Spend a day at the beach and find fun things to do in Panama City

Famous for its white-sand beaches, Florida’s Panama City is also filled with other fun things to do, all close to your hotel room at the Country Inn & Suites. Looking to experience the great outdoors? Go fishing or hiking in St. Andrews State Park, or play a round of golf in the nature preserve at Bay Point Resort. Bear Creek Feline Center offers a unique opportunity to see Florida wildcats and other exotic felines up close while you learn about the threats they face.

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Shell Island Boat Rentals & Tours

6.08 mi / 9.79 km from the hotel
End the day with a private sunset tour, or go snorkeling with bottlenose dolphins. You can also rent a pontoon or fishing boat to explore on your own.

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

10.04 mi / 16.15 km from the hotel
Stay cool by riding a zip line into a blue lagoon, tubing down the Lazy River, and swimming in a 500,000-gallon wave pool at Shipwreck Island Waterpark.

St. Andrews State Park

6.08 mi / 9.79 km from the hotel
Surf, hike, fish, picnic, or simply stroll along Florida’s sugar-white beaches and emerald waters at St. Andrews State Park.

Gulf World Marine Park

12.53 mi / 20.16 km from the hotel
You can swim with dolphins, feed a stingray, and meet some very talented penguins at this interactive marine park.

Pier Park

12.97 mi / 20.87 km from the hotel
There’s fun for everyone at this open-air mall featuring more than 120 stores, plus varied dining options. Attractions include an IMAX theater, a laser tag arena, and the towering SkyWheel. Anglers can cast a line from the adjacent Russell-Fields Pier.

The Man in the Sea Museum

14.3 mi / 23.02 km from the hotel
Visit this museum dedicated to the history of underwater exploration with a focus on diving. See treasures from sunken ships, naval equipment, vehicles, and habitats like SEALAB 1.

Bay Point Golf Club

4.99 mi / 8.03 km from the hotel
Golfers of all skill levels can tee it up at Bay Point Resort, which features two championship golf courses and multiple tennis courts on a 1,100-acre nature preserve.

McKenzie Park

2.37 mi / 3.81 km from the hotel
Rest in the shade of a beautiful gazebo and large oak trees while your children splash and play in the park’s water fountains.

Bear Creek Feline Center

14.77 mi / 23.76 km from the hotel
When you visit this sanctuary to glimpse bobcats, panthers, and other wildcats, you’ll learn more about these animals that exist in Florida’s wilds.