Things to Do in Panama City Beach This Fall

Visit Shell Island, explore Panama City Beach, and enjoy a variety of other great activities as the cool, peaceful fall season rolls in.

Fall is a Great Time to Visit Panama City Beach

The summer season is winding down across the Florida panhandle region. Temperatures are cooling, humidity is dropping, the weather is beautiful and the water is still warm. It’s the perfect time to find interesting things to do around Panama City Beach, so here are three fun suggestions to consider during your visit.

Tour St. Andrews State Park

A visit to Saint Andrews State Park is a must during your stay in Panama City Beach. The crowds are gone and the atmosphere is quiet and peaceful, but there is still a multitude of activities to enjoy within the park. It’s a nice time to experience the unspoiled beach on Shell Island. Sunbathe, swim, or simply wander the sugar white sand to look for seashells. The island is just a short ride away via the safe, convenient Shell Island Shuttle.

Enjoy Some Outdoor Sports

Take time to explore the park via land and water. The Shell Island Shuttle company offers cruiser bikes and paddle boards for rent. Enjoy the fall weather on a bike ride around the park, or go for a paddle along the shore of the Bay. If you would like to try some recreational boating, Panama City Beach Boat Rentals offers pontoon boats that are fantastic for large groups looking to have fun on the water. Or try to spot birds and marine life while exploring the waters from a stealthy kayak.

Explore Historic Panama City

You can have fun on a visit to historic downtown Panama City. Dramatic revitalization in recent years has brought fantastic improvements to the downtown area, and wandering through the classic Panama City downtown district makes for an entertaining evening. Shop cute boutiques, eclectic antique stores, and more. Find great dining and nightlife options as you experience the small-town ambiance that visitors encountered in decades past.

Look for Special Events

Check online for the schedule of interesting festivals and other seasonal events around Panama City. For example, the Oktoberfest held each fall in downtown Panama City offers plenty of fine German food and beer. If wine is more to your taste, the One Harrison Food and Wine Festival takes place in November, or maybe you will be in town to catch the annual Taste of Downtown food festival featuring many of our favorite local restaurants and taste treats. Special events are always a great way to enjoy the various specialties Panama City Beach has to offer.

Experience the Best of the Off-Season

The end of summer brings pleasantly cool days and a still-brimming schedule of things to do around Panama City Beach. You will find it very easy to make the most of your stay and keep the family fully entertained both night and day. All while enjoying the peaceful, relaxing atmosphere of the quiet fall season. Make plans now for a Panama City Beach fall adventure!

Ferry to Shell Island

The Shell Island Shuttle is the easiest, safest, and fastest way to get to Shell Island. Book now and save time on the day!

Things To Do on Shell Island

Looking for things to do in Panama City Beach? Take our Shuttle over to Shell Island, rent a pontoon boat, or even take a dolphin tour.

Panama City Beach Boat Rentals

Boat Rentals

Explore Shell Island on your own time with your family and friends with one of our, well maintained, Shell Island Pontoon Boat Rentals.

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Panama City Beach Dolphin Tours

Dolphin Tours

Our Shell Island Dolphin Tours are one of the most memorable experiences you will have while visiting Panama City Beach.

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Panama City Beach Snorkeling


Shell Island is a local hot spot for snorkeling in Panama City Beach, Florida. Begin your adventure with Shell Island Shuttle.

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