You traveled hundreds maybe even a thousand miles to take a vacation at the beach, and its RAINING!!!! Ugggg, the kids are getting stir crazy, good grief you are getting stir crazy! What are you going to do??? Watching the rain is definitely something to see from your balcony but for most it can only keep occupied for so long. So what do you do???
Don’t panic! There is plenty to do! First, take an inventory of your groups interests? Do have kids interested in science, shopping, art, planes, animals, nature? If you kids are interested in any of these there are things to do in the area!
Before you head to the beach also check out the website www.gulfshores.com they have a list of area activities! Well the easiest of these is probably shopping, Tanger Outlet is 40 minutes away. Just jump in the car and find some great deals. Happy hunting!!! If your guys are with you there are several hunting , camping, outfitter stores for them as well.
For your animal lovers there are so many places to go! My favorite is the Estuarium. Drive your car down to the ferry and turn left once you get off the ferry. It is only about a half a mile from the to the Estuarium. The Estuarium is a sea lab run by Auburn University where students come to study through out the year. There is also a section for the public to learn all about the local area and marine wildlife.
Just a few miles away on Ft. Morgan road is the Bon Secour Refuge office. In this office there are all sorts of information and displays to capture and enthrall the minds of your young nature lovers. For the young hunters in your family take a trip to Summerdale and visit the Spearhunting Museum. You are guaranteed a great time and maybe even a lesson in throwing a spear.
For your little scenic lovers, The Estuarium, and Refuge office are close stops that would entertain. If you are willing to go a little farther try The Explorium in Mobile! This is a fantastic place to spend the afternoon. The exhibits change regularly check out the website to see what is showing for the time you are here.
In the heart of Gulf Shores there are several different souvineer shops. Each shop has an airbrush artist. Take your artistic child to design his or her own shirt on a rainy afternoon. Be sure to let them use the camera and catch some beautiful shots from their point of view.
Definently don’t panic all of things mentioned above and much more to do at the beach when it rains. Don’t forget the rain usually passes in just a few hours and with a little planning you have made some great unique memories with your children!
See you soon guys!