Florida Staycation: How-To Plan Your Perfect Three Day Last-Minute Getaway

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Staycations are the perfect reason to take time off, enjoy a change in scenery, and recharge your battery – all without the added stress of being far from home, transportation hassles, and potentially higher costs of a full-blown vacation. If you’re short on time and low on energy, start packing your overnight bag for a Florida Staycation! 

Panama City Beach: The Perfect Florida Staycation Spot

With sugar-white sandy beaches and emerald-colored waters, The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches will make the perfect backdrop for your staycation. It’s close enough to drive to and far enough away from home to feel unique.  

The Florida Panhandle is just a four-hour drive from Jacksonville and a five and half hour drive Orlando. It’s also a short drive from big out-of-state cities like Atlanta at 6 hours away and 4 hours from Mobile. As the ideal staycation spot for couples looking for a long weekend getaway, we have the perfect plan for the most relaxing 3 days of your life. 

Day 1: Enjoy a Romantic Sunset Picnic 

You’re in the car and headed to the Gulf of Mexico! Start your staycation with a relaxing playlist, like these ballads curated by Spotify.  Panama City Beach is the perfect staycation location because of its island-like vibes and friendly locals. Drop-off your bags and make time to find a perfect spot in the sand to enjoy a romantic sunset picnic with your loved one. Make sure you have plenty of phone battery and camera space because our sunsets never disappoint!  

Day 2: Soak Up the Sun & Visit PCB’s Most Romantic Restaurant 

We recommend dedicating a whole day to relaxing by the waves and soaking up the sun on our breathtaking coast. If a water adventure is more your style, see who can stand up the longest on a paddleboard or have a friendly race with kayaks or jet skis.  

For dinner, visit Firefly, PCB’s most romantic restaurant. Their casual elegant atmosphere complete with award-winning cuisine, friendly staff, and twinkle lights, will set the perfect romantic tone for your evening.   

Day 3: Sunrise Reflections & Spa Relaxation  

On your third and final day of your Florida Staycation, we recommend waking up early to watch the sunrise as you enjoy a cup of coffee. Then head over to one of our favorite local spas, Bella Salon & Spa, to enjoy a relaxing couples massage before you say goodbye to the waves and head home. 

Where to Stay for Your Romantic Getaway 

Now is the best time to visit PCB, with average water temperatures in the 80s and few crowds – nothing says “romance” like your own private section of the beach! Our 13 resorts are designed to give you the best home away from home experience, meaning you never need to leave your room or your resort. Ready to book your Florida Staycation? Check out our current specials and save when you book direct!

Special note to visitors: The safety of our guests, owners, and employees is now and always our highest priority. Prior to heading to the coast, we recommend reviewing COVID-19 travel updates and our commitment to providing a clean vacation experience.