Rainy Day Fun
When you say Beach Day, almost everyone will be transported to the feel of the sun on your skin, the sound of the waves and the sand between your toes. It’s what a dream vacation is made of! You definitely don’t think of the rare but inevitable rainy days. When you find yourself on vacation at the beach for a rainy day, below is a list of activities you can do to entertain you and your family!
There are many places you can find excellent shopping on the Alabama Gulf Coast but the one place you can visit that has a wide array of options is the Tanger Outlets in Foley. You can spend the day visiting shops but you’ll want to plan ahead so you don’t miss anything. Be sure to stop by their Shopper Services office before you begin to grab a savings book!
An active way to spend the day without having to spend it in the rain! Laser tag is a classic so adults can get in on the fun too. Arena The Next Level at The Wharf in Orange Beach is 4,000 square feet of playing arena where lives and ammunition is unlimited and all equipment is wireless.
There are many opportunities for education while in our area but one of our favorites is at the Sea, Sand and Stars facility. Located on the Orange Beach Elementary School campus, you can explore the planetarium, research in the microscope lab, get hands on in the 1,500 gallon marine life touch tank and view sealife in the 5,800 gallon saltwater aquarium. You don’t want to miss this!
A competitive bowling tournament can keep you and your family on your toes at the local Gulf Bowl. Family owned and operated for almost 60 years, this 35,000 square foot entertainment center provides bowling, arcades, laser tag, high ropes course, pool tables and more. (Be sure to grab a bite at their restaurant! You’ll have a hard time believing that yumminess comes from a bowling alley!)
Jump! Jump! Jump Around! Spring into a local trampoline park to show everyone what you’re made of! Exercise, fun and a flash back to your childhood can be found at The Factory in Gulf Shores. You’ll find 12,000 square feet of connected, world-class trampolines! But that’s not all… You can have your go in the batting cages with a pitching machine, foam pits, trampoline dodgeball, trampoline basketball and arcade games. What more could you want?
An afternoon at the movies is always fun! Entertainment along with an excuse to eat a bucket full of popcorn, sign us up! You can find stadium seating and new releases at either local movie theater in Orange Beach at The Wharf or in Gulf Shores on Highway 59. When is the last time you went to the movies?
This somewhat new fad is an experience like no other! You and your family have to work as a team to escape! Can you survive an approaching hurricane? Or find The Great Mysto’s secret hiding place? You have 60 minutes to find a way out. What’s even more fun? Split into 2 groups and compete to get out first! You can visit the Escape House located at Waterville in Gulf Shores to get in on the fun!
There are many options when it comes to arcades in our area but one that stands out is Fat Daddy’s Arcade in Orange Beach. An area favorite for family-friendly fun, you can play games like The Walking Dead, Jurassic Park, or Fruit Ninja, plus test your skills in classics like Skee Ball or Hoops!
For a quiet afternoon, be sure to visit the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach. This beautiful building is nestled on four acres facing the beautiful Wolf Bay offering a waterfront art experience for everyone. View their fine arts gallery featuring local artists, blow your own glass in their hot shop or make your own clay creations in the clay studio. All of this with no admission fee!
All of these would be a great way to entertain children and adults alike! Also remember that at most Brett/Robinson properties, you can find indoor amenities that can keep your little ones playing without leaving your home away from home! Have fun!