Thinking about getting away from it all this Fall and Winter? How about the gulf coast!? No hurricanes coming our way any time soon – Well, We can’t promise that but things are looking pretty nice around Panama City Beach this time of year and there are great reasons to consider a trip down this way.
Weather in Panama City Beach and around the Gulf Shores in fall averages about 80° this time of year. This makes hitting the beach and off some event. A lot of people that have been here in October and November so that this is one of the best times to visit. The weather is mild, warm, and only cools down to about 70° in the evenings, which makes sitting on the beach and enjoying the waves, watching the sunset or enjoying your dinner out on the open deck of places like Pineapple Willy’s and other open air restaurants a great idea.
Crowds have definitely died down in October and November. People might be gearing up to come to the Gulf Coast around Christmas time but October and November is a great time for finding good discounts because there’s just not that many people and of course you won’t have to wait in line at restaurants or get reservations that a lot of the fancier places in town. Kids are back in school, which means you won’t have a lot of screaming children running around and if you plan on taking your kids on a vacation to Panama City Beach, you can get into a lot of the kid orientated events and activities much easier than in the summer. Places like the go carts, amusement rides and museums are all offering different discounts because there’s just not that many people visiting this time of year, making it ideal for taking in all that you want to do and see without waiting in line or dealing with crowds.
You can usually find great discounts, Groupon deals, and coupons for items such as food and beverages, rides, excursions, snorkeling and scuba diving trips, fishing trips and even discounts at boutiques and markets. In the peak summer time and around spring break, prices will be the highest because there are more people visiting, but in the fall and late fall, there’s just not that many people so more businesses are trying to ramp up business by offering discounts. A really good trick to find some excellent deals is simply asking. Places that might offer a Groupon, may be more willing to offer discount directly to you rather than going through the website. This is because these businesses have to pay Groupon a percentage of each transaction and because they are already discounting the item or the activity, they’re making next to nothing. A little trick is to call up the business and ask for the Groupon price without actually going through the Groupon website. Many places may not be able to do this at all since they need a certain amount of deals on the website in order to qualify however, there’s no harm in asking and if the person you talk to on the phone doesn’t know, asked to talk to the manager or superior.
Events and festivals
Fall and winter are great times to visit Panama City Beach as there are lots of different events and festivals such as the jazz festival, the Thunder Beach Motorcycle Rally, music festivals, Pirate Festivals, seafood festivals and more.
Sunsets in the fall are some of the best all year long. The intense colors, water and nature all common need to make some of the most breathtaking landscapes and scene scapes you’ve ever seen. Whether you’re looking for a romantic walk on the beach, some great family moments or taking a trip to Shell Island and surrounding chartered trips, the sunsets and the nature will both inspire and take your breath away.
So what are you waiting for? Check out all the available resorts and hotels currently available and get some of the best discounts in Panama City Beach Florida right here on our website. Need help deciding which direction to go? Contact our office and we be happy to put together a package for you that fits your lifestyle, your tastes and your budget.