You’ve spent months planning, hundreds (or even thousands!) of pounds on holiday arrangements and booked valuable days off from work – and now that you have arrived at your destination it is pouring with rain. Oh no!
But don’t worry – just because your dream vacation is a bit soggy doesn’t mean that it is irreparably ruined. Here is a list of suggestions of things that you can do in case it rains while you are on holiday.
Hit the museums – The obvious choice when the skies open up is to head to the museums and soak in local history, art and culture. No matter what city you are stationed in, there will undoubtedly be an array of museums that focus on intriguing topics. Travelling with children? Look out for museums that have special activities and exhibits aimed at kids.
Go to the market – Most cities around the world will have a big central food market that can be the culinary highlight of any trip. Most markets are either indoors, enclosed or covered and can be the perfect place to wander, taste and soak up local culture.
Shop til you drop – Now that your belly is full of local meats, cheeses and sweets, if the rain is still falling you can head to the shops to buy souvenirs, local handicrafts and other tokens of retail therapy.
Take a bus or taxi tour – Want to see the sights, but stay warm and dry at the same time? Hop in a warm, dry vehicle to tour the sights in comfort. Bus tours are available in nearly all cities in the world, or if you prefer a private vehicle consider booking a taxi for a personalised tour.
Enjoy your holiday – rain or shine!