Sunday, Jan 01, 2023 9:00a -
Tuesday, Dec 31, 2024 10:00p

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Boston, MA

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This has been a rainy year but a little water doesn’t have to stop you from experiencing everything the city has to offer. If there’s a drizzle in the forecast, consider one of these indoor activities to energize your weekend.

by Celina Colby

Visit a museum

Where: Around Boston

Info: There’s no better time to retreat to the dry (and air-conditioned!) halls of a museum than on a rainy day. Keep an eye out for deals as well, the Harvard Art Museums are always free, the ICA Boston is free every Thursday night (plus they have live music), and the Gardner Museum is free the first Thursday of every month.

Go bowling 

Where: Seaport & Fenway

Info: Bowling is a classic night out for a reason. At Kings in the Seaport or Lucky Strike in Fenway you can get competitive in the bowling lanes, revisit your childhood with classic arcade games, and snack on craft cocktails and elevated bar food.

Belt it out at a new piano bar

Where: Downtown

Info: At this brand new piano bar and gastropub in Downtown Boston you can enjoy artful cuisine and craft cocktails and then enjoy a dynamic piano performance that takes this night out to a whole new level.

Play pickleball indoors

Where: South Boston

Info: Try your hand at Boston’s trendiest sport, or get in some indoor practice if you’re already a pro. At PKL in South Boston you’ll have your choice of artsy courts and you can celebrate a victory at the on-site cocktail bar afterwards.

Try a new restaurant

Where: Around Boston

Info: Spice up a rainy evening with a meal at a new restaurant. If you don’t want to deal with the hassle of reservations, check out some of the best pre-existing restaurants in Back Bay, the South End, Somerville, and Cambridge.

Go salsa dancing

Where: Cambridge

Info: Every Saturday night you can get you groove on during Salsa Night at The Dante Alighieri Cultural Center. For the first hour enjoy a Salsa and Bachata class and then take your knowledge out on the floor for an all-night dance party. No partner or experience is necessary.

Catch a throw-back movie

Where: Coolidge Corner

Info: The retro Coolidge Corner Theatre is a great spot to see any film, but they run a great series of throwback films screening everything from Hitchcock and Audrey Hepburn movies to Mean Girls and The Big Lebowski. Don’t forget the popcorn! 

Try your hand at trivia

Where: Around Boston

Info: Gather together a group of friends and test your knowledge of sports, geography, history, and literature at one of the many trivia nights around Boston. We’ve got more than 20 for you to choose from in all different neighborhoods.

Paint pottery at The Clayroom

Where: Brookline

Info: Get in touch with your artsy side with an evening painting pottery at The Clayroom. Choose from a wide selection of pieces (coffee mugs, tea cups, plates, sculptures, etc.) and get creative with the provided paints and stencils. 

Read a book in a bar

Info: Around Boston

Where: Enjoy that page turner that you can’t put down, or find a new book, at these spots where you can find a new read and enjoy a cocktail or mocktail. We are not responsible for any books purchased under the influence.

Take your dog out for a drink 

Info: Everett

Where: Head to this indoor dog park (and bar) to have quality time with your pup despite the gloomy weather. Dogs can play and roam free in the stimulating space and both pets and owners can enjoy food and beverages. 

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