If you want to get out & about
Surrounding Area of Panama City Beach
If you’re able to spend enough time in Panama City Beach to want explore the surrounding areas, day trips offer a wide variety of fun! From shopping and lifestyle to eco-tourism, there’s tons to discover all around Northwest Florida!
Spend some quiet time leisurely paddling a canoe and see tons of wildlife, plant life, and more! Swim and snorkel in crystal clear, sandy bottomed springs. Bring a picinic and make a day of it. Enjoy lush tropical vegetation, unique honeycomb limestone banks, and six major spring areas which combine to make this Florida’s Most Beautiful Canoe Trail!
This is one of the few state parks with dry (air-filled) caves and is the only state park in Florida to offer cave tours to the public. The Florida Cavern has dazzling formations of limestone stalactites, stalagmites, soda straws, flowstones and draperies. The Chipola River and Blue Hole spring provide areas for fishing, canoeing and boating. Florida Caverns State Park is popular for camping, picnicking, fishing, hiking, and horseback riding. The park does not rent horses, however stables are available for equestrian enthusiast. The park also features a nine-hole, New Deal-era golf course set in beautiful rolling terrain.
Scenic 30-A is small stretch of paradise that’s nestled in the Panhandle of Northwest Florida. Scenic 30-A is made up of unique beach communities that still offer that laid back lifestyle and local vibe that one expects from a Florida beach town. With excellent dining, shopping, and local events, it’s an experience you’ll not soon forget.
Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Silver Sands Premium Outlets® is home to 110 designer and name-brand outlet stores including Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store and Saks Fifth Avenue Off 5th. Visitors can find a variety of shops ranging from women’s apparel and accessories to housewares and sporting goods. Renowned as the premier shopping destination along Northwest Florida’s Emerald Coast, the outlet mall serves the nearby communities of Destin and Panama City. The outlet mall is conveniently located off US Highway 98, one mile west of Sandestin Golf and Beach Resort. This beautiful outdoor mall features covered sidewalks, lush landscaping and a children’s play area. There are also a variety of enticing dining options from sit down venues including Carrabba’s Italian Grill to fast casual and grab-and-go options such as Panera Bread and Auntie Anne’s Pretzels.