4 FREE Four Day Passes to Seabreeze Jazz Festival

by March 30, 2011 • 163 comments

My good friend, Giveaways, it’s been too long.  BUT alas, we’re doing one today, er, we’re starting one today.

The prize?  4 four day general admission tickets to the 2011 Seabreeze Jazz Festival – each ticket is worth $200, so this is a total prize value of $800!  We’re crazy, we know.

The Seabreeze Jazz Festival is coming up April 14th and we have our grubby mits on four 4-day passes to it that we’re giving away.  Just to be clear, this is 4 FOUR-DAY general admission tickets.  Each one is worth $200 a piece, making the total prize value $800!

Here’s what you have to do to enter:

Comment below telling us what your favorite thing to do in Panama City Beach is – other than come to spectacular Jazz Festivals.

We’ll pick a winner at random next Thursday giving you enough time to make arrangements to come down to the beach.

Here are the official rules.

  • Each entrant can enter once and only once (we can verify this by ip AND cookies) and must use a valid first name and email address.
  • Contest begins when this post is published and ends on Thursday, April 7, 2011 at 1 p.m. CST.
  • We will be doing the drawing regardless of how many people enter.
  • A winner will be chosen at random.  There will be 1 winner total.
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  • If you are selected and you do not respond to our email notifying you of winning 48 hours of the contest ending, then we reserve the right to either keep the prize for another giveaway in the future or award the prize to another entrant.
  • This giveaway is open to anyone in the continental United States.
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1 Heather March 30, 2011 at 11:25 am

I love to spend time on the beach people watching and then delicious dinner at one of our great restaurants.

2 Nigel March 30, 2011 at 11:26 am

Eating (and drinking)! 🙂

As strange as this may sound, we rarely spend any actual time on “the beach” (I know, shocking!). PCB has been blessed to have so many new great restaurants open in the last few years — Firefly, Margaritaville, etc. etc.!

3 Jason Koertge March 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

Trust me, I can definitely relate. With the kids, it’s not so easy to get packed up and go the beach often. But when we do, we’re all about the sandcastles.

4 Naomi simpkins March 30, 2011 at 11:30 am

My family enjoys days at St Andrews and nights at Pier Park! I moved here in 2007 and I absolutely LOVE PCB!!

5 Kim ledford March 30, 2011 at 11:32 am

I love the white sand beaches and crystal blue water during the day and the fabulous restaurants at night with all the great seafood!

6 Aaron March 30, 2011 at 11:33 am

Bike Week!

7 Ryan March 30, 2011 at 11:34 am

Probably the best thing for us is the fact that Pier Park is so dog-friendly. The dog beach is awesome or Aaron Bessant park for the summer concert series.

8 patricia March 30, 2011 at 11:37 am

Walking the beach in the early morning hours to see the sun coming up over the dunes at St Andrews Park. It’s the best way to get mine and my husbands day off to a great start when we’re there on vacation. Can’t wait until the day we can move there permanently.

9 Jackie Bailey March 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

I love taking in the beach and the nature at St Andrews State Park, one of my favorite places; then a drive west down 30A, with stops as the spirit moves me!

10 Becca March 30, 2011 at 11:38 am

The beaches in PCB, quite simply, can’t be beat! I have been to quite a few different ones, and they don’t compare to the sugar sands we have here!

11 Lane Fairbanks March 30, 2011 at 11:43 am

Eat them raw with jazz and red wine

12 Madge Smith March 30, 2011 at 11:54 am

My husband and I love Panama City Beach! After living in town for 11 years, we moved to the west side of the beach! Besides Panama City Beach having activities and events for all ages all year long, the best part for us is just taking a walk and watching the sunset! It is so beautiful!

13 Lisa Egstad March 30, 2011 at 11:59 am

Swimming with dolphins!!!

14 Wendy Creekbaum March 30, 2011 at 12:06 pm

Our favorite thing to do in Panama City Beach is actually in the water itself. We are scuba divers and we love to dive at St. Andrew and investigate the jetties there. We have seen many wonderful creatures during our ventures out and also are very fond of the coast line and love to snorkle.

15 Rita Hansen March 30, 2011 at 12:08 pm

Let me count the ways and things of PCB that I love……
*the relaxed atmosphere
*the beaches that are 1st to none
*the “still” white sand
*swiming in the gulf, with water that feels like you can stay in it for days
*the awesome restaurants and shopping
*fishing….everywhere, from the sea shore to the deep sea
However, #1 for me is the sunset from a boat on the beautiful seas!!!!!!
How blessed I am to be able to experience ALL of this!!!!!

16 Rodney Martin March 30, 2011 at 12:09 pm

Our favorite PCB pastime is simply to pass time. Our pattern is pretty predictable. Get here, hit a local hang for beverage and munchies, find the sand, marinate toes in the water, and cruise the resort. All fun and nominal if any hassles. Life is a beach…

17 Fred March 30, 2011 at 12:10 pm

I love the early morning walks on the sand and the sunsets as well as the locals; everyone seems happy to be here.

