Things to Do on a Rainy Day in Merrimack

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Spring is finally here, and with it comes spring rain. While this is great for the flowers, grass, and trees, it’s not as appreciated during your vacation. However, the rain doesn’t have to spoil your fun. There are a lot of enjoyable and entertaining things to do on a rainy day in Merrimack Valley that will make your weekend getaway memorable.

Check Out A Museum

Being a hub for arts, history, and culture, Merrimack Valley has an abundance of museums you can visit on a rainy day. Inclement weather can’t dampen your experience as you view exhibits that’ll educate and inspire you.

Concord Museum is perfect for history buffs as it has Paul Revere’s lantern and Thoreau’s Walden desk among their collection of 40,000+ treasures. If you’re an art lover, the Addison Gallery of American Art has nearly 22,000 paintings, sculptures, and textiles in their vast collection. If you’re traveling with children, there’s no better place to go than the Discovery Museum. This hands-on museum blends science, nature, and play with interactive, educational exhibits that will keep your kids entertained while teaching them.

See A Show

Live music makes a night out more fun, and you don’t need to worry about getting rained out if you go to Taffeta. They host a wide variety of bands and live performances, so whether you love hip-hop, country, pop, or rock, you’ll find a show that’ll appeal to your ears. By the time the show’s over, you’ll have forgotten it had even been raining.

Play Some Games

For some, rainy days mean staying inside playing video games or board games. However, if you want to get out and have an elevated version of this brand of fun, it’s time to hit the arcade or the casino. 

Whether you’re bringing kids or meeting up with friends your own age, Wamesit Lanes Family Entertainment Center is ideal for a rainy day group outing. You can win prizes in the state of the art arcade, practice your swing at the indoor golf simulators, or play a few rounds of bowling. If you’d rather go for a more adult gaming option, there’s always Gate City Casino. Let the rainy day pass you by as you get dealt into a game of Poker or Texas Hold’em or take a seat at one of the 540 gaming machines.

Go Shopping

Shopping is a classic way to make a rainy day more pleasant, and Mill No. 5 has a variety of locally-owned small businesses you can patronize. From books to vinyls to clothing to art supplies, you’ll find something that’ll keep you entertained until the rain stops. Before you go, be sure to grab a drink from Coffee and Cotton or treat yourself to something sweet from Dows Soda Fountain.

A rainy day doesn’t mean the fun stops in Merrimack Valley. There are tons of fun things to do and ways to make the most of your vacation regardless of the weather. Keep an eye on the forecast and plan for a memorable adventure in Merrimack, rain or shine.

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