13 Things to do in Destin When it Rains
So you are all ready to go parasailing in Destin FL. You even have a reservation ready here at Wet-N-Wild Water Sports… But it’s raining!
No worries! just take a rain check and come back when the clouds are gone. Now, in the meantime there are plenty of ways to stay occupied and entertained even on a rainy day!
1) Destin Commons
Get ready to go shopping the way it’s supposed to be.
Destin Commons features 70+ brands to choose from so that you can have the ultimate shopping experience. Internationally renowned and local business get together in Destin Commons.
You can also find more than enough restaurants to fill whatever food style you desire and even go watch a movie. If you like shopping, Destin Commons is the place to go. Raining or not!
2) HarborWalk Village
HarborWalk Village where Wet-N-Wild is located, offers a variety of activities and entertainment for the family when it is raining. Shopping, dining, art galleries, Starbucks, and even a new interactive movie ride.
3) Silver Sands Premium Outlets
Silver Sands Premium Outlets offers 110 designer and name brand outlet stores including Coach, Saks Off 5th, Bose, Michael Kors, Ralph Lauren, Columbia, and Nike to name a few.
4) Fresh seafood restaurants
Did you know that over 90% of the seafood in Florida is imported?
If you are like me then you aren’t walking into a seafood restaurant in Destin Florida just to get some frozen Vietnamese Tilapia. Ugh! You want fresh Florida seafood.
Well, seafood does not get any fresher at Harbor Docks.
Located at 538 Harbor Boulevard, Harbor Docks has grown to be the first choice to get fresh seafood.
You can literally watch the fish going from the sea into the restaurant.
Harbor Docks also sells fresh seafood to other businesses in Florida, you can check their website to know more about it.
Recommendations: The Sushi is always a good choice, but the smoked tuna dip and the stuffed shrimp will blow your mind!
5) Vinyl Music Hall
May not be exactly in Destin, but it’s definitely worth the ride.
Head over to their website and check out the amazing performances of local and foreign musicians that will be playing at the time of your visit. The Vinyl Music Hall is full of energy and talent every time. So if you want to find a good music venue with talented musicians, look no further. The Vinyl Music Hall is the place to go.
6) Destin History and Fishing Museum
The Destin History and Fishing Museum will give visitors and idea of life in Destin before the arrival of electricity in the 1930s, and see the oldest seine fishing boat still in existence, The Primrose, built in 1925.
If you travel West to Okaloosa Island, you will find the the Gulfarium. Spend the day exploring animal exhibits, enjoying dolphin and sea lion shows and discovering new things about the animals you love! There are exhibit tours and attractions, shows, training demonstrations and more.
8) Hurricane Lane
Hurricane Lanes is Destin’s only bowling center, featuring 26 Lanes, Cabana Cafe, Rupert’s Sports Bar, 12 pool tables and an arcade. It even has the LA Lounge for late night fun.
9) Ultimate 7D Virtual experience
Looks like three dimensions are not enough nowadays.
Your kids are going to love this interactive movie where you will be shootin’ up zombies with your laser guns without having to get out of your seat.
Don’t like zombies? How about chasing some wild west robot-bandits?
The whole “movie” is interactive. The 3D sound and special effects will make you feel like you are part of the movie.
The laser guns will make you part of the movie because at the end of the game, the player that gets more points will have their picture displayed on the big screen!
10) Fat Daddy’s Arcade
Let your inner child out at Fat Daddy’s Arcade!
With over 65 arcade games you can forget about the weather and enjoy racing against others in “The Fast and The Furious” or winning tickets at “Deal or no Deal” and exchange them for a sweet prize. Did you like the show at Vinyl Music Hall? Get your own 15 minutes of fame playing guitar hero.
11) Avant Garde Aveda Spa and Salon
Avant Garde Aveda Spa and Salon with 2 locations, offers facials, massages and body treatments along with a full hair salon. Call for appointment.
12) AMC 14 Theatre
AMC 14 Theatre is located in the Destin Commons shopping center has 14 screens and offers IMAX and RealD 3D showings..
13) Buster’s Old Time Photos
Buster’s Old Time Photos Step back in time to the old west of 1880, here you can be dressed in authentic Tombstone styled costumes as featured in the movie and take the memories home with you!
Final Advice: Get ready for the sun
You better be ready for the moment when the clouds go away and your rain check can be cashed once again. We will be happily waiting your you to go on that boat ride or parasailing adventure. Will this be your first time? Take a look at this bird’s eye view of Destin. The Rainy days will be over sooner than you think!