PANAMA CITY BEACH: A GREAT FAMILY GETAWAY

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“Where can we go that has something for everyone?” That is the question many families have while planning vacations. SunnyPanama CityBeach in Florida is absolutely the answer. PCB offers something for everyone.

Kids love games and fun, right? PCB’s various arcades along Front Beach Road have both. They offer haunted houses, basketball, video games, skee ball, food, prizes, and more.

Have older kids or adults who are looking for a bit racier fun? Some of the arcades have that covered as well with go-cart race tracks.

Looking for something fun and educational? Panama CityBeach has that too in the form of places such as Zoo World, Gulf World, and Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

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Zoo World has a wide variety of animals and holds performance shows with some of the animals such as the tigers. During these shows, zookeepers and handlers not only have the animals do tricks but also try to educate the audience about the species.

The zoo was home to Sydney the giraffe, a truly gentle giant, until his death in 2012. Zoo World was also home to the famous orangutan and kitty duo, Tonda and TK. Be sure to let the kids pet the animals in the petting zoo while you’re there.

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As you may have guessed from its name, Gulf World offers animals of the marine variety. While being educational, Gulf World also provides fun thrills with shows and hands-on opportunities such as Sea Lion Meet n Greet and an opportunity to swim with the dolphins.

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After a visit to Gulf World, you may want to continue the aquatic theme by visiting Ripley’s Believe It or Not.

How does Ripley’s tie into the aquatic theme? Because as if all of the fun and freaky facts and exhibits aren’t enough, Ripley’s is housed in a building that looks like the Titanic. No worries though, this ship won’t sink.

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After all of this excitement, how could you wind down? That’s simple; take a short drive into Panama City to take a leisurely stroll through Shady Oaks on West Highway 98. Beautiful grounds, a gorgeous 100+ year old house, unique garden and home d├ęcor, and animals such as turkeys, chickens, and squirrels make Shady Oaks an enchanting and relaxing oasis in the middle of a busy city.

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Need adult time? PCB has that covered too. Several restaurants and clubs offer live music, dancing, drinks, and good food. Most are close to hotels, and PCB offers a massive range of clean, affordable hotels.

PCB sound good to you? Wondering what the best way to get there is? The best way to get there really depends on your departure point, but if at all possible, driving is a great option because you will see some quite beautiful country and interesting stop-offs along the way.

I have had the pleasure of experiencing PCB several times and hope to experience it several more times. I can tell you Zoo World is magnificent, Gulf World will leave you in awe, Ripley’s will shock you, the go-carts are a blast, and the nightlife is exciting.

I can tell you PCB has much more to offer, including those famous, white, sandy beaches, but to find out more the best way to discover what Panama CityBeach has to offer is to just go. I promise you won’t be disappointed.