18 Jason Koertge March 30, 2011 at 12:11 pm

Great comments everyone! Keep ’em coming!

19 Lana Stansbury March 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

St Andrews State Park has it all, camping ,kayaking, hiking, fishing. Love it!

20 Sue March 30, 2011 at 12:16 pm

I love the beaches, the restaurants, and the shopping! These are a few of my favorite things!

21 Misty Vinson March 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

I love everything about the beach! My favorite things are watching the kids play in the sand & in the ocean, the food, the salty air, the shopping & the people. Hunt’s Oyster Bar, Five Guys Burgers& Fries, Thomas Donuts& Andy’s Flower Power are some must eat places when we go to the beach.

22 Karen March 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

Walking on our sugar white sand!!!

23 Joanie Kyle March 30, 2011 at 12:17 pm

My husband and I love Panama City Beach more than any place we have ever been.We are from the mountains of Georgia.My husband was having major health issues that could have been fatal.We moved here a year ago & now he is fine.We love to walk the beach and watch the most beautiful sun sets in the world here.Panama has soo much to offer unlike where we did live.Every day is a new adventure for us. It gave us life again . It’s like a little peace of Heaven.We have alot of family who come down now to visit us who also love it and now are considering moving here too.” Thank you Panama City Beach”.

24 MARK JOHNSON March 30, 2011 at 12:22 pm

finding seashells with my kids

25 Debra Descalzo March 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

My family loves going out on the boat on weekends and fish including my 2 year old son. He has caught 2 himself! I also love running the local events like “Run for the Redfish” halfmarathon. Other things like visiting the local farmersmarket at St. Andrews marina on Saturdays and having dinner at one of the waterside restaurants is something we do on a regular basis!

26 Lisa Ruby March 30, 2011 at 12:23 pm

“Old School” seafood restaurants and shopping in St. Andrews

27 Vickie Gill March 30, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I love taking my family to the beach and watching my 5-year-old pretend to be a wave runner in the water while my 13-year-old dives for sand dollars and my 8-month-old eats the sand and giggles at the waves. Life is good =)

28 Becky March 30, 2011 at 12:27 pm

I love to enjoy the beach, the ocean, deep sea fishing, the restaurants, and other activities at PCB!

29 Debbie Lee March 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

Happy Hour at Reggae J’s after a fantastic day at the beach, followed up by music at Calyspo by Gene Mitchell. Cant’ wait to be there in less than ten days!!!! PICK ME……

30 Anne McKeen March 30, 2011 at 12:28 pm

We love puppy-watching at the dog beach. The people there always seem as friendly as the pooches!

31 Rich March 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

The beach of course, however a close second is riding the rides with my 3 year old at Pier Park.

32 Cindy Chavira March 30, 2011 at 12:29 pm

We moved here in 2003 and so much has changed since then. We love spending the afternoon at Pier Park walking around, then sitting outdoors at a restaurant and having lunch/dinner and a drink, and then walking down to the beach and enjoying the view while walking off our food. I feel like I am on vacation every day just living here!

33 Naomi simpkins March 30, 2011 at 12:30 pm

For some reson my first comment didn’t post.

We like to spend our days at the beach or St. Andrews and our nights at Peir Park. We moved here in 2007 and LOVE PCB!

34 Christine March 30, 2011 at 12:32 pm

The beachfront sunsets are absoulety amazing – something you cannot witness in their full glory if you aren’t front row. So many people miss out on our sunsets because they aren’t actually on the sand or in the water during that time of day. It’s my favorite part of living here for the past 15 years.

35 Jim March 30, 2011 at 12:33 pm

We really enjoy watching our grandchildren enjoy the things that we did as children. The summer is always more enjoyable for them when they can make new friends. It is so easy in the little resorts like Nautical Watch. Old folks can easily make new friends there too.

36 Kit March 30, 2011 at 12:35 pm

I like taking Gizmo to the dog beach by Pier Park!

37 Leslie Lee March 30, 2011 at 12:36 pm

Pier Park has been a great addition to PCB and we love to stroll the area and shop then maybe take in a movie and always grab a bite to eat at one of the many fine restaurants PCB has to offer.

38 Jenn March 30, 2011 at 12:42 pm

My favorite thing to do in Panama City Beach . . .Boating, fishing with friends on Capt Anderson’s, playing with the kids on shell Island, shopping at pier park, eating breakfast at Andy’s Flower Power or having eggs Liza at Liza’s Kitchen, eating lunch at Schooners or Margaritaville where you can see the beach and people watch, watching the sunset from the pier at Hooked, eating dinner without the kids at Bonefish, Saltwater Grill, or Fire Fly. There is so much to do in Panama City Beach it is hard to name one favorite thing!!!

