How to Enjoy Your Stay at PCB
I cannot caution visitors to Panama City Beach, Fla., enough to stay away from Thomas Drive whenever possible. Thomas Drive is the road that runs along the water and, consequently, the road that runs past all the condominiums and nightclubs. Obviously, it cannot be avoided in certain cases, but using a side street or Front Beach Road could shave at least 20 minutes off of any car trip within Panama City Beach.
When you travel to Panama City Beach, or any town on the Gulf of Mexico, you should always be prepared. I always try to keep a bag prepared in my car, just in case I take a day off and head to the beach.
To have a safe and fun trip to Panama City Beach, you need to bring:
- Sunscreen. I would suggest wearing it all day, every day.
- Mosquito Repellant. Although it's a beach, you are in the Panhandle, where our state bird is the mosquito.
- Cash. A lot of the best restaurants and shops don't accept credit cards, so having cash at all times is a must.
- Aloe lotion and moisturizer. After a long day on the beach, your skin may be a little chapped or sunburnt.
- Beach towels. Most places where you stay on the beach will have a washer and dryer, but it never hurts to be prepared.
- Dry shampoo and face powder. When you don't have time to clean up after a long day at the beach, these are a must.
- Cowboy boots! Boots are always fun to wear and are a big hit on the beaches of the Panhandle.