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Don't Let the Weather Get You Down - 6 Activities for Rainy Days

When people think of the Jersey Shore in the summertime, they think of busy beaches and scorching sunshine. We all know Mother Nature won’t allow for it to be sunny every day, so what happens at the Jersey Shore when it rains? While rain can definitely put a damper on summer plans, it doesn’t have to! Check out these places that are perfect for rainy days at the shore.

Jenkinson’s Aquarium

Point Pleasant

When you’re wishing you could be in the ocean, heading to an aquarium might be the next best thing. An aquarium visit is both entertaining and educational for kids, and it will keep you busy on days that you are stuck inside. You will be able to see all sorts of cool sea creatures from turtles to seals. If you time it right, you may even get a chance to watch the employees feed the seals, penguins, and sharks! This place is definitely worth a visit if you’ve got some antsy kids who are eager for an underwater adventure.

iPlay America


On days when going to Six Flags just doesn’t seem like the best option, iPlay America is a great choice for adults and kids alike. With all sorts of rides, from go karts to carousels, kids of any age are sure to be entertained. Adults can get in on the fun, too, with awesome activities like laser tag, mini bowling, and arcade games that can win you some super sweet prizes - and everything is indoors, so no one needs to worry about getting rained on!

Silverball Museum

Asbury Park

This unique business on the Asbury Park boardwalk features an incredible collection of retro pinball machines that date all the way back to the 1930's. Adults can take a stroll down memory lane and share their favorite childhood games with their own kids, who will learn about the history of gaming and entertainment. When everyone gets hungry, you can take a pit stop at the snack bar and grab a bite to eat. There’s hours of entertainment to be found at Silverball Museum.

The Lanes at Sea Girt

Sea Girt

Without fail, bowling is always a fun rainy day activity for people of all ages. Playing a few games, grabbing some food, and listening to music is the perfect recipe for hours of entertainment. The Lanes at Sea Girt offer all of those things with bowling lanes, sweet tunes, and a bar & grill.

Beach Cinema

Bradley Beach

Watching a movie is a classic rainy day activity, but so many theaters these days are constantly updating, and it’s not the same experience that it used to be. If you are looking for a more traditional movie going trip, try the Beach Cinema. Since 1925, the Palace Theatre Beach Cinema has become a landmark of the Jersey Shore, providing classic, single-screen projection movie entertainment.

Hopefully, next time we face a not-so-sunny day, these ideas will help to make your day just as fun as going to the beach!

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