1. Spend a day at a museum
Boston Museums provide an interesting place to find entertainment as well as shelter on rainy summer days. With over 30 museums to choose from, finding one that’s interesting for your whole family shouldn’t be a problem.
But if you’re dealing with drizzle or soaking downpour, consider 2 additional criteria: size (seek out bigger museums where you can happily spend and hour or more) and proximity to a subway stop to avoid getting drenched in transit.
Several Boston museums fitting both of these criteria include the Museum of Fine Arts, the Boston Children’s Museum, the New England Aquarium and the Museum of Science. And your local library, although technically not a museum, overflows with museum-quality art and artifacts and offers the additional advantage of being free. Your local library also offers free or reduced passes to many of Boston’s wonderful museums OR you can get several Boston discount cards including the GoBoston Card or CityPass.
2. Get some indoor exercise
There are lots of fund places to get exercise on a rainy day. One of those is your local bowling alley while others can include Sky Zone in Hyde Park, an indoor trampoline park. There is also roller skating at Carousel Family Fun Center in Whitman or Fairhaven or Silver City Skates in Taunton.
3. Go to a movie
Even if you’re normally addicted to Netflix when you’re at home, going to a movie on a rainy day can be a lot of fun, especially if you’re traveling. The Randolph Showcase Cinema offers free movies every Wednesday morning at 10:00 a.m. from July 9th-August 13th.
4. Go to the local library and READ . . .
Visit your local library and make sure your children and teens have age appropriate books to get them through a rainy day. Many schools have summer required reading so why not get a jump on that summer reading
5. Head into Boston and enjoy sweeping views of the City
Well, maybe not in the rain! If the weather were clear, you might want to enjoy panoramic views of the city from the Prudential Skywalk.