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What’s There To Do in Destin When It Rains?

Destin weather This week in Destin, there’s a chance of rain, clouds, or both for at least four out of seven days. Now, we know you love to vacation in Destin for its sunshine and blue skies, but just because the weather turns gray doesn’t mean our attitudes do. In fact, there is plenty to do in Destin even when it’s not ideal beach weather.

Trying to find something to do on your rainy vacation day? Check out some of our favorite indoor activities here:

  1. See A Movie

On the Northside of Destin Commons, you can catch a flick at the AMC Destin Commons 14. What makes this theater slightly different than most—apart from the fact that it’s located just miles from the world’s most beautiful beaches—is that it offers the MacGuffins bar and lounge.  AMC notes, “The word ‘macguffin’ was coined in 1939 by Alfred Hitchcock to mean a plot device that motivates the characters…”  We certainly find a premium crafted cocktail motivating! So boost your spirits with a spirit, and then settle in for show time.

  1. Take In A (Covered) View

Who says you can’t enjoy views of the water during a rainstorm? Not us locals, that’s for sure. In fact, watching the rain tap-dance on the Gulf is as awe-inspiring as any clear, sunny day. So head to a waterfront restaurant with a covered outdoor patio and let Mother Nature put on a show. Local favorites include Boshamps, Harbor Docks, or The Crab Trap. At each and every one of these eateries, you’ll get fresh seafood and fantastic scenery.

  1. Get Your Game On

Being stuck indoors is the perfect excuse for a little friendly competition. Head to any of the bowling alleys or arcades in Destin to find out who earns bragging rights.  Located in Destin Commons, Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl & Grill offers bowling in an underwater themed atmosphere, with pub style fare to boot. Another family favorite—and the Destin original—is Hurricane Lanes. They offer traditional bowling, black light bowling, and an old-school arcade, complete with pool table, air hockey, racing games and more. Perhaps we caught your attention in that last line. If the arcade is more your style,  then you can’t miss  Blast Arcade and Laser Maze located in the Village of Baytowne Wharf. Voted Best of Destin, this gamer’s paradise has skeeball, NBA hoops, and a whole host of shooting, driving, and simulator games.

No matter what the weather brings, you can still enjoy every moment of your Destin vacation.

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