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10 Fun Things To Do On a Rainy Vacation Day

10 Fun Things To Do On a Rainy Vacation Day

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So, you and your family had a fun day planned to learn how to fish. But now it’s pouring outside and the lesson has been postponed. There is nothing more disheartening than waking up to a rainy day on your beach vacation, even though you meticulously choose the sunniest days. Weather forecasts can’t always be trusted. And now you have impatient toddlers or bored teenagers or both to entertain. 

Don’t worry, we’ve got your back! Here are some ideas to make the most of a rainy day on your vacation. 

  1. Plan a Spa Day

Just because you can’t sunbathe and relax on the beach, doesn’t mean you have to stay cooped up inside. Find a nearby spa with a good rating and make an appointment. Treat yourself to a heavenly massage and other treatments. If you don’t have access to a spa, plan a spa night in your hotel room. Get bath bombs, hydrating masks, wine, and other essentials to pamper yourself.

Host a Game Night

Everyone loves some friendly competition. If rain rained on your plans, host a game night to keep the family entertained. From a quiz on Outer Banks guide to ‘Who Am I?’, there are several games you can play in your hotel room. If everyone is of legal drinking age, you can also enjoy drinking games.

Cozy Movie Night

Who goes to the movies on a vacation? Well, it’s not a bad idea if it’s drizzling outside. On the other hand, if you don’t feel like going out, you can enjoy a movie marathon in your room. Pick your favorite movie series, order some delicious munchies and get snuggly.

Paint Party

Little ones can cause havoc if you don’t keep them occupied. We suggest planning a paint party and get their creative juices flowing. This is a brilliant way to spend quality time with your family.

Unwind with a Book

Instead of letting the gloomy weather ruin your mood, embrace it! Make yourself a hot cup of tea and sit by the window, and let the pitter-patter soothe you. After that, run a warm bath, play peaceful music, and unwind with an engrossing book.

Museums & Aquariums

While you can’t go to the beach or other open-air sites, you can still explore places like museums and aquariums. When it’s sunny outside, you may feel guilty wasting a beautiful day indoors. So, this is the perfect opportunity to cross these places off your list.

Go Bowling

Bowling is an underrated family activity. It’s an inexpensive activity that’s suitable for players of all ages. So, split yourself into teams, put your bowling skills to the test, and gorge on fries and soda.

Murder Mystery Party

If it’s raining and dark outside, it makes the perfect atmosphere for a murder mystery party. You can easily find a murder mystery kit online. We guarantee you and your family will have the time of your lives getting dressed up as the characters and solving a mystery together.


There’s nothing like downing a few drinks for liquid courage and belting out your favorite tunes on the top of your lungs. You can hire a karaoke machine or head over to a bar hosting karaoke nights. 

Check Out Local Events

From film festivals to art shows, you can likely find a wide range of local events with a quick internet search. Often such local events are free or have affordable tickets. This also makes it a great option if you don’t feel like spending too much.

Just because it’s raining outside doesn’t mean you can’t have a good time. Hopefully, we helped you find some entertaining activities to save the (rainy) day.

Disclosure – this is a collaborative post.