10 Best Rainy Day Activities in New York!

If you're like us, you love a good rainstorm. But sometimes we want to get out of the house when it rains—so from the MoMA filled with classic art to a groovy Woodstock experience, add these 10 best rainy day activities in New York to your plan.

The Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), New York City, NY

When the weather is rainy and gray, you can always count on MoMA to brighten your day. From Van Gogh's Starry Night to Monet paintings and Picasso pieces, you'll find yourself immersed for hours in new and classic art pieces at The Museum of Modern Art.

The Catskill Kaleidoscope, Mount Tremper, NY

Escape the rain and come to the Catskills for the Kaleidoshow, a visual and sound experience featuring the world's largest kaleidoscope! After the show, stay for delicious locally sourced grub at the on-site Woodnotes Grille.

Bethel Woods Center for the Arts, Bethel, NY

People visit the Bethel Woods Center for the Arts to relive the past and journey to Woodstock. For a far-out blast from the past, visit the center for an exhibit honoring one of history's most radical music festivals.

Syracuse Antiques Exchange, Syracuse, NY

Spend a rainy day wandering the aisles and fantasizing about the history of each item at the Syracuse Antiques Exchange — from Victorian furniture to mid-century modern decor. With its four floors and seventy-plus vendors, it’s hard to find something not to like here.

Long Island Aquarium, Riverhead, NY

The Long Island Aquarium is a great rainy-day activity for the whole family. First, visit Critter Corner to see the Albino Burmese Python and Red-Tail Boa, then stroll through the Butterfly exhibit for a fluttering finale.

Peek 'n Peak Resort & Spa, Clymer, NY

Peek 'n Peak Resort is a great place to visit if you like winter sports and a great spot to spend a rainy day or weekend. With indoor pools, spas, restaurants, golfing, and much more, visitors don't have to worry about downpours keeping them from having fun.

Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls, Niagara Falls, NY

Rainy days might keep us indoors, but that doesn't mean we can't enjoy some retail therapy at the Fashion Outlets of Niagara Falls. You'll find the best selection of the latest styles at discount prices.

Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, Buffalo, NY

When it rains, don't just stay home. Instead, head to the Theodore Roosevelt Inaugural National Historic Site, previously known as the Wilcox Manor. Use the weather as an excuse to explore where our 26th President was inaugurated in 1901.

Alternative Medicine Brewing Company, Mount Vernon, NY

On a rainy day in New York, try visiting Alternative Medicine Brewing Company for a beer. The staff is friendly (by New Yorker standards), there's a pool table for entertainment, and the beer is delish. On Saturdays, they have live music, playing everything from indie pop to heavy metal.

The Strong Museum, Rochester, NY

The Strong Museum is a place where everyone can feel like a kid again. It's devoted to the study and exploration of play and houses a world-class collection including thousands of toys, dolls, and other objects related to playtime fun.

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