Thanksgiving at the Beach
Planning a no-stress Thanksgiving getaway in Panama City Beach, Florida, but don’t know where to go or what to do? Maybe you’ve reconsidered cooking on your dreamy holiday vacation. Relax—you’re in paradise, and it should feel like it! Skip the slaving away in the heat of the kitchen and enjoy the heat from our daily Florida sunshine instead, with our guide on how to spend Thanksgiving in Panama City Beach!
Thanksgiving Day – Morning to Mid-Morning:
Start your day off on your private balcony, enjoying the gorgeous view of our emerald-green waters splashing upon our sugary-white sands when you choose to stay at one of our eleven stellar resorts. Then grab a delicious and hearty breakfast at Ocean’s Bar & Grill that includes fluffy eggs, crispy bacon, perfect waffles, mimosas, and more! Plus, don’t forget you’ll also be saving with our Resort Collection Rewards Card, as these valuable cards entitle you to get discounts at all the best restaurants, shops, and activity centers around Panama City Beach—up to $300 in savings. Get the complete listing of Resort Collection Rewards partners here.
After breakfast, enjoy more of the beach by taking a mid-morning walk or sitting by the shore, catching up on your latest book. There’s no such thing as too much beach time. Just don’t forget the sunblock, because our Florida sun is always here to keep us company.
If you’re up for adventure, take the time to visit one of our many beautiful and unique parks, such as St. Andrews State Park, Econfina River State Park, and Camp Helen State Park, just to name a few. Don’t forget your binoculars, as it’s home to many native Florida critters such as deer, turtles, pelicans, sandpipers, gulls, and snow plovers. Get more details in the article “Call of the Wild” in our Goin’ to the Beach magazine.
Noon and Afternoon Leisure
When lunchtime calls, you can’t go wrong with Montego Bay Seafood House (ADD LINK)! Offering an extensive menu, including award-winning seafood gumbo, a variety of appetizers, generous salads, fresh seafood, and more, they have a menu catered for anyone’s taste buds. With two convenient locations—in the Shoppes of Edgewater and the original Montego Bay on “The Curve” on Thomas Drive, we’re happy to say this Caribbean-style restaurant will be open for feasting on Thanksgiving day!
Afterwards, take the time to treat yourself to one of the many activities offered at our resorts. From massages and facials to golfing, tennis, or your general workout routine, we’ve got facilities to fit your desires and needs. Feel free to browse through our amenities when scoping out the perfect resort for you, or feel free to call a Resort Collection Vacation Specialist at (855) 512-3843 to help you with your planning.
After you’ve had the time to enjoy your adventurous and relaxing day in Panama City Beach, it’s time for Thanksgiving feast in the best way. No cooking, no cleaning; just eating and enjoying your time with loved ones. Forget about spending your valuable vacation time on Yelp and Google, trying to figure out where to go. We’ve got a list of great restaurants that are open to give you your beach Thanksgiving feast!
- Ocean’s Bar & Grill
- Montego Bay Seafood House
- Boars Head Restaurant and Tavern
- Harpoon Harry’s
- Runway Island Beach Bar and Grill
- Saltwater Grill
- Jimmy Buffet’s Margaritaville
- Mike’s Café & Oyster Bar
- Shuckum’s Oyster Pub & Seafood Grill
- Patches Pub and Grill
So relax, enjoy, and take advantage of what’s around. Also, don’t forget about the wonderful activities that happen after Thanksgiving dinner, like Black Friday shopping at Pier Park and the events of Beach Home for the Holidays! Check out our previous blog “Panama City Beach Home for the Holidays” to get all the details.