Heavy rain, cloudy skies and severe snowstorms are not something you’d want in your vacation, but we can’t always get what we want.
The solution is to turn that frown upside down and make the absolute best out of the situation. You won’t have to get stuck inside your room and wait the bad weather out. Here are 10 things you can do to have a great time.
1. Pamper Yourself
When was the last time you had your nails, feet or hair done?
Going for a spa treatment can make for time well spent even if there’s a storm raging outside. You can call up the desk and ask if there’s a professional or a place where you can relax and get a well-deserved treatment.
If not, use your smartphone and look up the nearest place that has good reviews. Prepare for some pampering and get a massage to melt the stress away.
2. Tour The Bars Around The City
Indoor events can be just as fun indoors. Adults, for example can set out and find the nearest pub, get a pint of beer or a glass of wine and snack on local fried goods.
Relax, unwind and enjoy each other’s company. From there, you can get bar-hopping until the weather clears or when the beach is all nice and sunny.
If you’re with kids or prefer caffeine, search for cafes and kiddie restaurants and sample specialties and smoothies. A food trip may just be what you need to forget about the rain and winds outside. I find these survivalist shows on NetFlix worth your time.
3. Play Games
Grab a pack of cards and play any of the available variants, depending on the number of people. You can play something as simple as Go Fish or have a mini Poker tournament, complete with prizes up for grabs.
There are multiplayer apps that the family or your partner can enjoy. Play trivia, a digital version of a board game, Sudoku or crosswords to while away the time. Or, you can get creative and come up with what’s appropriate at the moment.
4. Still Head To The Beach
There’s no rule that says you can’t go to the beach on a rainy day.
Remember to stay safe and bring a parka, an umbrella or just wing it and enjoy the moment. Grab a bucket and collect colorful shells or build a sand castle and take a photo to share with friends.
5. Have a Picnic
Go on a gastronomical journey and savor the simple joys of life with an indoor picnic. It makes for a memorable event and one that could stay with you for a long time.
Raid the local grocer and buy some snacks and dips. Then, buy some bread, meat and cheese and your favorite beverages. Get a blanket, spread it on the floor and gather everyone around. Eat, chat and enjoy each other’s company and tell stories on what you did when there’s inclement weather.
6. Use The Hotel Facilities
When your smartphone says strong winds and possible rain showers, call up the hotel desk and ask them what facilities they offer. Gather the troops and head to the reception for options.
Most hotels will have a number of things their inhabitants can do, including swimming in an indoor pool, watching a movie in HD in a private theater, play areas where the kids can have fun and expend their energy, a bowling alley, gym or a sports facility.
7. Explore The Town
Have a day’s worth of activities lined up but the weather ruined it? No worries. You can draw a circle on the places that seem interesting with the help of Google Maps or Apple Maps, then create an itinerary from scratch.
Depending on who you’re with and what you want to do, you can visit an art exhibit, a tech store, the mall, or find hidden treasures in a thrift shop or the flea market. Eat some ice cream, a smoothie or a pizza as you wait for the weather to clear.
8. Go For a Joyride
Make sure you have GPS on your phone via Waze or Google Maps before driving to the great unknown. Depending on the available time and preferences, you can choose to wander around or have a specific destination – a local souvenir shop, a park or a landmark where you can take a selfie and share on social media.
9. Visit a Kid’s Club
Most major cities will have a kid’s club where the young ones can play to their heart’s content. Find the nearest one and make sure you have snacks and water for when they get tired.
10. Let Them Play Their Gadgets
Everyone can use a “me time” every now and then. When nature is telling you to slow down, why not curl up with a good Kindle or catch up on your Netflix shows? Hand over your kid’s tablets and let them play or connect your teen’s Wi-Fi so he or she can talk to their friends on social media.
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