Have Some Fun Even When the Sun Doesn’t Shine
While enjoying your stay on Hilton Head Island, you may find yourself with a rainy day situation. There are those brave souls who don’t mind walking on the beach while it’s raining (provided there’s no thunder), but here are a few ideas in the off chance that you’d prefer to explore other, dry options.
The traditional approach to rainy days is simply to stay indoors. If you are staying at one of the dozens of resorts, more than likely there are activities scheduled around the weather forecast. Many restaurants and shops are rainy day friendly though. You can even dine on a covered porch and enjoy a burger without a single raindrop on your toasted bun. Even if you’re in the mood to avoid the weather entirely, there are several options for rainy day fun in Hilton Head.
Restaurants with Great Indoors
Salty Dog Cafe
Grab a bite to eat under the awning or dine inside and enjoy the cool AC. Known as one of Hilton Head’s favorite dining experiences with food the whole family can enjoy. Don’t forget to pick up your souvenir Salty Dog T-shirt!
Park Plaza Cinema
Whether you’re searching for evening entertainment or dodging summer showers in the afternoon, Park Plaza Cinema is the place to be. You can grab a bite to eat before or after the show at Parlez-Vous Lounge & Cine’-Cafe’.
At Coligny Theatre you can catch a recent blockbuster release or opt for a film created by independent producers. Once called ‘The Island Theater’, this charming little theatre showcases the artwork of local artist Ralph Sutton.
It’s no secret that the best movies are released as summer blockbusters, don’t miss out on the big premieres while you’re on vacation. Relax and enjoy the movie with state-of-the-art electronic recliners, complete with light up cup-holders! Northridge Cinema offers FREE family approved movies for children and families on Tuesdays and Thursday mornings.
Adventure Cove Mini Golf & Arcade
Outwit wizards, conquer dragons and defeat your parents at air hockey at Hilton Head Island’s only arcade! Adventure Cove is the perfect way to have fun when the rain forces you inside and if the weather clears up for a bit you can challenge the family to a 36 hole round of miniature golf.
Located in the heart of the south end of Hilton Head Island is Coligny Plaza, a shopping center the whole family can enjoy. Whether you’re in search of the perfect souvenir or a delicious ice cream cone, this covered shopping center will keep you dry even when afternoon showers hit.
A 15-minute drive off Hilton Head Island will land you in the center of some of the best outlet shopping at the Tanger Outlets 1 and 2. Whether you need some new surf shorts or a great discount on back-to-school clothes, this is the place to be. Don’t lose a day of fun to the rain, walk around under covered walkways to your favorite stores.