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How To Spend Your Rainy Day in Seattle

Jan 28th, 2019

There’s no denying it—much of living in Seattle is learning to live with dampness and rain when you’re not in the sunny stretch of summer that might’ve made you move here in the first place. Even though and noticing the familiar rainfall that has once again gotten in the way of your outdoor festivities for the day. Now what? While the rain in Seattle might put a damper on your day (pun intended), there are still plenty of activities that you can busy yourself with.


It doesn’t matter whether you’re interested in fine art or fossils from the dinosaur age, Seattle has a wide variety of museums that will be sure to suit your fancy. And with a majority of these museums offering free admission on the first Thursday of each month, it’s an affordable and educational activity that able to fill your day and keep you out of the rain. Check out some of Seattle’s most popular museums below:

Woodinville Wine Country

Located 30 minutes northeast of Seattle, Woodinville Wine Country is the home to over 100 wineries! From wine tasting and fine dining to an abundance of breweries and distilleries, this is definitely a trip worth making if you want to get your drink on. To break it down, the area offers your pick from 118 wineries and tasting rooms, 14 microbreweries, distilleries, cideries and 30 restaurants to choose from. Our best advice? Make it a weekend trip and get a place to stay so you don’t need to drive! A fabulous trip to take with friends, family or your significant other, drown in wine, indulge in some great food and enjoy the picturesque setting of Woodinville!

Woodland Park Zoo

A straight shot down Market Street from our, Woodland Park Zoo is a fun and active way to enjoy the perks of Seattle without the downfall of the rain. With both indoor and outdoor activities and exhibits, Woodland Park Zoo may not be the best for those long, drawn-out downpours, but still a fun option when you’re only dealing with a light drizzle. During their off-peak season, which runs from October 1st to March 31st, general admission tickets are only 5,50 for adults and 0.50 for children. So, grab a light jacket, put on your walking shoes and spend the day checking out lions and tigers and bears, oh my!

Theo Chocolate Tours

Less than 15 minutes from our, Theo Chocolate Tours is the most delicious way to spend your rainy day in Seattle. Priding themselves on using high-quality cocoa beans, spend your day by going on a factory tour, where you will learn how Theo’s chocolate is made, the social and environmental issues related to cocoa and cocoa farmers and get to sample some of the product as well. All that just for 0! Theo also has plenty of events that you’re able to attend with friends and family, so we’ve listed some of the upcoming ones below:

  • Chocolate Bark Happy Hour, February 14th
  • Chocolate and Coffee Class, February 19th and April 13th
  • Chocolate and Cheese Pairing, January 30th and February 21st
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Seattle Aquarium

Open daily from 9:30am to 5pm, spend your day checking out otters, seals and the closest thing to Finding Nemo at the Seattle Aquarium. Tickets begin at only 7.95 for adults and are good for use up to 90 days after the point of purchase. This means you can buy a ticket now, and use it as soon as Mother Nature decides to bring rain your way!

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Krystyna is a freelance writer from New Hampshire.

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