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What to do on a rainy day

Don't fret if the sun isn't shiningor a sunburn keeps youoff the beach; there's plentyto do indoors here.

GO TO THE MOVIESColigny Theatres in ColignyPlaza (843-686-3500); Park PlazaCinemas in Park Plaza (near SeaPines Circle, 843-785-5001);Northridge Cinema 10 (843-342-3800, 435 William Hilton Parkway)and Cinemark, formerly Sea TurtleCinemas, on the BuckwalterParkway in Bluffton (843-706-2888) are here to entertain you.

SHOPFrom high-end specialty shops tofunky boutiques, local crafts andoutlet malls, Hilton Head Islandand Bluffton have it all. Browse,treat yourself and take home somegifts.

TAKE A REAL ESTATE TOURHilton Head Island has some1,000 working Realtors, all of whomwould love to show you around, nopressure attached. The island andBluffton are great places to invest,retire and live. Many vacation clubcompanies offer gift certificates tovisitors who take their tours.

HIT SOME FAST BALLSThe Batter's Box, an indoor baseballand softball training facility hasopened on Southwood Park Dr,near the St. Francis thrift shop. 843-715-2737; for hours.

PLAY AT THE SANDBOXThe Sandbox is a non-profitchildren's museum dedicated tothe positive development of youngchildren through play. From a realisticpirate ship to a flight simulatorto a rock climbing wall with specialcarpet to cushion falls, The Sandboxis paradise for babies through ageeight.

Off Pope Avenue next to St.Andrew-By-the-Sea UnitedMethodist Church, admission is $6per person (children under 2 arefree). Monday-Saturday 10 a.m. to5 p.m. Call 843-842-7645 or go

GET A SITTERGuardian Angels Sitting service isused by many vacation rental propertiesand hotels on the island aswell as by local families. Toll Free877-470-4277.