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Things To Do on a Rainy Day in Destin

While we normally see the sun shining here in Destin, Florida, we do appreciate some liquid sunshine to keep the area lush and green. So don't let rain or a double red flag day get you down. When you’re on vacation along the Emerald Coast, there are plenty of fun things to do on a rainy day.  
Here's some recommendations for fun beyond the beach:  
Located within Destin Commons, Abrakadoodle is always on the cutting edge with new and exciting art lessons. Specialty art classes allow kids the opportunity to focus on one aspect of art such as painting, drawing, design or history. Classes are offered at various times and locations.  
4008 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 424-5058
Destin History & Fishing Museum, Inc.
At the Destin History & Fishing Museum, you'll experience the feeling of swimming in the Gulf of Mexico. The museum visually depicts the many species of fish caught in Destin on a 100 feet of wall representing 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
Emerald Coast Science Center
The Emerald Coast Science Center 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, Ft. Walton Beach
(850) 664-1261
Fired Up Paint-Your-Own Pottery
Located with Seaside on Hwy 30A, Fired Up Paint-Your-Own Pottery is a fun, family-friendly place where you can paint your "art" out on over 500 unique pottery pieces. With prices starting at just $14, it's the perfect way to create affordable family memories. No reservation required. 
27 Quincy Cir, Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
(850) 231-3211
Indian Temple Mound
Located on 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 SE, Fort Walton Beach, FL 32548
(850) 833-9595
Movie Theaters
AMC Destin Commons  
Located within 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.  
4000 Legendary Drive, Destin, FL 32541
(850) 650-4539
Boulevard 10
Located within Grand Boulevard at Sandestin® Town Center, the new Carmike Cinemas Boulevard 10 features 10 screens, including the state-of-the-art “BIGD” auditorium and Ovation Dining Club. 
465 Grand Boulevard, Miramar Beach, FL 32550
(850) 502-8819
The Grand 16 Theater
Located within Pier Park, the Grand 16 features IMAX, stadium seating, high back rocking chairs, game room and more.
500 South Pier Park Dr., Panama City Beach, FL 32413
(850) 233-4835; Movie Hotline: (888) 943-4567
Hurricane Lanes
Family-friendly entertainment daily featuring twenty-six bowling lanes, a dozen pool tables, an arcade, Rupert’s Sports Bar, Cabana Cafe, and free ping-pong. (Must be over 21 in bar area.) 
34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin, FL 32541
(850) 654-5251
Uncle Buck’s Fishbowl and Grill
Located at Destin Commons, Uncle Buck's Fishbowl and Grill features a unique atmosphere and design geared for family fun and dining. The island-theme bar area offers the experience of being underwater and features a huge saltwater aquarium with scores of beautiful, tropical fish. Enjoy bowling within this unique underwater-themed experience. 
4251 Legendary Drive (at Destin Commons), Destin, FL 32541
Of course, many of our guests tell us on a rainy day, they enjoy relaxing on the porch of their Destin vacation rental and listening to the rain.
If you are still searching for the perfect Destin rental house or Destin condo for your next stay, view our available Destin vacation rentals online, or call 1-800-225-7652 and one of our vacation specialists will be delighted to help you find the perfect beach home-away-from-home!  
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Published by Tracy Louthain
Monday, September 8, 2014