39 andy March 30, 2011 at 12:48 pm

We love the beach and all the happenings at Pier Park!

40 Michelle Wilkerson March 30, 2011 at 12:53 pm

I love shopping at Pier Park and eating at Margarittaville!

41 Tim Pfaff March 30, 2011 at 12:58 pm

Loved Panama City last year. The sugar white beach was fantastic. The water was crystal clear. Loved sitting on the beach with family all day long. Pineapple willys was great too.

Pfaff family

42 Suz. Windham March 30, 2011 at 1:02 pm

Ahh, Panama City Beach! I’ve been in love with this fabulous place ever since we moved to the area back in the mid ’70’s. Winter morning walks along the shore, afternoon photography opportunities at the piers, evenings at Pier Park. Summers spent under the sun at Rick Seltzer Park, people watching during spring break, and the best of the best…sunsets at Schooner’s where the cannon sets the happy mood and the food is oh so fine! What is there not to love?

43 Susan March 30, 2011 at 1:26 pm

I like doing nothing on the beach, just relaxing, taking it all in.

44 kim larsen March 30, 2011 at 1:39 pm

my favorite thing to do in panama city is sit on the beach… all day, everyday I am there and enjoy the most beautiful beach in the world…ofcourse I go to st andrews bay to shop, captain andersons to eat, montego bay for lunch but truly, the best thing about panama city beach… is panama city beach.. I just can’t get enough. it is well worth the 5 hour drive from my house….

45 Mariah Picot March 30, 2011 at 1:57 pm

I miss the sound of the waves crashing as I lie on the sand soaking up the late afternoon rays, the smell of the salt air as it rushes into my brain, and the sight of the horizon where the ocean meets the sky and you can feel the edge of infinity nagging at your soul.

46 L. A. Hight March 30, 2011 at 1:59 pm

Oysters esp, Appalacha goodies. oh yeah And food, beach , more Oysters ,more beach. Afternoon is Oysters , beach , more seafood, then sunset Ahh yes . This is P.C. Beach my lil-bit of heaven

47 Jason Koertge March 30, 2011 at 2:32 pm

mmmm, oysters. I need some.

48 L. A. Hight March 30, 2011 at 4:12 pm

1st doz, is on me Dusty’s ?

49 Tony May March 30, 2011 at 2:17 pm

Nothing better than relaxing on the balcony of our Tidewater condo with a glass of cabernet or chardonnay or Yuengling or Land Shark lager in hand for the spectacular sunset display after a round of golf at Windswept Dunes or Hombre or Bay Point.

Jason, you should split up the SeaBreeze Jazz tickets and offer two pairs!

50 Linda March 30, 2011 at 2:31 pm

Relaxing with the beach and views from the west end of PC Beach. Playing with my grands in the water and the sand.

51 Patricia Gardner March 30, 2011 at 2:51 pm

We have been vacationing at PCB since early 1980s. All of children have grown up knowing PCB is OUR vacation spot! We love to walk the beaches especially late in the evenings or early mornings. PCB has changed alot over the years but the wonderful atmosphere has not changed. We love the restaurants, Angelos, Schooners, Bishops, etc. My husband and I differ on what our favorite thing is….his is to deep sea fish and mine is to relax on the beach with a great book! We love PCB and look forward to our next trip there (August unless we can win these tickets hahaha).

52 Rewa Chisholm March 30, 2011 at 2:58 pm

I have been to Panama City on 2 occasions. I shopped, relaxed, and enjoyed the sand and the city. THIS YEAR, I am turning “40” and would LOVE to make the 3rd time a charm-the pristine beaches and lovely people make it a fantastic destination.

53 Richardene Caso March 30, 2011 at 3:07 pm

Hello my name is Richardene Caso better known as The Goddess.My Daughter Rewa is celebrating her BIG 40th Birthday April 11th she will be celebrating all month. Rewa was.so excited how BEAUTIFUL Panama Beach was on her visit for Seabreeze Fest The other best thing she enjoyed one the last performances by the late and great Wayman Tysdale. Thank you for the contest hopefully the MAGICAL and BEAUTIFUL winning prize will be a FABULOUS gift to share with my Daughter for her 40th Birthday.I BELIEVE in MAGIC!!! I am a Tampa native with so many years of enjoying Clearwater Beach I would love to make the trip to Panama Beach and enjoy the four days at Seabreeze Fest.with my Daughter. Thank you. Richardene Caso (The Goddess).

54 DJ March 30, 2011 at 3:23 pm

Everything that has to do with the beach & water, skiing, yolo, kayaking, surfing, boating they all do it for me. What a great lifestyle we all have an opportunity to experience.

55 Heather March 30, 2011 at 3:26 pm

I love swimming with the dolphins and snorkeling in the crystal clear, warm waters. I also love watching for sea life from our sea side balcony. We have seen everything from a Whale Shark to bull sharks, dolphins, all sorts of rays, and even manatees!

