As the summer travel season heats up, a beach getaway to Panama City Beach could be a fun-filled vacation destination for your family. Aside from a beautiful 27-mile stretch of white-sand beaches, there’s plenty more family things to do in Panama City Beach! 

Take in the beautiful beaches along the Gulf Coast

panama city beach One of the most popular destinations in Panama City Beach are the pristine beaches that showcase the clear gulf waters. But there are more ways to enjoy the beach besides swimming, playing beach volleyball, and relaxing. Enjoy Panama City Beach in style by renting bikes or golf carts at Bike the Beach PCB and take in the sights on an exciting ride along a designated trail.

Swim with the dolphins

For the more adventurous family members, swimming with dolphins can be a thrilling experience they will remember for years to come. Head over to Adventures at Sea to attend a dolphin tour.

Take flight along the coastskywheel pcb

No trip along the beachfront is complete without visiting SkyWheel Panama City Beach. Head over to Pier Park and take flight for panoramic views in an enclosed gondola that soars 200 feet above the beach.

Explore a local state park st andrews state park

Looking to incorporate nature into your beach vacation? Visit St. Andrew’s State Park where your family can find plenty of activities that everyone can participate in, such as snorkeling, shelling, kayaking, fishing, scuba diving, and many more.

adventures at seaHead out on the open waters

Panama City Beach’s gulf waters are crystal clear and water activities are a popular option for many visitors. Spend an afternoon riding the waves on a jet ski or banana boat. Explore what’s beyond the beach on an Airboat Adventures tour through the Everglades, spotting alligators along the way. Want something at a slower speed? Rent a pontoon boat and relax on the water at a more leisurely pace.

gulf world marine parkVisit the local wildlife

Have an animal lover in your family? Treat them to an excursion to Zoo World, where they can get up close with kangaroos, koalas and sloths or a trip to Gulf World Marine Park to see their favorite sea animals in daily marine shows.


emerald falls panama city beachEnjoy some fun on land

If your kids have some extra energy to burn, head over to one of Panama City Beach’s adventure parks. Head over to Cobra Adventure Park to challenge one another to a go-cart race, ride the roller coasters, or play a round of mini-golf. Another option is Emerald Falls Family Recreation Center, where the younger kids get the keys to Kids Kingdom, older kids can explore the newly remodeled arcade, and the whole family can enjoy a round of mini golf.


Reward Yourself with a Vacation snorkeling panama city beach

When you’re ready to book your next vacation, choose one of Southern Vacation Rentals 14 premier resorts. Each of our unique properties is well appointed, with close proximity to the beach and an infinite number of family friendly things to do in Panama City Beach.  Book your stay at Southern Vacation Rentals today!