Whether you're on a couples getaway or a family vacation (and seeking some quality alone time), Panama City Beach offers a variety of romantic activities. Cozy up by a beach bonfire, savor drinks on a serene sunset cruise, or indulge in a delicious meal at a waterfront restaurant. Experience the romantic side of PCB with these seven fantastic date night ideas. 

Enjoy a Romantic Picnic or Beach Bonfire

Visit a local grocery store to select your favorite charcuterie delights, or grab a to-go meal from Liza's Kitchen. Then, head to one of our beautiful parks and beaches and set up an evening picnic on the sand or beneath a shady tree.

Opting for the beach? Elevate the romance by enlisting the help of local experts like Palm Branch Picnics to set up your alfresco dining experience. Consider adding a starlit bonfire to your date night. Leave all the logistical details to trusted professionals like Back Beach Rentals and Adventures at Sea

Embark on a Beautiful Sunset Cruise

Experience the tranquility and romance of a sunset cruise in Panama City Beach. Glide across calm Gulf waters as the sun's warm hues paint the sky, creating an intimate ambiance. 

Book a trip with local cruise outfitters, like the Champagne Lady yacht, which offers drinks, buffet-style appetizers, and a chance to catch the sunset and maybe even a dolphin or two. 

Glamping for Two

For nature enthusiasts seeking a romantic weekend beyond one night, consider booking an eco-tent stay for an unforgettable glamping experience at St. Andrews State Park.

Experience the best of both worlds with a stay that offers the comforts of a hotel—a cozy queen-sized bed, electricity, and more—combined with the allure of nature and camping. Step outside your tent for outdoor recreation. It’s an ideal fusion of nature and luxury, perfect for a memorable getaway with your nature-loving partner.

Go on an Evening Bike Ride

Work up an appetite for dinner and go on a bike ride along the trails of Panama City Beach. 

Cruise along the coastline or immerse yourselves in the nature trails winding through St. Andrews State Park, Camp Helen State Park, and Conservation Park. Take a spin on the Gayle’s Trails, a paved path guiding you through Aaron Bessant and Frank Brown parks. 

If you’re not planning to bring bikes for the vacation, no problem–you can easily rent a pair from a local bike shop.

Share a Romantic Meal

Whether you're up for a relaxed meal or a more upscale affair, Panama City Beach's restaurants have something special for every couple.

If you're looking for elegance, check out Firefly–they've got an indoor courtyard with a beautifully lit tree. Book a table at Capt. Anderson’s Restaurant or The Grand Marlin for waterfront views.

Prefer a relaxed beachside setting? Sharky's Beachfront Restaurant, Runaway Island, Schooners Last Local Beach Club, and Pineapple Willy’s are some of the many beachfront restaurants offering mouthwatering dishes and live music to set the mood. 

Hit up the Local Nightlife

When the sun sets, Panama City Beach comes alive with vibrant nightlife options for couples. 

Numerous restaurants seamlessly transform into nighttime hotspots, offering a fusion of dining and entertainment. Discover an array of beach bars across PCB, alongside live music havens like the renowned Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, nestled in Pier Park. Beyond Tootsie’s, Pier Park boasts the Grand IMAX Pier Park Theatre, Dave and Buster’s, and the SkyWheel observation wheel.

Attend a PCB Event

Plan your perfect date night around one of our many events, such as highly anticipated annual festivities, like the Seabreeze Jazz Fest, and weekly happenings, from live music performances to athletic competitions.

Indulge in beach picnics, sunset cruises, and more, and create unforgettable romantic moments on our shore. These are just some of the many things to do in Panama City Beach for couples on date night.