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Panama City Beach: Hotels, Eats & Attractions In

Discover Panama City Beach’s exciting updates for 2024: fresh hotels, unique restaurants and exciting attractions for unforgettable beach trips.

In 2024, Panama City Beach is excited to introduce a variety of new attractions, accommodations and dining options to visitors. These fresh additions are designed to enhance the travel experience and create unforgettable moments on the stunning beaches of this vibrant destination.

“Panama City Beach is pleased to highlight the many new developments, openings and improvements across the destination in 2024,” said Dan Rowe, President and CEO of Visit Panama City Beach. “We look forward to welcoming both new and returning visitors to experience the world-class accommodations, exciting activities and incredible dining options that await you along Panama City Beach’s 27 miles of sugar-white sands.”

Below is a sneak peek of what Panama City Beach has to offer for 2024 and beyond.

Accommodation Upgrades:

  • Marriott’s Residence Inn (opening summer 2024): This new 121-suite property is located on the U.S. Highway 98, near Pier Park Drive. It offers easy access to local attractions such as the Pier Park shopping district and beautiful beaches. The Residence Inn will feature suites with full kitchens, a pool, fitness center, laundry facilities and a breakfast area.
  • Tru by Hilton (Opening Spring 2024): This vibrant and affordable hotel is located on Panama City Beach Parkway, near Publix Sports Park and beach access points. It offers a modern design with numerous amenities for a comfortable stay.

Culinary delights:

  • Ford’s Garage (Pier Park, opening 2024): A burger and brewery restaurant is set to open in Pier Park, offering American classics in a 1920s gas station setting. Ideal for a post-beach dinner, it offers Black Angus burgers and craft beers.
  • Tootsies Orchid Lounge (moving in 2024): This Nashville-based country music venue, currently in Pier Park, will move to the former Spinnaker Beach Club on Thomas Drive. The new location will feature a larger beachfront area for live entertainment.
  • Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show (Opening Spring 2025): A Dolly Parton-style pirate adventure with a 60,000-square-foot theater where guests can enjoy a meal and a pirate fight show featuring mermaids, tropical birds and sea lions.

New attractions and experiences:

DEEP STIM III Vessel Deployment (Early 2024): A 239-foot former oil exploration vessel will be added to Northwest Florida’s artificial reef system, providing a new diving and fishing location.

  • Gulf Coast Salute Airshow (May 4-5, 2024): Panama City Beach’s premier air show at Russell-Fields City Pier featuring military displays and exciting air displays.
  • Frank Brown Park Improvements (Continuing 2024): Ongoing improvements to this athletic facility, including new courts, a skate park, a BMX park and additional amenities.
  • Barrier-Free Beach Access (Beach Access Point 22, opening 2024): An ADA accessible beach access point with special features for people with disabilities.
  • New section of Gayle’s Trails: A newly opened 1.45-mile trail extension offering scenic nature walks and bike rides.
    Back Beach Road Bike Lane (expanded in 2024): An ongoing project to create bike lanes and sidewalks to improve walkability and reduce traffic.
  • TopGolf (Opening Spring 2025): A new high-tech golf entertainment complex in Pier Park with climate-controlled shooting ranges, electronic targets, restaurant, bar and event spaces.

These developments highlight Panama City Beach’s commitment to providing a diverse and enriching experience for all visitors.


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