Rainy Day Activities at the Jersey Shore That Will Make You Feel Sunny

Planning a vacation requires time and energy, and it can be discouraging when you arrive to less than perfect weather. Never fear! There are countless rainy day activities at the Jersey Shore. Whether you’re looking for things to do with kids or adult-only attractions, we can help. Use this blog and our free Vacation Guide to find awesome indoor activities that will make your trip the best it can be.

What to Do on a Rainy Day Down the Shore

Family-Friendly Fun

When it starts to sprinkle outside, your kids may want to plop in front of the TV. Don’t let them! Instead, entertain the family with a trip to Jenkinson’s Aquarium in Point Pleasant. Take a tour of the facility and learn about native marine life, or attend a special event. You can even participate in educational programs like animal encounters and feeding experiences.

Asbury Park is another great place for family fun. (Plus, it’s just minutes from Ocean Grove!) Bowl a strike at the newly-remodeled Asbury Lanes before testing your pinball skills at the Silverball Museum. This historic beach town also boasts a variety of bars, restaurants, and music venues for adults looking to catch a buzz. Read our blog about the best things to do in Asbury Park for a full list of recommendations.


A rainy day in NJ is the perfect excuse for some retail therapy! Feel free to browse one-of-a-kind treasures at the Antique Emporium of Asbury Park or pop into the boutiques that line Main Ave in Ocean Grove. Are you looking for something specific? Consider visiting the Jersey Shore Premium Outlets in Tinton Falls. You can explore 120 brand name stores at this outdoor center; just be sure to bring an umbrella!


If you’re traveling with your significant other, there’s no need to cancel date night because of a little rain. Here are the best rainy day activities for couples who want to spend some one-on-one time together.

Book Your Stay in Beautiful Ocean Grove, New Jersey

There’s always a chance that the weather will turn while on vacation. Luckily, Ocean Grove offers plenty to see and do! Enjoy easy access to all of the activities mentioned above when you stay at The Ocean View Inn or The Ocean Plaza Hotel. Our properties have everything you need for a memorable vacation — rain or shine.

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Book a three-room Family Suite to accommodate everyone in your group without compromising your personal space. Or, reserve a Family Room complete with daily maid service and luxury linens and towels. Both rooms feature excellent views of the ocean and provide a cozy oasis for board games, movie nights, storm watching, and more. Check our availability and book your stay today!

Don’t forget to access our complimentary Vacation Guide for even more trip-planning tips!