Panama City Beach is an ideal family-friendly vacation destination. It is packed with outdoor activities, dolphin tours, welcoming nature preserves filled with amenities, mini-golf courses, water parks and much more.
To get the most out of your next family vacation here, you’ll find a quick guide below to a few of the area’s top family-friendly activities that are sure to please everyone in your group.
St. Andrews State Park
Visiting St. Andrews State Park is a must during any family vacation to Panama City Beach. This scenic oceanside preserve has pristine sugar white sands and clear emerald waters for swimming, wildlife viewing, shelling, snorkeling, beachgoing, kayaking, canoeing, fishing, swimming and more.
Head out with the group on two incredible nature trails for some exercise and bird watching. A picnic pavilion is available for a scenic and relaxing outdoor lunch with your group. You can also pick up snacks, fishing supplies and souvenirs at a concession stand for your convenience.
As one of the top benefits of staying at Dunes of Panama, you will have St. Andrews State Park almost right next door to explore it to your heart’s content. Find it at 4607 State Park Ln, Panama City Beach, FL 32408.
Water Planet offers some incredible opportunities for dolphin swim tours for the family on nearby Shell Island. It is one of the few opportunities to experience dolphins up close during a swim, and the company has been professionally run since 1995.
Water Planet offers the unique opportunity for safe and close encounters with dolphins, and there are multiple tours available including boat tours, swimming opportunities with the dolphins, and even dolphin therapy.
You and your family will receive a full education about what you can and cannot do during the tour. You will also get to see a wide range of other fascinating local marine life.
Many who have tried this experience say that it is thrilling and life-changing. Find Water Planet at 5709 N Lagoon Dr, Panama City Beach, FL 32407, just a few minutes from our Panama City Beach vacation rentals.
Shipwreck Island Water Park
Shipwreck Island Water Park is the ideal fun spot to bring the entire family to cool off and enjoy 11 different rides including a wave pool, several water slides, an inner tube ride, a dueling water plunge and others.
It’s easy to spend an entire day at the park, and it is a fun and safe alternative to outdoor exploration for the young ones. You also will find a wide range of food and beverage options right there for your convenience including BBQ, burgers, pizza, wraps, ice cream, and frozen drinks.
Find Shipwreck Island Water Park at 12201 Hutchinson Blvd., Panama City Beach, FL 32407.
Coconut Creek Family Fun Park
Coconut Creek Family Fun Park is made for family entertainment as the name suggests, with two separate 18-hole miniature golf courses filled with tropical landscaping, waterfalls, bridges, and incredible life-size animal statues of elephants, gorillas, monkeys, zebras and giraffes throughout.
It’s well worth a quick round of putt-putt golf with the family, and there is also a fun giant human-sized outdoor maze to test your navigational skills and find four checkpoints before leaving.
This park has great prices and is sure to be fun for everyone in your group. Daily and annual passes are available and children under the age of 6 can visit for free!
Find Coconut Creek Family Fun Park at 9807 Front Beach Rd, Panama City Beach FL 32407, also right by our vacation rentals!
What Else is There to Do in Panama City Beach for Families?
These are just a few of the top things to do for families here – from welcoming beaches, to the year-round community and holiday events, shopping at Pier Park, boat and wildlife tours, snorkeling and more, Panama City Beach is the place to go for a thrilling vacation for all ages.
Our Panama City Beach vacation condos are right in the midst of all the action and the ideal home base to explore everything fun that this pristine beach paradise has to offer! Call us today at 800-874-2412 to learn more or plan out your next family vacation here.