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Survival Guide: Inclement Weather During Your Beach Trip

On the off chance the rain is here to stay, we've put together a list of fun alternatives for the whole family to make the most of your Gulf Coast trip!

Don’t let the forecast rain on your parade! Chances are – a storm will blow through faster than you can say “thunderstorm.” But on the off chance the rain is here to stay, we've put together a list of fun alternatives for the whole family to make the most of your trip!

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With activities for all ages, the Coastal Arts Center of Orange Beach is guaranteed to be a hit with the entire family when curing the rainy-day blues! Browse the fine arts gallery, blow your own glass in the Hot Shop, or make your own clay creations in the Clay Studio. 

Just because it’s raining doesn’t mean you can’t check out Waterville USA! With the Gulf Coast’s largest game room, the Starcade is full of games for the entire family. Try your hand at winning from the thousands of jackpots and prizes. Cyberville USA is also part of the attraction lineup! From “real-world adventures” to out-of-this-world experiences, this virtual reality center will blow your mind!

How about a fun-filled day of shopping? A rainy day is a perfect chance to shop until you drop. Head over to the Tanger Outlets in Foley where you’re sure to find the perfect shops. Or head on over to The Wharf for the ultimate experience including boutique shopping, movies, dining options, escape rooms, arcades and more. You could spend an entire day in this entertainment district!

A trip to Gulf Shores or Orange Beach isn’t complete until you’ve had some delicious seafood. Finish up the day by stopping by one of our local favorites such as Lucy Buffett’s LuLu’s or Sea N Suds for a one-of-a-kind dinner experience!

Looking to stay in and relax at the condo? There are plenty of fun options to keep the family entertained indoors and beat the rainy-day blues. Pop some popcorn, grab a few snacks, build a pillow fort on the floor and have a movie marathon! Or head to the local grocery store and pick out all the delicious ingredients to make dinner and dessert together as a family. The possibilities are endless.

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