Have you ever woken up on vacation when it was raining, and happily gone back to sleep? Sometimes the rain allows us to do whatever we feel like doing instead of what we should be doing. While Florida is known as the Sunshine State, there are still the occasional days of rain. Instead of wondering what to do in Destin when it rains, alter your perspective to think of a rainy day as an opportunity: an opportunity for quality family time, for relaxing with a good book, or for exploring unusual indoor attractions. You will get to know a whole different side of Destin when the clouds roll in.

Museums, Museums, Museums

A trip to Florida might not always have an educational slant, but in Destin when it rains, your day can take an informative turn. The Emerald Coast Science Center is a top destination in the region during any type of weather and offers hands-on exhibits where kids can learn about electricity, the five senses, and more. Other options for an educational day trip from Destin include the Destin History and Fishing Museum. Here kids can learn what type of fish they might catch on a fishing expedition in Destin.

See Marine Life Indoors

For many visitors, the question of what to do in Destin when it rains is answered with one word: the Gulfarium . This destination has many attractions including a show with bottlenose dolphins and sea lions and exhibits of sharks, penguins, and otters. This is one of the best attractions along Florida's Emerald Coast, and it draws a crowd in rain or shine. Even if you never get a rainy day during your trip to Destin, your kids will thank you if you plan a trip to the Gulfarium.

Shopping and Eating — the Perfect Combo

Shopping enthusiasts love being in Destin when it rains! it offers the chance to hit the outlets! Designer outlets are perfect for bargain hunters who love to spend a day shopping. Another popular choice is a leisurely lunch. Most casual seafood restaurants offer cover from the rain. Instead of worrying about what to do in Destin when it rains, take the opportunity to enjoy quality time with your family without rushing to the next big activity.

Favorite dining spots include Crust Pizzeria, the Beach Walk at Henderson Park Inn, and Tommy Bahama's Restaurant & Bar.

No one wants it to rain their whole trip, but by planning ahead, and booking one of our Destin vacation rentals, you might discover that a day or two of rain during your trip to Destin isn't so bad.

Make the Most of Your Rental Home

Sure there are plenty of indoor attractions in Destin when it rains, but you might also consider relaxing in your vacation rental. Destin beach house rentals offer all the comforts of home, but if you've packed your days with water sports and beach activities, you might not have the time to enjoy it. Take a rainy day to get cozy on the couch, play board games with your kids, bake a batch of your favorite cookies, or read a good book. This is the kind of day you always want at home but never have the time. Why not do it on vacation?

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