Favorite Area Attractions – Click the attraction name to visit the website
Camp St. Helen State Park
Camp St. Helen State Park is a truly a hidden gem, Camp Helen is a beautiful daytime getaway destination. With its long and unique history, Camp Helen is sure to appeal to everyone.
Visit the lodge and relax in the rocking chairs as you look at Lake Powell, Florida’s largest rare coastal dune lake. Learn stories about the park’s history or share some of your own. Visit the Visitor’s Center and enjoy photos and memorabilia from the park’s past, as well as wildlife displays! Enjoy a nice stroll down the nature
trail, or simply take time to enjoy a walk on the beach. Camp Helen is also a great fishing spot, so bring your gear!
Gulf World Marine Park
Gulf World’s daily shows featuring Dolphins, Sea Lions, Reptiles, Tropical Birds and other furry animals will amaze you. Pay one price and see all the shows and explore our indoor and outdoor tropical gardens showcasing penguins, sea turtles, alligators and flamingos. Our stingray petting pool is always a popular activity during your visit. Parking is free and we are open rain or shine.We offer many ways for you to get up close and personal with our animals. You can make a reservation for any of our interactive programs. Our Swim with a Dolphin program is a great opportunity to enter our million-gallon dolphin habitat and get eye to eye with these fantastic animals. The Trainer for a Day program is an all day program behind the scenes working with our trainers caring for our animals. Our Day Camps are filled with fun activities learning about different animals. Our Sea Lion & Dolphin Meet-N-Greet programs allow you to interact with our animals and trainers during training sessions.
Pier Park Panama City Beach is a 900,000+ square foot Florida shopping center and entertainment hub located in the heart of this beachside city. Serving as the
premiere Northwest Florida shopping destination, this mecca offers dining, specialty shops, attractions, The Grand movie theatre, live music, events and more. Come get your feet wet with Panama City Beach shopping!
Businesses include Apricot Lane, Emerald Coast Olive Oil, Dave and Busters, Pita Pit and Chicken Salad Chick. Department Stores include: Target, Super Walmart, JCPennys, Dillards.
Shipwreck Water Park
Shipwreck Island Waterpark opened in the summer of 1983. The tropical theme waterpark is filled with attractions and food and beverage outlets to bring smiles to every member of your family. The twenty-acre park features lush landscaping, a professionally trained aquatics staff, and is one of the most hospitable attractions in all of North Florida. Shipwreck Island has been entertaining families for twenty-five years on Panama City Beach. Don’t settle for a sprinkle, come make a big splash at Shipwreck Island Waterpark. See you soon!
St. Andrews State Park
Well-known for its sugar white sand and emerald green waters, this former military reservation has over one-and-a-half miles of beaches on the Gulf of Mexico and Grand Lagoon. Water sports enthusiasts can enjoy swimming, snorkeling, scuba diving, kayaking, and canoeing. Two fishing piers, a jetty, and a boat ramp provide ample fishing opportunities for anglers. Two nature trails wind through a rich diversity of coastal plant communities – a splendid opportunity for bird-watching. Those wanting to relax can sunbathe on the beach or enjoy a leisurely lunch under the shade of a picnic pavilion. Full-facility campsites, as well as primitive youth group camping, make this park a popular overnight destination. A concession offers snacks, souvenirs, and fishing amenities. Shell Island Boat Tours are available during the spring and summer.
WonderWorks challenges the mind, sparks the imagination and leads the way as the top interactive attraction. Through innovation, entertainment and affordability,
WonderWorks turns fun upside down and inspires lasting memories for guests of all ages
Panama City Beach Piers
Panama City Beach offers fishermen 4 great fishing piers to choose from – 3 that reach far out into the Gulf of Mexico, and 1 that offers anglers a chance to cast their line into the Grand Lagoon.
The two most prominent fishing piers in Panama City Beach are the identical Russell-Fields Pier and the M.B. Miller Pier, often referred to as the City Pier and the County Pier.
St. Andrews State Park offers two fishing piers, one (The Tiller Pier) on the Gulf Side, and the other fishing pier gives fishermen access to the protected waters of the Grand Lagoon. Fishing or walking on these piers is free, although there is a charge to enter the state park.
Golf In Panama City Beach
With 5 championship golf courses (including the only Nicklaus Design course in Northwest Florida), 320 days of sunshine a year, and an average temperature of 74 degrees, it’s no wonder that Golf Digest magazine named Panama City Beach one of America’s top three golf towns. There’s plenty of variety, too! In fact, with 162-holes to play, you’d be hard pressed to squeeze all the great golf Panama City Beach offers into one vacation.
Thanks to affordable greens fees and tee times available year-round, visitors to Panama City Beach quickly figure out why golfers who want to shave a few strokes off their game are flocking to enjoy Real. Fun. Golf.
Deep Sea Fishing In Destin
Famous as ‘The World’s Luckiest Fishing Village,’ it’s no surprise that the deep sea fishing Destin has on its doorstep is something special. This is one of the closest ports to blue water in the Gulf of Mexico, and the 150 strong charter boat fleet is primed and ready to show you what lies beneath the surface.
Destin charter boats might be famous for bottom fishing for Red Snapper, but go on a deep sea fishing trip and you’ll find that there’s a lot more to be done in these parts. Whether it’s deep dropping for Golden Tilefish, Snowy Groupers, and Yellow Edge Groupers, getting out the LEDs and glow sticks for deep water Swordfish, or trolling for pelagic, this is some of the most exciting deep sea fishing you can find… well, pretty much anywhere.