Summer Showers Bring Wakulla Wonders: The Perfect Rainy Day in Wakulla County

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It’s no secret that Wakulla County is known for its endless natural attractions, but a rainy day in Wakulla could be a blessing in disguise. Use the day as an opportunity to visit some of the hidden gems in Wakulla. Just grab an umbrella and let your GPS guide you to one of these local hangouts.

Explore the Gulf Specimen Marine Lab

Beach or springs not in the cards for the day? Head over to Gulf Specimen Marine Lab in Panacea! It’s a unique, out-of-water experience that immerses you in nature without being outside. This hands-on experience gives you a glimpse of sea creatures that are native to the Northern Florida waters. After you hold horseshoe crabs and get up close with electric eels you may want to bring some of your adventure home. Don’t forget to stop by the gift shop on your way out to take home a piece of the aquarium with educational children’s books or blown-glass sea creatures.

Gulf Specimen Aquarium signage

Grab a Gift from Sand and Soul Designs

This quaint local shop has every kind of trinket you can imagine. Sand and Soul offers niche items like handcrafted oyster shell and driftwood art, local Tupelo honey, one-of-a-kind jewelry pieces and lovely candles (We recommend the coffee one!). Store hours of operation are 12:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. on Thursday and Friday, and 10 4 p.m. on Saturday, where you can sip on an adult beverage while you shop!

Hang Out at Sopchoppy’s Civic Brewing Co

Worked up an appetite yet? Ready for a refreshing beverage? There’s no better place to get a drink than Civic Brewing in Sopchoppy. This family-friendly spot has delicious food, excellent drinks, and fun events like Bingo for you to enjoy. On your next rainy day, spend some quality time with your family and friends in this one of Sopchoppy’s most happening spots.

Person pouring beer from tap into glass

Discover Wakulla County’s Hidden Gems

Whether you want to do a little shopping or you’re ready for your afternoon pick-me-up, there are plenty of places in Wakulla County for you to explore. Head to Market 11 in Panacea or Beach Trader in St. Marks to see what unique treasures they have in stock, or pop into The Shack Coffee Boutique in St. Marks for a specialty latte, charcuterie snack, or glass of beer or wine.

Learn about Wakulla’s History

Looking for an educational activity to keep the family entertained? Head over to the Sopchoppy Train Depot to explore this 1900s landmark turned museum that’s filled with historical photographs, memorabilia, and artifacts. Thursday-Monday from 9 to 5, you can even head over to Fort St. Marcos de Apalache to visit this iconic Spanish fort and museum.

Closeup of building with "Sopchoppy" on the roof and water tower in background










Rain or shine, Wakulla has something for everyone. Don’t waste your getaway being trapped in the hotel or campground. Find even more things to do by clicking the button below.

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