56 MJ Coking March 30, 2011 at 3:34 pm

The beach and the sand between my toes! The the calm, reverence of the constantly moving water. Hanging out in Pier Park with all those great choices of food, shopping, and fun things to do.

57 Denise OJ March 30, 2011 at 4:01 pm

I like to go shopping at the mall and I truly enjoy the BEACH!!!

58 chan lipscomb March 30, 2011 at 4:05 pm

my favorite thing to do in panama city beach is take the boat to shell island or crooked island, anchor up, have a margarita, and waste the day!

59 Velma March 30, 2011 at 4:28 pm

Love to go shopping at Pier Park and have lunch or dinner in one of the great restaurants on the beach

60 Linda March 30, 2011 at 6:05 pm

We love to have a girls night out by taking the Tram to the restaurants at Pier Park. We split one appetizer between us, have a drink and listen to the entertainment or people watch if no band. We then move on to the next restaurant and repeat.

61 Jeff March 30, 2011 at 6:29 pm

I love taking my children on the helicopter tour!

62 DIANA March 30, 2011 at 6:58 pm

I love walking the beach searching for sea shells, just taking in the sights and sounds of the ocean. No better place to be to relax and be stressfree!!!

63 Steven W. Rubin March 30, 2011 at 7:30 pm

It’s more than the beach. I’ve never been to a place with more friendlier folks. Always a smile and a helping hand. The residents are as warm as a midday sun.

64 Mike March 30, 2011 at 7:34 pm

Beach, beach and beach – the best is shell island!

65 Cathy K March 30, 2011 at 7:37 pm

Panama City Beach is heaven on earth! I have been vacationing in PCB since I was 6 months old. 50 years later, PCB is still my absolutely most-loved, favorite vacation spot. The sugar beaches and emerald water can not be duplicated–anywhere! My family vacations in PCB at least 2 or 3 times each and every year. Our plans are to make PCB our home. Why Panama City Beach? The clear, crisp wash of emerald water on pure white sand, the rhythmic rustle of the waves, the chorus of sea gulls, the glimpse of a sailboat as I turn the page of the latest novel , and the surprise of dolphins playing in the surf. From the anticipation of the freshest, tastiest seafood served in cozy, casual to formal restaurants, the excitement of shopping at Pier Park, the high energy of live enertainment, to the complete serenity of a sunset stroll on the beach, Panama City Beach delivers with jazz and pizazz any time of the year! We love PCB!!!!

66 Steve March 30, 2011 at 8:26 pm

There are so many great activities in PCB. One of my favorites is spending time on the beach and it doesn’t really matter what I’m doing or I can be doing absolutely nothing. It’s an amazing feeling being on the beach and in the Gulf and I never get tired of it.

67 Sharon Campbell March 30, 2011 at 8:45 pm

My favorite activity is watching sunset from the balcony, then off to dinner at one of the fabulous local restaurants, or strolling around Pier Park. Can’t miss sunset!

68 Tom March 30, 2011 at 9:00 pm

Indian Summer Festival, Pier Park’s New Years Ball Drop, Mardi Gras, Spring Break, Jazz Festival, Bike Week, Fourth of July Fire Works, Concerts on the grass, Blues Bar, Piano Bar, watch the sun burn the water at sunset, double red flag, bright moon light on white sand.

69 Charlotte Snead March 30, 2011 at 10:35 pm

I remember going to the beach when we had to stop in Freeport to purchase a block of ice because we had no electric refrigeration once we got to the beach. We also had no tv , only radio. Lots of cousins , along with their families for good country cooking and fellowship. The sand was just as soft and white as now. The sun just as warm and relaxing. Now I love going to the beach , but appreciate the GREAT gourmet food, and all the social activities organized for our enjoyment!

70 Barbara Gulley March 30, 2011 at 10:42 pm

I love the sea food and the white sand. There are no beaches as beautiful as the ones at Panama City Beach.

71 Melissa March 31, 2011 at 12:25 am

Food, Live Bands & Dancing!!!

72 Mary March 31, 2011 at 6:50 am

I love to do anything at all with the kids while at the beach. We often look from the pier to see what we can spot out in the water. The top of the ferris wheel is always fun for them to point out where they want to go next. We all enjoy the fireworks in the evening and the adults enjoying dinner while watching the kids play in the sand is always a great way to end the evenings.

73 aggie yeakel March 31, 2011 at 6:57 am

Jim and I love the beach, Pier Park, fresh seafood, biking on 30A, sunsets, live music, and our beach cottage!

74 Cindy March 31, 2011 at 8:18 am

My family loves a day at the beach every chance we get. We love spending time at Shell Island with our friends and enjoying the evening at Pier Park or one of the other gulf side restaurants. Truly love living in Paradise.

