7 Things to Do When It Rains on Your Vacation
4. Head to a Bar and Get Drunk
And not your lobby bar or a tourist trap like a Hard Rock Cafe. Ask the hotel staff for their favorite watering hole, even if it’s across town or island. Hop a cab, then kick back with locals over pints or boat drinks and make new friends.
5. Play in the Rain
Whether we were fortunate or unfortunate to catch high water in Venice has yet to be determined. However, as the canals flooded over into the streets, shops, restaurants, and squares, many tourists flocked to the streets to play in the rain. Saint Mark’s Square transitioned to a public swimming pool as revelers splashed around.
6. Visit a Museum
If you’re in Europe, you’re going to a museum anyway. Look ahead at the forecast and place the museum excursion on a rainy day. Save the sunny afternoon for a neighborhood walking tour. Bonus points if you find an off-the-beaten path museum. With all the famous museums in Rome like the Museo Etrusco, Galleria Borghese, and Museo Nazionale Romano, we ended up at Galleria Doria Pamphilj, a family mansion where relics of saints were on display in the living room.