Going on vacation means that you and the family get to do some fun things like go to the beach, go shopping, and hit one of the amazing restaurants in the area. Coming to Panama City Beach, Florida is no exception but it also means that you have the chance to see some amazing attractions and go home with very exciting stories of your adventures. You can experience nature with a number of animal parks, get wet at one of the water parks or public water playgrounds, and test your skills at putt putt or the thrill of go-cart racing. Either way, there are a number of things to see and do that will surely make your trip to the beach lover’s beach one that you will share for many years to come!
Frank Brown Park, the premiere facility for Panama City Beach sports, encompasses over 200 acres and offers something for everyone. The Park includes 11 ball fields, three soccer fields, four lighted tennis courts, basketball and volleyball courts, numerous walking trails, picnic shelters and a state-of-the-art playground. The newest addition is the Aquatic Center featuring an Olympic-sized heated swimming pool and a water playground for children. Frank Brown Park plays host to regional and national events for both youth and adults including USFA Fastpitch Softball, Grand Slam Baseball and the World Softball League. An added feature of the Park is the lighted 30-acre festival site, home of the Gulf Coast Charity Horse Show, Seafood Wine & Music Festival and the Emerald Coast Cruizin’ Car Show.
Not all of our Panama City Beach sports events take place on a “field”! Panama City Beach annually “rolls out the red carpet” to other prestigious events such as the Ironman Florida Triathlon, the Grand Lagoon National Fishing Tournament and the Bay Point Billfish Tournament. There are so many things to do in Panama City Beach for every sports enthusiast – from spectator to participant!
Pier Park, the 900,000 square foot mega family entertainment complex nestled between Front Beach Road and Panama City Beach Parkway (Highway 98), has redefined Panama City Beach. People now know when they come here that a shopping destination like none other awaits them.
Pier Park is a beautifully landscaped outdoor shopping mall with festive, colorful Caribbean architecture, containing national chain retailers along with unique locally owned boutiques and specialty stores. The lifestyle complex also contains a 16-screen movie theater, Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville and many other well-known restaurants and smaller eateries.
Pier Park is the perfect destination for families, couples, kids…everyone!