“Rain, rain go away” is the tune we’ve all been humming on the Outer Banks today. Tropical Storm Hermine appears to be traveling along the coastline this weekend and will most likely bring some heavy wind and rain to the area. Don’t let the weather damper your vacation! There are still plenty of Outer Banks activities to keep you entertained and occupied when you can’t be at the beach. Looking for things to do this weekend? Check out our list of top 50 rainy day activities.

  1.  Head to R/C Movies 10 Theater in Kill Devil Hills or Corolla Movie & Bistro on Ocean Trail to see the latest blockbuster.

  2. Visit the newly remodeled North Carolina Aquarium in Manteo.

  3. Challenge family and friends to a bowling competition at the OBX Bowling Center in Nags Head.

  4. A few rounds of action packed laser tag at Gearworks Family Fun Center in Nags Head is a great way to spend a rainy afternoon.

  5. Stop by The Island Bookstore in Duck and pick out a new book to read.

  6. Treat yourself to a spa day at Aqua Spa in Duck.

  7. Pretend your a mermaid for the day at Kitty Hawk Kites‘ Mermaid School. Learn to swim with a special mermaid fin at their indoor pool locations.

  8. Test out some new wines at Trio‘s wine stations in Kitty Hawk.

  9. Jump on the wheel and make your own pottery at Glazin Go-Nuts in Kill Devil Hills or Kinnakeet Clay Studio and Showroom in Avon.

  10. Enjoy a hot cup of specialty coffee at Front Porch Cafe in Kill Devil Hills, Nags Head, and Manteo.

  11. Unleash your inner artist by signing up for a painting party hosted by Local Color.

  12. Browse or buy the beautiful paintings and jewelry created by local artists at Seaside Art Gallery.

  13. Sample premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars to add some awesome flavor to your cooking at Outer Banks Olive Oil Company in Kill Devil Hills.

  14. Take a tour at OBX Distilling to see the Kill Devil Rum making process in person and sample their rums.

  15. Horse lovers can take a trip to the Wild Horse Museum in Corolla.

  16. Take the kids to Life on a Sandbar for hair wraps, temporary tattoos, and crafts.

  17. Spend a rainy evening laughing at The Comedy Club of the Outer Banks in Kill Devil Hills.

  18. Entertain the kids with a trip to Pirates and Pixies Toy Store in Nags Head to pick out unique toys, books, and games.

  19. Take a shopping trip to Tanger Outlet Mall. The covered awning makes it easy to dodge the rain between stores.

  20. Browse through over 750 different wines at Bacchus Wine & Cheese in Corolla.

  21. A rainy day is the perfect time to visit to the Graveyard of the Atlantic Museum in Hatteras and learn about the numerous shipwrecks and maritime history.

  22. Sign up for a yoga class at Duck Village Yoga in downtown Duck.

  23. Let the kid’s burn off some energy while learning at the Children’s Play Museum in Kitty Hawk where they can play, paint, and pretend.

  24. History buffs will love exploring the Fort Raleigh National Historic Site in Manteo to learn more about the colonists and their life on Roanoke Island.

  25. The rain is just right setting for an OBX Mystery Dinner. Don’t miss this inactive show paired with a four course meal in Kill Devil Hills.

  26. Don’t miss out on mini-golf just because of a little rain. Play a round of 3D black lit mini golf at Destination Fun in Nags Head.

  27. Cheer up with fro-yo and some surf videos at Surfin Spoon in Nags Head.
  28. Take a jewelry making class at Studio 12 in Avon.

  29. Check out a baseball or football game with some apps and drinks at BK Shuckers Sports Bar in Kitty Hawk.

  30. Get your puppy snuggles in by volunteering at the SPCA in Manteo.

  31. Test your skills and patience with a puzzle the whole family can put together.

  32. Check out the unique boutiques and eateries at Scarbourough Lane Shopping Center in Duck. The covered decks will keep you dry as you shop.

  33. Swim, workout, or play at the Outer Banks YMCA in Nags Head. Weekly membership passes are available for non-members.

  34. Explore the Native American Museum & Natural History Center in Frisco to see artifacts and learn about the first Hatteras Island inhabitants history and culture.

  35. Arcade games, game tables, and pizza make for rainy day fun at Angelo’s Pizza Arcade.

  36. Night owls can stop by the Jolly Roger Restaurant in Kill Devil Hills for nightly karaoke from 10 pm to 1 am.

  37. Play a card or board game with your friends and family.

  38. Indulge on a rainy day with coffee and a specialty donut from Duck Donuts.

  39. Visit the indoor museum at the Wright Brothers National Memorial for replicas, artifacts, and a quick history lesson.

  40. Take a ghost tour at the Whalehead Club on Wednesdays at 7:30 pm

  41. Try out the obstacle courses, slides, and bounce house at Bouncing Off the Walls in Kitty Hawk.

  42. Relax with a hot tea and a freshly baked pastry at Dolce Pastries & Desserts in Kitty Hawk.

  43. Stop by the Kill Devil Hills, Manteo, or Hatteras Libraries for story time with the kids.

  44. Have an indoor adventure at Kitty Hawk Kites indoor rock climbing wall in the Nags Head location.

  45. The Olde Towne Creamery in Manteo is a charming ice cream shop were you can cure your rainy day blues with malts, shakes, ice cream, fudge, food, and more!

  46. Visit Jennette’s Pier to see the new exhibits where you can learn more about our underwater friends.

  47. Take a cooking class at A Culinary Affair in Nags Head.

  48. Take the kids to Beach Braids for henna tattoos and hair braiding. They are easy to locate with studios in Nags Head, Duck, and Corolla.

  49. Make a shell craft masterpiece to take home at What the Shell, a shell, gift, and art shop in Corolla.

  50. Curl up with a blanket at your beach house and enjoy catching up with loved ones.

After all, a rainy day at the beach is better than a sunny day at the office! We hope you stay safe and dry this weekend. Stay up-to-date with storm information on Resort Realty’s Facebook page.