Stroll along lush tropical pathways steps from the Gulf Coast at Pier Park in Panama City Beach! The area’s premier entertainment destination features delicious restaurants, eclectic shops, thrilling attractions, and annual events!
Situated conveniently across from the beach and Russell-Fields Pier and within easy reach of beachfront accommodations, Pier Park is in the heart of all the action in Panama City Beach. Here’s where to eat, play, and shop!
Check Out These Pier Park Attractions
Pier Park attractions offer something for everyone in your crew. Stock up on all your favorite candies at I Love Sugar before catching the latest blockbuster flick at Grand IMAX Theatre. Play state-of-the-art arcade games, and enjoy delicious food and drinks at Dave & Buster’s.
Bring your best problem-solving friends and beat the clock at Royal Escape Rooms. Walk through a glow-in-the-dark mirror maze, challenge your agility in the laser vault, and join an epic laser tag battle at Emerald Coast Mirror Maze and Laser Craze.
Enjoy a bird's eye view of the beach from a vantage point nearly 200 feet above the water in your fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondola at SkyWheel. After your ride, play 18 holes of mini golf down below. There are so many things to do at Pier Park you won’t want to miss!
Shop ‘Til You Drop at Pier Park Stores
Pier Park is a shopper's paradise with over 120 popular brands and charming boutiques steps from the beach.
Shop for the entire family at big-name retailers like Target, Dillards, JCPenney, and Marshalls. You can never have too many shoes – check out Rack Room Shoes, Souls by LT, and Crocs. Dicks Sporting Goods has an excellent selection of sneakers, gear, and apparel for the whole family, so you never miss a workout, even while on vacation!
Pick up resort wear and accessories at Hy’s Toggery, and outfit your crew with everything you need for a day at the beach at Ron Jon Surf Shop. Adorn yourself with timeless jewelry from Shimmering Seas Jewelry and Gifts, where you can collect a few pieces from local artists and jewelers to remember your time at the beach.
Sport color-changing apparel and accessories from Del Sol, and shop the latest trends at Lizard Thicket, Irene and Company Boutique, and Coastal Casuals. If you lose your sunglasses playing in the surf, never fear – you can snag a new pair at Sunglass World.
Avenue Sea and 13 Hub Lane have coastal-inspired home furnishings and decor, with design consultants to help you transform your home into a beach lover’s sanctuary.
Top Pier Park Events
Pier Park hosts several fun annual events you won’t want to miss.
Every year in February, the attraction turns into Bourbon Street for the Mardi Gras & Music Festival. On the Fourth of July, Pier Park lights up during the Star Spangled Spectacular fit with fireworks, food, and pyrotechnics. Fall beckons pirates and princesses to PCB for the annual Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Festival. Other holiday events include the Optimist Club Christmas Parade and the New Year’s Eve Beach Ball Drop that ends the year in PCB-style.
Indulge in Pier Park Restaurants
Pier Park is also a culinary destination with a mix of big-named and locally-owned restaurants and dessert shops.
Enjoy cocktails with a view (not to mention delectable seafood dishes and more) at The Back Porch Seafood & Oyster House, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Pompano Joe’s Seafood House, and Hook’d Pier Bar & Grill.
Try Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge, a Nashville-bred live country music venue for delicious food and drinks with live music. Sports fans can catch the game on wall-to-wall TVs, grab a brew and a bite to eat, and play arcade games at Dave & Buster’s.
Sometimes you have to indulge in a mall treat, and Pier Park’s are all Instagrammable and delicious! Cure your sweet tooth at The Yard Milkshake Bar with out-of-this-world milkshakes and sundaes. Sip on bubble tea, smoothies, milkshakes, and more at Cafe De Pearl. Life is sweeter at Curly Cream Rolled Ice Cream, where you can choose your flavors, mix-ins, and toppings to make the perfect creation.
Indulge in drinks, dining, shopping, and entertainment all in one place. Enhance your experience by staying at one of the surrounding hotels and resorts. With so many things to do at Pier Park, it’s easy to see why it’s one of the top attractions in Panama City Beach.