Discover Daytona Beach

Daytona Beach is known for our bright, happy sunshine. When it's sunny out, you can do a wide range of outdoor activities, from sunbathing to kayaking to fishing. But just like any other place, we also gets a fair share of rain. This does not mean that you have to sit around bored and have nothing to do. Rainy days are a great time to take things indoors and still keep the kids interested and entertained.

Here are 10 things you can do on a rainy day around Daytona Beach and beyond.

1. Get Cozy at Home. You do not have to leave your home on a rainy day, of course. There are so many things you can do indoors, including baking something, making an art project, reading, writing stories. Building a fort, watching a movie or playing games.

2. Visit a museum. Rainy days are great for visiting museums where you would usually stay indoors. Check out the Museum of Arts & Science in Daytona Beach, the Lyonia Environmental Center in Deltona, the Marine Science Center in ponce inlet, and the Southeast Museum of Photography.

3. Chocolate! A rainy day is a great time to stop by the Angell & Phelps and take a tour of how chocolate is made.

4. Go Shopping. Shopping at our local mall can sometimes take your mind off the bad weather.  

5. Head to the movies. There are always at least one kid’s movie that is playing. Check out what is playing in your area and head to the theater. If it is a Tuesday, you can play to get in on the free and $1 movies that are offered.

6. Try bowling. There are several bowling alleys in the area, including in Daytona Beach, Ormond Beach and New Smryna Beach. Also, if you sign up for the kids bowl free promotion, your children can bowl some free games.

7. Visit friends. Call up a friends and go have a play date. You can also have them go to your house for some snacks.

8. Enjoy skating. Check out both Skate and Shake in Ormond Beach or Skate City in Daytona Beach and put on your rollerblades.

9. See reptiles. Take the kids to the Reptile Discovery Center in DeLand. This is a great way for them to see and learn more about reptiles.

10. Do nothing. It might seem like this would do against the whole point of it all; but sometimes having a day where you do nothing is good. It gives you a chance to de-stress and relax while the kids use their imagination to find things to do all on their own.

Aside from these things, there are still so many activities that you can think of doing even when the weather is not too favorable. Use your creativity to find something worthwhile to do until the sun is up once again.

-Staff at Quality Inn Daytona Speedway