ABOUT CAROLE MINER
Our family lives in Minnesota, and we started coming to Panama City Beach for our 'Spring Break' vacation in the late 1970's. In 1992, my son suggested we purchase a condominium in Panama City Beach since we all can't wait each year to return and sink our toes in the pure white sandy beaches and splash in the gentle emerald water in the Gulf of Mexico.
Now, my children bring their children -- and everyone considers a week at the beach to be the 'best' vacation they ever get to take. I can't wait to get up in the morning, get my coffee and book, and head out to my private balcony and start enjoying the idyllic calmness of beach life!
I have been to beaches all over the world and none compare with Panama City Beach. The soft white sandy beach is never hot on the feet, there are no broken shells or coral to cut your feet, the waves are gentle, and the water temperature is delightful. I also like that the beach is not as crowded as many other areas I have been. Panama City Beach is great for 'family vacations' (which is what I like!), but it also has many exciting places for the young adult crowd to gather and make new friends.
I like being at the most beautiful beach in the world and still being in the continental United States where I can drive my own car, watch my favorite TV shows, shop at my usual stores, and feel very safe. Plus, there are so many fun things to do and great places to eat in Panama City Beach and nothing is more than 8 miles away!
ABOUT DEB ALRICH
Our family lives in Minnesota and started coming to Panama City Beach in 2004 when our kids were little. We have vacationed all over Florida and quickly discovered that Panama City Beach is a hidden gem! In 2014 we bought our condo and have been enjoying vacationing there multiple times a year since.
We talk about visiting other places, but always seem to decide that nowhere is the beach nicer, the people friendlier, and the beach vibe more enjoyable. We like the fact that there is something for everyone. When the kids were smaller, we enjoyed mini golf, go karts, the Ferris wheel and other ‘kid’ stuff, along with the pools and the ocean. Now, when we go as a family with our adult children, we like to visit local restaurants, take fishing excursions and take long walks to the Pier.
I also take a yearly girls trip where we spend most of our time relaxing at the pool, playing cards, shopping and watching the sunsets. The ‘girls’ are all in their 50’s and 60’s so it is indeed a place for all ages. At some point we hope to be able to spend more time in PCB, but in the meantime are excited to share our little piece of paradise with our guests.