When planning your vacation, it’s important to consider rainy days, especially in an incredible outdoor destination like the Emerald Coast. Keep reading to discover some of our favorite things to do in Destin when it rains! You’ll find that even when it gets a little wet outside, there are still tons of ways to enjoy yourself.
For more activities, attractions, and restaurants to enjoy on your trip, be sure to request access to our complimentary Emerald Coast Vacation Guide!
5 of Our Favorite Things to do in Destin When it Rains
Eat, Shop, and Play
Destin Commons is home to tons of things to do when it rains. You can spend the whole day enjoying some of the best shopping and dining in the area. One of the newest additions is Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl, featuring an under–the–sea themed bowling alley and bar. Or head on over to the AMC Theater and snuggle up for a rainy day movie.
Head on down to Harborwalk Village for dining and shopping along the Destin Harbor. You can always catch live music with some of the best views in Destin, along with boutique shopping and delicious food.
Between concerts, festivals, and special events, there is always something going on at the Village of Baytowne Wharf. With amazing restaurants, shopping, and an arcade (complete with a laser tag arena for the kids), there is something for everyone.
Play Laser Tag and Arcade Games
Wild Willy’s in Fort Walton Beach is one of the newest additions to the Emerald Coast, featuring a state-of-the-art arcade, 4D Movie Theater, laser maze, and Salvati’s Pizza Factory. When the rain stops, you can also enjoy a ropes course, mini–golf, roller coaster, and a reverse bungee trampoline. Your kids will love this place!
Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade features a 3,500 square foot two-level laser tag arena and the most advanced games on the market. It’s sure to provide entertainment for kids and adults of all ages.
Enjoy Indoor Mini Golf
Throw on some neon attire and head to the Rainforest Black Light Golf and Arcade for some glow in the dark fun.
Try Your Luck at an Escape Room
Put on your thinking cap and head to Escapology, with a variety of themed rooms that are sure to entertain while testing your problem-solving skills.
Tour Scenic Highway 30A
If you are looking for relaxing things to do in Destin when it rains, Scenic 30A is for you. Located just to the east of Destin, you can spend hours dining and shopping at local vendors. Goat Feathers is a local favorite. Shunk Gulley is also our personal favorite, with gorgeous views, even in the rain.
You and your family can find the perfect vacation rental for your trip with Harmony Beach Vacations. Our selection of condos and homes in Destin and 30A offers guests excellent amenities, convenient locations, and customer service that is second to none. So, are you ready to hit the Emerald Coast and create a new family tradition?
Start planning your trip by booking one of our properties. We look forward to welcoming you to the Harmony Beach Vacations family.