Indoor Things to Do in Austin When It’s Rainingposted October 01, 2023
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:
Indoor Things to Do in Austin When It’s Raining
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!