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.
Many people travel to Pattaya to take advantage of its abundant golf courses. Despite being famed for its nightlife, Pattaya has some exceptionally good greens which are not taken advantage of as much as they could be. Fees are cheap and there is no need to become a member. Some of the best courses in and around the city include: Burapha Golf Club, Crystal Bay Golf Club, Laem Chabang Golf Club and Mountain Shadow Golf Club.
It is not possible to mention entertainment in Pattaya without mentioning the sex industry and the countless go-go bars which are found throughout. The sex industry is without doubt Pattaya's biggest income and is centered along Walking Street. However, if you are visiting for the ladies, make sure you bring common sense with you. Those visiting as couples or as a family will also find plenty of regular bars and restaurants with live music.
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