I Would Rather Be in Panama City Than…. #RatherBeInPCB

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Panama City Sweepstakes #RatherBeInPCB

The melting of snow, birds migrating north, and lilacs blooming are all signs of spring in Michigan. I look forward to them each individually, and they (almost) always happen in that order. Just two days ago my Lilac bushes were sprouting buds and already today they’re blooming the fragrant flowers I can smell wafting in my open window at night. These are things I love about springtime in Michigan. But you know what I don’t love? I don’t love mosquitos eating me for breakfast, lunch and dinner. I don’t love experiencing the weather of all four seasons in one day. I don’t love the smell of “fertilizer” being spread across the crop fields.

It’s this time of year that I miss Florida and all of it’s sunshine. Each year we take an annual Florida Vacation but unfortunately, this year life got in the way. Now with each mosquito bite, clothing change and olfactory assault, I miss our annual Florida Vacation more and more. Each year we try to experience something new but to say we “over did it” last year would be an understatement. We were putting in 14 hour days of nonstop amusement parks, museums, bazaars and yes, even spring break tattoos. We actually needed a vacation after our vacation to relax.

With that in mind we decided our next vacation is going to be far more laid back. With that in mind I hear Panama City Beach calling my name. It’s white sandy beaches and emerald green waters are beckoning – I want to read a good book on the beach followed by a nap under a cabana. What better place than one home to “World’s Most Beautiful Beaches.” Panama City also offers ah-mazing eateries, shopping and tons of family attractions – the perfect combination for any family vacation.

You can BE in Panama City when you win the Rather Be In Panama City Beach Sweepstakes #RatherBeInPCB!

How to Enter 

  • Download the Instagram App on your Android or iPhone
  • Using Instagram, snap a photo of yourself, your pet or something you own that would “rather be in Panama City Beach.”
  • Upload and share it via Instagram with the hashtag #RatherBeInPCB

Three randomly picked grand prize winners will be awarded, one at the end of each of the three entry periods.


Entry Period: April 1–April 21, 2013 (Fulfilled by Panama City Beach CVB)

Grand Prize 1: REAL Package — A relaxing getaway perfect for two

  • A beach bag filled with Panama City Beach swag
  • A $500 Southwest Airlines gift card, to be used towards your airfare to Panama City Beach, FL
  • A 3 night stay with Panama City Beach’s Bay Point Wyndham Resort for 2
  • A couples massage at Bay Point Wyndham’s Serenity Spa
  • Two rounds of golf at Bay Point Wyndham’s Nicklaus or Meadows Course
  • A Paradise Adventures Mimosa Sail or Evening Sunset Sail for 2
  • A $100 meal gift certificate to Firefly Casual Fine Dining
  • Breakfast, brunch or lunch for 2 at First Watch restaurant

Approximate Retail Value: $1,700

Grand Prize 2: FUN Package — All the fun Panama City Beach has to offer

Entry Period: April 22–May 12, 2013

  • A beach bag filled with Panama City Beach swag
  • A $500 Southwest Airlines gift card, to be used towards your airfare to Panama City Beach, FL
  • A 3 night stay at Panama City Beach’s Laketown Wharf Resort for 4, including 2 complimentary large pizzas
  • Admission for 4 for ZooWorld
  • Admission for 4 to Shipwreck Island Waterpark
  • Island Time Catamaran Snorkel and Splash Adventure Cruise for 4
  • A $50 meal gift certificate to Marina Cantina modern Mexican cuisine

Approximate Retail Value: $1,700

Grand Prize 3: BEACH Package — A sunny, sandy, seafaring adventure

Entry Period: May 13–June 2, 2013

  • A beach bag filled with Panama City Beach swag
  • A $500 Southwest Airlines gift card, to be used towards your airfare to Panama City Beach, FL
  • A 3 night stay with Panama City Beach’s Oaseas Resorts for 4, including 4 complimentary beach chair rentals
  • A Paradise Adventures full day Paradise Island Trip for 4
  • Adventures at Sea parasailing ride for 4
  • Walkin’ on Water paddleboard lesson for 2
  • PC Beach Seafari Eco-Adventure Tour for 4, via Capt. Anderson’s Marina
  • A $75 meal gift certificate to Schooners, The Last Local Beach Club

Approximate Retail Value: $2,500

There will also be Twelve Grand Prize Winners of First Prize Packages to win 2 gifts from Shutterfly: A promo code for one free custom, 8×8 20pg hard cover photo book and a promo code for free shipping. Approximate Retail Value: $38.98 each

What are you waiting for? Like Visit Panama City Beach on Facebook and enter their sweepstakes – I did!

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  1. cassandra
    May 14, 2013 at 9:51 pm — Reply

    What an amazing trip! I WOULD DEFINITELY rather be in Panama:)

  2. Blessie Nelson
    May 20, 2013 at 7:35 am — Reply

    I would love to see panama one day.

  3. Kara Rapp
    May 21, 2013 at 10:41 am — Reply

    I’d love to visit sometime!

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