Whether you're making an official holiday, like Memorial Day or the Fourth of July, or sharing a personal milestone with friends and family, Panama City Beach is the perfect destination. Its turquoise waters, sugar-white beaches, luxurious accommodations, and world-class restaurants have you covered for all adventures, no matter the season.
PCB offers every kind of fun imaginable, and celebrating a special occasion is a fabulous reason to visit. From romantic holidays to adventurous family vacations, any trip is a chance to take your celebration to the next level and make lasting memories at our Real.Fun.Beach.
Head out on a fishing charter with dad for Father’s Day, paddleboard through crystal-clear waters on the Fourth of July, celebrate a retirement with a beachfront dinner or take the whole family out on an eco-tour — there’s no shortage of activities for your celebrations here.
“People come from all over to meet up here and celebrate on our beaches,” said Jared Williams, who oversees the team at Endless Beach Rentals. “We embrace the opportunity to be ambassadors to the sand!” Williams services a wide range of events including birthdays, retirement parties, anniversaries, and casual beach bonfires. What’s the common thread? People who want to hang out and make amazing memories. “Whether it’s close family, college friends or annual meet-ups, people come here to be with people,” Williams said. “It’s a place to share with those you love!”
A visit to Panama City Beach is the perfect reminder that it’s not always about how you celebrate but where. So what are you waiting for? Pack your bathing suit and flip-flops, and get started with some of these ideas:
Proposal on a Helicopter
Go big! Go high! Hearts will race as you share your special moment while soaring over the sparkling Gulf of Mexico. With incredible views of PCB’s sugar-white sand beaches and thrilling sites below, a daring and romantic helicopter tour with Panhandle Helicopters will turn any proposal into the memory of a lifetime.
Anniversary Photos at the Numbered Beach Entrances
Whether commemorating one year or 35 years, visitors and couples can scout the beach entrances along the Bay County Public Beach Access points to find the marker number that suits their occasion. These marker signs, which range from one to 100, come with the stunning backdrop of the Gulf of Mexico and make perfect photos for all major milestones, including birthdays, wedding anniversaries, years cancer-free and more.
Beach Babymoon and Gender Reveal
What better place for expectant parents to celebrate the joy of their soon-to-arrive baby boy or girl? Couples can relax during this special time with a variety of romantic activities, including a couple’s massage at the Sheraton’s Serenity Spa and dinner at Firefly, voted OpenTable’s “Most Romantic Restaurant 2017.” Panama City Beach also offers moms- and dads-to-be unique opportunities for gender reveals, including Island Time Sailing Cruises, with its 365-degree view of the stellar Florida sunset, and the popular SkyWheel, which can arrange changing the LED lights on the ride to blue or pink for a grand gender reveal surprise.
Familymoon at the Beach
For newlyweds who want to include their children on their honeymoon, Panama City Beach has adventurous and memorable options for families of all ages. Experience family bonding and almost guaranteed dolphin sightings on the water with Jet Ski or boat rentals, parasailing, fishing charters, snorkeling adventures, and more. Head to the beach at sunset for a luxury picnic custom designed by Palm Branch Picnics for unbeatable new family pictures and never-ending smiles.
High school and college seniors who want to celebrate their hard work with amazing photos will find a variety of backdrops in Panama City Beach. From a sunset on the dunes to Shipwreck Island Water Park to a scenic lakeside trail at St. Andrews State Park, these photos can be as silly, serious, and everything in between.
Cheers With a Sandcastle Party
Perfect for birthday parties, graduations, bachelorette trips, engagements, and more, professional sandcastle sculptors in Panama City Beach can custom build a sandcastle announcing any special event. In addition, the company also offers professional sandcastle building lessons that are perfect for a child’s birthday party. Arrange for a customized sandcastle, and make this beach get-together an Instagram-worthy occasion.