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Rainy Day Activities on the Crystal Coast

By: Mary Cheatham King / 22 Mar 2024

As the weekend approaches, the weather forecast paints a picture of blustery winds and torrential rain. Rather than letting the weather dampen your spirits, why not prepare to make the most of a weekend filled with wind and rain? There's so much to do here on the Crystal Coast! 

Here are some tips (and local businesses!) to help you prepare for a weekend of weather-induced adventures:

1. Gear Up: Ensure you have the right gear to stay dry and warm. Visit local shops such as EJW Outdoors, The Reel Outdoors, or Chasin' Tails Outdoors for your rain gear! 

2. Plan Indoor Activities: While outdoor adventures may be limited during stormy weather, there are plenty of indoor activities to enjoy. Stock up on board games, puzzles, or craft supplies for a cozy day indoors. Alternatively, explore the North Carolina Aquarium at Pine Knoll Shores, the Core Sound Waterfowl Museum, or enjoy an indoor round of golf at Coastal Swing!

3. Prepare Comforting Meals: There's nothing quite like warming comfort food on a dark and rainy day. Plan ahead by stocking up on ingredients for hearty soups, stews, or casseroles. Consider baking fresh bread or cookies to fill your home with delicious aromas and cozy vibes. Our favorite to-go meals perfect for heating are from The Friendly Market

4. Create a Cozy Atmosphere: Make your home a sanctuary from the storm by creating a cozy atmosphere. Light candles, snuggle up with blankets, and curl up with a good book or movie. Visit home decor shops such as Beaufort Linen Company, Dee Gee's Gifts & Books, or Backshore Living for home essentials! 

5. Practice Self-Care: Use the weekend as an opportunity to prioritize self-care and relaxation. Sign up for a yoga class at Downtown Barre, a facial at Complexion MedSpa, or make a nail appointment at Blue Ocean Spa & Nails!

6. Connect with Loved Ones: Bad weather often brings people together. Reach out to friends and family and make plans to spend time together, whether it's sharing a meal, playing games, or simply enjoying each other's company. Use the weekend as an opportunity to strengthen bonds and create lasting memories.

While a weekend filled with wind and rain may not be what we initially hoped for, it offers a unique opportunity to embrace even more the Crystal Coast has to offer. By preparing ahead and adopting a positive mindset, you can turn a stormy forecast into a memorable and enjoyable experience. So, grab your umbrella, put on your favorite rain boots, and get ready to make the most of it!

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