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5 Fun Things to Do in Atlanta on a Rainy Day

By Emily Christensen | March 9, 2021 | Lifestyle culture

Don't let rain ruin your perfect Atlanta day. These options are fun, both with and without bad weather, and with ATL's unpredictable patterns, play it safe with these fabulous activities.


Get lost in the High Museum of Art

The fine pieces of art at the High Museum will be sure to brighten any rainy day. Southeast’s leading art museum is home to a renowned collection of historical and contemporary art and special exhibitions, including David Driskell: Icons of Nature and History and Bestowing Beauty: Masterpieces from Persian Lands. The inspiring yet hopeful pieces of work will allow you to take a blast to the past. Not to mention the High is the perfect place for a bomb Instagram in front of one of the amazing art displays—the perfect thing to visually enhance your feed.

Explore the Georgia Aquarium

Learn about how the Georgia Aquarium cares for the aquatic biodiversity and beyond. The Georgia Aquarium is home to a fascinating array of species, including manta rays, beluga whales, dolphins, and more which you can observe on any rainy day. There is also a shark exhibit that will take you on a journey from fear to fascination as you discover the world of these apex predators.

Bowl at Painted Pin Bowling Alley

Have a good time with friends or family at The Painted Pin bowling alley. This upscale boutique bar, bowling, and entertainment venue will provide you with high-quality games that will create memories to last a lifetime. If bowling is not your strong suit, there are plenty of other options to have fun with, including indoor bocce courts, giant Jenga, shuffleboard, ping-pong, skee-ball, and more. Along with playtime, guests can enjoy specialty cocktails, and delicious wood fired pizza.

Get a cocktail at a speakeasy

Take a trip back to the Roarin’ 1920s for the night by immersing yourself in a speakeasy. Blind Pig Parlour Bar, Red Phone Booth, Foxtrot Liquor Bar, and The James Room are all low-key, relaxed places to unwind with a cocktail and socialize with friends. These options will bring more class and culture to your social experience compared to an ordinary bar.

See a social distanced show at The Roxy at The Battery Atlanta

Mask on and rock on with a social distanced show at the Coca-Cola Roxy. After a brief hiatus, some of your favorite celebrity singers are finally taking the stage—5 Seconds of Summer, Jon Langston, and Chase Rice are a few standout celebs to name. This venue provides you with some much-needed amusement and a clean concert experience.

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