2-Day Panama City Beach Grad Trip

Day 1 You'll See:

Day 2 You'll See:

This trip isn’t just a day at the beach, it’s an educational, culinary, and natural adventure and so much more! Within these two days at Panama City Beach your class will get to do all the celebrating you can, two days chock-full of the best food, attractions, and of course, beaches! Let loose and bury your feet in the sand while you and your classmates enjoy unique museums and shopping opportunities, as well as some of the freshest seafood in the city!


Conservation Park - What better way to start your Panama City Beach adventure than at one of the top nature preserves in the city, Conservation Park. This 2,900-acre expansive green space is located behind US 98 on Conservation Drive, an area featuring vast woodland areas with miles of hiking trails located within. This is truly a hiker, bikers, and nature lovers paradise, with 24 miles of trails, a mile of boardwalk, 2,000 acres of wildlife-filled wetlands, and 900 acres of exquisite uplands. The purpose of this park is to protect and balance the area’s native natural resources while providing an ample amount of publically available outdoor recreation opportunities. There are an intense removal and reintroduction of certain species in the area, bringing freely-roaming wildlife all day long to the revamped wetlands. Located on the former Baxley homestead there is also interpretive information and amenity building provides an educational outdoor classroom as well as several picnic pavilions.

Beach Time - At Panama City Beach you will find over 27 miles of pristine beachfront perfect for swimming, diving, snorkeling, fishing, boating, and shell collecting, with dozens of public access beach points strewn about. You will find two state parks within this beach area, as well as several celebrated waterfront eateries serving the freshest local seafood. Panama City Beach is known for its powdery white sand beaches and emerald waters bordering the Gulf of Mexico, as well as for being the "wreck capital of the South".

Man in the Sea Museum - Welcome to the Man in the Sea Museum, the one-of-a-kind museum that presents exhibits and documents related to the history of diving located along Panama City Beach Parkway. This museum, opened in 1982, is owned by the Institute of Diving and presents various information on the progress of diving technology throughout history within its 5,000 square miles of maritime artifacts. Here your group can climb through a submarine, learn about the progression of helmets and other various gear, and even see SEALAB 1, the world’s first undersea habitat, up close and personal. Inside the museum, your group will see a large collection of rare diving equipment that plays its part to highlight man’s success underwater. The museum strives to bring the most recent news and updates on underwater scientific and technological endeavors, as well as the discovery of artifacts and the overall impact man has had on earth’s important aquatic environment.


Shipwreck Island Waterpark - This 'clean, quality, safe waterpark' began in 1976, since then seeing over 3 million gallons of water 'tipping, raging, zooming, splashing, and meandering' through the lush park. Enjoy rides, slides, kiddie pools, wave pools, and lazy rivers throughout the park, as well as onsite dining and gift shop options. There are group picnics available or group dining within the pavilions, as well as two onsite eateries in addition to the various concessions throughout.