City of Panama City Beach, Florida

If you’re looking for fun, you’ve found it. Panama City Beach is a busy area filled with fun for tourists and locals alike. There are helicopter rides, dolphin sightseeing cruises, beautiful beaching, an active nightlife, and incredible restaurants.

Home to one of the largest coastal dune lakes in Florida, Camp Helen State Park is located in Panama City Beach. This park is 180 acres in size and activities that can be done here include swimming, beachcombing, nature study, hiking, and both freshwater and saltwater fishing. Guests can also learn how to kayak and paddle board if they are feeling adventurous enough. The walking trails for hikers have some great photographic characteristics so be sure to bring your camera if you're into nature photography shots. 

Camp Helen

Shipwreck island in Panama City Beach features millions of gallons of water tipping, raging, zooming, splashing, and meandering, with slides, kiddy area, wavepool, lazy river and more. 

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Cobra Adventure Park is a small beachside amusement/entertainment park in Panama City Beach. While it might be small, there's still plenty of things to do, like a pirate themed miniature golf course, a go-kart track where there is double seaters available for smaller children, and several thrill including the Max Flight Simulator, which has been coined the "roller coaster of the future." There's also the Dragon Wagon, which is a kids-only roller coaster and the Vertical Accelerator, which can reach heights of over 160 feet. Don't forget to visit the arcade with all the newest and greatest electronic games. 

This outdoor shopping center has everything you could need for the perfect day just a block away from the beach. Check out the 120+ stores that make shopping here great. For entertainment, you can go to Dave and Busters, take a ride on the Sky Wheel, and watch a movie at the Grand IMAX theater.

A fantastic outing for the whole family, Race City Amusement Park has the classic fairground rides like paratroopers, Scrambler (also known as the Merry Mixer in some areas), a Tilt-O-Whirl type ride with the carts shaped like bears, and a roller coaster with other rides specifically for smaller children. There is also go-kart tracks, an indoor black light mini golf underwater themed adventure, bumper boats, a mega arcade with all the coolest video games where you can win tickets to pick out some awesome prizes, and a Skycoaster ride, which is similar to a zipline. The only Skycoaster in Panama City Beach, this is the ultimate thrill ride as you fly in a harness, going over 60 miles per hour. You can even share this experience with a friend or two if you want! It's one of the few parks around where you don't even have to pay to park and there's free admission. 

This isn’t a normal amusement park with thrilling coasters or family fun rides. WonderWorks is more than 100 hands on exhibits that challenge the mind and spark creativity in the visitor’s imagination. With a couple of different zones that can be explored: natural disasters, physical challenges, light and sounds, space discovery, imagination lab, and far out art gallery, it's hard to be bored here. There is also an indoor ropes challenge, a 4D simulator ride, and a laser tag arena for the kid in all of us. WonderWorks has only six locations in the United States and Florida is lucky to have two of them.