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Rainy Day Things To Do In Michigan’s Thumbcoast

Mother nature may be watering the Thumbcoast but we have plenty of indoor activities for the family!

April showers do bring beautiful May flowers, but you’re not a flower and you’re looking for something to do while staying dry. Look no further, we’ve got you covered with stay dry options for a solo day, meeting up with friends or a day with the family; this rain day guide has something for everyone. Take advantage of this wet day and explore those places you’ve been wanting to visit or perhaps a place you never knew about!


Book an Escape Room or Game Show Night at The Hallway Entertainment in Downtown Port Huron. Test your skills, laugh and have great time with rooms designs using gaming methodologies. The Foundry in Port Huron, the Craft Loft in St. Clair and New Century Art Gallery – Virtual in Algonac are all places you can explore your inner artist with painting, pottery or photography studio spaces to use.

Photo | Hallway Entertainment

Have you tried the golf simulator at Solitude Links Golf Course? Try their custom built 16-foot by 10-foot high impact screen enclosure and HD 1080p resolution, located near Port Huron. Schedule a private group tee-time by calling (810) 982-3673 x1, make sure to call ahead for this popular rainy day activity.

Grab a popcorn and see a movie at Sperry’s Moviehouse, opening again April, 2021. This theater is perfect for staying away from the crowds because it has that boutique feel with its smaller screening rooms and heated recliner seats. They are conveniently located in Downtown Port Huron so there are plenty of places to grab a bite to eat before or after the show.

BONUS | You can rent this theater to have a private showing for just your family for the ultimate personal experience.

The Thumbcoast has skating rinks for roller skating at Family Fun & Skate. If you like the cooler atmosphere, try ice skating at Glacier Pointe. Both offer indoor and open skate options for the entire family.

The YMCA is a beautiful facility in Port Huron with panoramic views of the St. Clair River. They are now offering day passes to visit the facility or book your own personal swimming lane. Be sure to schedule a your visit ahead of time by contacting the YMCA directly.

Contact businesses directly ahead of time to verify availability or restrictions. Visit Traveling During COVID for the latest travel info.


Explore a museum with Port Huron Museums and see the history of Thomas Edison, revolving exhibits and interactive displays at multiple locations. Ask about the Huron Experience and see all 4 of their locations and book a trolley tour for a guided tour by a local historian.

Visit the Sanilac County Historic Village & Museum in the shoreline community, Port Sanilac. Their collection includes over a dozen historic buildings such as the Loop-Harrison Mansion, a blacksmith shop & train depot. The Mansion has inside tours if you call the office ahead at 810-622-9946.

A bygone era of the world’s largest collection of ice harvesting equipment & refrigeration collection can be found at the Knowlton Ice Museum of North America. The museum is located in Downtown Port Huron, walking distance to dining & shopping. Visit our Museum Page to see a full list of Thumbcoast museums to check out.

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Finish that book you started, meet a friend and reminisce or go for the uplifting smells of freshly brewed java. There are lots of really great options in the area, visit our Thumbcoast Coffee & Sweet Treats page to see them all. Let us know who your favorite is.

Photo | Exquisite Corpse Coffee House, Port Huron.

Grab an umbrella and take this rainy day opportunity to explore all the the unique boutiques in Downtown Port Huron’s Historic District.

The downtown area of Water St. and Broadway at Marine City’s Nautical Mile has plenty of stores you can explore.

St. Clair has an outdoor area with covered hallways at the Riverview Plaza. At the plaza, see the indoor Artisan Market with local artist booths. Bonus: There is a craft brewery and wine house here too!

Rain days are a perfect excuse to visit the spa. Make plans at a Thumbcoast Spa for a day of pampering with a body scrub, detox wrap or Lomi Lomi massage. The massage has dreamy Hawaiian music and aromatherapy. Try out the newest relaxation place, Spa Blu, in Port Huron.

Photo | Spa Blu, Port Huron

Check out the Great Lakes Maritime Center at Vantage Point in Port Huron. Sit high and dry while overlooking passing freighters and other marine traffic in the St. Clair River. Open seasonally in the warmer months starting in May.

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