- The list below includes 41 free or cheap things to do in or near Panama City, Florida, including 34 different types of inexpensive activities like Movie Theaters, Beaches, Parks and Marinas.
- From St. Andrews State Park to Carillon Beach, there are a variety of budget-friendly attractions in Panama City and in nearby cities within 25 miles like Panama City Beach, Mexico Beach and Rosemary Beach.
87% 1591 votes
15412 Front Beach Rd., Panama City Beach, FL 32413 MoreLess Info
There are daily shows at the Gulf World Marine Park, wits animals such as dolphins, sea lions, and tropical birds. There are also special programs, such as swimming with dolphins, the meet-and-greet sea lion program, and the trainer for a day program.
Covering 900,000 square feet and welcoming over 1 million visitors each year, the Pier Park is an outdoor shopping mall which has, among others, theaters, restaurants, pet-friendly beaches, and the Russell-Fields Pier.
With trails leading into the wetlands, Conservation Park offers visitors a wooden boardwalk where they can spot wildlife like native birds, lizards, and butterflies. The main trail is 1.7 miles and open to joggers with their dogs.
67% 46 votes
701 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 MoreLess Info
Offering three attractions, Emerald Coast Mirror Maze is an all-ages activity that includes the Mirror Maze featuring hallways of disorienting mirror illusions, Laser Craze – a spy-style timed agility test, and Pirate's Quest Laser Tag – a themed, team-oriented game for up to twelve players.
53% 19 votes
500 Pier Park Drive, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 MoreLess Info
Featuring theaters with stadium seating and rocking chairs, The Grand 16 - Pier Park shows the newest films on wall to wall screens. The concession stand offers complimentary popcorn and large drink refills.
93% 163 votes
12213 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach, FL 32413 MoreLess Info
Stretching out 1500 feet past the shoreline, Russell Fields City Pier provides visitors with a scenic view of the Gulf of Mexico. Visitors are welcome to fish with the locals and have the opportunity to catch cobia, flounder, and mackerel.
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Shell Shack, 3800 Hwy 98, Mexico Beach, FL 32456 MoreLess Info
Visitors can paddle along the coast with kayaks rented from Barefoot Kayak & Paddle Board Rentals. There are half-submerged trees in the water that can be accessed by kayak from the beach.