Oak Island Rainy Day Escapes

Rainy Day Delights on Oak Island: Turning Showers into Adventures

Even when the skies are overcast, Oak Island and its surrounding areas offer a plethora of activities to keep you entertained. From cozy indoor pursuits within your vacation rental to unique experiences that capture the essence of Oak Island and its neighboring regions, there’s no shortage of excitement to be found, rain or shine.

Rainy Days At Home

The thought of a beach vacation with any time spent indoors, and not at the beach, seems contradictory. However, PROACTIVE properties offer a vacation destination right within themselves. With a little bit of flexible attitude, and maybe some creative thoughts, it will be easy to forget about the rain and simply enjoy your day.

Rainy Days And Games

Beach Vacation Home Board Games

With PROACTIVE you’ll be staying in a beautiful home that could be the perfect location for entertainment. Many of our homes offer Smart TV’s, Amazon Firesticks, or ROKU plug-ins. This technology makes a rainy day the perfect time for a mid-day movie. Head to the local store, grab some popcorn and snacks, and create your very own movie viewing experience! Not looking to just sit in front of the TV? Then maybe an interactive game is the best option. Some of our homes offer a variety of cards, board games, and more that are available for your use during your stay or you can bring your own just in case. No cards or games available? Try something like charades or Pictionary that don’t need anything extra to play!

Rainy Days And Cooking

Although there is plenty to keep you busy during the day, what if the rain does not stop? A rainy day is the perfect excuse to create an over-the-top family cooked meal. With plenty of local groceries and fresh seafood available, this could be a meal you remember cooking for a long time! Looking for fresh ingredients? Check out our local guide for seafood and groceries HERE. Whether it’s a family meal teaching your kids how to cook, or a romantic dinner paired with a bottle of wine, this rainy day meal will be a memory that lasts a long time.

Rainy Days Out of the Home

Although PROACTIVE offers beautiful vacation homes, we also realize that not everyone will want to be stuck in the house on a rainy day. Luckily, there are many options to get you out of the house while still staying indoors and dry. The Oak Island area offers a variety of local activities to keep the whole family entertained.

Rainy Days and Dining

Savor the flavors of the South by indulging in a culinary journey through Oak Island and its neighboring towns. Cozy up in your vacation rental and order delivery from local eateries offering delicious Southern comfort food, from hearty barbecue and savory seafood to mouthwatering home-style cooking. Alternatively, venture out to nearby restaurants for a taste of local specialties and hospitality that will warm you from the inside out. For a compete list of local dining destinations check out our local guide for restaurants and food HERE.

Delve into Coastal History at Local Museums

Embrace the opportunity to delve into the rich history of Oak Island and the Southport region by visiting local museums and historical sites. Explore the NC Maritime Museum at Southport, where exhibits showcase the area’s maritime heritage and artifacts salvaged from nearby shipwrecks. Dive into the fascinating past of Fort Johnston-Southport Museum, offering insights into the area’s military history and colonial roots.

Discover Hidden Treasures at Antique Shops and Boutiques

Take advantage of the rainy weather to explore the charming antique shops and boutiques scattered throughout Oak Island and the Southport area. Browse for unique treasures and one-of-a-kind souvenirs to commemorate your time on the island. From vintage finds and handmade crafts to coastal-inspired decor and artwork, you’re sure to uncover hidden gems that capture the essence of Oak Island’s coastal charm.

Immerse Yourself in Art and Culture

The sun is setting behind the Oak Island NC lighthouse. Surrounded by the ocean and waterway on a partly cloudy day.

Expand your cultural horizons by immersing yourself in the vibrant arts scene of Oak Island and its neighboring communities. Visit local art galleries showcasing the works of talented regional artists, or attend a live performance at the historic Amuzu Theatre in Southport. Participate in art classes or workshops offered by local artists, where you can unleash your creativity and create your own masterpiece to take home as a cherished memento of your time on Oak Island.

Rainy Days and Activities

Summer vacation activates don’t always have to be outdoors, and there are many options for a wide variety of families and ages. From arcades, to bowling, as well as wineries and museums. A full rainy day schedule could easily be filled at local location or within an easy day trip. Looking for more to do outside of Oak Island? Oak Island is perfectly situated only about an hour from Myrtle Beach from Wilmington. A quick day trip to another area can open up a world of possibilities to keep you and your family entertained even on the worst of rainy days!

Plan Your Oak Island Vacation

When planning for a summer vacation the focus is most likely going to be on sunshine, outdoors, and of course the beach. However, don’t forget to plan for those “un-planned” moments. Don’t get caught in the rain with nothing to do. Instead, with some of the suggestions here and our local guide, keep you and your family entertained even when the weather isn’t cooperating. Have a great rainy day memory from your PROACTIVE vacation? Share a picture and tag us on FACEBOOK and INSTAGRAM while using the hashtag #PROACTIVE_Vacations. We love to see how our guests are enjoying their stay at Oak Island!

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