You traveled to South Walton to enjoy the sunshine, white sand, and crystal clear waters, but now lo and behold, it is raining! After a few hours of napping, relaxing, playing board games, and catching up, you are wondering how to spend your day. There are a number of ways to spend your time on a rainy day.


Who doesn’t love some retail therapy to wash away the blues when it rains? There are a number of places to satisfy every shopper in the house. Silver Sands Premium Outlet Mall is conveniently located in Miramar Beach. They offer 110 designer outlet stores including Tory Burch, Coach, Kate Spade New York, Michael Kors, Polo Ralph Lauren Factory Store, and Saks OFF 5TH. This premium shopping destination also has two playgrounds for the kids in case the weather changes for the better.

Grand Boulevard at Sandestin is just down the road and offers an array of upscale stores such J.Mclaughin, Vineyard Vines, Peter Miller, Kendra Scott, and Lululemon. There are a number of locally owned boutiques sprinkled along Scenic Highway 30A. Explore the beach neighborhoods along the beaches of South Walton and pop into establishments such as Lola’s on 30A located in Blue Mountain Beach or Willow Boutique in Rosemary Beach to peruse their offerings.


Check out the latest movie releases at one of three locations. AMC at Destin Commons, AMC Classic Boulevard 10 at Grand Boulevard, and The Grand Theatre at Pier Park.


Urban Air Adventure Park is a fun, super-active indoor playground for those looking to run off energy with their kids. They have trampolines, indoor zipline, and many other thrilling attractions to keep your kids entertained for hours.

If you have any artists in the household try stopping by Rock Paper Scissors 30A in Grayton Beach during their open studio hours (10:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m. Monday through Saturday). They offer a creative outlet for both kids and adults to pass by the rainy day. Projects are individually priced ranging from $9 - 32 a project and typically take 30 - 60 minutes to complete. Bonus, you have a souvenir to take home and remember your vacation by. Great spot to create unforgettable memories and unique souvenirs!

Stretch your problem-solving muscles and visit Escapology at the Market Shoppes in Miramar Beach. With 6 different escape room scenarios to select from there is sure to be one that interests your group. Slide over to Pizza by the Sea after to discuss your success (or failure) and plan your next escape!


For the gamer in the group, there are a number of arcades that you could visit to pass the time for some fun. Thrills at Seascape, Blast at Sandestin’s Village at Baytowne Wharf, and Dave & Buster’s located at Pier Park in Panama City Beach.

Summer rain leaves as quickly as it comes so you will be back on the beach in no time! If you are looking for a rental property in Miramar Beach and along Scenic 30A in Santa Rosa Beach check out the offerings at Radiant Resort Properties. Call a Radiant Resort Properties vacation specialist to book your next beach trip at 850-367-3105.