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Top 5 Things for Kids to do on a Rainy Day

Things to Do Inside Near Destin, Florida

Let rainy days at the beach bring the family together – there are plenty of things to do near Destin when it rains. Hilton Sandestin Beach Resort offers a number of rainy-day activities for kids right here on site! Find fun things to do for an easy day at the resort or take our complimentary tram to explore nearby indoor attractions the kids will love.


Swim at Our Indoor Pool

A little rain never stops kids from wanting a dip in the pool. At Hilton Sandestin Beach our indoor pool is the perfect spot to continue the vacation fun. Inside the indoor pool area, you can relax in lounge seating or table and chairs while the kids swim. Located by the indoor pool is a heated whirlpool – another great escape for adults.

Treat Yourself at Picnix Poolside Market

Brighten a rainy day with a scoop or two of ice cream from Picnix Poolside Market. Picnix serves hand scooped or soft serve ice cream in a variety of flavors. But there’s more than just ice cream, and adults will find a few treats of their own, with every type of hot dog you can name on the menu. View the full menu at Picnix Poolside Market Ice Cream to see just what you’re missing out on!

Indoor Activities at Baytowne Wharf

Venture off-site for some unique activities at the wharf – one of the most popular things to do near Destin when it rains is just a tram ride away. Take the Sandestin Resort Tram over to the Village of Baytowne Wharf where your kids will be entertained for hours in the laser tag and arcade game center. If the sun decides to come out while you’re there, check out their children’s zip lining course!

Shop at Grand Boulevard

With superb shopping, delicious dining and indoor entertainment, including a ten-screen movie theater, you can find a variety of things to do inside at Grand Boulevard. Search for a souvenir, enjoy a meal and keep the family occupied with popcorn and a movie at AMC Classic Boulevard.

Visit Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park

Treat the kids to an experience of a lifetime with up close marine animal encounters at Gulfarium Marine Adventure Park. Discover dolphins, snorkle with stingrays, feed a harbour seal, get to know a penguin. Gulfarium offers many chances to interact with species from reptiles to sea lions. They even offer a VIP Trainer for a Day experience for kids 13 and over. A visit to Gulfarium is sure to make lifetime memories.

Space for Everyone

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Vacation with plenty of space and leave feeling closer to the family. With private alcove bunk beds featured in every Deluxe Junior Suite, little ones can play or watch TV while the parents relax.

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