Top 6 Ways to Spend a Rainy Day in Gulf Shores

Don’t let a little downpour get in the way of your Gulf Shores vacay. Although rainy days are far from your ideal vacation weather, there are so many indoor activities you can enjoy while staying warm and dry during a downpour in Gulf Shores. Read on to explore some of the best ways to spend a Gulf Shores rainy day during your visit.

1. Visit the Gulf Coast Exploreum Center.

You can take pleasure in scientific learning with the kids and the whole family at the Gulf Coast Exploreum Science Center. Launched in 1998, this non-profit museum provides hands-on learning experiences that spark the curiosity and imagination of children and grownups alike. If dinosaurs, physics, human anatomy, and historical expeditions fuel your sense of wonder, then you will surely enjoy your visit at this famous attraction. The museum also houses a giant IMAX theater, where you can watch films about science, history, and culture.

Check out their upcoming exhibits here.

2. Bond with the fam at Gulf Bowl.

There’s something for everyone at Gulf Bowl Family Entertainment, one of the top go-to spots for family bonding in Gulf Shores. If you’re into bowling, head on over to their state-of-the-art bowling alley, where you can bowl by the game or by the hour. Don’t like bowling and prefer a heartracing game of laser tag instead? Not a problem! Gulf Bowl houses a multilevel laser tag arena, where you can book a game for $9 per round. You can also check out their arcade, which features the hottest video and redemption games! If your game gives you tickets for playing, be sure to present all of your collected tickets at the redemption counter for some fun prizes to take home.

3. Bond with your team at Breakout Orange Beach.

Want a fun team-building activity that will test your problem-solving skills on a Gulf Shores rainy day? Go ahead and immerse yourself in a thrilling indoor adventure at Breakout Orange Beach, where you and your team will work together in solving a mystery in an escape room of your choice. Each room has its own unique, mind-boggling storyline, where you will have to survive a kidnapping, return ancient relics to their true owners, hunt down a syndicate, and more! You can book an escape room online for $44.99 per player (minimum of 2 players). Note: You may choose to stop the challenge at any time in the event of an emergency.

4. Learn the art of glass-blowing at the Hot Shop.

If it’s not raining too hard, head on over to the Hot Shop at the Coastal Arts Center in Orange Beach, and learn from their free glass-blowing demonstrations. Established in 2009, the Hot Shop prides itself on being Alabama’s premier glass studio, where local artisans share their passion for the art of glass blowing and sculpting. The Hot Shop also lets you participate in a hands-on glass-blowing lesson, where you can create your own glass masterpiece for $85 per person. These lessons are open to adults and children (eight years old and up). You may also book a private glass-blowing class, priced at $185 per hour. If you do enroll in a class, the Hot Shop recommends wearing cotton clothes, long pants, and long sleeves and requires the use of closed-toe shoes.

5. Shop at Tanger Outlets Foley.

Looking to do some retail therapy on a Gulf Shores rainy day? Head on over to Tanger Outlets Foley, one of the most sought-after shopping centers in Gulf Shores. It features over 120 outlet stores, where you can find amazing deals on your favorite designer brands. Tanger Outlets Foley is open daily from 10 a.m.–7 p.m. on weekdays or 10 a.m.– 9 p.m on weekends. In addition to the best shopping in town, Tanger Outlets Foley also features many restaurants, where you can enjoy a nice meal before heading home after your shopping spree.

6. Stay dry and warm at your rental home.

Don’t feel like going out on a Gulf Shores rainy day? That’s okay, too! You can always choose to stay warm and cozy in your vacation rental because there are so many things you can do at home, especially if you stay with Mighty vacay! You can snuggle up in bed or get cozy on the sofa while watching your favorite movie in the living room. Play some classic board games together. Enjoy a warm cup of coffee while watching the rain patter against the window outside. Or sip a drink with some good company in the game room. When you stay in one of Mighty Vacay’s luxury beach homes, you won’t lack for things to do on a rainy day during your visit to Gulf Shores!

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