Safety tips for your beach vacation

Often, rainstorms result in water closings due to strong currents and rip tides.

Once you book a Southern vacation home or condo in Northwest Florida or Coastal Alabama, you’re looking forward to blue skies and sunshine. Maybe even a little skim-boarding or surfing in the Gulf of Mexico. The last thing you’re hoping to research is things to do on a rainy day. After all, what’s a beach vacation if you don’t get to spend long, lazy days on the beach?

Well, the good news is, a vacation is still a vacation no matter the weather. It may not proceed as expected when Mother Nature has the last word. Nonetheless, you can still enjoy fun, family, and quality time during your stay.

If your vacation happens to get less than perfect weather, consider these rainy day activities during your stay:

Laser Tag

Laser tag is one of the most affordable family activities. It’s perfect for adults, as well as school-aged children. So strap on a vest, grab a laser gun, and get ready to attack in the black-light maze. You haven’t had this much fun since the original Men in Black.

Bowling

Stee-rike! Is there any better feeling in the world of indoor sports than watching the ball slowly careen toward the pins, only to hear the thunderous applause of a strike? Yea, we didn’t think so. Load up the family and head to the bowling alley on a rainy day. See who really gets to wear the title of strike-master.

Arcade

Take game night to a whole new level. Visit the arcade for some friendly competition over skee-ball, hoops, or air hockey. If you’re lucky, you may even stumble upon a retro pin ball or Pac Man machine. After all, there’s something about old-school arcade games that enhance the simple pleasure of nostalgia.

Movies

With so many movie theater options, ranging from IMAX to fork-and-screens to amphitheaters under covered awnings, the venue itself is as much of an experience as the film. Plus, summer is the best time to catch family-friendly blockbusters.

Don’t let the weather put a damper on all the memories you’ll make. Take back your vacation with our Southern Perks guide—filled with deals on restaurants, spas, shopping and more.  Make the most of every sweet, Southern moment your vacation has to offer.