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10 Things To Do Indoors in Panama City Beach, FL

Mike Fisher

September 27th 2019

10 Things To Do Indoors in Panama City Beach, FL

Panama City Beach, FL, is one of the top beach destinations on the planet. Known far and wide as the "Spring Break Capital," Panama City Beach has evolved in recent years as a trusted family-friendly vacation spot. But sometimes even the sunniest days can be overshadowed by bouts of Florida's famous afternoon showers.

The one thing you can't plan for is rain, but wet weather isn't a vacation death sentence! There are plenty of things to do in Panama City Beach, FL, both indoors and out for all-ages and interests. Keep reading for 10 Things To Do Indoors in Panama City Beach, FL.

Table of Contents

  • Gulf World Marine Park
  • Indoor Arcade
  • WonderWorks
  • The Sea Maze at Race City
  • Ripley's Believe It Or Not!
  • Seaside REP Theatre
  • Blacklight Mini Golf
  • The Grand Theatre
  • Movie Rentals & Board Games
  • Panama City Beach Winery



Gulf World Marine Park


dolphin swim at the marine park in panama city beach

Pictured above is a Panama City Beach traveler experiencing a dolphin swim at one of the top aquariums in PCB, Gulf World Marine Park


Located in the heart of Panama City Beach directly off Front Beach Road, Gulf World Marine Park features exciting animal exhibits, shows, and up-close encounters. The park's star marine animals include fascinating dolphins, sea lions, and exotic birds, and they are happy to entertain your family with feats of intelligence and agility. Gulf World Marine Park is open year-round and welcomes all ages from children up to great-grandma and grandpa!


Indoor Arcade


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Playing air hockey at an indoor arcade is one of the top things to do on a rainy day in Panama City Beach! Image from Wikimedia


With several world-class arcades to choose from, a trip to the arcade takes on a whole different meaning in Panama City Beach, FL! With games for children, adults, and everyone in between, Panama City Beach arcades offer an entertaining indoor escape from grey skies. Hit any of the following arcades for a guaranteed good time:

  • Funland Arcade: 14510 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413
  • Race City Indoor Arcade: 9523 Front Beach Road, Panama City Beach, FL, 32407
  • Dave & Busters: 15701 LC Hilton Jr. Drive, Panama City Beach, FL, 32413




wonderworks in panama city beach

One of the top places for toddlers in Panama City Beach, WonderWorks grabs your attention from the very beginning as soon as you see this unique and interesting upside-down building


Experience mind-boggling exhibits highlighting the fascinating science of the human mind, body and physics. With optional add-ons including laser tag and the Space Fury 360 attraction, WonderWorks has something for all ages and interests. WonderWorks is open year-round with late hours on the weekend.


The Sea Maze at Race City


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Pictured above is just one of the many attractions Race City in Panama City Beach has to offer! Image courtesy of


Head under the sea for a one-of-a-kind adventure! Best enjoyed with friends and family, Sea Maze is a unique group activity that allows participants to use their wits and senses to escape a virtual underwater maze. Sea Maze is located at Race City on Front Beach Road in Panama City Beach.


Ripley's Believe It Or Not!


ripleys believe it or not

Pictured above is a family enjoying all of the interesting sights there are to see at the marvelous and mysterious Ripley’s Believe It Or Not!


Everybody knows the Ripley's Believe It Or Not! books and TV shows, but now is your chance to experience the phenomenal stories first-hand! With dozens of exhibits demonstrating the fascinating, cool, and downright weird, Ripley's is a museum that's a bit more mesmerizing than the rest! This family-friendly attraction also offers a Laser Race and a Mirror Maze for some mind-boggling and fast-paced fun! According to a recent Traveler Story, Ripley’s truly has something for everyone.


Seaside REP Theatre


group of actors at the seaside rep theater

Pictured above is a group of performers during a show-stopping Panama City Beach event


With daily entertainment and all-ages training camps, the Seaside Repertory Theatre is a great destination for rainy days in Panama City Beach. Magic, comedy, drama, and live music are just a few of the amazing shows types available at the Seaside REP Theatre. Located in the heart of 30A, just a short drive from Panama City Beach, the Seaside REP Theatre plays host to both local and national acts.


Blacklight Mini Golf


blacklight mini golf

Take mini golf to the next level and test your skills at blacklight mini golf


This indoor activity takes the competition of putt putt and the thrill of adventure, and mixes them into a black-lit mini golf maze! This 3D experience takes you through 9 holes of outer space, under the sea, and ancient destinations. Fun for the whole family, Blacklight Mini Golf is located at Race City Amusement Park in Panama City Beach, FL.


The Grand Theatre


movie theater in panama city beach fl

Catching a movie is one of the top things to do when visiting Pier Park in Panama City Beach, FL


The Grand Theatre at Pier Park features all the top Hollywood hits in IMAX, D-BOX, and 3D! The perfect rainy day activity, The Grand Theatre is one of the largest on the Emerald Coast with 16 theaters, stadium seating, and wall-to-wall screens. The Grand Theatre is located at 500 South Pier Park Drive in Panama City Beach, FL.


Movie Rentals & Board Games


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Pictured above are just a few of the many board games that are perfect for spending a day indoors


Sometimes a day spent inside with family and friends is just what a vacation needs! Many beachfront resorts in Panama City Beach offer movie rentals on-site, and most convenience stores and big-box retailers like WalMart and Target are fitted with movie rental vending machines. Board games should always be packed in the event of a rainy day. Keeping a variety of games at hand can prove useful if the "rain delay" lasts more than just a day, so make sure to pack multiple games for all ages and interests!


Panama City Beach Winery


panama city beach winery

For a full list of wines that Panama City Beach Winery has to offer, click here:


Panama City Beach has been recognized worldwide for its sun, sand, and pristine waters. But since the founding of the Panama City Beach Winery, the popular beach town now gives visitors one more reason to head to the coast! Stop into the Panama City Beach Winery, the coast's top wine retailer, gift shop, and wine tasting headquarters. The winery specializes in citrus, berry, and fruit wines made in Florida.


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