75 Dave Kellenberger March 31, 2011 at 9:20 am

swim out to the sandbar and dive for sand dollars! PCB rocks!

76 Michael March 31, 2011 at 9:56 am

Going to Shell Island with good friends, food, and drink.

77 Kimberly Moran March 31, 2011 at 10:50 am

My favorite things to do in PCB are having a glass of champagne with my husband on the beach every New Years Eve. Also Pineapple Willys pier at sunset.

78 Bonnie March 31, 2011 at 10:52 am

After a day of searching for that perfect seashell on The World’s Most Beautiful Beaches nothing better than sitting on the balcony watching the sunset over the Gulf – glass of wine in hand, a little Boney James playing and hubby making dinner. No place better than PCB.

79 Beverly Lewis March 31, 2011 at 11:02 am

My favorite thing to do is to shop and eat at Pier Park.
Guy Harvey’s is one of my favorite restaurants. I’ve been out at Pier Park the past 2 years on the day the Jaxx festival was going on and yearned to go in. Pick Me!

80 Leslie March 31, 2011 at 12:04 pm

Just ‘chillaxing’, maybe visiting friends with condos or partying at Schooners with the gang. Also, cruisin to Shell Island for a cook-out, water sports, and horse shoes with a large group of friends.

81 Paul Perdue March 31, 2011 at 12:21 pm

We have two condos at Emerald Beach Resort next to Pier Park and absolutely love it. The water is a crystal greenish blue and the sand is a powdery white. You can check out some really cool photos one our website http://www.condosforvacation.com

82 Paula March 31, 2011 at 12:53 pm

My favorite event: Thursday night concerts at Aaron Basset Park @ Pier Park – Love spending time relaxing with great music, great friends, great atmosphere. Over all GREAT EVENT! Paula B

83 Larry March 31, 2011 at 1:32 pm

Beaches are the best, Jazz festival makes it better.

84 greg lissor March 31, 2011 at 1:45 pm

sunsets, golf, boating, scuba, beach, seafood, friends, cruising on your motorcycle……

85 Laura Thompson March 31, 2011 at 2:58 pm

where is there a place more beautiful? maybe only in heaven..

86 Hope March 31, 2011 at 4:10 pm

our beach is the awesome….i love spending all day at pier park shopping, eating and meeting people but my most fav things to do is frequent some of our older places like Shipwreck and stopping in at Funland for a soft serve Vanilla cone….lots of memories here <3

87 Judie March 31, 2011 at 5:07 pm

Jazz – Beach – Beer – Breeze! Heaven!

88 charles funk March 31, 2011 at 5:39 pm

I have lived here all my life and I love the beach. My wife and I enjoy going to Hooters overlooking the beach. We love the Breakers and the music of Mike Van Elsen. PCB is paradise.

89 Julie Spruce March 31, 2011 at 6:38 pm

I love to walk on the beach in the evening and feel the sand. Also love all the great places to eat and go out at night. My whole family loves PCB, it has become our big family summer trip.

90 Misty March 31, 2011 at 9:10 pm

We come to PCB every chance we get! We love to eat at Angelo’s! We drove over 9 hours just to eat there once! It was worth every mile….even though we forgot to account for the season. They were closed for 2 more weeks when we arrived. Funny story to tell now. 🙂

91 Steven Benjamin March 31, 2011 at 9:46 pm

I love taking my fiance to the beach and making lounge chairs out of sand. And to top it off, we’ll have smoothies from Smoothie King as we enjoy the sunset.

92 Laura Gerard April 1, 2011 at 11:05 am

I’m big into sailing with champagne onboard!
PC has been one of my favorite off shore locations because you can see all the land activity from the water.

93 Brent April 5, 2011 at 9:37 am

It took 90 posts to find someone else who enjoys sailing here! Where are all the sailors in PCB! I’m into the sailing, dodging barges in the Bay, and eating oysters!

94 Kim Thornton April 2, 2011 at 9:50 am

The SERENITY of the beach….

95 Teresa Lischka April 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

we love to dine at Oishi’s Thai Restaurant, Shan Kishi, or several of the oyster/fish places on 98! We catch our movies and most of our shopping at Pier Park and other great shopping destinations in PCB. A pontoon boat ride to Shell Island is our favorite way to get out and enjoy the beautiful water and beaches.

96 Dianne April 2, 2011 at 3:35 pm

We love the casual, relaxed atmosphere and friendly folks. My favorite thing to do is listen to music on the beach, or Thursday nights in the park. New Year’s at Pier Park was great too.

97 Jason Koertge April 7, 2011 at 4:50 pm

Congratulations Dianne, you won!

Check your email, I’ve emailed instructions on how to get your tickets.

98 Steve S April 4, 2011 at 8:09 am

I love walking on the beach at St Andrews State Park. It’s so beautiful and relaxing.

99 Marsha April 4, 2011 at 8:30 am

One of our favorite things to do is to hang out on the dog beach by Pier Park and watch the dogs play and have fun.

