Shore 2009: Rainy Days

The Sun Will Come Out Tomorrow. Until Then, There’s …

Montego Bay Resort
Wildwood’s parental lifesaver: $10 buys access to the indoor pool and water park, plus a full bar. Everyone’s happy. (1800 Boardwalk, North Wildwood, 609-523-1000)

Carriage House Tearoom & Cafe
A light drizzle doesn’t spoil teatime at this historic Cape May charmer, where sweets seem sweeter and sandwiches daintier against the pit-pit-patter on the patio ceiling. They even lend you a fancy hat. (1048 Washington Street, Cape May, 609-884-5404)

Just Bead It
A surprisingly fun, peaceful way to pass the time: stringing shells and charms into necklaces. Visit the shops in Stone Harbor, Surf City or Beach Haven. (1616 Long Beach Boulevard, Surf City, 609-494-8177, 1305 Long Beach Boulevard, North Beach Haven, 609-492-2323, and 9631 3rd Avenue, Stone Harbor, 609-368-0400)

Arcades, arcades, arcades
Bring hand sanitizer.

The Ocean City library
Because it houses the newly expanded historical museum, where you can learn about the famous shipwreck of the Sindia, whose remains until recently were still visible off the 17th Street beach. (1735 Simpson Avenue, Ocean City, 609-399-2434)

The art galleries in Stone Harbor  

All along 96th Street.

The Miss America exhibit in the lobby of the Atlantic City Sheraton
Watch every crowning of the iconic event since 1955, in succession. Even if it’s sprinkling, run outside and stick your head underneath a bronze Bert Parks holding a tiara — your head will trigger the recording of “There She Is.” For real. (Hotel 2 Miss America Way, Atlantic City, 609-344-3535)

3 J’s Wildwood Bowl

At certain times on weekends, get two hours of bowling, shoe rental, pizza and Coke for $49.95 for up to five people. (3401 New Jersey Avenue, Wildwood, 609-729-0111)

Designer Show House

Four years now, the Mid-Atlantic Center for the Arts has revamped a historic Cape May home. This year’s do-over: the 1853 Carpenter Cottage on Franklin Street. (511 Franklin Street, Cape May, 609-884-5404)