Rainy Day Activities That Will Make Your Topsail Island Vacation Shine

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What do you do when your day at the beach gets washed out? Here are fantastic rainy day activities that your whole family will enjoy. From crafts to cooking, there are so many things you can do at your Topsail beach vacation rental. The following are a ton of fun indoor activities that you can find in and around your Topsail Island vacation home...from museums to sea turtle sanctuaries! 


Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital 

Few things are as magical as seeing a sea turtle hatchling scurrying towards the ocean. Here on Topsail Island we have the unique privilege of being one of the top breeding grounds for sea turtles. Year after year, as they have done for thousands of years, sea turtles return to our beaches to lay their eggs. Of course, sometimes things don't go as planned and when turtles get in trouble the folks at the Karen Beasley Sea Turtle Hospital spring into action providing state of the art care. Taking a tour of the facility and finding out about these majestic creatures is the perfect way to spend a rainy day or any day on Topsail Island. 

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Cape Fear Museum

This free museum and park is centrally located on Market St. in Wilmington. The park features interesting exhibits that provide visitors with a unique view into the local land, gardens, and waterways. Exhibits also cover topics like local history, and even includes special educational activities. The hours of the park are dawn to dusk. 

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Spend the Day With The Family

A family vacation is after all about family. So take advantage of that rainy day and spend time in your beautiful Topsail Island vacation home. Plan the day. Enjoy a great family movie, play some board games. cook a special meal and just relax. Hey, it's the beach there is no agenda! Remember all of our homes have great amenities that make spending a day inside easy. 

Topsail Beach Roller Skating Rink

Get ready to move and groove while rolling the rainy day away at the Topsail Beach Roller Rink. Since 1954 Ms. Doris Jenkins has been the owner-operator of this Topsail Island tradition. Open every night from 7 pm to 10 pm you'll find this is all family, all fun, all the time. Don't worry about the kids. Ms. Jenkins runs a strictly family-friendly atmosphere. All the music is the best of the 50s, 60s, and 70s rock and roll. Skates are available to rent so no need to bring your own. All you need on a rainy evening is the family, some balance, and the desire to have fun. 

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USS North Carolina Battleship

Resting peacefully on the river across from downtown Wilmington and the famous Wilmington Riverwalk, you'll find the USS North Carolina, a World War II-era battleship. The battleship is also a state memorial for our veterans. During your tour you'll get to learn from the crew all about the distinguished history of the ship. During the year there are various exhibits and events so make sure to check in before you leave to see what excitement awaits you. 

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The Children's Museum of Wilmington 

Located in downtown Wilmington the Children's museum is the perfect place to spend a rainy day. Comprised of three building making up 17,000 square feet of fun the kids won't soon forget. From science to art, there is something for every kid to enjoy. The museum is open Tue-Sat 9am-5pm and Sunday from 1pm-5pm. 

Missiles & More Museum 

Topsail Island has a lot of unique history. Whether it's their role in the top-secret missile program, named Operation Bumblebee, or battling pirates along the coast. All of this great history is brought together at the Missile and More Museum on Topsail Island. Offering visitors a glimpse into the rich history of the island, it is a sure way to turn a rainy day into a wonderful experience that the whole family will remember. 

Spend A Day In Jacksonville

Just a few miles down the road  from your Topsail Island vacation rental you'll find Jacksonville, NC with loads of family-friendly activities. You'll love spending a day in Jacksonville. Here are just a few things to do and see. Click each one for more details. 

Cracked It! Escape Games

Montford Point Marines Museum

Jump In Jax

Altitude Trampoline Park 

Cracked It! Escape Games 
Fun for the whole family, escape games are one of the hottest new games sweeping the nation. Teams of 2-10 players have to solve puzzles, riddles and mysteries to "escape" from a room. Perfect for that rainy day. 

Jump In Jax
Need to let the little ones burn some pent-up energy on a rainy day? The Jump In Jax is perfect for ages 2-12 to run, bounce and play the day away. With loads of bouncy houses for the kids to play in this will be sure to give mom and dad a respite on a rainy day. 

Altitude Trampoline Park 
If you love high flying fun then the Altitude Trampoline Park is the perfect place for everyone in the family. Featuring giant trampolines you'll feel light as air as you jump, tumble, and bounce the afternoon away. We hear parents like this as much as the kids! 

Montford Point Marines Museum 
This museum has the largest collection of papers, photos, and exhibits related to the Montford Point Marines found anywhere in the country. Over 20,000 African American Marines, our nation's first, were trained during World War II at Montford Point. Spend a day learning about these heroic men at this beautiful museum. 

Sun-drenched days are the norm here on Topsail Island, but we hope if the rain does visit you during your vacation that you take advantage of our great location in the heart of North Carolina's coastal region to get out and explore.  All the family-fun isn't just on the beach! Need help finding the perfect Topsail Island vacation home for your family? Give our friendly reservationists a call today at (800) 497-5463 or visit us online. Just click the button below to get started planning your vacation today!

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