100 Rober April 4, 2011 at 11:40 am

We love going to Gulf World eating lunch at Pier Park and letting the kids enjoy the rides.

101 Jason Koertge April 4, 2011 at 2:32 pm

Wow, talk about a ton of comments! Keep ’em coming!

102 Nanette April 4, 2011 at 2:37 pm

What I love about Panama City Beach other the beach. I enjoy the shopping at Pier Park. I enjoy the laidback atmosphere that calls for relaxation. You can lay out on the beach and read a book while listening to smooth jazz. I always have to find me a spot for my raw osyters. Overall, it is a great relaxing experience. Can’t wait to return very soon.

103 Nanette April 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

I haven’t been able to find the blue crabs, where are they in Panama City.

104 Rick Tucker April 4, 2011 at 2:39 pm

Being a PC native and now living in Tennessee, I only get home several times a year depending on schedules…when I do get home my favorite thing is to look up my longtime childhood friend, Steve Wiggins, and see whee he is playing..then eat at Capt. Anderson’t with my parents, eat oysters at Hunt’s nin St. Andrews and to veg out on my favorite spot on the beach, just down from Schooner’s and not have to think about a damn thing!

105 Lois Doss April 4, 2011 at 2:53 pm

My family loves the beaches & coconut creek golf & mazE!

106 Sandra Ward April 4, 2011 at 3:10 pm

My favorite thing to do in panama city is visit all the great resturants never a bad meal!! and i also love the pier park it is spectacular and there is always something new to see there!!!!!

107 Pamela April 4, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Pier Park for lunch dinner or just drinks and of course Thunder Beach!!!

108 Pamela April 4, 2011 at 3:49 pm

Pier Park for lunch, dinner, drinks, and of course Thunder Beach!!!

109 Brittany Bennett April 4, 2011 at 4:03 pm

I love going to Shipwreck Waterpark, eating at all the great restaurants, and going tanning at the beach! <3

110 Tanya April 4, 2011 at 5:36 pm

We love going to Pier Park with our 3 yr. old son, the beach when relatives come to visit, and Rocket Lanes. There is always something to do.

111 jellen April 4, 2011 at 6:46 pm

Among my favorite activities in PCB are watching the sun set over the gulf, walking the beach, petting the sting rays at Gulf World, parasailing, spotting dolphins frolicking offshore, participating in a wine tasting at Panama City Beach Winery in St. Thomas Square, eating shrimp scampi at Scampi’s and eating raw oysters on the half shell at so many different venues, including Hammerhead Fred’s and Dusty’s. I love to watch little kids chasing waves and building sand castles. You can always tell when it’s a toddler’s first visit to the gulf. That’s the best visit to watch.

112 Stan Anderson April 5, 2011 at 7:23 am

We love spending time at Pier Park walking, eating, people watching and of course shopping!

We have sat outside the Jazz Festival each year just to hear some of the good music. Tickets were a little too expensive for us so it would be great to wind these tickets and really be a part of the event.

113 John April 5, 2011 at 7:29 am

Kayak fly-fishing, burgers at Roy’s, Pier Park, Shores of Panama

114 Catrina April 5, 2011 at 7:46 am

Long walks on the beach, St. Andrews St Park, C-30A and Pier Park

115 Sue April 5, 2011 at 7:49 am

Great place to relax and get away from the daily stressors of life!

116 Julio Paguda April 5, 2011 at 7:54 am

Of course we have great beaches and there is always something fun to do for my family and I. Besides that one of my favorite things to do is to go garage saleing on Saturday mornings. For such a small City I have been pleasantly surprised with the amount and quality of garage sales you can find here!

117 Yvonne Paguada April 5, 2011 at 8:02 am

PCB is the best! there is so much to do here. beach, hiking, camping, shopping, night life, and the list can go on. We love it here.

118 Sara Rodriguez April 5, 2011 at 8:45 am

I enjoy shopping at Pier Park and the drive along Scenic 30A from Destin to Panama City Beach.

119 Michelle Smith April 5, 2011 at 8:55 am

My favorite thing to to in Panama City Beach is going to the summer concerts. I think this is a great way to bring our community together to have your family, friends (dogs,cats, birds) all join together to celebrate our beautiful beaches and Pier Park activities.

120 Fred Pierson April 5, 2011 at 9:14 am

Love those oysters! Worth the trip from Atlanta!

121 Nancy Edens April 5, 2011 at 9:28 am

I love Panama City Beach! I just love the whole laid back atmosphere. I have LOTS of favorite things to do, but eating the delicious local seafood and watching the gorgeous sunsets are way up there on my priority list!

122 Brent April 5, 2011 at 9:40 am

I love the sailing, the oysters, and the beach. I am surprised at how many people come to Panama City Beach for the mall. I guess, well done Pier Park and Simon.

