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Thinking about going to Panama City with your family for your next trip? You’ll want to know about family friendly things to do in Panama City! From interacting with animals to riding rides, there are so many fun activities you can do together. Check out these top 5 family friendly things to do in Panama City:

1. Race City Amusement Park

games in an arcadeIf you’re looking for something everyone can do that’s fun, you should visit Race City Amusement Park! Everyone from toddlers to adults will have a blast! There are 4 go kart tracks where you can race each other to see who is the fastest. Race City is the only place you’ll find a roller coaster in PCB. Some other thrill rides include the Scrambler, the Paratrooper, and Music Fest. On the Skycoaster, you will rush through the air at speeds of 60 miles per hour. The Bumper Boats are fun for everyone too. Race City also has mini golf courses and arcades your whole family will love!

2. Zoo World

Do you have animal lovers in your family? You have to take them to Zoo World! There are many animals you can get up-close-and-personal with, including lemurs, sloths, and even alligators! Watch flamingos stand on one leg, and giraffes eat from tall trees. In the aviary, there are all kinds of exotic birds you’ll love watching. You’ll also see snakes, goats, and tigers. This is a great place to see and learn about all kinds of animals.

3. Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf

person playing mini golfDoes your family enjoy a little competition? Take them to Pirate’s Island Adventure Golf and play against each other! See who can beat everyone when it comes to points, and see if any of you can get a hole in one! You’ll all love this mini golf course since it’s pirate themed. You’ll see skeletons, pirate ships, tropical foliage, and water features. Playing mini golf is one of the many fun things to do in Panama City with your kids!

4. Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise

Have kids who love all things pirate? You have to take them on the Sea Dragon Pirate Cruise. As soon as they see the ship, they’ll want to climb aboard and join in the fun! The ship is red and black with traditional looking sails and a pirate flag. The cruise lasts for 2 hours, and the activities last the entire ride! Your kids will get to enjoy sword fighting, swabbing the deck, firing a cannon reading a treasure map, and finding treasure. They’ll also have a water gun fight, get their face painted, play limbo, have a pirate dance party, and get a pirate tattoo. Your kids won’t forget this great adventure!

5. Shipwreck Island Waterpark

end of an orange water slideSince the weather in Panama City is usually hot, you’ll want to do something to help you cool down. Take the kids to Shipwreck Island Waterpark! It has all your favorite waterpark attractions, such as a wave pool and water slides. The Great Shipwreck is the oldest attraction where guests zipline off the ship into a pool of water. When your family gets hungry, you’ll find burgers, pizza, hotdogs, salads, barbeque sandwiches, wraps, funnel cakes, ice cream, and frozen drinks! Shipwreck Island Waterpark closes for the season each year in early September.


You have so many fun things to do in Panama City with your family. Now you just need a place to stay! Check out our vacation rentals in Panama City Beach to start planning your next trip!

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