With 27 miles of pristine shoreline and attractions further inland, there’s no shortage of things to do in Panama City Beach. If you’re looking for something a bit out of the ordinary, follow the fun to PCB!

Hop on the SkyWheel at Pier Park

Enjoy panoramic views of PCB on the SkyWheel at Pier Park. Standing nearly 200 feet tall, SkyWheel delivers stellar views from each of its 30 fully enclosed, climate-controlled gondolas. Enjoy a relaxing and comfortable flight, no matter the temperature outside.  

Afterward, continue the fun ground-level on the 18-hole mini golf course. The golf attraction is suitable for all ages and abilities, making it a great family outing. For an adrenaline rush, try the SkyTrail ropes course, which includes suspended bridges, cargo nets, rope ladders, and more. 

When you’ve worked up an appetite, grab a table outside SkyWheel’s Snack Shack and enjoy fair-style food and drinks, including specialty cocktails and draft beers.

Gather Around a Beach Bonfire

Bonfires are a great way to end a fun day at the beach. With the help of local outfitters, you can make your bonfire experience one to remember. 

To name a few, Surf N Sun Recreation and Light Me Up Beach Bonfires both offer beach bonfire packages and serve various locations throughout PCB. You can choose between a two or three-hour package, which may include chairs, a s’mores kit, a Bluetooth speaker, tiki torches, and more! Whether it’s a romantic evening for two or a seafood boil complete with s’mores for your family reunion, there’s no group too big or small to share an evening by the fire.   

Go on a Helicopter Excursion

Enjoy stellar views of the Panama City Beach shoreline on a luxury helicopter.

Soar over the Gulf with Panhandle Helicopter, which offers varying packages for every adventurer. If you’re a first-timer or plan to bring small kids, choose the intro package, which includes a five-minute ride down the city pier and back. If you'd like max time in the air, opt for the Breakfast Point package (25 minutes), which offers views of Shell Island, Grand Lagoon, and the local marshlands. 

Shell Island Shuttle Rides

No Panama City Beach vacation is complete without a day trip to Shell Island, a scenic, undeveloped seven-mile barrier island with every activity under the sun.

Getting to the wildlife sanctuary is part of the adventure. You can hop on the Shell Island Shuttle, rent a pontoon, jet ski there, or join a dolphin sightseeing cruise. Panama City Beach is home to a large population of bottlenose dolphins, so keep an eye out along the way. Once you arrive, you can enjoy various activities, like sunbathing, swimming, snorkeling, hiking, shelling, and fishing. 

The island’s unmatched beauty and abundant wildlife make it a unique way to spend your vacation and one you won’t likely experience anywhere else! 

With so many unique things to do in Panama City Beach, you’ll experience a vacation that’s out of the ordinary!