Labor Day weekend marks the unofficial end of summer, but the fun never stops at the Real.Fun.Beach! The weather forecast is looking delightful, with abundant sunshine throughout the holiday weekend. So pack your sunscreen, grab your shades, and get ready to soak up the sun! Your Labor Day weekend in Panama City Beach is about to be bathed in picture-perfect weather that will make your memories even more radiant. Whether you're a beach lover, an adventurer, or a relaxation seeker, there's something for everyone. Here's a list of things to do during your Labor Day weekend getaway:

Hit the Beach

With 27 miles of beautiful white sandy beaches, spend your weekend soaking up the sun, swimming in the clear turquoise waters and relaxing on the sandy shores. Panama City Beach is an ideal spot for sunbathing, building sandcastles, playing beach volleyball, or taking a leisurely stroll along the beach. Panama City Beach is home to more than 100 public beach access points, which means there’s a slice of coast to suit each and every taste. 

Beach Drone with 2 floats

Water Sports Extravaganza

For the more adventurous at heart, Labor Day weekend in Panama City Beach is the perfect opportunity to engage in thrilling water sports such as jet skiing, paddle boarding, parasailing, or kayaking. Whether you're an adrenaline junkie or simply seeking some fun in the water, there are plenty of options to choose from. Many rental services are available along the beach, offering equipment for various activities. Click here for a list of water sport rentals.

Couple on jet ski

Boat Tours & Cruises

Explore the coastline from a different perspective by embarking on a boat tour or cruise. Choose from dolphin sightseeing cruises, sunset sails, or event pirate-themed adventures for the whole family. Take a boat or rent a pontoon to visit Shell Island, an uninhabited barrier island with pristine beaches perfect for snorkeling, shelling and beachcombing. For a list of boat tours and cruises, click here.

Pontoon Boat Slide

St. Andrews State Park & Camp Helen State Park

Escape the crowds and immerse yourself in nature at St. Andrews State Park and Camp Helen State Park. With hiking trails, fishing spots, and a diverse range of wildlife, these parks offer a serene retreat.  Rent a bike and stroll through the parks, or rent a paddleboard or kayak for some fun on the water. Pack a picnic and enjoy a day surrounded by the beauty of Panama City Beach's coastal ecosystems.

Camp Helen

Golf & Miniature Golf

Combining the thrill of golf with the beauty of its pristine beachfront locale, this golfer’s paradise offers seasoned pros and beginners three championship golf courses. Panama City Beach caters to golfers of all skill levels, making it an ideal destination for both beginners and seasoned pros. Whether you're looking for a championship-style course or a more casual setting, you'll find courses that match your preferences. For family-friendly options like mini-golf, Panama City Beach offers pirate-themed courses complete with sunken ships and treasure chests, to tropical paradises with cascading waterfalls and lush greenery. While mini golf is all about having fun, a little friendly competition adds an extra layer of excitement for the whole family!

Goofy Golf Panama City Beach Florida

Shopping & Souvenirs

Go shopping in Pier Park, home to around 124 big-name and locally-owned shops! After working up an appetite with all that retail therapy, grab a bite at one of their many restaurants. Other fun Pier Park attractions include the SkyWheel, where you can enjoy panoramic views of Panama City Beach, and Dave & Buster’s, offering arcade games for the young and young-at-heart. You can also catch the latest flicks at the state-of-the-art Grand IMAX Theatre. Bring a part of the Real.Fun.Beach. back home with you, or add a touch of coastal charm to your home away from home. Grab your best shopping buddy, pick up a Decor By the Shore Passport at participating stores or the Panama City Beach Visitors Center, and hit the shopping trail! 

Pier Park