10 Things to Do in Gulf Shores On a Rainy Day

Pete Dimao - March 12, 2019

Looking for things to do in Gulf Shores on a rainy day? You’ve come to the right place!

If you’re experiencing a rare, rainy beach day, there’s still plenty to do along Alabama’s Gulf Coast. From arcades to shopping and movies, check out everything there is to do in Gulf Shores on a rainy day!


The Track

kids playing a claw machine at the arcade

Enjoy thrills and games at The Track in Gulf Shores! With nearly 50 arcade games including Skee-Ball, dueling basketball hoops, Fruit Ninja, Wheel of Fortune, and much, much more! All ages will discover something fun to play. Win tickets with select games and receive cool prizes! For more information, contact (251) 270-0210.

The Village Hideaway

Fill up on food, drinks, games, and fun at The Village Hideaway, located at The Beach Club Resort in Gulf Shores. This family-friendly dining and entertainment destination includes tons of arcade games, billiards, and even an HD golf simulator. The fun and games complement an impressive menu of pub fare, pizzas, soups and salads, burgers, baskets, and drinks. The Village Hideaway also has 11 flat screen televisions so you don’t have to worry about missing the big game.

The Factory

Trampolines, foam pits, dodgeball, oh my! The Factory is a source of excitement for toddlers to teens looking to burn some energy. Great for a rainy day, The Factory in Gulf Shores features foam pits, a ninja obstacle course, a trapeze, arcade games, dodgeball, over 12,000 square feet of world-class trampolines, and an HD simulator that can take guests into air-to-air combat, roller coaster rides, and more. Tickets for The Factory start at $7 per person. For more information, contact (251) 202-0900.

Escape House Waterville

With only an hour at hand, you must find a way to escape! At Escape House Waterville, guests are given 60 minutes to solve riddles and find clues in order to escape. Use magic tricks to escape the Room of the Great Mysto or search for shelter before a dangerous hurricane strikes in the Hurricane Room. Prices at this thrilling attraction start at $25 per person. Contact (251) 948-3712 for more information.

Visit the Spa

Grand Re-Opening Specials at The Beach Club Resort and Spa Gulf Shores

A rainy day is a perfect excuse for a rejuvenating morning or afternoon at The Beach Club Spa. This Gulf Shores spa offers an array of services, including massage therapy, facial treatments, and body treatments, provided by a skillful, experienced staff. Nail services, hair coloring, and hair styling are also offered if you’re looking for a new do. The Beach Club Spa also has several spa packages available to create a relaxing experience and is open to the public.

Lulu’s Gulf Shores

Lulu’s Gulf Shores will make a rainy day a little brighter with arcade games, tremendous waterfront grub, and live music. Lulu’s Beach Arcade includes many old school favorites like skee ball, basketball hoops, and much more. After you’ve worked up an appetite at the arcade, select from a list of mouthwatering options like fresh seafood, cheeseburgers, share-ables, and sandwiches. For more details, call (251) 967-5858.

Shop till You Drop

Foley, AL is home to Tanger Outlets Foley, where visitors will find amazing deals on name-brand retailers like J. Crew Factory, Adidas, Nike Factory Store, Reebok, and Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store. While the mall is an outdoor outlet, most of the walkways are covered so you won’t have to worry about getting wet on a rainy day. Call (251) 943-9303 for more information.

See a Movie

Seeing a movie is a great option on a rainy day. Almost nothing is better than catching the latest blockbuster while enjoying a tub of popcorn. Alabama’s Gulf Coast has two locations, one in Gulf Shores and the other nearby in Orange Beach. Cobb Pinnacle 14 Theatres is located at Pelican Place in Gulf Shores, which also includes dining, shopping, and apparel stores. Or visit The Wharf in Orange Beach for showtimes at AMC Classic Wharf 15.

National Museum of Aviation

Take a short drive to Pensacola, FL to discover and experience the history of naval aviation. The National Museum of Aviation in Pensacola is the world’s largest naval aviation museum and is a popular destination. Guests will be awed by the over 150 restored aircraft that hang from the museum ceiling. Attractions include a 360 flight simulator, a Blue Angels 4D experience, a 325-seat theater with 4K resolution, and many other educational and thrilling experiences! Admission is free for all guests; some attractions may have a fee. For more information, call 1-800-327-5002.

Blue Girl Beading Company

If you’re looking to get crafty, visit Blue Girl Beading Company, where guests can partake in classes on how to create their very own jewelry including pendants, bracelets, necklaces, and more. If you don’t sign up for a scheduled class, you can drop in for a project. Phone calls are encouraged before arrival for drop-in projects. Scheduled class projects start at $25 per person. For drop-in projects, prices start at $10 for ages 5 and up, and $10 for ages 10 and up. Contact (251) 968-5900 for more details.

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