant, which works closely with local fishermen to bring you fresh delicacies straight off the boat. Don't miss its jumbo shrimp or oysters.
Osaka Japanese Hibachi Steakhouse & Sushi Bar offers authentic Japanese fare made from locally sourced ingredients. Try their shrimp, scallop, lobster, and beef dishes. Serving locals since 1979, The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House beckons for its unique ice-cold oyster preparations, and delicious smoked tuna dip.
For a selection of national and international cuisines, look no further than the restaurants at Pier Park. Longhorn Steakhouse's signature steaks are as good as it gets, while Jimmy Buffett's Margaritaville serves Gulf Coast and American classics from breezy sea-facing decks, with live music to boot.
When to Visit Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach has a subtropical climate where summers can get hot and humid. Owing to school vacations, summer is one of the peak seasons along with spring, when college students descend on the city from all over the United States. With chances of thunderstorms, fall is a quieter period, but you're more likely to score a gorgeous oceanfront vacation rental in Panama City Beach during the off season.
What to Do in Panama City Beach
As one of the world's most beautiful beaches, Panama City Beach thrills visitors with its white sands and deep blue waters. You can find historic and artificial reefs here, as well as an extensive array of beautiful marine life that call the reefs home. The Gulf World Marine Park is a great family destination. Its live shows feature birds, dolphins, sea lions, and even reptiles.
Take advantage of the water sport activities that are on offer here. There's parasailing, charter fishing trips, pontoon boat rentals, jet ski rentals, banana boat rides, and more. Tour agencies arrange for underwater photography trips, snorkeling, dolphin cruises, and diving-and-dinner water cruises. Pier Park in the city center is a hit with families, with its outdoor mall, fun zones, clothing shops, and snack food options.
Cultural Experiences Everywhere
Look beyond the beaches for artistic inspiration in PCB. Paintings, film, writing, sculpture, and even music await at the downtown Panama City Center for the Arts, where you can also buy gifts made by local artists. The Bay County Historical Museum gives visitors a glimpse into what life in this region was like 100 years ago. Highlights include a barber shop, historical vehicles, and a living room recreated in 1930s decor.
The city is also fast becoming a performing arts mecca. The Marina Civic Center, with its bay views, is a must if you fancy Broadway spectacles, orchestral performances, and shows by international artists. Originally built in 1936, Martin Theatre has been restored as a popular community arts venue. It hosts film screenings, concerts, and even special dinner nights.
Sea Creatures, Science, and Mazes
Panama City Beach has earned its place as a family-friendly destination thanks to an abundance of museums and parks. Gulf World Marine Park is an unforgettable experience where kids can swim with dolphins, and interact with stingrays, penguins, sea turtles, and sea lions. It's just across the road from the main stretch of beach, where you can head for some time in the sand and surf afterward.
WonderWorks is an indoor amusement park featuring more than 100 hands-on exhibits which combine wacky fun and educational insights. Exhibits include sleeping on a bed of 3,500 nails, an indoors ropes course, or being blown away by a hurricane! Kids wll enjoy activities like exploring a submarine and discovering the history of diving at the Man And The Sea Museum. There's also a collection of artifacts from shipwrecks dating back to the 1500s.
Fun in the Outdoors
Panama City Beach is a true year-round destination for water sports enthusiasts. Saint Andrew Bay's clear blue waters are perfect for a round of leisurely paddleboarding or kayaking. If you're looking to get the adrenaline going, try some kiteboarding or sailing classes with experienced instructors. There's also offshore snorkeling and scuba diving expeditions if you want to go even further.
There's plenty of great day trip ideas just a short jaunt from PCB. Camp Helen State Park will charm you with its clean beaches, well-marked trails weaving through dunes, and scrub oak forests. Enjoy fishing and boating in this ecological wonder. St. Andrews State Park is one of Florida's most popular parks, where vacationers can snorkel by the jetty and be awed by the multi-hued marine life here. Look out for migratory birds, deer and alligator here, and don't forget your digital devices to capture the action.
Mardi Gras, Carnival, and Much More
PCB's beach setting and climate allow for an array of festivities throughout the year. The festive calendar kicks off with the Panama City Beach Mardi Gras and Music Festival, where you'll experience crawfish boils, barbecues, and a multitude of other events reflecting the area's rich heritage. Schooners Lobster Festival & Tournament, held in October, is a week-long extravaganza of food, live music, and diving tournaments dedicated to the local clawed crustacean.
The year ends with the spectacular New Year's Eve Beach Ball Drop, where a glowing ball is lowered from the sky atop the Celebration Tower. Festivities and fireworks continue at the beautifully lit Russell-Fields Pier which extends about a quarter of a mile into the Gulf of Mexico. Vacation rentals fill up quickly during this period, so make sure to book yours in advance for all the fun.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental in Panama City Beach?
On average, a House rentals or Apartment rentals in Panama City Beach costs $73 per night.
How many vacation rentals are available to book in Panama City Beach?
October has the highest amount of available House rentals and Apartment rentals in Panama City Beach, so you can expect plenty of offers, even for last-minute bookings.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes in Panama City Beach?
The most popular amenities for home rentals in Panama City Beach include accommodations that have: Internet, TV, and Pool.
How many vacation rentals are in Panama City Beach?
Discover 12,361 vacation rentals available to book in Panama City Beach.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals in Panama City Beach?
Finding a cabin rental in Panama City Beach that allows dogs is definitely possible, with 425 pet-friendly homes on offfer.
What's the best time of year to travel to Panama City Beach?
Panama City Beach has its warmest time of year around August and June, with average nightly prices being around $73.
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