Panama City Beach, best known for its 27 miles of sugar-white sand beaches and emerald-green waters, is pleased to share the newest offerings and developments to experience in the destination in 2023. From new hotel openings and exciting attractions to expanded food and beverage options, there is always something new to discover in Panama City Beach.
“We look forward to showcasing the many new developments throughout Panama City Beach in 2023,” says Visit Panama City Beach President and CEO Dan Rowe. “We are thrilled to welcome both new and returning visitors to experience the exciting new attractions, accommodations and dining options that the destination has to offer this year.”
Food & Beverage:
Duplin Winery – Opening Spring 2023
Set to open in Spring 2023, the highly-anticipated 35,000 square foot Duplin Winery in Panama City Beach will be the third Duplin Winery location in the U.S. The award-winning, family-owned winery will offer a laid-back Southern-style tasting experience featuring specialty drinks, gourmet foods, merchandise, live entertainment and America’s Favorite Sweet Wine.
Parlor Doughnuts – Now Open
This beloved craft donut and coffee shop founded in Evansville, IN recently opened a new location in Panama City Beach, bringing an array of original donut flavors, specialty coffees and artisanal breakfast options to the destination. Along with their deliciously unique “layered doughnut”, Parlor offers something for everyone including vegan, gluten-friendly and keto-friendly items.
Attractions & Experiences
Bay County Skate Park at Panama City Beach Sports Complex – Opening April 2023
This 20,000 square foot, $2-million-dollar skate park broke ground in June of 2022. Designed by renowned skate park designer Tim Payne, the facility will include half pipes, quarter pipes and snake runs in addition to multi-functional facilities for skaters to do tricks on. Located at the Panama City Beach Sports Complex, this expansive skate park will host several tournaments and special skateboarding events.
Aaron Bessant Park – Renovations and Improvements in 2023
Known among locals and visitors for hosting many of Panama City Beach’s most popular events and concerts, Aaron Bessant Park’s 70-acre facility contains an outdoor amphitheater, three soccer fields, manicured lawns and paved walkways just two blocks from the Gulf. This year, Aaron Bessant Park will receive several renovations and improvements to further enhance the venue for guests.
BigShots Golf – Opening 2024
BigShots Golf, a high-tech entertainment and dining venue, is teaming up with Oasis Resorts to announce a new franchise-owned location in Panama City Beach. The course will welcome guests of all ages and skill levels, with plans to include indoor and outdoor putting courses, an elevated sports bar and a two-story tee line with approximately 60 interactive climate-controlled tee boxes.
Comfort Inn & Suites – Now Open
This 84-room, 4-story hotel is 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 features a spacious lobby, business center, breakfast area, fitness center and swimming pool.
Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort Panama City Beach – Opening March 2023
Introducing Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort, an exciting new collection of single-family homes and cottages for sale on Bid-a-Wee Beach in Panama City Beach, Florida. The resort will provide something for every taste—from luxury beachfront residences to charming cottages. At Margaritaville Beach Cottage Resort, you’re home at the beach.
Embassy Suites by Hilton- Opening May 2023
Set to open this May, the new Embassy Suites by Hilton Panama City Beach Resort is an all-suite oceanfront resort is just steps away the destination’s white sand beaches and emerald waters. 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.
The Chateau – Reopening in 2023
One of Panama City Beach’s original family-friendly accommodations is expected to reopen later this year with a brand-new, refreshed look and feel. Since 2021, The Chateau has undergone an extensive renovation with exciting upgrades, added recreational amenities, and many more enhancements for guests to enjoy at the beachfront property.
Residence Inn by Marriott – Opening Late 2023 / Early 2024
The St. Joe Company and InterMountain Management, LLC recently announced the commencement of construction of the 121-suite Residence Inn by Marriott on the north side of U.S. Highway 98 near the intersection of Pier Park Drive. Plans call for amenities to include a conference room, pool, fitness center and outdoor patio with grills. Guests will be within walking distance to a number of notable attractions, including the Pier Park shopping and entertainment district and the destination’s beautiful beaches.