Discover fun things to do in Panama City Beach

Exploring Florida’s stunning Emerald Coast is a breeze when you stay at Radisson Panama City Beach - Oceanfront. Once you’ve unpacked your bags in your room or suite, stroll along the white-sand beaches just steps from the hotel or head to Pier Park for breathtaking coastal views from the nearly 200-foot-high SkyWheel. If you have kids in tow, you can find family-friendly things to do at spots like WonderWorks and Shipwreck Island Water Park. Outdoor enthusiasts enjoy hiking, biking, and bird-watching in Conservation Park. If you’re attending an annual event like Pepsi Gulf Coast Jam, the PCB Food Truck and Craft Beer Festival, or the Pirates of the High Seas & Renaissance Fest, our hotel places you minutes from festival venues including Frank Brown Park and Aaron Bessant Park.

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Shipwreck Island Waterpark

2.58 mi / 4.16 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

9.23 mi / 14.86 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.

Frank Brown Park

1.54 mi / 2.48 km from the hotel
This park hosts local festivals as well as sporting events such as swim meets and baseball games.

Gulf World Marine Park

0.13 mi / 0.21 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

0.74 mi / 1.19 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.

Ripley's Believe It or Not!

4.53 mi / 7.29 km from the hotel
This family-friendly attraction houses a variety of strange and interesting exhibits. Before you leave, try to find your way through the challenging mirror maze.

Russell-Fields Pier

0.79 mi / 1.27 km from the hotel
Extending more than 1,500 feet over the Gulf of Mexico, this pier offers anglers unbeatable access to king mackerel and flounder. As you stroll along the pier, you may even spot turtles, manatees, and dolphins.

Conservation Park

5.6 mi / 9.01 km from the hotel
Nature-lovers flock to this park, which offers more than 24 miles of trails ideal for hiking, biking, bird-watching, and other outdoor activities. Stroll along over a mile of boardwalks to check out the region’s cypress domes.

Publix Sports Park

5.58 mi / 8.98 km from the hotel
Catch an event any week of the year at Publix Sports Park. With tournament buildings and multiple turf, grass, and championship fields, this complex is equipped to host sports from soccer and football to baseball and lacrosse.


4.49 mi / 7.23 km from the hotel
Fun and science combine at WonderWorks to provide an unrivaled educational experience. Kid-friendly favorites include the glow-in-the-dark ropes course and the astronaut training challenge.