10+ Things to Do in New York When it Rains (Popular Indoor Activities)

Visiting NYC, but feeling bummed that rain is forecast? Don’t worry! There is a variety of great indoor activities in New York. Therefore, create an enjoyable weather-proof itinerary for the days it rains during your vacation.

First, some tips: when it’s raining in the city, you should try to plan your itinerary in advance. Visiting attractions by proximity means you won’t have to spend too much time outside navigating between attractions.

In New York City, many sidewalks will be prone to collecting puddles. You may find it difficult to navigate without waterproof shoes.

Many museums and attractions will offer a plastic bag for you to carry your umbrella in, too. Alternatively, you can check your umbrella and coat.

And finally, don’t forget that rainy day activities in a city like New York can be just as fun, if not more so, than some of your traditional outdoor options.

Per aiutarti a pianificare le tue attività per le giornate di pioggia, consulta la nostra lista di queste cose popolari da fare a New York quando piove.

Looking for some fun things to do indoors?

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A few of the available activities include…

  • American Museum of Natural History
  • Il Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Museum of Modern Art
  • Madame Tussauds di New York
  • Ripley’s Times Square
  • e molto altro ancora!

The American Museum of Natural History

New York Attractions

Head to the American Museum of Natural History, one of the largest natural history museums in the world.

It’s a perfect place to spend hours when the weather outside doesn’t cooperate, with dozens of galleries, tons of exhibits, and plenty of things to see.

Be sure not to miss the 94-foot whale model in the Milstein Hall of Ocean Life, the massive collection of dinosaur fossils, and their impressive array of gemstones.

Fans of outer space won’t want to miss the Rose Center for Earth and Space, featuring the renowned Hayden Planetarium.

Entrando: Admission to the American Museum of Natural History is available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

The Metropolitan Museum of Art (The Met)

Museo Metropolitano d'Arte 1Per gli artigiani, un'altra opzione è quella di esaminare le collezioni ospitate nei corridoi di marmo del Metropolitan Museum of Art.

As one of the most comprehensive art museums in America,  you’ll to cover just about everything, from Ancient Egyptian artifacts to modern day photography.

Their extensive galleries are appealing to any fan of art, architecture, craftwork, and more. They also have specialty exhibits that vary seasonally. Even if you’ve been before you’re sure to see something new on this visit.

The Met also has some sister museums that offer indoor fun, like the Met Breuer (modern and contemporary art) and the Met Cloisters (medieval art).

Bonus: Your admission to the Met means you’ll get free admission to both of the other two museums for three consecutive days!

Entrando: Admission to the Met is available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

Il Museo di Arte Moderna (The MoMA)

MOMA 2 _La notte stellata_Van GoghUn'altra opzione per l'inclinazione artistica è il famoso MoMA.

The Museum of Modern Art is home to some of the most influential pieces of modern art in the world. It features works of art by artists such as Monet, Warhol, Cezanne, Van Gogh, Seurat, and lots more.

Riconoscerai alcune delle opere più iconiche della storia dell'arte contemporanea, da Warhol's Campbell Lattine di zuppa a Vincent Van Gogh La notte stellata .

Come il Met, offrono anche mostre speciali frequenti che si concentrano su un particolare periodo o artista, offrendo una visione più ampia di alcuni aspetti delle loro collezioni.

They’ve also got some superb gift stores that make for ideal souvenir-shopping.

Entrando: Admission to the MoMA is available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

Insider tip: Additional art museum options included the Whitney Museum of American Art and the Guggenheim Museum. Both of which are included as options with the New York City Explorer Pass.

Madame Tussauds di New York

Immagine di credito: Madame Tussauds London.

Immagine di credito: Madame Tussauds di New York.

Un'altra grande attrazione al coperto da visitare in una giornata piovosa a New York è la visita al famoso Madame Tussauds.

Enjoy an entertaining way to interact with 200+ life-like wax figures of your favorite celebrities, movie stars, and more.

There are multiple exhibits featuring all the hottest things in popular global culture. From Ghostbusters to Kong: Skull Island to the Marvel 4D Experience. You can even snap photos with British royalty!

Entrando: Admission to Madame Tussauds New York are available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

Ripley’s Believe it or Not! Times Square

Ripley-s-Believe-It-or-Not-Times-Square-7This is a fun attraction for kids that adults really enjoy as well. This quirky museum offers great opportunities to explore all the weird and wonderful things they’ve collected, plus some fun exhibits.

For example, you’ll see everything from shrunken heads and albino animals to an extensive, small-scale model of New York City.

Entrando: Admission to Ripley’s Times Square is available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

Visite guidate popolari

madison-square-garden-tourAnother great way to stay indoors while still exploring the city is try out a tour of a popular venue.

There are tours of everything from famous concert halls to sports arenas. So whatever you’re interested in, you’ll be able to have some indoors fun while learning about the venue.

For example, the Radio City Music Hall tour offers a behind-the-scenes look at this amazing musical venue. The Madison Square Garden Tour is perfect for sports fans of all stripes! (Even if you hate the Knicks, it’s still pretty cool to see the transition from basketball court to ice rink.)

Entrando: Admission to the Radio City Music Hall tour, Madison Square Garden tour, and Lincoln Center Tour are available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

City Observatories

NYC Top of the RockAnche se il tuo punto di vista non sarà chiaro come potrebbe essere nei giorni di sole, avrai comunque un buon senso del layout della città in uno dei principali osservatori di New York.

Il Top of the Rock offre eccellenti vedute di Central Park e della città al di là, con le viste più libere disponibili.

On the other hand, the Empire State Building is the more famous of the two, and has some pretty fascinating exhibits on the viewing floors.

Either is a great option for a way to “tour” the city without getting wet!

Entrando: Admission to the Top of the Rock and Empire State Building are both available on the New York City Explorer Pass.

Vai a goderti un po 'di shopping

New York City è il sogno di un acquirente! Con un sacco di opzioni tra cui scegliere, c'è un negozio per quasi tutti.

We love to help save people money, so check out our thoughts on some of the best ‘cheap’ shopping in New York. With a little research you can find a bunch of your favorite brands for a fraction of the original price.

Quick Rainy Day Recap

Tutto sommato, c'è una miriade di cose da fare a New York quando piove.

Rather than resent the forecast, take advantage of these indoor activities in NYC.

We hope these ideas helped inspire you to create a fun-filled indoor itinerary.

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