Blog - Top 5 Things to do on a Rainy Day on 30A

Even though Florida is the Sunshine State, 30A can get some rainfall depending on what season you travel here! We put together a list of our favorite things to do in Seaside and along 30A when the rain does come.

The Shard Shop

The Shard Shop
26 Logan Ln Cottage E
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459
Shops of Grayton | Off Highway 30a

Located in Grayton Beach, The Shard Shop features do-it-yourself art projects made of recycled broken glass. Bring the whole family and have fun creating your masterpiece using tools and supplies provided by the shop. Everyone wears protective gear when piecing together the art which takes about an hour. Come with a couple friends or book the whole place for a private party at The Shard Shop’s website.

Overhead view of Seaside

Shopping at Seaside Square

Grab your umbrella and head to the square in Seaside for some great shopping options for the whole family! Seaside may be primarily known for its pristine white sand beaches, but you can’t forget about all the wonderful shops and restaurants too. Heading to the square you’ll find everything from a stores selling records to toys to books and beyond! Whether you’re looking for a Seaside souvenir at The Seaside Style or some local food items at Modeca Market, there is truly something for everyone. Learn more about all the different options and shop til you drop here.

Gulf World Marine Park
15412 Front Beach Rd
Panama City Beach, FL 32413

Take the beautiful drive down Scenic Highway 30A to Panama City Beach if you’re looking for some indoor fun featuring Florida’s favorite residents! The marine park is home to a variety of animal species including bottlenose dolphins, California sea lions, harbor seals, penguins, tropical birds, stingrays and African penguins. It is home to the only collection of rough-toothed dolphins in long-term human care in North America! Your ticket to the park includes admission to all exhibits and shows throughout the day. Learn more and book your tickets ahead of time to save $3 here.

Seaside Repertory Theatre
216 Quincy Circle
Santa Rosa Beach, FL 32459

The Repertory Theatre is Northwest Florida’s premier professional theatre company located in the heart of downtown Seaside, Florida! Check The REP’s schedule while you’re here to see what events they are featuring that week. From performances at the theater of The Princess and the Pea to children improv lessons, the REP is sure to have some family friendly performances and workshops while you’re in town.

Rainforest Black Light Golf
11394 US Hwy 98 West
Suite D
​Miramar Beach, FL 32550

Escape into a world of adventure through an amazing Rainforest themed 18 hole ​indoor Black Light miniature Golf course and arcade! Located in Miramar Beach, this mini golf course and arcade make the perfect rainy day escape for the whole family. They’re open seven days a week until 10 p.m. so there is plenty of time to get a round (or two!) in before playing some of the other fun games featured. You can learn more at their website.

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