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Best Things to Do in Jacksonville NC on a Rainy Day

Best Things to Do in Jacksonville NC on a Rainy Day

  1. Twice As Nice Flea Market

The best thing to do when you cannot go outdoors is an outdoor activity that happens indoors. The Twice As Nice Flea Market is a vintage store that allows you to shop for relics. You can get a lot of unique souvenirs from Jacksonville, North Carolina.

This is the largest indoor flea market in the region. It opened on February 1st, 2022, and is functional all days of the week. The market has a lot of incredible vendors who all sell different things. All prices are set to be friendly. The market has air and heat conditioning, making your experience comfortable and easy.

  1. The Flipping Rooster

This cute furniture store is owned by Barry Simpkins. It is located on Gum Branch Road in Jacksonville.

Barry deals with estate liquidations, collectibles, and antiques. He has more than 30 years of experience in the area.

  1. Walton’s Distillery

You can visit Walton's Distillery for the chance to see how a craft distillery works. Walton’s makes Whiskey, Moonshine, and Bourbon. The facility functions in full production and everything is made on site. Some of the daily activities include:

  • Fermentation
  • Mashing
  • Distillation
  • Bottling

Tourists can get a tour of the facility. When on tour, you will get an in-depth understanding of what goes on. It is a unique experience to visit the moonshine still.

You can enjoy free tastings of all the products made at Walton’s Distillery. There is a gift shop at the facility if you want to get souvenirs. There are a lot of antiques sold at the gift shop.

Walton’s distillery is open every Monday to Friday. The hours of operation are between 10.00 am and 5.00 pm. Tours are done every hour on the hour, with the final one starting at 4.00 pm.

If you plan to visit the distillery with a group of more than 10 people, you should call ahead. The staff on-site need to prepare for larger groups.

  1. Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville

This museum is made with children in mind. It seeks to engage all children by making use of hands-on learning experiences. Unlike normal museums, Zing Zumm encourages imagination, promotes play and fosters creativity. Children are able to have fun while learning about various artifacts and information at the museum.

The museum holds various events, including:

  • Play for All: Sensory Sensitive Playtime

This event is family-friendly and focuses on children with disabilities. It allows children and their families to take part in hands-on activities. The exhibits rely on predictable and sensitive movements to cater for the children.

The staff is trained adequately on inclusion and diversity. This makes the experience uniquely perfect for each child.

You can find sunglasses and noise-canceling headphones for children who need them. These are provided at no additional cost.

It is perfect for children below 10 years old. The museum is supported by the community and is a family-friendly location.

Instead of following a specific theme for the museum, Zing Zumm utilizes a lot of different aspects. This keeps children entertained for longer periods, as there is a lot more to discover.

The Zing Zumm Children’s Museum of Jacksonville is located in downtown Jacksonville. It is found at New Bridge Street.

  1. Shuckin Shack Restaurant

There are various restaurants in Jacksonville that are perfect for exploring the rich cuisine. A lot of these restaurants specialize in seafood. Jacksonville has a number of oyster companies that supply these oysters to restaurants. The companies farm and harvest oysters, then distribute them. All the food served at the restaurants is fresh and locally sourced.

You can explore the different menus in these restaurants with your family.

One great place to visit is the Shuckin' Shack Oyster Bar. The restaurant has a wide variety of dishes to choose from, including:

  • Oysters
  • Shrimp
  • Wings
  • Sides

Shuckin’ Shack is known for its signature cocktails. These include:

  • Shack Attack - A cocktail so strong that it’s mixed with Absolut Peppar and the shack’s secret spicy sauce. To be topped with an old bay rim and chilled shrimp.
  • Sangria - A classic cocktail mixed with red wine and fruit with a shot of Eddy’s Peach.
  • Shucktini - A cocktail with a creative name requires a creative mix. With Tito’s vodka served with spicy olives and steamed oyster. It’s probably the best way to enjoy a cocktail while you’re there.
  • Oyster Shooters - A specialty drink that is mixed with raw oysters.
  • SOB Bomb - Served with Absolut Peppar and whisky Willy’s bloody Mary. Topped with fresh raw oyster and a dab of horseradish.
  • Mexican Bullfighter - Can’t have a bar and not Jose Cuervo on the roster. The Mexican Bullfighter is also mixed with hot sauce and lime juice. It’s also served with lime.
  • Smack my A** - For this drink, you have raw oysters with a mix of beer and cocktail sauce. To go along with the Smack My A** hot sauce and a jalapeno slice to spice it up a bit.

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