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Wondering where you should travel to next with your significant other? Panama City is a great place to go on a romantic vacation whether you are celebrating a honeymoon, anniversary or just looking for the perfect place for a romantic getaway.
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8 Romantic Things to Do in Panama City Beach For Couples
Visit Shell Island
Shell Island, a stunning 7 mile barrier island, is undoubtedly one of the most popular things to do in Panama City Beach. Rather surprisingly, there are actually very few shells on Shell island but nonetheless it is a fabulous place to get better acquainted with nature as there is very little man-made development on the island.
From St Andrews Park it is possible to get a short boat shuttle service, known as the the Shell Island Shuttle, over to the island to spend half a day.
If you are on a honeymoon or a couples vacation, it is an amazing place to kick back for a relaxing afternoon in paradise. Due to the crystal clear water surrounding the island, it is one of the most popular spots in Florida for snorkeling. Keep an eye out on the horizon as you can often spot dolphins playing in the water from the beach.
Tip: Pack all the food and water you need for the day as there are no amenities on the island. There is also little to no shade on the island so you might like to bring an umbrella with you.
Panama City Beach
Despite it’s well known reputation as a party beach, Panama City Beach is also great spot for couples as there are a lot of fun romantic activities to do in the area.
Along with a spectacular coastline, there are numerous hiking trails to enjoy as well as fishing piers to catch dinner.
If you feel like a day relaxing at the beach, there are plenty of places where you can rent beach chairs and bask in the sunshine. Many people choose to base themselves on this beach due to the awesome hotels in the area.
Tip: For extra romance, sunset is always a great time to hit up this beach. The sunsets are absolutely magical in this area.
Saint Andrew’s State Park
Saint Andrew’s State Park is one of Florida’s most popular State Parks. Located three miles east of Panama City Beach Florida, this 1,200-acre State Park is a true nature lovers paradise as it offers picturesque beaches, nature trails and wildlife galore.
It costs $8 per vehicle (2 to 8 people) or $2 for pedestrians to enter the State Park for a day of leisure. Many people prefer visiting this State Park over places such as Shell island due to the great amenities available including toilets. If you enjoy fishing, the State Park is a great place to go as there are a lot of fishing opportunities available.
Shipwreck island is one of the best date ideas in Panama City for the big kid at heart. If you love water parks, this is a super fun place to go to have a break from the beach for a day. Inside you will find the perfect mix of rides for adrenaline junkies as well as relaxing slow-paced water slides. There are also some great food and drink options available at the waterpark for lunch.
Shop Till You Drop at Pier Park
If your husband or wife is a shopaholic, Panama City is a great place to go! There are tonnes of great shopping opportunities available. Whether you are looking for a souvenir to bring home, luxury or discount fashion – this town has it all!
One of the best places to go shopping in PCB is Pier Park due to its wide variety of shops including l Tootsie’s Orchid Lounge and IMAX theater.
If you prefer waking up on a Saturday morning and heading to a farmers’ market, Panama City has two great markets to enjoy: the Grand Lagoon Market and the Historic Saint Andrew’s Market which has lots of unique arts and crafts available for sale.
Enjoy Water-sports & Activities
One of the main reasons people choose to vacation in PCB is due to the amazing water-sports & activities the region has to offer.
It is possible to rent a pontoon boat or go on a snorkeling trip from this area of Florida. Some of the most popular options in the area include the evening sunset dolphin cruise, parasailing and paddle boarding. Hire a jetski for a more adrenaline pumping water activity.
Panama City Beach winery
Undoubedtly one of the best things to do for couples in Panama City Beach is taking a visit to the Panama City Beach winery. If you are a budget conscious traveler what is particularly nice about this winery is the fact that it is one of the few wineries in Florida that still offers free wine tasting.
Don’t miss the Key Lime wine, it is absolutely delicious. If you are a sweet wine drinker, there are also some awesome wine slushies to try out.
Ride the SkyWheel Panama City Beach
If you are looking for a romantic, albeit a bit cheesy activity for couples in Panama City, take a ride on the SkyWheel in Panama City Beach. It is a great way to get an awesome view of PCB. It is also a pretty affordable date idea at only $15 a person.
Future Travel to Panama City
As the world remains in an uncertain state, the safety of future travel to this area remains unclear.
We are not medical professionals and any travel to this area should be made at your own risk. A more prudent approach would be to book for late 2021 and beyond.
If you do decide to travel at this time, here are some general tips we would make:
- Wear a face mask;
- Bring hand sanitizer and wash your hands regularly; and
- Book a hotel with free cancellation in the event you need to change your plans at the last minute.
We hope you enjoy your visit to Panama City and remember to stay safe!
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