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Movie night with friends during a rainy day inside

Rainy Day Activities for Adults


Looking for fun rainy day activities for adults? We’ve compiled our favorite things to do on rainy days from hosting a wine tasting party to indulging in an afternoon of self-care. Read on for inspiration, tips, and more!

Things to Do on a Rainy Day at Home for Adults

If you’d like to stay home on a rainy day, we’ve got plenty of ideas for how to keep yourself entertained. Whether you want to have a lazy day full of self-care or you want to pull out all-the-stops for friends coming over, there is plenty of inspiration for however you choose to spend your rainy day inside.

  • Enjoy an indoor picnic

Who says an indoor picnic isn’t fun? Spread a blanket and some pillows on your living room floor, throw together your own take on a charcuterie board, open a bottle of wine, and invite your friends over for a day of fun and quality time together.

An indoor picnic spread with AVA Grace Pinot Grigio

Photo courtesy of collaboration with Louella Reese.

  • Throw a board game party

Bring out your favorite board, video, computer, and card games, and enjoy a day of nothing but play with your loved ones. To mix things up and make the day more competitive, create small teams to battle in a game challenge. The team that comes out ahead goes home with a win (and maybe a bottle of wine).

  • Do some crafting

Break out your arts and crafts supplies and enjoy a day of creation. If you need some inspiration for crafts to make, check out some of our blogs featuring ways to upcycle wine bottles.

Reuse empty wine bottles as flower vases as a rainy day activity for adults

  • Host a wine tasting party

If you haven’t yet seen our blog detailing how to throw a wine tasting party, it’s a great rainy day activity for adults. Check out the blog to learn about different types of wine tasting parties and our top tips for making it a party to remember.

  • Indulge in a spa night

Treat yourself to self-care on your rainy day in. Pour a glass of wine, read your favorite book, paint your nails, draw yourself a bubble bath, whatever helps center you! Take the day to yourself to relax and reboot.

  • Bake sweet treats

Preheat the oven and get ready for a day of goodies! If you’re looking for any new recipes, check out the cooking section of our blog!

  • Be your own interior decorator

Have you considered redesigning your room or freshening up the decorations in your house? A rainy day is the perfect time to add a special something to your house. Some of our favorite decorating ideas are: photo walls, wine bottle vases, and string light lit bedrooms.

Decorate the house as a rainy day activity for adults

  • Invite your friends over for a movie night

Pop a few bags of popcorn and open a bottle of wine, snuggle up on the couch and watch your favorite movie or have a movie marathon! Pro tip: when hosting a movie marathon, break up the movies with trivia or guided stretching.

Movie night with friends during a rainy day inside

Unique Places to Go on a Rainy Day for Adults

Apart from the usual recommendations (coffee shop, movies, etc.), there are a lot of unique places to go on bad weather days. Here are just a few rainy day activities for adults to get you inspired:

  • Explore art at a local museum or gallery

Find a museum or gallery near your home and spend the day exploring the exhibits.

  • Hit the yoga studio or gym

You may be cooped up, but that doesn’t mean you are forced to spend the day sitting on a couch (unless that’s exactly what you want to do)! Go to a nearby yoga studio or gym and spend the day taking classes or trying out new equipment. If you aren’t a member of a gym, consider asking if they offer free day passes to try out their facilities.

  • Shop at your local mall or stores downtown

A little retail T.L.C. never hurt anyone. Check out your favorite store or boutique to see if they’ve got anything you like.

  • Go bowling, to an arcade, or to a pool hall

Rally your friends together and go bowling, hit the nearest arcade, or play a few rounds of pool! You can award the winning team or top scorer with a bottle (or can) of wine.

  • Visit an aquarium

Spend your rainy day exploring a nearby aquarium and its variety of marine life.

If you have any rainy day activities for adults that you’d like to share, we’d love to hear from you! Tag us @avagracevineyards.

July 24, 2020
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