123 Jeff April 5, 2011 at 9:45 am

Pier Park is the best. Especially Margaritaville.

124 Benny April 5, 2011 at 9:49 am

My favorite thing, other than the obvious sunsets, is to stroll around Pier Park and just enjoy being part of the scene. It is so great to see the diversity that is PCB.

125 Chrystina April 5, 2011 at 10:12 am

Love going to the beach at St. Andrews State Park, always makes for a great day!

126 Donna Cushman April 5, 2011 at 11:28 am

The whole ambiance of Panama City Beach says “FLORIDA” in BIG letters colored Flamingo Hot Pink! Pier Park epitomizes the laid-back, relaxed feel of Gulf Coast — and the Fourth of July Celebration is my favorite — done on a BIKE! It’s the best way to watch the spectacular fireworks over the Gulf! When the show is over — bike to your car — parked on the north side of 98 — stow your bikes and drive home avoiding the Pier Park parking lot traffic! It’s my favorite Panama City Beach evening!

127 Allison Smith April 5, 2011 at 12:31 pm

I love to sit on the beach and watch the sun set, no matter how many times I see it – it is still amazing!

128 Keith Mortensen April 5, 2011 at 3:24 pm

One of our favorite PCB activities has always been going to the St Andrew State Park and walking the trails that lead to Grand Lagoon and then along the Pass back to the kiddie pool area.

129 Donna Riehl April 5, 2011 at 6:32 pm

Watching the sunset from Limes out on the long pier at Bay Point Marriott.

130 JAMES P. CLARK (JIM) April 5, 2011 at 8:05 pm


131 JAMES P. CLARK (JIM) April 5, 2011 at 8:08 pm


132 Randy C Patton April 5, 2011 at 9:22 pm

My favorite activity at the beach is to drive along the coast and admire the true beauty of the Emerald colored water and the sugar white sand. It doesn’t get much better in my opinion. PCB lover for life!!

133 JOEL April 6, 2011 at 12:18 am

Actually My favorite thing to do in my free time is go to Ms Newby’s.. Yes Ms Newby’s… I always have a great time there. I throw darts.. listen to some great bands play… and I love to people watch most of all..and my oh my do some really funny people come thru there….The drinks are always great and the atmosphere is always fun….I have made a lot of friends from there.

134 Josh April 6, 2011 at 7:15 am

My fav part of PCB is usually fishing from the piers and snorkeling (although not at the same time). But the new Pier Park is alot of fun in that touristy kinda way. I’ve been coming to PCB since I was a kid and spent many hours playing skee-ball and riding go-karts. Now with my kids, I bought the all-day pass for the Pier Park Miracle Strip rides and let them go round and round until their hearts’ content! Would love to check out this Jazz fest.

135 Jeff April 6, 2011 at 7:18 am

Beach walks from our condo to St. Andrews

136 Cindy Hamilton April 6, 2011 at 7:21 am

We love to go shopping, and trying out new and different restaurants as well as different places to stay. We also love the Mariana Civic Center and all the different arts and culture Panama City has to offer.

137 Ruth Black April 6, 2011 at 7:30 am

I love the beach. I am easily entertained and just chillin’ on the beach is what I come for. But I also LOVE a big tray of oysters on the half! My two favorite things in the entire universe!

138 Cathy Weakley April 6, 2011 at 7:40 am

The crystal clear water and the dolphins. Watching them never gets old!!!

139 Kerry April 6, 2011 at 7:52 am

Panama City Beach and The whole ambiance. There’s something to do for everyone. You can do the family thing or you can be single & enjoy the single scene. From Pier Park to Captain Anderson ,lay back relaxed and feel the breeze of Gulf Coast! Spectacular fireworks and the Seafood festival,Madi Gras Parade and New Year Eve Celebration over the Gulf! But what I like most is my first visit to PCB…seeing the Beautiful Gulf. We got there fast and we took it very slow. I always hating leaving

140 Rex Free April 6, 2011 at 7:55 am

I love everything about living at the beach.

141 Peggy Hennessy April 6, 2011 at 8:11 am

My granddaughter just loves going to the beach. She and I also love all types of music.

142 Jerome April 6, 2011 at 8:40 am

Hey: another day in paradise when you go to the beach in panama city.You can’t ask for anything better.Its at our back door use it.enjoy.

143 Rodney Elkins April 6, 2011 at 8:49 am

When we drive over to Panama City Beach – we like to walk through Pier Park and then drive over to Krystal’s for their kids meals (we dont have one in Destin). And, the Walmart at intersection of Thomas Dr and Front Beach Road has an amazing Clearance aisle! Plus, gas is .06 cent less per gallon.

144 Sam April 6, 2011 at 9:09 am

No way I can pinpoint one thing about PCB–the beautiful beach,island, and emerald green water, the wonderful parks, the incredible concerts and fantastic festivals, the fabulous food and sensational shopping, the unbelievable restaurants, the spectacular sunsets!! What’s NOT to like??? (Besides the mosquitos, of course!!)

