Ask anyone who has been on vacation to Panama City Beach before, and they’ll probably let you know, you don’t need a specific reason. Once you’ve been, you just get it. The beautiful white sandy beaches, warm emerald green waters, large selection of restaurants, shopping, attractions and things to do for the whole family. It’s just a fun, fantastic and affordable vacation destination. Still – if there were a few specific reasons to get the suitcase out of the garage and find your flip-flops, it couldn’t hurt, right?
1. Panama City Beach Country Music Festival
Experience two of the biggest names in Country Music, all in the same weekend; Jason Aldean and Grammy Award winning, top female vocalist, Miranda Lambert. Jason Aldean will be performing on September 24th in Frank Brown Park (located just over a mile away from the Sandpiper Beacon) followed by Miranda Lambert on September 23rd. Enjoy their biggest hits performed live on the World’s most beautiful beaches, including Aldean’s Big Gren Tractor, Wide Open, and Crazy Town. Tickets are available through select lodging sponsors like the Sandpiper Beacon, or Ticketmaster.
2. Panama City Beach Bike Week
Each year thousands or motorcycle enthusiasts from all over the country make their way to Panama City Beach for bike week, A.K.A Thunder Beach. Guests look forward to a weekend of internationally-known live bands, great food, motorcycle vendors, and good times all round. The dates for the Fall 2011 Thunder Beach motorcycle rally are September 28th – October 2nd. As the original home to the Thunder Beach rally, the Sandpiper Beacon will be hosting the beaches biggest parties in the Tiki Bar, featuring the best bands on the beach, including headline act Mustang Sally!
3. Incredible Value
Marking the end of the busy Summer season, many Panama City Beach hotels, motels, resorts, and condos begin to offer lower rates during the Fall. Some, including the Sandpiper Beacon, also offer free night specials for longer stays, such as pay 2 stay 3 deals. This is a fantastic time to visit, where you can enjoy a summer-like entertainment schedule, for a fraction of the cost… saving you more money to enjoy some of the excellent Panama City Beach restaurants and attractions.
4. Cooler Temperatures & Less Crowded
Beat the heat Panama City Beach gets during the peak of the summer season, and don’t worry about dealing with crowded beaches, or long lines and waits at restaurants and attractions along the beach. With most of the kids back at School, Fall is a great time to experience Panama City Beach at a more relaxed pace, and a more comfortable climate.
5. Stunning Sunsets
Fall is often considered to be the local’s favorite time of the year. It is also one of the best times to witness some of the World’s most incredible sunsets. Something magical seems to happen in the skies when the temperatures drop just after the summer season. Witness the sky turn dramatic shades of hot pink, orange, and glow firey red. With Panama City Beach sunsets as stunning as these, you don’t need to be a professional photographer to take stunning pictures!