Panama City Beach Announces New Attractions and Developments
Panama City Beach, best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters, is pleased to announce new restaurants and attractions and developments coming soon in 2022.
“We are looking toward the future with optimism and are thrilled to see continued interest and investment in our community from locals and visitors alike,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “From exciting new attractions, such as the Duplin Winery, to a variety of new hotels and resorts opening soon, including a luxury RV resort, the destination has a lot of exciting new things to offer.”
Known for its 320 annual days of sunshine, 27-miles of sugar-white sand beaches and brilliant emerald-green waters, Panama City Beach has become a beloved destination for families, athletes, nature enthusiasts and foodies seeking a relaxed and affordable getaway. As a result of its loyal visitors, the beach destination continues to expand at an incredible rate, quickly bouncing back from early 2020 travel restrictions set about by the pandemic.
Please see below for Panama City Beach’s latest developments, including new attractions, restaurants and accommodations:
New Artificial Reefs Created by Sunken Industrial Spools- Launched July 28, 2021
Five new artificial reefs were deployed this summer using industrial spools ranging from 22 feet and 40 tons to 35 feet and 60 tons. Just days after the launch, these recycled spools are expected to fill with marine life, creating an ecosystem for divers and fishermen alike to explore and enjoy. Baitfish, opportunistic predatory fish like barracuda, and prized reef fish such as grouper and snapper are expected as residents. The exact GPS coordinates of the first pair of spools are Site 1 30 01.581, -85 55.561 (DD MM.MMM).
Selfie Museum PCB- Open Now
As the first and only Instagram pop-up museum in Panama City Beach, the Selfie Museum PCB will provide the backdrop for taking Real.Fun.Beach photos. All visitors have to do is bring their cell phones for a selfie adventure unlike any experience before. For more information and ticket purchasing, visit https://bit.ly/3fU2mOz.
Duplin Winery- Opening Early 2022
The largest winery in the south, Duplin Winery of Rose Hill has broken ground on the family-owned winery’s third location. Located on 70 acres at the previous Hombre Golf Club, Duplin Winery is building a 35,000-square-foot complex that will be the home of an award-winning, laid-back Southern-style, wine-tasting experience, featuring specialty drinks, gourmet foods, merchandise, live entertainment and America’s Favorite Sweet Wine. Representing an initial $15 million investment, the attraction will employ more than 50 people. Over 20 acres of the property will be dedicated to conservation and preserving the land’s natural beauty. more information, visit https://bit.ly/3itdW5f.
Hunt & Gather Raw Bar & Pub- Open Now
Hunt & Gather Raw Bar & Pub is a place to enjoy the best of the Gulf and local farms with good friends and great food. This unique restaurant specializes in local and regional oysters and offers foodies a fresh take on wild game inspired meals. Stop in and check out the elk burger or quail quesadilla. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/2VQ10xF.
Embassy Suites by Hilton- Opening 2022
The St. Joe Company and Key International broke ground in August 2019 on a sprawling four-and-five-story Embassy Suites next to Pier Park with beautiful views of the Gulf of Mexico. Managed by St. Joe Hospitality, this 225-guest suite hotel will feature a pool with various pool deck seating options, meeting space, fitness center, an on-site restaurant and an upper-level social, catering and event space looking out over the Gulf. The new Embassy Suites will also treat their guests to daily complimentary cooked-to-order breakfasts and a reception each evening. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3lTiT6f.
Homewood Suites by Hilton- Opening Spring 2022
Located just a short drive from the world-famous beaches and adjacent to the recently opened Panama City Beach Sports Complex, this brand-new Homewood Suites by Hilton will be the ideal destination for sports visitors and families. This hotel will feature four stories, 131 one and two-bedroom guest suites complete with full kitchens and refrigerators, a pool, fitness center and complimentary breakfast seven days a week. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3jWSvYt.
Hyatt Place in Panama City Beach- Opening Summer 2022
Located right on the sand of Panama City Beach, this 224-suite hotel will feature a custom designed lobby, thoughtfully designed guest rooms with ocean views, a resort-style pool with a lazy river, a fitness center and a lobby decorated with art by local artists. It will also include Coconut Charlie’s Beach Bar & Grill with live music daily. This hotel will be the first Hyatt property on the beach in the Gulf Coast. For more information, visit https://bit.ly/3xUet4z.
Comfort Inn & Suites- Opening 2022
This 84-room, 4-story hotel will be located on Panama City Beach Parkway, centrally located to the area’s beaches, Conservation Park and Pier Park. Funded by Bay Point Advisors, LLC, this brand-new Comfort Inn & Suites will feature a spacious lobby, business center, breakfast area, fitness center and swimming pool. For more information, visit https://bwnews.pr/3xYXTR0.
Kukla RV Resort- Coming Soon
The city has approved a development order for Kukla RV Resort, a luxury RV resort located between Hutchinson Boulevard and Front Beach Road, which will be geared toward a high-end clientele. The resort will offer amenities such as a pool, fitness center, restaurant, clubhouse, concierge and is positioned to be nothing like the area has ever seen before.