A rainy day doesn't have to be spent at home check out our top family-friendly places to spend your rainy afternoon.

Showplace Ice Cream Parlour in Beach Haven

What beats ice cream on a rainy summer day? When your waiter brings it to you singing and dancing of course! The waiters at Showplace are always ready to put on a show or a silly hat to bring you your Broadway themed dessert. The Showplace staff loves customer participation, so be prepared to join the fun.

Address: Centre Street and Beach Avenue Beach Haven, NJ

Bev and Wally's at the Keansburg Amusement Park

Escape rainy days at this classic Jersey Shore arcade. Bev and Wally's offers a variety of games to play and great prizes. Between the penny slot machines, skeeball, crane games, and pinball there is something for everyone. Plus the air conditioning isn't too bad either.

Address: 46 Beachway Avenue Keansburg, NJ

Ripley's Odditorium in Atlantic City

Here's an odd attraction! Filled with interesting exhibits, unusual art, and unique artifacts from around the world, there will be plenty too keep everyone entertained for a rainy afternoon. Shrunken heads and the world's smallest car are among the sights. The air conditioned Odditorium is a self guided, self-paced tour so spend as long as you like 'believing it or not.'

Address: 1441 Boardwalk Atlantic City, NJ

Jenkinson's Boardwalk in Point Pleasant

The boardwalk is no longer just for sunny beach days. Jenkinson's boardwalk offers plenty to do  with the kids when the weather is not on your side. Stop in at the aquarium and check out their new African Penguin habitat or the mirror maze at the Fun House. Jenkinson's Boardwalk also has four air conditioned arcades to try your luck and stay dry.

Address:300 Ocean Avenue Pt. Pleasant Beach, NJ

Git' Fired Up in Ocean Grove

Let the storm clouds pass while creating something beautiful.Git' Fired Up in Ocean Grove has over 600 ceramic pieces and hundred of paints to help you create your own masterpiece. Painting ceramics not your thing? They also have mosaic, glass fusing, and  pottery wheel classes.

Address: Jersey Shore Art Center 66 S. Main Street Ocean Grove, NJ

Do you have a favorite rainy day destination? Let us know in the comments!