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Rainy Day Fun in Panama City Beach

We know Florida’s weather is very unpredictable. It can rain for minutes or hours. A midday 10-minute rain shower is not uncommon. We know it’s not fun when it rains on vacation, especially if you have kids! We want to equip you with the best strategy in case some rain makes its way to the Gulf Coast during your vacation!

The great thing about Panama City Beach is that nothing is more than a 20-minute drive away. Wonderworks is the place to be when it rains if you have kids or you’re a kid at heart! You can play laser tag, try your best on a rope obstacle course, or create some life-size bubbles! This experience usually takes about 2 hours, just enough time for the rain to hopefully clear up! The Grande Theatre in Pier Park features IMAX and D-BOX and has all the great movies you’ve wanted to see! This is a great way to wait out the rain and catch that flick you’ve been dying to see.

Ripley’s Believe It or Not is a great stop for the whole family. Pull up to this enormous museum set to look like the titanic sinking, and the kids will go wild! You’ll be amazed at what you see with fun interactive exhibits and weird finds around every corner! Ripley’s also features a 7-D Moving Theater, a 3-D movie with moving seats, interactive gaming, and special effects. Emerald Coast Mirror Maze is 2,300 square feet of mirrors and has endless fun. The whole family will laugh, trying to find their way out of this seemingly infinite hallway of mirrors. Don’t forget to test your shooting skills at laser tag! We know your family can drive you crazy, especially during vacation; get some payback! Featuring a 1,800-square-foot arena themed like a pirate ship.

Dave & Busters opened their doors in Pier Park in 2014, and they’ve been busy ever since! Grab lunch with the family, play games, and win prizes! What sounds better than waiting out the rain by playing video games for a couple of hours? Rock’It Lanes is a staple for many in Panama City Beach. Try your best to see who can get the highest score! Don’t worry about keeping count; they do that part for you! While you’re there, you can also check out their arcade and roller-skating rink!

Don’t let the rain ruin your vacation to the beach! Let it enhance and do some things you may not have considered before!


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