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They say April showers bring May flowers so this month you might get some rainy days. But what do you do in beautiful Bald Head Island when it’s rainy out? Exploring the beach and the hiking trails are popular things to do but not as popular when it’s raining. Here are some of our favorite things to do when the weather is not ideal.
Shopping – While Bald Head Island doesn’t have a huge selection of shopping malls, there are plenty of great shops to bring back something special for yourself or friends. Check out Merchant’s Row for some locally-made, unique merchandise. All About Art features paintings, photography, jewelry, and more by local and regional artists. There is even a studio onsite that offers art demonstrations and workshops on select days. (Another fun idea for a rainy day!) Bald Head Blues is located next to Maritime Market and offers coastal clothing and accessories. You can also check out Coastal Urge Retail Shop for activewear, swimwear, shoes, and more including a wide selection of popular outdoor brands.
Movie Day – Most of us don’t get a lot of time to just be a couch potato and binge watch our favorite shows or movies. When a rainy day comes along, sometimes you’re “forced” to just check out for a while and finally get to enjoy doing nothing. Bald Head Island vacation rentals include a number of spacious homes with comfortable family rooms for everyone to spread out and watch their favorite films. After a movie day, get everyone involved in a fun game. Check out this blog with several ideas on Games to Play in your Rental.
Date Night – Leave the kids at home and get dinner together for a (most likely) much needed date night. Quality time together with our spouse is important and often neglected when you’re always taking care of everyone else. Enjoy a classic coastal dinner at Mojo’s on the Harbor with beautiful views, even when it’s raining. Enjoy peel & eat shrimp, fresh sushi, and more delicious seafood options and top it off with bread pudding and bourbon sauce. Delphina Cantina is the perfect spot for Latin cuisine and offers all of your favorite dishes with Cuban flair. Try the Seared Scallops or Stuffed Lobster!
Get Crafty – The ideas are endless for fun vacation mementos you can MAKE that will be fun for everyone on a day spent inside. Whether it’s a vacation scrapbook, baking tasty treats (perhaps a friendly competition even), or funny home videos, put your heads together and you’ll find something that can bring hours of entertainment. Here’s a nice article on How to Preserve your Vacation Memories with more ideas of organizing your photos and saving other gems during from your trip.
Porch Party – Many Bald Head Island premier properties boast expansive decks with panoramic views of the beach. Put on your best playlist and have everyone dance out on the covered porch. Bring drinks and snacks outside and have dance party with your favorite people. Or if you’re the quiet type, take advantage of the peaceful environment and curl up in a hammock with a good book.
Don’t let a rainy day rain out your Bald Head Island fun! There are still lots of ideas to try so that everyone enjoys their vacation and has a good time even when they aren’t on the beach. Besides, it’s not what you’re doing as much as who you are with.
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