Summer is far from over and many families are still searching for that much-needed beach destination offering a break from the rat race of everyday life. Making the drive to the panhandle of Florida offers up some beautiful scenery, extraordinary cuisine and much more!
Today’s PCB is a more family-friendly beach destination than years gone by with resorts like Emerald Beach who offer elegant, uncompromising places for families to vacation with all the comforts of home. Available units include one-, two- and three-bedroom condos, all with spacious designs including beachfront views, full kitchens and laundry.
Guests enjoy not only modern, up-to-date interiors at Emerald Beach Resort, but also balconies that provide an awesome beachside amenity…the soothing sound of waves coming ashore…a great nighttime lullaby!
Amenities outside the units…
No matter what your fancy, Emerald Beach Resort has you covered. Lay poolside, relax on the beautiful white sandy beach or play a round of golf at closeby Hombre Golf Club (a 27-hole championship course). Of course, they offer hot tubs and a sauna as well as a state-of-the-art fitness center for those who don’t want their workout to take a vacation!
A unique feature that sets Emerald Beach Resort apart from other condos and high rises is the presence of Florida’s largest sky bridge complete with a SKYBAR offering fruity little beach drinks, flatscreen TVs and free Wi-Fi in a comfortable, casual setting.
A larger-than-normal gift shop is available with souvenirs, cold drinks, snacks and apparel. And, have no fear, Starbucks is on the premises as well so you can have your favorite java whenever you feel the urge!
Vacationing families have certain things on their check list…and locating at Emerald Beach Resort’s convenient address for a week-long vacation accommodates many factors on that list aside from the obvious resort inclusives:
- Target is at Pier Park so you can stock your unit with food, snacks, sunscreen and other beach necessities.
- Pier Park also offers great shopping, an amusement area to entertain the kids (young and old alike), great restaurants and a movie theater.
- Other seafood eateries are within a short drive (Sharky’s and Shuckums).
The family fun Gulf World Marine Park is just a short drive from Emerald Beach Resort and it is well worth the price of a ticket to spend some time there, especially if you’ve never been. Daily shows are a big draw of visitors in PCB. Guests can experience sealife (and wildlife) in matchless ways adding a wow factor to your vacation! Check out these shows: the Dolphin Show, the Sea Lion Show, the Performing Parrot Show, the Magic of Noah Well, the Reptile Show, the Underwater Scuba Show and a LIVE hark and turtle feeding. This is a great option to add additional fun to a week at the beach and it creates an atmosphere for some family togetherness.
Vacation in Panama City Beach…
Ten years ago, families were steering away from vacations in PCB, but today they are coming back in droves! Emerald Beach Resort is one of the reasons why. If you are going to vacation in PCB, a stay with Emerald Beach puts you smack in the middle of everything you need to enjoy time away from work and life’s hustle and bustle: pools, sand, sun, food and fun!
ALL PHOTOS COURTESY OF THE RESORT COLLECTION OF PANAMA CITY BEACH.