Shopping Fun in the Florida Sun
Whether you’re a fashionista looking for that perfect specialty shop or a tourist eager to find an outlet mall, Panama City Beach gives you every opportunity to have some thrilling shopping adventures.
There’s no better place to start than Pier Park, a massive outdoor shopping mall that offers everything from national retailers to local specialty stores. This shopping center and entertainment hub stretches more than 900,000 square feet with department stores, women’s and men’s fashions, sporting goods, photography/art stores, toy stores, health stores, home accessories and more. You’ll shop until you drop at stores like Aeropostale, Hollister Co., Yankee Candle and The Walking Company. When you need to rest your feet, you can get a table at your choice of restaurants like Jimmy Buffett’s Margaritaville, Reggae J’s Island Grill, Hofbrau Beef Garden and Five Guys.
At one end of Pier Park, you’ll want to take your family to Miracle Strip, where the rides include a carousel, Ferris Wheel, a scrambler, tilt-a-whirl and more.
Another popular shopping destination is Panama City Mall, 2150 Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd., where you’ll find more than 100 specialty shops like American Eagle Outfitters, Kay Jewelers, Victoria’s Secret and GameStop. Grab a cup or joe at Starbucks or a meal at a restaurant like Panera Bread or Red Lobster when it’s time for a break.
Need to find souvenirs for the people back at home? Panama City Beach has a multitude of stores like Blue Heron Fine Gifts, 11260 Panama City Beach Parkway; Flip Flop Shops, 201 Bluefish Drive, Suite 105; and Ron Jon Surf Shop, 16150 Front Beach Road, where you’re sure to find the perfect gifts for friends and family members whatever their interests might be.
Antique hunters will have a field day in PCB. Hunt for those historical gems at shops like Pieces on the Beach, 2505 Thomas Drive; or Scavengers Bazaar, 17900 Panama City Beach Parkway Unit 101.
As you can see, Panama City Beach has the malls, shopping outlets, and specialty stores to match your shopping appetite – and help you find gifts for even the pickiest person. Here are some sources for additional information about some of the best shopping in the Florida panhandle:
Panama City Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau: http://www.visitpanamacitybeach.com/do/shopping/
Panama City Beach Chamber of Commerce: http://www.pcbeach.org/vacation-info/shopping
Florida Tourism Industry Marketing Corp.: http://www.visitflorida.com/Panama_City_Beach/shopping