Looking for a little retail therapy while you're here? Take a break from the beach and hit the shops! From unique boutiques by the sea to open-air malls, shopping in Panama City Beach is as laid-back, friendly and fun as, well, everything else here.
Specialty shops like Pieces and Blue Heron Fine Gifts are perfect for scoring that simple souvenir that conjures up sunshine and shores, with everything from handmade jewelry and fine art to "beachy" knick-knacks, antiques and collectibles. Beach House Market is also home to a host of sea- and surf-inspired gifts and keepsakes, with more than 20 vendors under one roof.
Last but not least, Panama City Beach shopping wouldn't be complete without a stop at Pier Park. You can call it a mall, but that doesn't quite capture this bright, colorful, open-air collection: More than a million square feet of mom-and-pop gems mixed in with favorite and familiar big-name national stores.