Exciting Transformations on the Emerald Coast

Dated: February 7 2024

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From new hotels and restaurants to thrilling attractions, the beachfront paradise is gearing up for an unforgettable experience. Let's dive into the excitement!

1. Residence Inn by Marriott (Summer 2024):

Get ready for luxury living! The 121-suite Residence Inn by Marriott is set to open near Pier Park Drive, putting guests within walking distance of the Pier Park shopping district and the breathtaking beaches.

2. Tru by Hilton (Spring 2024):

A vibrant and affordable lodging option, Tru by Hilton, is making its mark on Panama City Beach Parkway. With a sleek design and a host of amenities, it's a perfect choice for travelers seeking comfort and functionality.

3. Ford's Garage (Pier Park) (2024):

Rev up your taste buds! Ford's Garage, the neighborhood burger and brew joint, is zooming into Pier Park in 2024. Experience mouthwatering All-American favorites in a vintage atmosphere that pays homage to America's iconic automobile brand.

4. Pirates Voyage Dinner and Show (Spring 2025):

Arr matey! Dolly Parton is bringing swashbuckling fun with the Pirates Voyage Dinner & Show. Opening in Spring 2025, this family-friendly attraction promises a thrilling pirate battle aboard full-size ships and a feast fit for royalty.

5. Tootsies Orchid Lounge (Relocating in 2024):

Country music lovers rejoice! Tootsies Orchid Lounge is relocating to the Spinnaker Beach Club property, offering a new beachfront space for nightly live entertainment.

6. DEEP STIM III Vessel Deployment (Early 2024):

Dive into adventure! The extensive artificial reef system off Panama City Beach expands with the DEEP STIM III vessel deployment, creating an underwater haven for diving and fishing enthusiasts.

7. Frank Brown Park (Improvements in 2024):

Sports lovers, rejoice! Frank Brown Park is getting even better with plans for additional amenities, including basketball and pickleball courts, a skate park, a BMX park, and enhanced parking and bathrooms.

8. Gayle’s Trails (New Segment Now Open):

Nature enthusiasts, explore away! The recently opened eastern segment of Gayle's Trails spans 1.45 miles, providing a serene nature walk or bike ride through the destination.

9. Gulf Coast Salute Airshow (May 4-5, 2024):

Look to the skies! The inaugural Gulf Coast Salute Airshow on May 4-5, 2024, at the Russell-Fields City Pier promises an exhilarating experience with military demonstrations and breathtaking aerial displays.

10. TopGolf (Opening Spring 2025):

Swing into action! Topgolf is bringing its high-tech golf entertainment complex to Panama City Beach’s Pier Park area in 2025, offering a game that all ages can enjoy, plus a full-service restaurant and bar.

Excitement is building, and I can't wait to share more about these incredible developments. Stay tuned for upcoming blogs diving deeper into each of these fantastic additions to Panama City Beach.

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