A visit to the spa should be one of the first things you do when arriving to your destination, so that you start out relaxed and ready to be refreshed. Serenity Spa at the Wyndham Bay Point is a full service spa with amenities that pamper you. There’s also a gym that is available with any spa service. Many of the beautiful spas are open to the public, even though some are in a resort or hotel most of them are open to outside guests. Since Panama City Beach is the host of the Gulf-Coast Triathlon and Ironman, you are guaranteed to have excellent massage therapists available.
One of the best ways to explore the Gulf and other coastal waters up-close is kayaking. There are many areas of the bay, creeks and salt water lakes that are inviting to a novice or an avid kayaker. The folks at Econfina Creek Canoe Livery offer rentals for both half day and full day trips. It is a beautiful and peaceful journey down the creek with perfect resting stops to have a snack, cool off in the springs and rest.
Frank Brown Park has an Olympic size lap pool open to anyone that needs to get a hard work out in. They even offer a kiddie pool, so you parents can get their swim in while the kids burn some energy too. There are also trails available for walking and running behind the park.
Check out the State Parks such as Big Pine Log with beautiful walking trails, and Torreya State Park in Bristol, just north of Panama City Beach. Of course, going out for a run, walk, bicycle ride conveniently from where you’re staying is a great way to get in some sight-seeing and adventure.