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Things to Do in Panama City Beach

We’re more than just a beach! There are quite a few things to do when the beach doesn’t seem to be the best place to be during our “winter season” or rainy days. So let’s do some exploring on all the fun places to visit, good places to eat, and some of the events going on around the beach!


We know that it’s not always about heat, sun, and fun (although that sounds so nice right now).. but what else is there to do? Here are just a few awesome spots that you should hit up while you are in town or just moved here and getting to know your new home! Click on an image below to see what the current happenings are and what specials are found at the following activity hotspots around Panama City Beach!


Enjoy science, technology, and just about anything your brain could desire in this world of advanced electronics, and learn quite a bit about the past as well!

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Zoo World

From Lemurs to Lions, Zoo World has plenty of fun & furry critters on display and tons of interactive learning and petting sessions for the kids and entire family!

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Ripley’s Believe it or Not!

Your are just going to have to see this place for yourself! Knowledge, oddities, and world famous exhibits take place here and offer quite a bit for everyone!

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Bay County Pier

I know you are trying to avoid the beach during bad or chilly weather, but the Gulf has some of the best displays during these conditions. Stop by the Pier to quickly check out some of the most beautiful sights you will ever see!

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Rock’It Lanes

Bowling, roller skating, arcade games and MORE can be found at Rock’It Lanes. Enjoy hours of entertainment, fun, and winning some pretty nice prizes if we must say! Fun for all ages and entire groups and families!

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Rain Forest Golf & Arcade

Blacklight indoor Putt Putt is always a great way to spend a few hours until the weather clears! One of the beach’s new game spots, this place also offers an arcade and prizes. Located off of Joan Ave and Front Beach Road.

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Playing around the beach and visiting all the activities found above and hopefully all of the fun you discovered in between has left you with an insatiable appetite, so now let’s take a look at some of the amazing food to be found around the beach!

Fire Fly

Some of the most AMAZING food you will have ever feasted upon! With a flavor explosion in every bite, and mixology at play to pair some of the finest wines and spirits with your meal, this place is definitely a must! Once you are done with your main course, be prepared for even MORE AMAZING desert!

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Captain Anderson’s

This restaurant has been a long-known staple in our community and is about to open for the season! Fine dining, great drinks, and an amazing atmosphere, dine bay side romantically, or bring the whole family, or host your event in one of their gorgeous banquet rooms!

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We could go on and on with the food around our area, but we will leave some of them for future review and publications. However, we won’t keep you in too much suspense, so here is a quick “TOP 10 LOCAL FAVES” you should definitely experience before leaving the beach or add to your weekly dinner plans if you ARE A LOCAL!


You can ALWAYS find out all the details and amazing events that go on around our beach by visiting for local specials, events, and knowledge of our area!

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