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Shipwreck Island, Pirate Cruise, Adventure Golf, and Sweet Treats

Panama City Beach is the perfect place to have a family vacation. You’ll find delicious restaurants, fun and educational museums, intriguing outdoor attractions, and so much more for your entire crew to enjoy. Below are some exciting family-friendly activities in Panama City Beach.

Shipwreck Island, Pirate Cruise, Adventure Golf, and Sweet Treats

Shipwreck Island Waterpark

Patrons from 2 to 102 have been enjoying Shipwreck Island Waterpark for the past 35 years. The 20-acre park is home to attractions like the Tree Top Drop, the White Knuckle River, and the Raging Rapids. Younger visitors will love the Tadpole Hole with its tipping bucket and slides in the shallow water. Just want to relax? Go for the lazy river or wave pool. Shipwreck also has a huge concession stand to suit everyone’s taste. You can even plan a birthday party here to celebrate with your little one!

If you are looking far and wide for the best fun things in Panama City Beach Florida, you have found the answer.

Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise

Spend two glorious hours on the high seas under the watchful eye of Captain “Fearless” Phil. You’ll get to experience the breathtaking waters of St. Andrew’s Bay while looking out for local wildlife like birds and dolphins. Your kids will have a blast finding treasure, sword fighting, getting pirate “tattoos,” and swabbing the deck. This cruise is truly fun for the whole family.

Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

Mini golf is the quintessential family activity, and Pirate’s Island does it right. You’ll putt through caves and near waterfalls to complete the course, and you’ll feel just like Captain Kidd or Blackbeard as you explore the pirate goodies. The facilities are always clean, and the staff is friendly and happy to help. It’s no question why this location has received TripAdvisor’s “Certificate of Excellence” 5 years running!

Two Sweet Treats to Tempt Your Palate

Thomas Donut and Snack Shop

If the name doesn’t have your mouth watering already, seeing Thomas Donut and Snack Shop in person will do the trick. They’ve put fun twists on your favorite classic meals, like the grilled chicken sandwich with avocado or the shrimp melt. Kids will love their all-beef hot dogs, pizzas, and, of course, donuts! They also serve breakfast until 11 a.m., so you can stop in all day long for a delicious meal.

While this stop is certainly a café, you can feed the whole party while also having fun. It’s the kind of place everyone can get a little something out of. But don’t quit here, there are plenty more restaurants in the area to try!

David’s New Orleans Style Sno-Balls

All beach vacations to Panama City Beach can be improved with a stop for a sno-ball. What better treat on a hot Florida day than a snow cone? David’s puts a unique twist on the classic treat, with flavors like key lime and red velvet. Their “stuffed” sno-balls can’t be missed!

True to the name, David’s also serves New Orleans treats like beignets and po-boys. They’re open daily and make the most welcoming place to grab a quick lunch with the family.

Panama City can be the perfect place for your family getaway or couples golf retreat. Contact us today to discuss rental options. We have a wide selection of vacation rentals near Panama City Beach for you. Don’t miss out on a trip with the whole crew, old and young, short and tall alike.

No matter how big or small your party and your budget, we have a premium property to match. We can also give more recommendations for family-friendly activities in the area, so each and every person has the best vacation yet!