Panama City Beach FUN on the Agenda: July 2024


By Jack Smith, Publisher

My phone rings several times a day with people asking “What’s the best thing to do in Panama City Beach?” This question has been covered by several articles over the years. We all know PCB is full of fun things to do. I decided to take a fresh approach, to include places off the beaten path that are mostly known by locals and summarize them for you. We are just getting started with this section, so look for more places each month. These are some of my favorite places. I will be on the lookout for the next undiscovered gem!

Have a Sunset Cocktail at The Reef Bar & Grill

Have a Sunset Cocktail at 
The Reef Bar & Grill
The Reef Bar & Grill is home to the most beautiful sunsets on the Emerald Coast. The bar hangs over the white sand beach looking out over the turquoise water. It’s the best-kept secret in town!

21905 Front Beach Road, PCB | (850) 234-5722 |

Go Back to the Future at ​Funland Arcade & Snack Bar

Go Back to the Future at 
​Funland Arcade & Snack Bar
Opening in 1953, Funland is the oldest arcade in Northwest Florida. This family-oriented business has been a “must” stop for three generations of families visiting Panama City Beach. Funland has over 100 arcade games; from kiddie rides to some of your old favorites to the latest in high-tech games. Funland has it all. Another well kept secret is the snack bar, specializing in Southern comfort food for over 50 years. See you there or be square!

14510 Front Beach Road, PCB | (850) 234-3693 |

Reach New Heights with Panhandle Helicopter

Panhandle Helicopter ViewPanhandle Helicopter is a family-owned business that will take you to new heights flying over the world’s most beautiful beaches. We’ll take you along the beaches, allowing you to see all the famous landmarks and marine life below your feet. Dolphins, stingrays and sea turtles are a common sight, so get ready to take a video. In the words of our founder, “if you aren’t having fun, we aren’t doing our job.”

1711 Beach Park Trail, PCB | 850-230-2080 |