Rainy Day at the Beach?


If you have spent your summer vacation anywhere along the coast of North Carolina, at some point you have probably dealt with rain. One minute you are enjoying a sunny beach day, the next minute the sky looks as though Zeus is angry and preparing for vengeance. With summer rain storms being sporadic at best, it never hurts to have a plan in place of things to do on a rainy day.

We are fortunate to be conveniently located between Myrtle Beach and Wilmington, both of which offer an abundance of family activities. Myrtle Beach is home to the Children's Museum of South Carolina. The museum offers lots of hands on exhibits for your child to enjoy and is open seven days a week! A great place to catch a move is the Carmike Cinemas BigD Theater. The BigD is located at Broadway At The Beach and boasts an 82 feet wide wall screen and leather seating for your enjoyment.

Want to head North? Check out the Cape Fear Museum located in downtown Wilmington. A few of the exhibits include Cape Fear Stories, giant Ground Sloth Skeleton, and A View From Space. The Cape Fear Museum is open 7 days a week May through August and is closed on Mondays during the Fall and Winter. Another fun indoor adventure is a trip to the Cape Fear Serpentarium. Not ideal for those who have an adversion to snakes, the serpentarium is home to several species of snakes, alligators, and lizards.

If you don't want to travel far from the beach, you should definitely plan a visit to the Ingram Planetarium and/or Museum of Coastal Carolina. Both are packed with fun learning experiences for the kids and offer great exhibits and events for all ages!

Don't let a rainy day stop you from enjoying what our area has to offer!