Although true time travel is still a thing of science fiction, Teddy and Jenny Meeks have captured a similar sensation at Pier Park. In 2009, the couple purchased the 1964 Allan Herschell Carousel that had been an iconic attraction at the now-closed Miracle Strip Amusement Park. The 30 horses and two chariots were immediately swarmed with giddy riders—some children, and some adults who fondly remembered feeding the horses wooden apples at the carousel's former home. The spinning steeds so charmed the locals that Teddy and Jenny began a more comprehensive revival. They bought Miracle Strip's 1985 Balloon Race and 1952 Red Baron rides, and when they couldn't find the park's original 1975 Ferris wheel, they hunted for one of the same make and model.
The Big Eli wheel now awards its guests views over the Gulf of Mexico and several other classic rides, including a Tilt-a-Whirl and train cars that kids crank by hand. Flowers cloak hanging baskets, and topiaries mimicking animal figures accent sandy paths, adding to the venue's picturesque nostalgia. Teddy and Jenny have also installed a butterfly pavilion, about which Bay Life magazine reports that visitors can glimpse 700 flying specimens, hatching cocoons, and caterpillars drawing up blueprints for wings.
Panama City visitors and natives are never more than a hop, a skip, and a parasail away from aquatic amusement, thanks to Adventures at Sea’s more than 60 locations, most stationed behind Panama City Beach's hotels and condos. The staff rents out pontoon boats for trips to Shell Island and pulls up to six riders on inflatable banana boats with a speedy jet ski. Experienced crews captain charter fishing trips and give fishers everything they need to catch trophies such as king mackerel, red groupers, and Stanley Cups that got away. After action-packed days filled with sunny memories, visitors can rent a lounge chair and soak up the sunset.
Spice up your week with a trip to C-Level Bar and Grill in Panama City Beach, and enjoy grub at the top of its game.
With no low-fat options served, come ready to eat your heart out.
Round out your meal with a little tipple — C-Level Bar and Grill has a terrific drink list, including beer, wine, and more.
C-Level Bar and Grill offers a free wifi hot spot — perfect for surfing the web or getting a little work done.
For comfortable outdoor service, C-Level Bar and Grill sets up a seasonal patio.
C-Level Bar and Grill can provide comfortable seating options for parties of any size.
The restaurant's noise level can be somewhat straining on the vocal cords, so intimate get-togethers may be best enjoyed elsewhere.
Keep it casual at C-Level Bar and Grill — the restaurant is laid-back and patrons dress accordingly.
For those in a hurry, the restaurant lets you take your meal or snack to go.
For easy dining, C-Level Bar and Grill provides convenient parking in a connecting lot.
No matter what you choose off the menu at C-Level Bar and Grill, you won't completely break the bank with prices averaging around $30.
At C-Level Bar and Grill, you can quickly and safely pay with any major credit card.
For wings with a ton of zest, Panama City Beach's Hooters has got you covered.
If you're avoiding fat or gluten, you can still eat great at Hooters, which offers a number of low-fat and gluten-free choices.
Toast your evening out at Hooters with a glass of beer or wine from their lengthy drink list.
Enjoy discounted food and drinks at Hooters' happy hour.
Free wifi is available as well.
Bask in the sun (or moon!) light when you dine on Hooters' outdoor patio.
Gather up your group of friends and head to Hooters, a local restaurant that has room for large groups.
To get seated fast on a weeknight, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation — after-work crowds can fill the place up.
Put the suit away when heading to Hooters — dress is casual, as are the vibes.
Always five minutes behind schedule? Pick up your food to go instead.
Hooters' Thomas Dr business provides visitors with valet parking.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Hooters.
The menu at Hooters includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner — stop by for your favorite meal.
Schooners offers an array of tempting American cuisine.
For those tired of trendy diets, Schooners s lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile.
Complete your meal with the perfect glass of wine or beer from Schooners' drink list.
Bring the whole clan to Schooners — kids and parents will love the menu and ambience here.
Check out the brews and bites at happy hour, and kick back without spending a fortune.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Schooners to grab a spot on the patio.
Skip long waits and head to Schooners with your large group for easy seating.
For music and dancing, Schooners also features live bands and an open floor.
Whether you're coming from work or a ballgame, the dress code at laid-back Schooners is come-as-you-are.
If time is of the essence, Schooners' take-out option may be a better fit.
At Schooners, bikers can lock their bikes safely outside.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Schooners.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all on Schooners' menu — you can stop by whenever the moment's right for you.
Sit down with a simple sandwich or salad — Beach House Bar and Grill caters to those craving an all-American meal.
Beach House Bar and Grill does not prepare their menu with low-fat items, though, so those following a strict diet may have better luck elsewhere.
Whether you have a group of five or a group of 20, Beach House Bar and Grill can seat both large and small groups.
Warm weather brings out Beach House Bar and Grill's highly coveted patio seating.
It doesn't get much more laid-back than Beach House Bar and Grill, so dress for comfort when you come.
Call Beach House Bar and Grill for catering if you have a big event coming up.
Drivers will embrace the parking lot located next door to Beach House Bar and Grill.
A typical meal at Beach House Bar and Grill will set you back less than $30.
At Beach House Bar and Grill, you will need cash to pay for your expenses.