The winner of the $100.00 Schooners gift card is Rhonda Merrell Brazil. Congrats!! Email us and we will let you know how to claim your prize.
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.
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.
So much is happening this summer! Tomorrow Friday June 16th Temperley’s will be here with their famous fish and chips (and more), July 4th we will have 2 food trucks here (more info to come). Other food trucks coming soon.. Every Wednesday and Thursday from noon until 2 the Kona Ice truck will be here. (weather permitting). Movie Monday……have you made your reservation yet?
Memorial Day weekend was another great success here in Venture Out. The resort had a food truck here at the front pool on Saturday, Sunday and Monday. The BBQ truck was a huge hit on Saturday and Sunday and Wrap it Up had a great selection and did well on Monday. Don’t be surprised if they are not here a few other weekends this Summer. They may even show up on Movie Monday.
Michelle and Roni were set up outside of the office with our pop up tent giving out water and Buff’s (like the ones that they wear on Survivor). They were also taking pictures with our Instagram fame. It was a lot of fun! If you got one of the buffs make sure to go to our facebook page and post a picture wearing it, the picture with the most “likes” will win $40.00 is Patches Bucks. There was a contest this weekend also, we had 2 winners for patches bucks.
Make sure you like us on Facebook and follow us on Instagram to keep up with all the happenings this summer. You never know when there will be a contest or specials, I will also let you know about upcoming events in Venture Out and Panama City Beach.
Hope to see you all soon.
Hi everyone, As you are all preparing to cook out and enjoy the beautiful weather this weekend, let’s not forget the reason for the Holiday. We would like to salute all of the men and women that have made the ultimate sacrifice for our freedom.
The Summer season is about to get started & we are so excited to see you all! This summer is going to be great we just know it!
Starting on Monday, June 5th and for every Monday through the end of July Venture Out is having a “Movie Monday” it will be on the back lawn/picnic area. BYO snacks and refreshments. We are working on getting sponsors to provide refreshments but for now it’s bring your own. I will post the movie list as soon as we get it worked out. Suggestions welcome. (G or PG only please)
This upcoming weekend (Memorial Day weekend) Venture Out will have a couple of food trucks here for Lunch. On Saturday Smokin’ Butts BBQ will be here, they are a great local BBQ joint! On Monday Wrap It Up will be here for a little lighter lunch for those of you hitting the road home. Make sure to stop by and support these local co’s and enjoy some of their great food! It will be nice to let the experts make the food for you this year. If it goes over well this could be an on going thing, so please support them.
We (Venture Out Vacations) will have a spot outside of our office set up to say hello as you check in this weekend. Make sure to stop and see Michelle and grab a bottle of water, get a free gift, and take a selfie with our Instagram frame! Tag us in your Facebook and Instagram post for a chance to win a prize!
Mark, Terry, Michelle and I (Rika) are looking forward to a very busy and fun summer! If you have not made your reservations yet, what are you waiting for?