Here are a few ways to turn wet days into fun days:
1. Have a movie fest.
Visit the local movie theater and catch up on the movies you’ve been wanting to see and witness the blockbusters on the big screen. Visit the Market Common on your next Myrtle Beach rainy day, see a movie and then hit the shops.
2. Make use of hotel amenities. The majority of the Oceana Resorts Accommodations have indoor amenities from: lazy rivers, indoor pools, game rooms and hot tubs. What will you do while they are being entertained? Hit the Awakening Spa at the Anderson Ocean Club or go shopping!
3. Hit the museums.
Rain in Myrtle Beach can come and go just like that, I understand rain is inevitable during a trip at any time of the year. Just before my departure, I check the 10-day weather forecast and plan my museum visits for days slated for rain. But even if a surprise shower rains on your parade, find the museums in your destination in which to wile away the rain hours. Even small towns and beach communities have little museums that can shed light on the town, the region or the people of the community. Check out the Childrens Museum of South Carolina.
4. Get wet. If you’re at the beach, there’s something serene about walking on the beach when it rains. You were planning on getting wet anyway, and if in a warm-weather destination, a rain can cool you off and give you a different view of the landscape around you. Equally, a walk in the woods when it rains can be equally tranquil. And really, when do you ever allow the kids to walk in the rain? Let them get a little dirty and splash in the puddles! (Just be sure to skip this idea when thunder and lightening are present.)
5. Make a game of it.
If you’re going to be stuck indoors, enjoy the quality family time by picking up a deck of cards at the hotel sundries shop and striking up rousing games of “Go Fish,” “21″ and other card games. If you’re near a drugstore, pop in and purchase board games, car games and coloring books, as most have a small toy section. Break up the monotony of sitting in your room but bringing the games to the hotel lobby and relaxing on some comfy sofas. And if your hotel has a game room, of course, join the crowds clamoring to play Wii, air hockey and Xbox games.
6. Picnic indoors. Run to the local grocery store and pick up all the ingredients for an indoors picnic. Lay a few bath towels on the floor, turn on the radio, and pop a squat around the towels and eat with our hands. Cheaper than a restaurant, stay dry and the kids will love the uniqueness.