Upper Grand Lagoon Vacation Packages

Aquatic pursuits, nature treks and gorgeous scenery are among the popular draws of this part of the Florida Panhandle.

Upper Grand Lagoon is a coastal playground of great natural beauty that sits between Panama City and Panama City Beach. The area is known as the gateway to the gulf and is where you can pursue watersports, explore above and below the sea and relax on white-sand beaches.

Visit the docks and marinas that line Upper Grand Lagoon and choose from a range of water-based activities. Go on a deep-sea fishing trip and reel in snappers, groupers and scamp. Book a sightseeing tour of St. Andrew’s Bay and watch bottlenose dolphins skimming through the water. Head over to Shell Island, an uninhabited island known for its wild landscape and the large number of seashells that wash up on its shores. Enjoy wildlife spotting, swimming and shelling. You can also charter your own vessel and tour the bay at your leisure.

Take to the waves and get active on the water. Try Jet Skiing, kayaking and stand-up paddleboarding. Venture beneath the waters of the Emerald Coast on a scuba diving or snorkeling trip. There are numerous dive sites where you can investigate wrecks and artificial reefs. Among the old vessels lying on the seabed are a late 19th-century steamer and a tanker that was torpedoed by a German submarine during World War II. Novice divers can attend lessons and courses.

There are more opportunities for watersports over at St. Andrews State Park in nearby Lower Grand Lagoon. After your aquatic activities, go on a hike through the park’s pine forest.

At night, dine in one of the many waterfront bars or restaurants that can be found in Upper Grand Lagoon’s marinas.

Reach Upper Grand Lagoon by flying into Northwest Florida Beaches International Airport, approximately 24 miles (38.6 kilometers) away. Get around by taxi or rental car. During your stay, travel a few minutes west of the lagoon area to experience Panama City Beach. This Bay County city is home to long stretches of beach and a host of family attractions.

Accommodation in Upper Grand Lagoon

Upper Grand Lagoon has business and tourism accommodations for all types of travelers. Using the Expedia lodging page, visitors can select one out of 9 Upper Grand Lagoon hotel listings.

Often recommended examples of the upscale short or long stay accommodation options in or near Upper Grand Lagoon are the Marriott's Legends Edge at Bay Point, 4000 Marriott Dr, and the Reflections at Bay Point by Sterling Resorts, 4100 Marriott Drive. Alternatively, if you're traveling on a budget, the Holiday Inn Club Vacations at Bay Point Resort, 4100 Marriott Dr, and the Hampton Inn Panama City Beach, 2909 Thomas Drive, may be more your style.

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