Tips to Cure the Rainy-Day Blues During Sportcations
Do rainy days get you down? Cheer up! There are plenty of ways to have rainy day fun in Gulf Shores and Orange Beach!
Sunshine and clear skies are all you are hoping for during your next big sportcation. You are looking forward to hitting the beach after a long day on the field. But what happens when you race to the balcony only to see storm clouds rolling in from the distance? Now is the time to explore the great INDOORS of Gulf Shores and Orange Beach, Alabama!
A great go-to for rainy days is retail therapy. Coastal Alabama is brimming with shopping options from national franchises to unique boutiques.
The Wharf is a multi-use entertainment district in Orange Beach and home to many local specialty shops, regional retailers and delicious dining establishments. Although it’s an outdoor shopping area, the sidewalks are conveniently covered with large awnings and balconies to help you stay dry. Take the team to lunch and a movie in this fun entertainment district.
Tanger Outlet Center in Foley is an excellent escape for stores like Nike, Gap, Vera Bradley and Coach. The team will love shopping at more than 120 brand-name and designer stores. It’s truly a one-stop-shop at the outlets.
Academy Sports + Outdoors has everything you need to revamp your team’s gear. Need new cleats or a cooler? Academy has you covered! Stock up on balls, bats, jackets, hats and whatever else your team may need to finish out your sportcation.
Let’s take a moment and think about what everyone LOVES to do on a rainy day: EAT, of course!
Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s offers both food and fun and can accommodate large groups. Stop by the indoor arcade and play before and after you eat. They also offer live entertainment daily at 5 p.m., and their extensive allergy menu allows everyone on the team to eat safely.
Tacky Jacks offers plenty of covered outdoor dining options so you can enjoy the view even when it rains. Serving breakfast, lunch and dinner, this restaurant will keep you fed all day long. Enjoy fresh seafood and nachos that the entire team will love.
The Hangout is group-friendly and offers a fun beach vibe that will have you wanting to hang out all day long. This large restaurant has an awesome gift shop and plenty of photo-worthy spots throughout, including their Wish Wall.
Gulf State Park Nature Center - still wanting to learn about Alabama’s flora and fauna but don’t want to get wet? Check out the Gulf State Park Nature Center and Interpretive Center. The Nature Center is a museum of native plants and animals and offers weekly educational programs, including guided walks and nature time. The Interpretive Center is located at the beach pavilion and serves as a gateway to the park with interactive displays to connect guests with the area’s nine distinct ecosystems and a sustainable way of life.
The Escape Room at Waterville USA is a fun activity that offers a brain teaser atmosphere. Groups are locked in a room and must crack the code to break out within an hour. Do you think you have what it takes to make your way out?
You don’t have to search far to find fun - in the rain! Visit our website for more adventure inspiration and additional rainy day activities in Gulf Shores & Orange Beach.