What to Do in Destin FL on a Rainy Day
Locals often joke about how perfect the weather in Destin is, saying we live within a “Good Weather Dome.” Still, the Destin Dome does, in fact, occasionally spring a leak, and when the weather is less than its usual perfect, visitors often ask about what to do in Destin FL when it’s raining.
Thankfully, in addition to the most beautiful beaches in the country, Destin is home to some of the most exciting indoor activities as well. Here are five of our favorites:
1. Play a Round of Laser Tag at Thrills Laser Tag and Arcade
Feel like a kid again by suiting up in the latest in laser tag technology and entering what may be the most interactive laser tag arena in the country. The facility features pristinely maintained and state-of-the-art games, including everything from modern takes on classics like Galaga to the newest names like Connect Four Hoops. It’s a perfect place to stay dry and enjoy a bit of indoor adventure. Learn more about their location on Thrills’ website.
2. See a Movie at AMC Destin Commons 14
While watching a movie might be an easy answer of what to do in Destin FL on a rainy day for some, this AMC theatre features amenities that are sure to boost your movie-watching experience. It has a full bar and unique food items—we’re talking craft cocktails and stone-fired flatbread pizzas—in addition to cutting-edge cinema comfort technology, like reclining seats, and IMAX options. You can learn about movie times on the theatre’s website.
3. Do Some Shopping at Silver Sands Outlets or Destin Commons
Okay, you might need to bring you umbrella for this one because both Silver Sands and Destin Commons are considered outdoor malls, but the majority of the walkways are covered, allowing you to enter and stroll past your favorite stores without much worry of what’s falling from the sky.
4. Guide Yourself on a Tour of the Destin History and Fishing Museum
The most unique-to-our-area answer to what to do in Destin FL when it’s raining, the Destin History and Fishing Museum is slowly becoming one of our area’s most interesting tourist attractions. While visions of beautiful beaches come to many people’s minds when they think of Destin, there’s much more to our sleepy little town. Destin was primarily and originally established as a fishing town and still to this day known as the “Luckiest Fishing Village.” This 5,500 square foot exhibit highlights the rich and surprising history of our area.
5. Spoil Yourself with a Day at the Salamander Spa
Just steps away from our beachfront property rests our sister property, The Henderson Beach Resort, which features the Salamander Spa. With a lavender and eucalyptus steam room, full-service salon and extensive treatment menu, a spa day may be one of the best ways to continue your relaxing vacation even with poor weather. Call 850-424-4482 to book your service.
Regardless of the weather in Destin, there’s always plenty of fun to be had, and we’d love to have you join us at Henderson Park Inn. While we hope our weather is perfect for your visit, our staff would be happy to help you figure out what to do in Destin FL, even if it’s raining. Ready to book your stay? Check out our Rooms & Rates page.