Rainy days don’t need to spoil your Panama City Beach vacation! There is an incredible variety of fun indoor activities for the whole family to enjoy during a downpour.
WonderWorks will captivate visitors with its one-of-a-kind exhibits and interactive games, such as its upside-down building and interactive games. Take the kids for some indoor black light bowling at Rockit Lanes – Florida’s largest arcade!
1. Go to the Arcade
Even on rainy and foggy days, Panama City Beach’s classic arcades provide endless entertainment. Bring the kids along, and spend as long as you like playing classic video games such as air hockey, Space Invader and Pac-Man to test your skill and win tickets that can later be traded in for prizes at the end of your stay.
WonderWorks on Front Beach Road provides an unforgettable mind-boggling experience, featuring an upside-down house as well as interactive virtual and physical exhibits sure to leave visitors smiling.
Rock’it Lanes offers another place for gaming fun in a 50,000-square-foot family entertainment center that boasts 24 glow-in-the-dark bowling lanes as well as the Panhandle’s largest arcade, packed with the newest video games and filled with competition-oriented experiences for young children who like fast-paced video gaming competition. It is an excellent option if you have young ones in your group who thrive off competing with each other on interactive video games!
2. Watch a Movie
An ideal rainy-day activity is watching a Hollywood blockbuster at The Grand Cinema in Pier Park. Offering IMAX, 3D and DBOX motion seats – tickets can be bought online in advance and chosen as desired! Plus you can grab refreshments before the film begins!
WonderWorks Science Museum provides an educational experience. Here you can experience an upside down house, earthquake simulator, hurricane tunnel and much more – making this an excellent way to get rid of energy while discovering Panama City Beach!
The Panama Canal is another must-see attraction and you can learn its history at the museum in Casco Viejo. They offer audio tours as well as plenty of information to help understand its significance.
No beach may be within sight, but that doesn’t have to stop the fun from being had! Rent board games for the whole family – many vacation rentals offer them; otherwise you may find them at convenience stores and big box retailers. Just be sure to pack an array of different board games so everyone can join in the fun!
3. Take a Tour of Pier Park
Pier Park is conveniently situated across from Russell-Fields City Pier in Panama City Beach and nearby many hotels, condos, and restaurants for easy shopping, dining, family fun attractions, and family entertainment, ideal for a Rainy Day in Panama. From giant upside-down buildings to mind-bending mirror mazes – this Panama City Beach mall provides something fun for everyone!
Families with young children in tow can relax with a movie at the Grand Theater, offering luxury seating and IMAX for an unparalleled cinematic experience. Grab some popcorn and nachos to complete the experience before watching an exciting Hollywood blockbuster! For something different to keep the whole family busy for an hour or so, check out XD Darkride Experience’s motion seats with 3D capabilities; this interactive movie/video game hybrid lets you shoot robot bandits while battling zombies all at the same time!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! offers hundreds of displays showcasing fascinating, bizarre, and weird exhibits. Their exhibits are both entertaining and educational – perfect for when the sun doesn’t shine! Ripley’s Mirror Maze and Laser Race offer fun activities sure to engage and amuse.
4. Stay Cozy in Your Vacation Rental
Panama City Beach visitors dream of enjoying a peaceful beach day, but even when the weather turns, vacation doesn’t need to be derailed by bad weather – there are plenty of indoor activities that will turn a rainy day on the sand into an enjoyable and rejuvenating staycation!
Movie theaters provide the ideal place to pass an afternoon in Panama City Beach when it rains, with numerous small to large theater options and prices that suit any budget. Clean and comfortable environments create the ideal environment to unwind during an inclement day.
Try your luck at one of the local casino games or head over to Dave and Buster’s for some exciting video game action with prizes, a restaurant, bar and flat-screen TVs dedicated to sports fans!
Ripley’s Believe It or Not! is home to some of the oddest artifacts ever assembled – like an oil platform created over 15 years with more than 4 million matchsticks and an eerie collection of shrunken heads! If you want something truly bizarre and offbeat, this museum may just be what you need!