If you’re looking for unique things to do in Panama City Beach, look no further! Find ample opportunities to explore nature, spend time on the water, and enjoy fun family activities and attractions in PCB. Take a look at 11 of the coolest unique things to do in Panama City Beach. There’s no longer any excuse to leave Panama City Beach off your bucket list.
11 of the Most Unique Things To Do in Panama City Beach
1. Take a Boat Ride to Shell Island
Visiting Shell Island in Panama City Beach is a great way to experience a pristine natural Florida beach. You can only get to Shell Island via boat. There are no amenities on the island, not even restrooms or waste receptacles. Chartering a private boat excursion to Shell Island is a great way to experience the island without having to carry everything on and off the shuttle yourself.
2. Helicopter Ride
One of the best ways to take in Panama City Beach Florida is by air, soaring over the white sugar sand beaches and sparkling Gulf water on a helicopter tour.
3. Panama City Beach Winery
Visiting the Panama City Beach Winery is a fun adult activity where you can sample Florida wines made with 100% real fruit without added sugars or flavorings. Complimentary wine tastings are offered. Try their delicious wine slushes, too!
4. Conservation Park
Conservation Park in Panama City Beach is 2,912 acres of total area (908 acres uplands and 2,004 acres wetlands) with 24 miles of trail length and 1 mile of boardwalks for the enjoyment of bikers, hikers and nature lovers.
Also, check out pics from our boardwalk hike in Conservation Park »
5. Visit Camp Helen State Park
Camp Helen State Park is located on the very west end of Bay County
6. Visit Pier Park
Shop in Pier Park or Go on the Panama City Beach Sky Wheel in Pier Park.
7. Ripley's Believe it or Not
Discover the fun and weird exhibits at Ripley’s Panama City Beach. With a 7.D. Moving Theater, the Marvelous Mirror Maze, and Impossible Laser Race, there’s something for everyone at the Believe It or Not!
8 Wonder Works
WonderWorks is an amusement park for the mind with 35,000 square feet of “edu-tainment”. The attraction combines education and entertainment with more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark the imagination.
9. Daniel's Shells & Thomas Donuts in Laguna Beach
Located right across from the beach in the part of Laguna Beach with the dedicated beach, these are two separate, unrelated establishments just a few doors down from each other and are both West End staples. Thomas Donuts & Snacks is and Daniel's Shells has a large selection at very reasonable prices. If you want to buy seashells to supplement the shells you collected on the beach yourself, this is the place...if you need anything else, you won't find it here, so...
10. Free Summer Concert Series
The free Summer Concert Series is a summertime tradition in Panama City Beach. Enjoy a FREE concert at Aaron Bessant Park Amphitheater every Tuesday.
Bring a blanket or chair and the whole family to enjoy some great bands in the park all summer long. Food and Drinks are available for purchase. Coolers, food and pets are welcome.
11. Have a Bonfire on the Beach
Since 2017, beach bonfires are allowed on the beach in Panama City Beach but only with a permit only available through licensed vendors. Permitting is required so that bonfires are never set up in proximity to a sea turtle nest. Bonfires are available only at specific locations, so contact the bonfire vendor directly to determine if you are in a serviceable area.