Top 3 Things To Do on a Rainy Day at the Crystal Coast
Posted On Wednesday, February 06, 2013
With historic storm Sandy making her presence known along the Eastern Seaboard, one can't help but think about rain - and lots of it. We truly hope that no matter where you may be these next few days that you are safe, sound and dry.
As beautiful as most days are in Emerald Isle and on the shores of the Crystal Coast of North Carolina, there are times when a rainy day may come along and dampen your plans to soak up the sun, spread out in the sand, and frolic in the surf.
Have no fear, you do have options.
Here are our top three things to do on a rainy day here at the Crystal Coast:
|Photo Courtesy of the NC Aquarium at PKS|
The North Carolina Maritime Museum is another great option. Located on Front Street in the waterfront town of Beaufort, it's just a quick drive from Bogue Banks. Learn about the local seafood industry, explore the lighthouse exhibits, and view artifacts from Blackbeard the Pirate's flagship, the Queen Anne's Revenge. These are just a few of the indoor adventures that await you.
|Photo Courtesy of the MacDaddy's|
If bowling really isn't up your alley, then try your hand at one of the largest arcades in the area. There's over 4000-square-feet of arcade adventure to challenge you in both classic and modern gaming. There's a little something for everyone and definitely worth the visit.
|Photo by Martha Gail Drehmann|
You are most likely staying in a beautiful beach house or a quaint soundside cottage, so take full advantage of it! Sit on the covered deck with a glass of wine and watch the waves crash while the rain pitter-patters. Find a nice cozy spot inside and pick up that book you've been wanting to read. Play a few rounds of cards with the kids. Take an afternoon nap. Spend some uninterrupted quality time together doing whatever pleases you most. And remember....a rainy day at the beach is better than a sunny day anywhere else!
|Photo by Ann Marie Lokey|
Have you spent a rainy day on the Crystal Coast? What did you do? Tell us about it in our comment section. We always love hearing from our readers. Here's to making the most out of rainy days!