10 Under 10 – Panama City Beach FL

Panama City Beach, FL. Home of the World’s Most Beautiful Beaches, and home to lots of amusements, adventure parks, mini golf, museums, attractions, and more…

One of the main perks of choosing to stay at the Sandpiper Beacon during your vacation, is the fact there is so much to do RIGHT HERE without having to ever leave the resort, that you save money, and get to spend more of your vacation, well, actually relaxing!

From the daily schedule of kids activities like scavenger hunts, facepainting and balloon art, to the waterslides, indoor and outdoor pools, mini golf, beachside playground, lazy river ride and more!

But not everyone stays here at the “FUN!” Place, and those families have to put there

BUT… Can you still have fun, and not worry about blowing your budget? We set out to find 10 ways you can have fun, all for under $10 in Panama City Beach…

 10. Soak Up a Panama City Beach Sunset

panama city beach sunset

Panama City Beach Florida is proud to boast some of the most beautiful sunsets you’ll see anywhere in the World…

Better yet, almost everywhere along the coastline offers you a front row seat to this stunning show. Best of all? It’s completely FREE!

Sunset photos of your family, friends, and loved ones make great souvenirs you can look back on for a lifetime of happy memories from your vacation.


9. Visit St. Andrews State Park

at andrews state park flFor only $8 per vehicle (up to 8 people) you can take a trip to St. Andrews State Park: ranked as the #2 beach in the United States by travel website TripAdvisor.

Between the natural beauty of the stunning white sandy beaches, emerald waters, and all the activities you can do – everyone in the group will be entertained for hours.

St. Andrews State Park is a great example that there are LOTS of things to do in Panama City Beach!

Pack a picnic lunch, find a peaceful, secluded spot, and enjoy the abundance of nature and wildlife…


8. Explore Pier Park – Outdoor Shopping Complex

pier park panama city beach flPut on a pair of comfortable shoes, and let loose in Pier Park – all one million square foot of it!

This Panama City Beach shopping and entertainment center has plenty to offer, inspire, and delight the whole group.

Candy shops, unique souvenir boutiques, restaurants and themed bars.

Check out a matinee movie at the Grand, people-watch, or sit back and soak up some Florida sunshine.


7. Check Out Frank Brown Park

frank brown park panama city flFrank Brown Park is an impressive state-of-the art playground, complete with an aquatic center and 200+ acres of recreational facilities.

This makes it a GREAT place to take the kids and wear them out!

Admission to the park is free.

Entrance fees to the aquatic center vary based on age and residency, but start at $3 per person.


6. Hunt for the Best “Tacky” Souvenir

panama city beach souvenirThere are plenty of places along the beach to search for the best / tackiest beach souvenir.

Turn it into a fun game for the family…

Give everybody the same budget, and let them loose in the huge beach souvenir stores lining Front Beach Road.

Fridge magnets, keychains, sea shells with boggle eyes… The sky’s the limit!


5. Listen to a Concert

pier park concert seriesDuring the summer, the amphitheater at Pier Park is THE place to be on a Thursday night during the summer.

Different artists perform every week and best of all, admission is completely free for the whole family!

Top Tip: Pack a picnic, a cooler full of cold drinks, some lawn chairs and towels, and don’t forget to pack a camera!


4. Share a Family Walk Along the Beach

panama city beachPanama City Beach FL is known as the “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches” for a reason…

The fine sugar white sand is unique, and when you see it side-by-side with the emerald green waters, the views are nothing short of stunning.

It’s the perfect excuse to share some family time together, and make some memories that will last a lifetime.

Take a camera, hunt for shells, and dip your toes in the water 🙂


3. Relax, Unwind, and Float Around the Lazy River

panama city beach lazy riverRegistered guests staying at the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort have access to seemingly endless on-site activities and amenities.

With all the fun you’re having, sometimes you need to just lay back and let the gentle current float your cares away.

The Sandpiper is the ONLY hotel in Panama City Beach with an indoor lazy river ride, and it’s completely free to all registered guests.


2. Challenge the Family to a Game of Mini Golf

panama city beach mini golfAnother perk for all guests staying at the Sandpiper Beacon!

Challenge the family to a fun round of miniature golf right here at the hotel, with awesome views of the beach as you play!

Don’t worry if you didn’t bring your clubs with you… You can borrow putters for free from the hotel lobby.


1. Make a Splash in all the Sandpiper Waterslides

panama city beach waterslideThe Sandpiper Beacon also has a great selection of fun waterslides to try out during your vacation.

So much fun, without ever having to leave the resort, or spending a penny!

From the giant inflatable waterslides, to the iconic yellow twist-n-turn turbo slide at the front of the hotel – your vacation isn’t over until you’ve tried them all!


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