Pier Park is a prime location for shopping, dining and fun, all just a short walk from the beach. This expansive open-air shopping mall and entertainment complex features more than 100 stores, an amusement park, a state-of-the-art multiplex and an IMAX Theatre.
Whether you want to freshen up your wardrobe or look for a souvenir, you are sure to find what you’re looking for at Pier Park. There's everything from large chain stores to small specialty boutiques. Before you go, visit the mall’s website for a list of current deals.
In Pier Park, you will find something to see or do at every turn. Watch a movie at the 16-screen Grand Theatre multiplex or at the IMAX Theatre. Work up a sweat on the volleyball court, treat the children to a ride on the kiddie train and then watch them scale a rock climbing wall.
There is a lot more fun to be had over at Pier Park Amusements, part of the Pier Park complex. It encompasses a host of thrill and gentler rides. Enjoy the exhilarating twists and turns of the spinning coaster ride. Go to the Sky Tower and experience 40 feet (12.2 meters) of freefall. Then, swing fast and high on the Sea Dragon. Among the attractions that are suitable for young children are a carousel that dates back to 1952 and the Kite Flyer ride.
If you work up an appetite, Pier Park has you covered with a variety of fast food, casual and fine dining options.
Pier Park is situated close to the beaches of Panama City Beach and is easily reached by the Bay Town Trolley local transit system. For drivers, there are more than 4,000 free parking places. The mall is open daily, although shopping hours are shorter on Sundays. The amusement park is also open daily, weather permitting. There are separate charges for each ride; buy combination tickets to save money.