Things To Do In Destin On A Rainy Day

You’ve planned for your trip to Destin for months. Unfortunately, there is rain is in the forecast and the family needs something to do. One thing for sure is that rain happens in Destin. On the upside, it’s usually only brief and not all day long. However, if it is more than a brief shower, we are going to give you 5 great rainy day activities so the fun doesn’t have to end!

Rock Out Climbing Gym

Rock Out Climbing Gym
Rock Out Climbing Gym

This exciting adventure sits off of Hwy. 98, behind the Krispy Kreme and Target. Rock out Climbing Gym is locally owned and operated. Since opening in 2017 they have earned their business hundreds of excellent reviews from customers. 

Rock Out offers customers a selection of ways to enjoy rock climbing. No matter if you are just curious and it’s a one-off or you are an experienced climber, there is a package for you. 

Price points include: 

  • Daily rates 
  • Bundled rates 
  • Memberships
  • Youth Memberships and passes (3 yrs – 12 yrs)
  • Family Memberships (up to 4 members)
  • 10 – session punch card
  • Team Building
  • Lock-ins
  • Birthday Parties
  • Be sure to ask about membership benefits!

(Note: If you live in the area, Rock Out also sponsors an age group climbing club.)

Reviewers rave about the cleanliness of the facility. They also appreciate the helpful and friendly atmosphere. 

For more information: 

Open: Monday-Thursday: 11 A.M. – 9 P.M. 

Saturday:  10 A.M. – 9 P.M.

Sunday: 10 A.M –  6 P.M. 




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Phone: (850) 837-0526

Address: 2001 98 PALMS BLVD STE 5, DESTIN

Hurricane Lanes

Hurricane Lanes
Hurricane Lanes

Next up, we have Hurricane Lanes – another locally owned and operated business. Hurricane Lanes is a classic bowling alley, located on Hwy 98 across from Longhorn Steakhouse. 

Hurricane Lanes has 26 lanes for bowling, an arcade, a sports bar, and a cafe. There is something for everyone. 

For the adults, there is Rupert’s Sports Bar – Destin’s Dive Bar! Customers will find beer specials, billiards, darts, ping pong, Happy Hour, and of course televisions on the wall so no big game is ever missed!  

For the fam, Hurrican Lanes offers specials on bowling and shoe rental. Also don’t miss Hurricane Bowl where the lights go out and you’ll be bowling under the blacklights! Check out What’s Happening, here

If the kids get tired of bowling, they can always head to the arcade. There, they will find 6 billiards tables, air hockey, crane games, skeeball, and much much more!

When everyone gets hungry, head over to the Strike Zone Cafe. The cafe offers the usual bowling alley fare.  Menu items include popcorn, pretzels, nachos, pizza, burgers, wings, and much more! See the full menu, here

Both Rupert’s and the bowling alley are available for parties!  (850) 654-5251

Hurricane Lanes has thousands of excellent reviews. “Excellent experience”, “Worth the money.”, “Fun atmosphere and friendly staff”, “very clean and food is great!”, “Beer was ice cold and food was delicious!”. These reviews seem to repeat themselves over and over.  

FYI – Hurricane Lanes is wheelchair accessible! 

It’s easy to see why this is the place to be on a rainy day or any day! 

For more information:

Open: Monday: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 A.M.

Tuesday: 11:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M.

Wednesday: 11:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M.

Thursday: 11:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M.

Friday: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 A.M.

Saturday: 11:00 A.M. – 2:00 A.M.

Sunday: 11:00 A.M. – 11:59 P.M.




Phone: (850) 654-5251

Address: 34876 Emerald Coast Pkwy., Destin

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill
Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill is located in front of the Destin Commons. This quirky restaurant/bowling alley is owned by the Bass Pro Shop. 

As soon as customers walk into Uncle Buck’s they are transported into a fishbowl! There are underwater murals on the walls, fish that hang from the ceiling, and even the bowling balls are painted to look like octopuses and mermaids! Customers will find 12 bowling lanes along the ‘docks’. 

Uncle Buck’s Fish Bowl and Grill is a sister company to Islamorada Fish Co., Hemingways, and White River Fish House. Their menu is limited but features pizza, burgers, pasta, and a few shrimp dishes. 

Customer reviews say bowling is a lot of fun however, they suggest grabbing something to eat elsewhere. 

Party rooms and pizza packages are available. 

For more information: 

Open: Monday – Saturday: 11:00 A.M. – 9 P.M.

Sundays: 11:00 A.M. – 8 P.M.



Phone: (512) 876-2600

Address: 4251 Legendary Drive, Destin

Urban Air Adventure Park

Urban Air Adventure Park
Urban Air Adventure Park

Urban Air Adventure Park is located in a strip mall off of Hwy. 98 near Bealls. It is a massive indoor fun park that features everything from trampolines to AR.  

Urban Air Adventure Park has something for everybody. Whether you are coming for a birthday party of just with the family, spending time here will fly as there is so much to see and do. 

  • Trampolines
  • Laser Tag
  • Virtual Reality
  • Sky Rider
  • Adventure Hub
  • Ropes Course
  • Climbing Wall
  • Warrior Course
  • Battle Beam
  • Dodge Ball
  • Tumble Track
  • Drop Zone
  • and more!!

There’s always something going on at Urban Air so make sure you check out their calendar!

With all the excitement and good times, the family is bound to get hungry. The Cafe at Urban Air has pizza, hot dogs, popcorn, ice cream, drinks, and other snacks to choose from. 

Visitors can buy daily tickets or membership. There are 4 levels of memberships ranging from Basic to Platnimum at monthly rates. Read more about those here. 

Urban Air Adventure Park can also host any special event. Birthday parties are their specialty. Click here for more info on parties.  

Urban Air requires all participants to sign a waiver in person or online, here

For more information: 

Open: Monday – Thursday: 3:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.

Friday: 12:00 P.M. – 8:00 P.M. 

Saturday: 10:00 A.M. – 8:00 P.M.

Sunday: 12:00 P.M. – 7:00 P.M.  





Phone: (850) 398-4729

Address: 14081 Emerald Coast Parkway, Destin

Gulf Coast Escape Room

Gulf Coast Escape Room
Gulf Coast Escape Room

Last but not least, you’ll find this rainy day activity at HarborWalk –  the Gulf Coast Escape Room. Everybody loves a good escape room and this one is one of the best in the Florida Panhandle. 

Gulf Coast Escape Room currently gives participants several puzzles to choose from. Each room has a certain number of spots to fill and several different time slots for each puzzle. To find out what puzzles are currently being offered at HarborWalk, click here. 

Reviewers rave over the quality of the puzzles, they find the booking to be very easy, and the friendliness of the Gulf Coast Escape Room staff.  They also find the pricing to be very fair. 

If you and your family are looking for something to really do together – this is the perfect place. Just think for that hour or so, no one will be texting or playing a game on their phone. It will just be you and your family working together, to solve a puzzle… TOGETHER. Sounds awesome, doesn’t it?

For more information: 

Open: Monday – Friday: 12:00 P.M. – 11:30 P.M. 




Phone: (850) 460-8760

Address: 34 Harbor Blvd, Destin

We hope these suggestions will help when a day at the beach just isn’t in the cards. Make sure to give the Locally Owned and Operated a little extra consideration when you are mulling over your options. 

If you give any of these suggestions a try, Let Us Know what you think! Did we miss something else? We’d love to hear!


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