There’s a whole lot of things to do for teenagers in Panama City Beach, if you know where to look…

They may not always be the easiest members of the family to keep happy. Lucky for you there’s PLENTY of exciting things to do in Panama City Beach just for them! 🙂

Here’s a short but detailed checklist of things that should put a smile on their face… Even if it is just for a second, before they try to hide it behind their phones!

1. Shoot Zombies in an Immersive 7D Video Game / Movie

xd darkrideYou wont find anything else quite like this! This will definitely gonna put a HUGE grin on your teenagers face, especially if (s)he already loves video games!

Shoot at bad guys using pixel-perfect high precision lasers as the movie unfolds.

Your motion seat, with over 400 individual movements per second, accurately recreates feelings of falling and crashing.

Then the strobe lights and wind blasts (successfully) try to distract you and scare you.

You are literally surrounded by the action.

From the state of the art surround sound in your individual headrest, to the giant curved IMAX screen wrapped around you.

Plus, the whole time you are competing for the high score, which you’ll see once you exit the attraction. If you survive 😉 Located in Pier Park. 

XD Darkride Experience
701 Pier Park Drive, Suite 153, Panama City Beach, FL
Phone (850) 233-0804


2. Rent Jet Skis

teens love panama city beach jet skisWe are yet to meet a teenager that doesn’t get excited by the idea of cutting up the waves in their own Jet Ski.

The gulf of Mexico in Panama City Beach has to be one of the most beautiful places in the World for teenagers to get this thrill.

Plus the crystal-clear, calm Gulf waters make it a perfect and safe choice.

Jet Skis can be rented by the hour or less from many places along the beach.

Resorts like the Sandpiper Beacon Beach Resort for example, have a full beach service located directly behind the hotel for example.

Adventures at Sea Watersports
5711 N Lagoon Dr  Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 235-0009


3. Ride the SlingShot

slingshot panama city beachOk, you’re gonna get a kick out of this one…

The Slingshot is perfect if you have a moody teenager you are trying to entertain!

Not only can you sling them into the air at 100mph, but they will have so much fun that they might actually thank you for it too 🙂

“Get in, sit down, shut up, and hang on” is their motto!

The slingshot’s high adrenaline experience is one of the most unique thrill rides in Panama City Beach.

The coolest part, is that it’s just as much fun to ride during the daytime as it is at night.

At this time, they don’t officially offer a discount for a second ride, but a nice smile and the offer of leaving a good review online can go a long way…

Slingshot & Indy Speedway
8762 Thomas Dr  Panama City Beach, FL 32408
(850) 234-1121


4. Play Laser Tag

panama city beach lazer tag for teenagersIf you have typical teenagers, then anything that involves shooting will probably get their attention. Especially the boys.

Take it to the next level, and tell them they can shoot a laser gun! Located in Pier Park, your teenagers can let loose (inside an air conditioned course) with twists, turns and obstacles to hide behind.

They will be trying to take out their opponents while avoiding getting shot themselves.

Mom and dad also get to cool off in the AC too, while the kids battle it out.

Making this a pretty strategic way to beat the heat, and sit down for 30 minutes.

At the end of the game, your teenagers will get a score report to see who had the fastest reaction times, and who got the most “kills”.

Again, since this is an indoor attraction, it’s a great way to beat the heat, or stay dry on a rainy day.

Emerald Coast Mirror Maze
701 Pier Park Drive, Suite 107 Panama City Beach
(850) 230-6249


5. Can Your Teenagers Survive the SkyCoaster?

panama city beach skycoasterThe Sky Coaster in Panama City Beach, FL is another one of the most exciting attractions your teenagers can try.

The sensation has been described as a unique combination of a bungee jump mixed with skydiving and hang gliding.

Watch as  your teen gets winched up into the sky, and float, suspended almost 140 feet high in the air.

They will get an incredible view of the Panama City Beach skyline…

Right before they are literally dropped, free-falling towards the crowds below!

Just before they feel as though they are going to hit the tarmac below, the harness slack picks them up, swinging them out towards the skyline. It’s a huge adrenaline rush!

Race City
9523 Front Beach Rd  Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-1588


6. Race Go Karts

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Race City – Panama City Beach Fl

Race City is conveniently located on Front Beach Road. You can’t miss it. If you are driving by, you’ll definitely see the iconic Golden Gate Go Kart Track.

The Golden Gate track is actually just one of several different tracks your teens can race around.

Another cool benefit, is the unlimited wristbands you can buy here. These wristbands give you unlimited rides on the day they are purchased.

You can leave the park and come back as many times as you like.

So you can grab a bite to eat, or go back to your Hotel room to have a rest. Just get there early in the day to get the biggest bang for your buck!

There are other attractions here that are suitable for younger family members too, making it a good choice for all ages.

Race City
9523 Front Beach Rd  Panama City Beach, FL 32407
(850) 234-1588


Is your Hotel set up with teenagers in mind?

sandpiper beacon beach resort

You can find a Panama City Beach Hotel that gives the whole family (including teenagers) lots of things to do without even having to leave the property.

The Sandpiper Beacon gives families plenty of ways to stay entertained, all year round, and all included in the price of your stay 🙂

  • Tropical Tiki Bar
  • Pool Tables & Ping Pong
  • Waterslides
  • Indoor & Outdoor Swimming Pools
  • Lazy River Ride
  • Games & Activities
  • X-Box Kinnect Contests
  • Arcade Game Room
  • Planned fmaily games and contests with prizes!

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