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Things to do on a Rainy Day in Destin

Posted on Thursday, June 6, 2013

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Don't let a little rain or double red flag day get you down. You're on vacation after all and there are LOTS of fun things to do on a rainy day in Destin, Fla.

Here's our Top 5 fun ideas for Destin activities beyond the beach:

#5. Emerald Coast Science Center
A child’s fantasy museum of science, it stimulates the imagination with exhibits such as a reflecting Castle of Mirrors, "adult-sized" bubble makers, a  literally hair-raising Vandergraph generator, an electrifying Illuma Storm and more. 139 Brooks St (850) 664-1261 http://www.ecscience.org

#4
. Indian Temple Mound
The National Register of Historic Places, it is one of the most famous archaeological sites in Florida. In 1883 it was examined by the Smithsonian Institution and has since been excavated nine times. The rare findings of pottery, tools and weapons gave name to the Fort Walton Culture of prehistoric people. The museum offers several hands-on displays that are popular with kids.  They can grind corn on a grinding stone or see how ancient people made stone tools. Paintings by local artists show how some of the Indian pottery and tools were used. 139 Miracle Strip Parkway
Southeast Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548 (850) 833-9595 http://www.northwest-florida-travel.com/indian-temple-mound.html

#3
. Destin History & Fishing Museum, Inc.

Experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico with award winning examples of fish caught in Destin displayed on a 100 feet of wall space depicting the Gulf floor. View a large collection of antique fishing rods and reels, the most unique is constructed of split bamboo with an original Penn Reel, that belonged to Earnest Hemmingway.  108 Stahlman Avenue (850) 837-6611 http://www.destinhistoryandfishingmuseum.org

#2
. Take in a Movie
At Destin Commons, the AMC Destin Commons 14 is the area's only digital theater offering REAL D - The Premier Digital 3D Experience, true stadium seating in all 14 auditoriums, innovative digital sound systems and tons of leg room between each row.

Or head down to Grand Boulevard at Sandestin to experience the NEW Carmike Cinemas Boulevard 10. The new theater features ten screens with total seating for 1,800 and includes a state-of-the-art “BIGD” auditorium and Ovation Dining Club .

#1. Relax in your Vacation Rental
Our guests tell us that their #1 thing to do on a rainy day at the beach is relax and watch the rain fall from the porch of their Destin vacation rental. Reading a book, a magazine and playing games comes in a close second. Many guests also take the time indoors to experiment with new recipes. Have you tried a Destin Strawberry Mojito? If not, check out our signature Destin Mojito recipe! It's yummy!

Whatever you decide to do, relax and enjoy your precious moments on vacation! And be sure to share your favorite activities with us so we can grow our list of recommendations!

 




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