145 Cathleen April 6, 2011 at 9:23 am

My favorite thing to do in PCB is play with my daughter on the white, sandy beaches. Watching her eyes and looking at her smile as she experienced the beach and the gulf for the first time was beyond compare. Looking at her tiny footprints in the sand…breathtaking.

146 Loreli April 6, 2011 at 9:37 am

Walking on the beach, sitting on a balcony overlooking the beach with my morning coffee, the food, the stores, the memories.

147 Delores April 6, 2011 at 9:38 am

My favorite thing to do on PCB is watch the beautiful sunsets! WOW, we really have some great ones. The beautiful white sandy beaches are great for kids to play in and for just sitting out there with a book, relaxing and enjoying the sun.
There are so many great restaurants here that you feel that you have to try them all. And as far as I know, they are all great! Plus, now we have some great attractions that are fun for the whole family to enjoy. What’s not to like about PCB would be easier to answer! Because there isn’t anything!

148 Bailey April 6, 2011 at 9:51 am

Enjoying fresh food at the locally-owned seafood restaurants full of laid-back customers and staff, and going to Pier Park afterwards to people watch.

149 Nikki Nickerson April 6, 2011 at 9:54 am

We are big fans of HUNT’S OYSTER BAR in PCB…. pull up a chair and have the best oysters at the best price!!

150 gary April 6, 2011 at 9:59 am

Walking the beach is better exercize and more entertaining than just walking the neighborhood. You see something new or different every day.

151 Jenni April 6, 2011 at 10:46 am

I love to go to the beach and watch the sun go down and listen to the waves and the gulls. I get with God at the beach – He created this beautiful paradise and I’m just grateful He allows me to live here!

152 Lynn April 6, 2011 at 11:13 am

Dusty’s Oyster Bar for “redneck tapas” – Sunsets from The Boatyard while sipping a cold one and eating their fabulous tuna nachos, dancing at Schooner’s – especially whan Phar Fletcher is rocking the house and walking my baby dog around Pier Park!!!!

153 Dixie April 6, 2011 at 12:59 pm

I have loved living on PCB since the day I moved here. Having lunch or dinner on the water with family and friends never gets old and now with Pier Park open there is always something fun to do and somewhere to take company. The “new” miracle strip rides and all the concerts there are great for the entire family as well.

154 karen arrigo April 6, 2011 at 3:08 pm

We moved to PCB after Katrina. We always wanted to live on the beach. Also I do love Pier Park especially the Thursday night concerts. I am really glad they they put Miracle Strip too!

155 Judi Heern April 6, 2011 at 3:54 pm

Love watching the sunrise while sitting on the beach.

156 Joe April 6, 2011 at 5:44 pm

I love to eat at Captain Jack’s Restaurant on Thomas Drive.

157 Les Freeman April 6, 2011 at 6:00 pm

My family and I love to go to Pier Park. We love shopping, the restraunts, LOVE the Grand, huge movie fan’s. My son loves the rides and games, and we love going to the Festivals and event’s, would love to go see George Benson !, Talk about a family attraction, it’s the only place my middle school child will hang out with in his terms “old” parents.

158 Susan Jones April 6, 2011 at 6:16 pm

I love bar/restaurant hopping at Pier Park. We go to a restaurant for one drink and split one appetizer, then on to the next…. Take cab home. Great way to spend an evening.

159 Tressa April 6, 2011 at 8:54 pm

I love to go to the restaurants, golf, walk the beaches, scuba dive, and (hopefully) complete my first white sand triathlon this year. I hear the post-race party at Spinnaker is going to be fabulous. PCB is great!

160 Capt. Nash April 6, 2011 at 11:08 pm

Fishing in the morning with one of are local charter boats then having the catch cooked that night at a local restaurant. Finish the night off with some great music and dancing.

161 Diane April 7, 2011 at 7:03 am

I just love Panama City Beach. The white sandy beaches, the sparkling emerald waters, the beautiful Sunsets and the quite walk on the beach in the dawn of the morning.

162 Wendy April 7, 2011 at 8:38 am

My favorite thing to do in Panama City Beach is watch the sunset. It’s the simple things in life we all fail to take advantage of. We have the best beach around, there is no debating that. When you watch the vibrant sun sink down into the Gulf and the sky turn into an amazing canvas of colors, what more could you ask for! If you really want to make it special, pack up your dinner and a blanket and enjoy your evening meal while watching the beautiful sun say good night.Don’t forget to stop and smell the roses along the way.

163 Jason Koertge April 7, 2011 at 4:35 pm

Holy Smokes! 160 comments!

This contest is officially CLOSED! Thanks to everyone who entered, we’ll do the drawing in a little bit and announce the winner here.

Good luck to everyone!