Without a doubt, Pattaya is most famous for its nightlife. With its go-go bars, sex shows and abundant bar girls it attracts plenty of single men looking for fun but there is also another side to this city that appeals to couples and even families.
Away from Walking Street, the epicenter of Pattaya nightlife, parks, zoos and museums offer good fun for families. Golf is a popular past time and there are many excellent courses located within easy reach of the city.
Pattaya is famous for its shows, particularly Tiffany's Cabaret and Alcazar Cabaret where sexy transvestites perform dancing is outstanding costumes. The entertainment at these shows is family friendly and talented. There is also a choice of cultural shows for those wanting to learn more about Thai culture.
Pattaya boasts a long stretch of coastline with stunning beaches and a wealth of attractions. Regardless of whether you want to get active with water sports, sit back and soak up the sun, shop, dine on fresh seafood or take part in a game of beach volleyball, the beaches here can cater to you.
This exciting festival is held every April and if you are considering traveling to Thailand during this time, a visit to Pattaya is well worth it. The town comes alive with food stalls, local markets, beauty competitions, firework displays, go-kart racing and street parties. It is a great time of year for people of all ages to visit.
Pattaya is home to two enormous movie theaters where all the latest English-language Hollywood blockbusters can be seen. You will find one at CentralFestival and the other at Royal Garden Plaza. Watching a movie is a good way to escape the busy nightlife scene for a night or two or to cool off from the midday heat.