If you have heard the term “snowbird”, then you know this endearing term is applied to our retired friends that travel from the cold, northern states (and Canada) to our nice, warm, beachy climate. You know, when the skies are grey and cold up north, while down here in Panama City Beach, the skies are crystal blue with the sun shining bright. As you may know, cold winter months can be very depressing and the best way to help with that, is by heading to the warm sunny beaches; especially for people with Seasonal Affective Disorder, the Florida sun can help improve these symptoms.
The snowbird season officially kicks off in January and ends the beginning of March. Temperatures in PCB are usually within the high to mid-sixties and nightly lows in the mid to upper forties; to the locals this is pretty chilly but for the snowbirds this is paradise. There isn’t a lot of swimming in the gulf during this time of year as water temps are chilly; but walking along the beach is still just as therapeutic as it is any other time of the year. Many condo resorts offer heated pools and hot tubs for those that love to swim or just relax, some also offer tennis courts and everyone’s favorite…. shuffleboard. For the avid golfer there are three major golf courses, and from what I hear… very nice (four to five stars) and well maintained. It’s hard to beat a birdie shot with a view of the beach, am I right or what?
PCB loves their snowbirds and when arriving you will see welcoming billboard signs as you drive in, and the red carpet rolling out with the Homecoming Dance on January 23, 2018. This event will be held at the Laketown Wharf Resort located at 9902 S. Thomas Dr. in PCB from 4-9pm. On February 13, 2018 Edgewater Beach and Golf Resort will hold its annual Senior Prom from 4-9pm. So, ladies, while your men are out golfing, you can be out with the gals shopping for this fancy event (not like us ladies really need a reason to shop) in Pier Park or the Outlet Mall in Destin.
January and February are filled with so many different activities; with clubs to join, craft shows to participate in or attend, and parties in the evenings that you won’t have time for those winter blues. For information on snowbird events and activities you can visit www.visitpanamacitybeach.com and start enjoying your winter at the Real. Fun. Beach.
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