Monday, January 17 is Martin Luther King Day, which means no school or work for many people. And what better way to spend your long weekend than at the Real. Fun. Beach? It might be January, but Panama City Beach is still filled with tons of fun activities to do, restaurants to eat, and places to stay. Here's a quick guide on how to make the best of your three-day weekend in Panama City Beach.

Places to Stay

Many of our resorts and hotels are offering special deals through the end of January. We have thousands of places to stay from resorts to beach homes. You can come alone or with a group, you're sure to find a place that fits all of your needs! If you're coming with kids, places like Holiday Inn or Splash Resort are perfect because they're known for having interactive water parks for children, along with heated pools and hot tubs. If you're coming alone and want a quiet resort, the Sheraton PCB Golf & Spa Resort is a great option, with multiple dining options along with a gym and spa.  

Grab a Bite

Panama City Beach is known for our fresh seafood, and we have plenty of options for delicious seafood restaurants that are sure to leave you wanting more. Runaway Island and Hook'd Pier Bar & Grill are both great options for lunch or dinner. They're both kid-friendly and overlook the Gulf so you can go after spending some time on the beach or just to grab some sun while enjoying your meal. Grand Marlin and Firefly are both more upscale and romantic for those coming for a quick getaway with your significant other. If you're not in the mood for seafood, places like Christo's or Diego's Burrito Factory provide different options. 

Winter Activities

It might be winter, but in Panama City Beach, you can always enjoy our 27 miles of white sand beach. This time of year is perfect for a walk on the beach while taking in the sugar-white sand and turquoise waters. We also have fun activities for kids like putt-putt at Goofy Golf or go-carts at Cobra Adventure Park. If you're looking for something indoors, WonderWorks and Ripley's Believe It or Not! are both tons of fun for the family. For more outdoor activities, Camp Helen State Park and the Conservation Park are both great places to experience the outdoors and see some of the greenery you wouldn't usually see in Panama City Beach. You can even rent a bike and ride down Gayle's Trail, which is connected to the Conservation Park, for another unique experience. 

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