It is that time of year We are getting tons of calls from people planning their summer vacation. It is also the time of year for us to get tons of rain. Unfortunately, travel insurance does not cover if you have a rainy summer vacation , but just because its rainy does not limit your fun things to do in the area. We wanted to give you a few hits and helpful tips over the next few weeks so you will be completely prepared for your trip no matter what happens. This week I just wanted to talk to you about an alternate plan.
You never know from one day to the next what will happen on your vacation so the biggest tip is to be FLEXIBLE… Flexibility will save hurt feelings, and bad attitudes from taking over the trip. A little extra planning will allow for seamless transitions if it rains or if your group has just had enough sun for that week. Lucky you are on the Gulf coast it is the place to be when its rainy outside!
If you are just a group of adults looking for some great activities when it rains on your vacation. Everything from shopping at the outlet mall or beach souvenir stores to Local cultural experiences at one of the many theaters or museums in the area. Of course there is always a choice of movies and we have two movie theaters in the area The Cobb Pinnacle Theaters, and Carmike Cinemas at the Wharf.
When it rains on your summer vacation and you are planning for the ever-board teens that are here with you try Blond Johns for all of their surfing dreams. Or if surfing and skating are not on their radar and movies or shopping is not their thing visit Adventure Island they have indoor laser tag and an arcade. Or you could try Arena Next Play at the Wharf, or the indoor arcades at Waterville, or The Track.
Children have the most selections by far on rainy summer vacation days. So when planning if you have little ones all you need to know is what they are interested in. Of course just like above there are movie options shopping and arcades. But specifically for kids or anyone interested in science or animals check out the Esturairum at The Dauphin Island Sea Lab. The Esturarium is just a quick ferry ride away over to Dauphin Island. If you are up for a little bit of a car ride take a day trip to Mobile or Pensacola. In Mobile those science lovers in the family would enjoy The
href=”https://www.exploreum.com/”>Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. With rotating exhibits throughout the year this is a fantastic place to spend the day for the entire family.
Our all time favorite spot to direct families to is the Naval Air Station in Pensacola Museum. It is free to the public although they always accept donations. The museum has more planes that you can see in a day in every corner and even hanging from the ceiling. History surrounds you at every turn and even in the cafe. They have flight simulators, cockpit trainers, and a virtual flight deck. Not to mention the Blue Angel’s practice here. The 325-seat giant screen theater features the latest in state-of-the-art motion picture projection. The theater has upgraded from 70mm film projection to stunning premium laser-illuminated 2D projection system boasting full 4K resolution—nearly 9 million pixels on-screen—the first of its kind installed in an institutional theater.
So no worries! There is plenty to do on rainy summer vacation it just takes a little planning ahead. You will be sure to have the best vacation no matter what the weather happens to do while you are on vacation.