You’re on vacation, having the time of your life. You wake up, look out the window and see this:
Whether you are playing in the Disney Parks, traveling abroad, or road-tripping across the U.S., bad weather can certainly put a damper on your vacation. No pun intended.
Rain wasn’t in your plans. You were supposed to be strolling around sightseeing. Now what?
First, check the weather forecast and see how long the rain will last and how intense it will be. If there will just be light showers throughout the day, venture out and stick to any indoor activities you may have planned.
Now, if the weather is too bad to leave the hotel, you will need to be flexible until the rain lets up.Don’t worry. I’ve got some great ideas for rainy day activities while on vacation.Whether you are traveling solo, with a pal, with your significant other, or with the fam, these activities will take any rainy vacation day from blah to fun. Let’s take a look.
Rainy Vacation Day Activities
Whether you are watching your all-time favorite, or a flick you’ve been waiting to see, you can’t go wrong with a great movie. If the rain isn’t too bad, ask someone at the front desk for directions to the nearest movie theater.
Flooding? Check out the movies on your television guide. You can always ask if the hotel has a movie library, sometimes they do. If you have free Wi-Fi, stream something on Netflix, Hulu, or YouTube. This is the perfect opportunity to binge watch a t.v. show.
Rainy days definitely call for snacks. If you happen to be staying in a place that has a kitchen, take advantage. Bake some cookies or other treats! No kitchen? Order a few desserts from room service. This is a lot of fun for kids. You can even let them call in the order, with your supervision, of course.
Blanket Fort –
***This is not just for kids. C’mon, everyone loves a good blanket fort.***
Show off your architectural skills and build a blanket fort. It’s a great rainy day activity. Tell stories, read books, or just hang out and talk. There are endless possibilities.
Write a story-
This is another activity for both kids and adults. If you have kids, this is the perfect time to help them get their creativity flowing. Some children have difficulty choosing a topic. Make sure to give them a story starter to get them going. Do a search for story starters on your phone or laptop if you need guidance.
The biggest thing to remember with this activity is that it is not school. Don’t critique your child’s spelling or grammar. Let them be kids. It is vacation, after all.
Adults can have fun with this too.
Game time –
Who doesn’t love board game competition? Ask someone at your hotel’s front desk if they have any board games available. Some hotels keep things like games just for these occasions.
I always like to keep a deck of cards on hand, just in case we get bored. You can always check with the hotel gift shop to see if they sell them. Cards can provide hours of fun on a stormy day.
Don’t forget good old-fashioned games like charades.
A rainy vacation day does not mean your vacation is ruined. In fact, it’s just the opposite. Stormy days can provide travelers with some much-needed down time from the fast pace most of us keep while on holiday. A good drizzle can give you the chance to recharge. Don’t let a little rain dampen your vacation spirits.
The next time it rains on your vacation parade, remember these tips. You’ll be having a blast in no time.