3 More Fun Things to do When it Rains



3 More Fun Things to do When it Rains
One of my favorite parts about living on the Crystal Coast is our diverse weather. Throughout the 
year we are able to witness the changing of the seasons, and experience all of the different weather conditions. That being said, when people think of their beach vacation getaway, they are generally thinking of nothing but the sun, sand, and surf. So, what happens when the clouds roll in and the rains starts to fall? Is your vacation ruined? 
Absolutely not! 

Though the rain appears to put a damper (pun intended) on your vacation, rest assured, there are still plenty of fun, family things to do even if means staying inside for the day. A while ago, we gave you our Top 3 Things To Do on a Rainy Day at the Crystal Coast, now here are 3 more to keep your family happy, busy, and dry! 

Shopping Trip

Emerald Plantation Shopping
When the rain gets you down, there’s nothing better than some retail therapy to get you back in the 
fun, vacationing mood! Checking out local shops and restaurants is a great way to spend time with the family and keep everyone out of the rain. One of our favorite places is Emerald Plantation. One of the best parts of this shopping center is the covering that shields the rain for you as you walk between all the great shops and restaurants. There are plenty of shops for the whole family. Check out the toys and grab some penny-candy at Grandma’s Toy Box or pick up a souvenir at Elly’s Gifts. You can even relax and watch a movie at the Cinema, or browse for a new read at the Emerald Isle Toy and Bookstore. There are so many fun things to do at this shopping center that will keep you dry and happy! Check out our Emerald Plantation Video Tour to get a sneak peak of your next rainy-day stop!

Emerald Isle Recreation Center

Emerald Isle Recreation Center
Perhaps you were thinking that today would be the perfect day to be outside, get a walk in at the
beach, and hopefully siphon off some of the pent up energy that your kids have been harboring. Unfortunately, you look outside and the rainy weather changes those plans immediately. Never fear! There are still some great ways to get in that workout, or wear the kids out before you have to settle back in for the afternoon. 

The Emerald Isle Recreation Center is a great place for the whole family to get in some fun exercise! There are all kinds of fun indoor programs (as well as some outside ones to check out when the sun reappears) such as gentle karate, aerobics, dancing, and more! For the kids, there is Open Play in the Gymnasium with soccer, basketball, volleyball, and more! There are even special events such as story time and Free Friday Flicks! 

This is the perfect place to do something fun and healthy with the whole family even when it’s rainy outside! Check out the Emerald Isle homepage to get the calendar of events. And check out our blog post about how you can incorporate healthy living into your beach vacation! 

Home-Cooked Meals

Home Cooked Meals
Going out to eat is a lot of fun when you’re on vacation. With so many great local restaurants, there’s no shortage of good food to try. However, when it’s rainy and you just want to stay inside, it may be a great opportunity for you to utilize the kitchen in your beach rental! 

When it’s rainy and dreary outside, you can fill your rental home with the delicious, comforting aromas of some homemade cooking! You can whip up something delicious from the comfort of your home away from home. 

Whether you are in the mood for some great seafood, a fresh veggie salad, or a sweet treat, there are plenty of yummy things you can try! Our Pinterest page is full of great, fast, and easy recipes that the whole family will enjoy, so be sure to check it out! 


So, even when the weather isn't cooperating, there are still plenty of fun family things that you can do during your vacation on the Crystal Coast. And really, there is nothing to quite compare with the beauty of the world after it rains, so make sure you get back out there as soon as the rain lets up! 

Share with us: What are your favorite things to do when it rains? 




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