What to Do When Your Tournament is Rained Out

Gulf Shores & Orange Beach

From an athlete's viewpoint, there are few things worse than a tournament rain-out. All the preparation, training and hard work feels as though it's in vain until the tournament is rescheduled. However, when a sporting event is rained out on the Alabama Gulf Coast, there's a silver lining to the rain cloud. You don't have to stay stuck inside a hotel room on a rainy day. There's plenty to do to keep the blues at bay and enjoy your break from the ballpark.

The Hangout in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Good Eats

Start with lunch or dinner at The Hangout. A meal at The Hangout isn’t just about eating, it’s about the experience. With limbo contests and live music, dinner becomes an event. LuLu’s and Tacky Jacks are also fun spots to hang out on a rainy day. Take your dinner on the covered decks and watch the boats go by. (Insider Tip: If you’re at Tacky Jacks in Orange Beach, be sure to peek over the railing to see all the fish congregating below. They are waiting for a little piece of bread from you!)

A beach trip, whether for a sporting event or vacation, isn’t complete without a big cone of ice cream. Enjoy a double scoop at Matt’s Homemade Alabama Ice Cream. Made locally at Old Dutch Creamery in Mobile, it’s a must-have treat during a Gulf Shores and Orange Beach vacation.

Flowriding at Waterville USA in Gulf Shores, Alabama

Beach Entertainment

As long as there isn’t any lightning, stop in at Waterville USA. You’ll be wet already, so hit the slides and wave pool or even the FlowRider. If you prefer to stay dry, check out the onsite arcade. You could easily spend an entire day challenging team mates to a different type of game.

The Wharf in Orange Beach is the total package when it comes to rainy-day fun. Packed with specialty stores and restaurants, when you’ve got some time to spend, spend it here. Catch the latest blockbuster at the AMC movie theater, challenge everyone to a game of laser tag or beat the clock in a suspenseful breakout game.

Of course, it’s also nice to get in some R&R from the balcony of your Orange Beach condo or Gulf Shores beach house. No matter how you spend a rainy day at the beach, it’s bound to be a good day when you have all these options and more.


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