Indoor Things to Do in Austin When It’s Raining

Expecting a rainy day in Austin, Texas? No matter what your interests are, there are plenty of fun indoor things to do in Austin to keep you warm, dry, and entertained. Here are some ways to enjoy Austin when it’s cold and raining outside:


Ellsworth Kelly's Austin at Blanton Museum of Art in Austin, Texas at UT Austin

Discover New Works at a Museum

Austin has several museums to explore in the Downtown area. Spend a few hours learning about local history and art at the Blanton Museum of Art, Bullock Texas State History Museum, or the Mexi-Arte Museum. Close to our Domain Northside spa location? Check out the fun sweet installations and eat unlimited ice cream inside the Museum of Ice Cream.

Austin Public Library Central Interior Design in Downtown Austin

Find a New Book

Spend a few hours exploring the Austin Central Library or find a new read at Austin bookstore Bookpeople. Remember that the parking garage for the Central Library is free up to one hour and free street parking all day on Sundays.

Austin Bouldering Project Bouldering Wall on Springdale

Get Active Indoors on a Rainy Day in Austin

Grab a day pass at a local rock climbing gym and get your sweat on at one of many gyms around Austin including Crux, Mesa Rim, or Austin Bouldering Project. Or challenge a few friends at indoor mini golf at Dirdie Birdie near our Domain Northside spa location.

Hand holding a warm coffee from Houndstooth in front of the Viva Day Spa + Med Spa Domain Northside mural, which reads "Love is the answer."

Cozy Up at a Coffee Shop

Austin has a thriving third-wave coffee scene, and there’s no better time to explore it than on a rainy day. Cozy up and stay warm with a latte at one of the best coffee shops in Austin near our spa locations.

Two women in bathrobes at the Viva Day Spa + Med Spa sauna

Treat Yourself to a Spa Day at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa

Treat yourself to a relaxing spa day at Viva Day Spa + Med Spa. Indulge in a massage, facial, or other treatments to soothe your mind and body. Treat yourself to a spa day and enjoy a massage, facial, or other pampering treatment at one of our Austin locations. Book your spa appointment online today. 

ATown Gift Shop neon sign at night in Austin, Texas

Stay Dry Indoors with Local Shopping

Get a little shopping done at the best local Austin shops. From gourmet grocery stores to unique gift shops, Austin has plenty of local storefronts to keep you dry and entertained on a rainy day in Austin.

Austin Alamo Drafthouse Movie Theater

Catch a Movie at the Theater

Take advantage of the rainy weather and catch a new movie or classic old films at Austin’s own Alamo Drafthouse Cinema. Be sure to come hungry to enjoy the food and drink creations served during their films.

Antonelli's Cheese Tasting Class Plates

Learn New Skills at a Cooking Class

Stay dry from the rain and indulge your culinary senses at a cooking or tasting class. Local gourmet grocery store Central Market offers a variety of classes on different products, cuisines, and techniques. Check out Antonelli’s to taste a variety of cheeses in their Cheese Room. 

Still Austin Distillery Tour

Tour a Distillery

Austin is home to many breweries, distilleries, and shops that offer beer and wine tours and tastings. Tour an Austin distillery like Fierce Whiskers or Still Austin, or visit a tasting room like Wine for the People or House Wine for delicious tastings of vino.

Stay Dry with Indoor Activities in Austin

As much as we love a sunny day in Austin, there are lots of options to stay warm and dry indoors. What other Austin indoor activities do you love? Let us know on our Instagram!

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