A Guide to Your Relaxing Panama City Beach Family Vacation

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Aqua Travel Writer

Do you ever feel like you get so caught up in doing things on vacation that you forget to slow down and enjoy the moments? This summer, take the opportunity to relax with the ones you love most! Plan a Panama City Beach vacation with your family and enjoy Florida’s most pristine beaches.

Located in Northwest Florida, PCB is known for its emerald green waters and sugar-white sand, as well as its abundance of family-friendly attractions, nature preserves, dining options, and entertainment. Get the whole crew together this summer for the ultimate Panama City Beach family vacation and book your stay at Aqua Resort.

Take it Slow on PCB Beaches

While we love all the fun activities you can do at our beaches, sometimes the most fun you can have is when you’re doing nothing at all. Rest and recharge your batteries on PCB beaches with a good book, or take a leisurely stroll along the coastline to take in the sights. Aqua Resort is located outside of the busy stretch of PCB so the beaches are more quiet and calm. You’ll have plenty of space to sprawl and the kids can build sandcastles and play in the water without having to worry about crowds.

If you do want to be more active on the beaches here, go for an early morning run or get out on the water paddleboarding, kayaking, or boating.

Looking for family-friendly activities that adults will love too? There are tons of options in Panama City Beach. In addition to iconic attractions like the Shipwreck Island Waterpark and Coconut Creek Family Fun Park, St. Andrews State Park and Camp Helen State Park offer a peaceful respite into coastal nature.

Enjoy the Aqua Gulf Resort Amenities

The Aqua Gulf Resort itself offers guests incredible amenities so you never have to leave if you don’t want to. Step out on your private patio for a sprawling view of the Gulf of Mexico, or enjoy the spacious beachside pool and terrace.

The pool area at Aqua Gulf also features a whirlpool grotto, indoor pool, relaxation pool, grill area, lounge with TVs and internet access, and a cafe. Families will love the easy access to these amenities before and after time at the beach, or on days when you want to stay sand-less.

Get Creative in the Kitchen

When you stay at Aqua Gulf, you have a full kitchen at your disposal to whip up unique and fun meals with the whole family. The condos at Aqua Gulf feature granite countertops and premium appliances to make cooking a pleasant experience.

While you might get excited at the idea of going out to eat for every meal, remember that on vacation you can cook leisurely and even have the kids chip in to help. Plus, cooking your own meals will save money and you won’t have to worry about reservations or getting around town.

You can even get all your groceries delivered right to your door with services like The Beach Butlers and Instacart. Plan a night of homemade pizza, a taco bar, or build your own burgers! 

Have a Family Night

When was the last time the whole family gathered together for a game night? After a day out in the sun, get cozy with some games for all ages. There are plenty of virtual games that you can find on your smartphone, or bring along a board game for old fashioned fun.

If you’re looking for something a bit more low-key, try a movie night. Pop some popcorn, indulge in candy and snacks, and snuggle up together to watch a family-friendly film. 

Oftentimes on vacation, we find ourselves running around trying to see and do as much as possible, but relaxing nights indoors can make even more lasting memories.

Plan Your Panama City Beach Family Vacation

Panama City Beach is a great destination for a family vacation. Enjoy views of the Gulf of Mexico and easy access to our sugar-white sand beaches from your condo rental. If you need help getting here, use our directions and helpful guide for transportation options, or contact our team for assistance. We're excited for you to visit!