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How to Spend a Rainy Day on Chincoteague

How to Spend a Rainy Day on Chincoteague

A rainy day during vacation is enough to send even grown adults into a full-blown temper tantrum and if you're traveling with kids, a rainy day game plan is critical. Don't worry; there are plenty of things to do on Chincoteague on a rainy day!

Campground Fun

If you're staying at Chincoteague Island KOA, there's already some built-in rainy day fun for kids. Head over to the activities center and see what fun and games our activities staff have waiting for you. 


If the weather is driving you indoors use it as an opportunity to learn something. There are fun museums near Chincoteague that will appeal to kids and adults alike. 

Stop by the NASA Wallops Visitors Center and learn about the role that the region played in space exploration and the future of NASA. 

Head just over the border to Maryland and explore the Delmarva Discovery Center. It's is a great place to bring children because many of the exhibits are interactive. Don't miss the otters! 

Visit the Museum of Chincoteague Island and learn about everything from the island's first people to the history of the seafood industry. You can also see the famous Misty up close and tour a famous decoy carvers shop. 

Check out the Captain Timothy Hill House, the oldest home on Chincoteague and a rare example of early American architecture. 

Indoor Fun

Nothing is cozier on a rainy day than a bucket of popcorn and a movie. Stop by the Island Theater for a matinee and forget about the rain for a while. 

Get competitive and bowl a few frames at Libertino Lanes or head to the Chincoteague Pony Center and learn more about the island's most famous residents. 

Find a cozy spot in the Chincoteague Island Library and hunker down or load up on books and movies for a day in. 

Stop by Black Narrows Brewing for a pint. Some locally made brews are sure to brighten your day. They have board games in the tasting room so you can while away the rainy hours with good friends and great beer. 


Nothing cures the rainy day blues quite like a little bit of retail therapy. Both Maddox Boulevard and Main Street are lined with shops. For a walkable shopping experience grab your umbrella and head to Main Street. 

You'll find a little bit of every, from gourmet treats at Wine, Cheese and More, to used book at Sundial and locally made art at Flying Fish Gallery


A tour is a great way to sit back and enjoy the ride while learning more about Virginia's Eastern Shore.

Hop on board with The Ugly Oyster Company, and you'll get a taste of what the region's craft beverage producers have to offer, plus a dose of local knowledge and history.

Now you can book your next stay at Chincoteague Island KOA knowing that no matter what the weather does you'll have a great time. 

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