- Labor Day Deals and Social Distancing Activities Available -
PANAMA CITY BEACH, Fla., August 27, 2020 – Panama City Beach, best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters on the Gulf of Mexico, invites visitors to the destination this Labor Day weekend to enjoy special deals on select resorts and condominiums and endless, outdoor social distancing activities. From world-renowned beaches and water adventures to fishing and scenic bike trails, Panama City Beach offers a safe and affordable Caribbean-like vacation without ever leaving the country.
“What better way to mark the unofficial end of summer than with a trip to the ‘World’s Most Beautiful Beaches?’ After months indoors, Labor Day is the ideal time to get outside and take advantage of special offers for a social distancing vacation in Panama City Beach,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “We ask that visitors and locals alike continue to follow all safety precautions from local, state and federal officials as well as the CDC when traveling.”
Please see below for more information on Panama City Beach’s accommodation deals, outdoor attractions and precautionary measures.
The Sheraton Panama City Beach Golf & Spa Resort is offering ‘Book 2 Nights and Get a 3rd Night Free’ deal during Labor Day weekend. To protect staff and guests, the hotel has implemented precautionary measures including providing masks and gloves to guests, limiting elevator usage to two guests at one time, supplying guests with a bottle of disinfectant spray and letting rooms sit for at least 24 hours prior to cleaning. The resort’s restaurant is also using plastic cups and disposable menus only.
The Resort Collection is offering guests 20% off this Labor Day weekend with the promocode LABORDAY20. Featuring 12 Panama City Beach properties, including Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort and Majestic Beach Resort, the collection is taking many preventive measures to mitigate the spread of COVID-19. Resort Collection will perform extensive sanitizing measures provided by the American Chemistry Council’s guidelines for cleaning in commercial settings, and the resort will practice “social distancing” by spacing chairs on the pool decks at least six feet apart, restricting groups of 10 or more, etc.
Treasure Island Resort Rentals is providing guests with 10% off with promo code LABORDAY2020 when they book online. Treasure Island has implemented government mandated guidelines to ensure that their staff, guests and owners are safe. The resort’s housekeeping team is thoroughly cleaning and sanitizing all surfaces in common areas and inside the condominiums and are providing sanitized linens, increasing use of antibacterial hand sanitizers and requiring PPE equipment for all staff and vendors.
Outdoor Attraction Deals
Shell Island Beach
Captain Anderson’s Marina is currently offering ‘Buy One, Get One 50% Off’ for Shell Island tickets during Labor Day Weekend (limited to one per group). Accessible only by boat and surrounded by the world’s highest concentration of bottlenose dolphins, this pristine seven-mile island of sugar-white sand, emerald water and beautiful pine forest is truly an oasis for those who want to get away from it all. Suited for a picnic, walk on the beach or snorkeling adventure, the barrier island is the perfect spot to reconnect with Mother Nature. From docile deer and nesting shorebirds to loggerhead turtles and elusive ghost crabs, a host of coastal creatures call Shell Island home.
Amp up your Panama City Beach adventure with JetSurf, the #1 fastest motorized surfboard on the planet. JetSurf PCB is offering 20% off JetSurf rides this Labor Day Weekend with promo code, LaborDay20.
Additional Outdoor Attractions
St. Andrews State Park Beach
St. Andrews State Park is consistently one of the most popular and most visited state parks in Florida. Situated on a peninsula at the far eastern edge of Panama City Beach, the beach is bordered by the Gulf of Mexico to the south, the St. Andrews Pass to the east and the Grand Lagoon to the north. Snorkeling and scuba diving along the jetties are popular pastimes for many as an array of brightly colored marine life can be found not far beneath the surface. Swimming and surfing are popular on the Gulf side of the state park, while those in search of calmer waters can enjoy the "kiddie pool," a large area along the pass that is protected by the jetties.
Biking, Hiking and Walking Trails
Conservation Park offers 12 looping trails ranging from 0.6 to 11 miles for walking, biking, wildlife and bird watching. In addition, St. Andrews State Park offers guest the chance to walk, hike or bike and see an amazing variety of wildlife, from migratory birds to deer to even alligators. One of Panama City Beach’s newest trail systems, Gayle's Trails, is also growing to span the entire island of Panama City Beach, so far connecting Frank Brown Park to Conservation Park. For more information on Panama City Beach’s parks, click here.
Paddleboard & Kayak Rentals
Beach lovers can surf the waves via paddleboard on Panama City Beach’s protected and open waters like the Grand Lagoon, St. Andrews Bay and various cold springs, rivers and lakes in the region. While paddleboarding, guests can spy rays, fish, sea turtles, dolphin and other wildlife beneath the water’s surface. Equipment is easily rented from The Boardroom and for the especially brave and well balanced, paddleboard yoga is available at Yoga Elements.
Fishing – Pier, Beach, Kayak, Paddleboard or Boat
The crystal-clear depths of Panama City Beach’s sandy shores are home to a vast array of wildlife for both inshore and offshore fishing. Whether anglers are looking for an exciting deep-sea fishing, catch and release experience in the Gulf of Mexico or just sitting on a pier at St. Andrews Bay, they will be delighted to enjoy the diverse salt and freshwater options in the region. Fishing adventures abound in Panama City Beach, so much so that the award-winning “Chasin’ The Sun” TV show takes place in the region.
- Condominiums: Rental agencies across the state must follow new sanitation protocols. Most short-term rentals are also allowing additional, adequate time in between each guest’s check-in and check-out.
- Dining: Restaurants are now open at 50%occupancy both indoors and outdoors in Panama City Beach, most of which are still open for take-out as well. Runaway Island Beach Bar and Grill is offering live music every night, and Schooners has continued to host their sunset celebration both in-house and virtually on their Facebook page.
Social distancing protocols will continue to be enforced, including maintaining group size to under 50 individuals and having a six-foot separation between groups. For more information regarding protections, visit https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/daily-life-coping/visitors.html.
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About Panama City Beach
Panama City Beach is situated on 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches bordering clear, emerald-green waters where the Gulf of Mexico and St. Andrew Bay converge. With 320 days of sunshine annually and attractions such as St. Andrews State Park and Pier Park, the region has long been favored by travelers seeking an affordable beach vacation with year-round offerings for families, couples, groups and adventure-seekers. These include championship golf courses, spas, sporting events, award-winning dining and diverse recreational activities. In addition, Panama City Beach’s Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport offers non-stop flights on Delta Airlines, Southwest Airlines and United Airlines. For more information, call 850-233-5070 or visit the official website of the Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau at www.visitpanamacitybeach.com. Stay connected with Panama City Beach on Twitter (@Visit_PCB), Instagram (@Visit_PCB) and Facebook (@VisitPanamaCityBeach).
About Visit Panama City Beach
Visit Panama City Beach is the official destination marketing organization for Panama City Beach, Florida. The award-winning organization has earned industry accreditation (DMAP) from Destinations International, the world’s leading authority in destination marketing, and exists to drive economic opportunity, job creation, community sustainability and quality of life for its residents through marketing, promotion and stewardship of the destination’s REAL.FUN.BEACH. brand and attributes, tourism development, special event production, and managing beach re-nourishment and maintenance programs.
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