Looking for a new family tradition for Thanksgiving? There are several restaurants open with special menus. Stay here in Venture Out with us at Venture Out Vacations and let them do all of the cooking and cleaning. OR if you love to cook your own Thanksgiving (like I do), our rentals all have great kitchens! Call us 850-230-0676 today to see what we have available.
The annual Beach Home for The Holidays at Pier Park is a perfect family event. Check out the schedule:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 24, 2017
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 25, 2017
|3:30PM – Campfires, S’mores & Santa’s Village||3:30PM – Campfires, S’mores & Santa’s Village|
|5:00PM – Holiday Entertainment:|
Harmony Shores Chorus
|5:00PM – Holiday Entertainments:|
|6:00PM – Panama City POPS Orchestra|
Christmas Tree Lighting
|6:00PM – Restless Heart|
Seasons of Harmony
Below is a list of restaurants that are open on Thanksgiving and have special menus, most require a reservation and some “suggest” reservations. Phone numbers are also provided for you. Click on the name and it will take you to their website. Some of the restaurants do not have their Thanksgiving menus posted on the website yet. I called each of them to ask if they are going to be open. The below list are the ones that confirmed that they will be open and that they will have a Thanksgiving menu. There could be others as well and some chains such as Po Folks I believe are open.
Boar’s Head: 850-234-6628
Dirty Dick’s: 850-230-3425
Grand Marlin: 850-249-1500
Hammerhead Fred’s: 850-233-3907 (they couldn’t confirm 100%, but they were open last year)
Harpoon Harry’s: 850-234-6060
Montego Bay Seafood House: 850-233-6033
Patches Pub: 850-233-8879
Runaway Island: 850-634-4884
Sharky’s Beach Club: 850-235-2420
Sister’s of the Sea: 850-233-0334
Saltwater Grill: 850-230-2739
Schooner’s is not open for Thanksgiving but they are having a “locals” Party on the beach Friday and Saturday night. Live music, bonfire, bar, s’mores and more all on the beach behind the restaurant.
In addition the the great restaurants that are open, the resort (Venture Out) has a pot luck lunch at the clubhouse at noon. There is a $5.00 per person charge and bring one dish to share. If you would like to attend this luncheon, please contact Jeannie Boyd in the front office so that she can have a count for planning. 850-234-2247
The Lagoon pool bath house renovation is still going. They had some logistical issues with the power that are now resolved. They’re working on the plumbing this afternoon and the “pool pit” (filter/heater, etc) is being put in this week. Once these things are complete the building should go up pretty fast. The goal is to have it complete before Thanksgiving.
The playground, basketball court, pavilion and picnic area are all still available for use. The resort added new benches on the pier and it is ready for fishing or just relaxing and watching the boats and birds.
Panama City Beach Fall Events 2017
Every year Panama City Beach is host to a variety of Autumn events. They range from the family friendly Pirates of the High Seas Festival to the Bloody Mary and Music Festival. The weather is still warm during the day and mild in the evenings. Autumn is also the best time for less crowded restaurants. It’s a great time to get your Christmas shopping done too. Most of the shops have big sales on their summer clothes making it a great time to stock up for next year!
This year Venture Out Vacations is offering 10% off the nightly rate in select properties booked for one of the following festivals. Just show us your “proof” of attendance and we will take 10% off the nightly rate (cleaning fees and resort registration is not discounted).
Lobster Festival (postponed to Sept. 25 – Oct. 1st)
Pirates of The High Seas (Oct. 6-8th)
Bloody Mary & Music Festival (Oct. 21st)
Thunder Beach Autumn Rally (Oct 25-29th),
Emerald Coast Crusin’ (November 8-11th)
Beach Home for the Holiday’s (Nov. 24 & 25th)
Come on down and join us! The water is fine and the beach is beautiful.
If you are looking for Fall Color, just check out our Fall Sunsets!
Venture Out Vacations now has T-shirts available to purchase online. You can go to the following link to order a t-shirt, tank top or lady’s T-shirt, we are also offering a longsleeve T, child sizes, beach towel and throw pillow. https://teespring.com/stores/venture-out-vacations-designs
After the storm finally left us, there was crazy beautiful clouds and big beautiful waves. You may want to turn your sound down, it was windy and it’s a little loud.
Venture Out and Panama City Beach survived Irma with little to no damage. There was a little rain and lots of wind. There are palm fronds and tree boots everywhere. Tons of leaves and a few limbs and trees in some parts of town. Venture Out is in good shape, we will do a more intense check tomorrow when the weather is more favorable.
The strangest part of the storm has been the water. The Lagoon water has been blown out to the gulf. It’s beautiful but strange to see.
The water on the beach is like low tide but even farther out than normal.
After watching the video, scroll past to see a few pictures from Venture Out and a couple from the beach at the county pier. It was raining pretty hard when we were out and that is a great place to see the beach without having to get out of the car.