This Destination Is the Secret to Making a Big Day Even More Special

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You don’t need an excuse to want to experience 27 miles of brilliant white sandy beaches and turquoise waters. But if you do happen to have a special occasion on the horizon, Panama City beach is a top spot to celebrate. From big birthdays to festive holidays, PCB is the perfect getaway for marking a milestone.

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Milestone Events

A vacation is a great way to celebrate a big birthday, graduation or family reunion. With over 17,500 places to stay, it’s easy to find a location to accommodate your group. During the day, spend quality time enjoying boat tours, hitting the waves on jet skis, biking through gorgeous national parks, reaching new heights while parasailing and taking a dive to explore marine life. With so many awesome outdoor activities to choose from, there’s something for everyone in your crew to do together. Fun photo tip: if you’re in PCB for the big 4-0, be sure to take a celebratory pic under the Pier 40 boardwalk entrance. 

For an unforgettable evening gathering, book a beachside bonfire in the sand as the sun goes down. Endless Rentals can set up your very own pop-up party with a firepit, chairs, s’mores, and tables in the sand.

Visiting for couples-only escape? (Hint hint: big anniversaries are the perfect time to ask grandparents to babysit!). Spend leisurely days hanging out on the beach, seeing the sights on a pontoon boat and winding down with a sunset cruise.

A BFF Retreat

After a year of hunkering down at home and major burnout from managing virtual school, a trip with your best friends may be just what you need to recharge. (Peace out, leggings… hello, warm weather wardrobe.)  Rent a house or stay at a resort with your crew—sans kids and spouses. Spend the day relaxing on the beach, taking a rejuvenating hike, sipping cocktails as the sun sets, enjoying delicious dinners and staying out way past your bedtime for dancing and music.

Extra Special Holidays

Sometimes the best holiday gift is a vacation (in which winter coats are a distant memory). Panama City Beach is a wonderful place to create traditions your family will remember forever. Check out PBC’s Beach Home for the Holidays events for information on tree lightings, concerts, Santa and Mrs. Claus sightings and more.  

Culinary and Cocktail Celebrations

The return of UNwineD is an excellent reason to toast. This annual culinary festival is set to take place in Aaron Bessant Park on June 4-5. The weekend kicks off with a VIP garden party hosted by Southern Living. During Saturday’s Grand Afternoon Tasting, guests will sample cocktails, craft beer, wine and delicious food from the area’s leading chefs. Be sure to bring a picnic blanket and chairs to enjoy a laid-back afternoon in the park.

And Just Because…

No matter the occasion, wind your day down at Schooners, known for its casual vibe and great food. Each night as the sun sets, they fire an old cannon to commemorate another beautiful beach day and kick off an evening of fun. 

Make your big day even more special with a family trip to Panama City Beach! Get everything you need to book your trip at