Deciding what to do when the sun is shining and there isn’t a cloud in the sky is easy. But when the weather isn’t cooperating and the summer showers arrive, it can be difficult to make fun plans.
Continue reading for a list of eight things to do in the Palm Beaches when storms are in the forecast.
1. Be A Bookworm
Rainy days are the perfect excuse to cozy up in a cute little bookstore, drink a glass of wine and flip through pages. The Book Cellar offers a variety of treats to choose from, including baked goods, wine and coffee. The Book Cellar is an independent bookstore that features an ample list of books including work done by local Lake Worth writers.
801 Lake Ave., Lake Worth; 561.452.5456; bookcellarlw.com
2. It’s Showtime
Rainy weather and movies are a great combination, but rainy weather and foreign films are an even better one. Movies of Delray has the best of the best when it comes to foreign films. The independent theater offers an array of different movies to choose from, including Golden Globe-nominated films, as well as plays and concerts projected on the big screen. Bonus: matinee tickets are only $5 each.
7421 West Atlantic Ave., Delray Beach; 561.638.0020; moviesofdelray.com
3. Treat Yourself
Regardless of the weather, a cooking class is never a bad idea and a chocolate class might be even better for those with a sweet tooth. At Tasty Image Chocolate in Jupiter, you can get your hands dirty and create chocolate masterpieces with the help of instructors at the BYOB chocolate making class. Available on both weekends and weekdays, this chocolate course allows you to learn how to melt, temper and mold handmade chocolates.
75 E. Indiantown Road, Jupiter; 561.745.9974; tastyimagechocolate.com
4. Wine Down
With our busy day-to-day schedules, taking the time to sit and chat with friends without the constant worry of appointments and plans is hard to come by. But it’s important to make some time for friends, and there is no better day than a rainy day to drink wine with your best buds. Wine Scene in West Palm Beach is the place to go to if you are looking for a beautiful indoor lounge, an ample list of wine and delicious food. Enjoy everything from cheese boards, bruschetta, truffled mac and cheese and more.
501 Fern St., West Palm Beach; 561.420.9016; winescenepb.com
5. Let It Gogh
Everyone remembers the days when their parents would take them to a local art shop to spend the day painting pottery. Get back in touch with your childhood at Imagine That Creations Inc. in Boca Raton. Take your pick of different ceramic figurines or kitchenware and get creative designing your very own work of art. If painting doesn’t sound right for you, call ahead and make a pottery appointment, where you can learn how to use a potter’s wheel and make your own pottery from scratch.
1501 NW Second Ave., Boca Raton; 561.206.6181; imaginethatboca.com
6. Flip Your World Upside Down
Take advantage of a rainy summer day and go to that workout class you have always wanted to try. Who knows, maybe you will find a new workout class that is perfect for you. We recommend trying the soothing movements of an aerial yoga class. With eight different mat classes to choose from including heated yoga sculpt, and six aerial yoga classes, Palm Beach Athletic Wear & Yoga has something for everyone.
4767 PGA Blvd., Palm Beach Gardens; 561.329.1711; yogapbaw.com
7. All Aboard The Fun Bus
Everyone has heard of winery tours or brewery tours, but what about a beer bus tour? If you are looking to do something out of the ordinary, then this is the rainy day activity for you. Hop on to the Damn Good Beer Bus and take tours of local breweries throughout Palm Beach County. Each tour takes you to three different breweries and lets you sample some of the best local brews out there while getting the opportunity to chat with the people behind the creation of those beers. The 20-person bus comes stocked with water, snacks and a tour guide. Sit back, relax and take the tour of a lifetime.
1023 N. Florida Mango Road, West Palm Beach; 561.906.7212; damngoodbeerbus.com
8. Explore Exhibits
It’s funny to realize that at times we aren’t very good tourists of our own city or county. We get so caught up in our day-to-day schedules that we forget to enjoy what our local area has to offer. Take the time and explore some of the best local museums Palm Beach has to offer, including the Norton Museum of Art. A true gem with constantly changing exhibits, the Norton Museum of Art is a great way to enjoy a rainy afternoon with friends or family.
1451 S. Olive Ave., West Palm Beach; 561.832.5196; norton.org
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