Rainy day activities include indoor gyms, playgrounds, video arcades

Rainy Day Activities in New Hampshire

Make The Most Out Of Your Rainy Vacation

A rainy day in New Hampshire doesn't have to dampen your vacation; it provides a unique opportunity to explore the state's charm in a different light. Begin your day with a visit to one of New Hampshire's cozy cafes or local bakeries, where you can savor a warm cup of coffee or tea. Take a leisurely drive through the picturesque countryside, appreciating how the rain enhances the vibrant landscape. For a cultural experience, head to one of the state's museums or art galleries. Alternatively, explore the charming villages and historic towns that dot the state. Wander through covered bridges and cobbled streets, discovering the rich history and architecture that New Hampshire has to offer.

A rainy day is also perfect for indulging in the state's culinary delights. For a tasting session, pairing your favorite beverages with locally inspired dishes, visit a local brewery or winery. If you prefer a more hands-on approach, consider taking a cooking class to learn how to prepare traditional New England cuisine. Finally, remember to embrace the rain itself. Grab a raincoat and venture into one of New Hampshire's lush forests or nature reserves. The rain can transform the landscape into a magical, glistening wonderland. Whether strolling along a wooded trail or enjoying the sound of raindrops on leaves, you'll discover that New Hampshire's beauty shines even on the gloomiest days.

Rainy Day Family Activities in New Hampshire

Rain or shine, New Hampshire has family activities for adults and kids and family-friendly places to stay nearby. With historic sites, museums, and great shopping, you'll always be energized even when it rains. Learn about the social history of the telephone, from the first sentence spoken in 1876 by Alexander Graham Bell to the smartphones of today at the telephone museum. Take a craft-making workshop and make something from your hands, from jewelry to tie-dyed shirts and sweatshirts. An all-indoor play space features multi-player video and dance games, jungle gyms, a three-story slide, and a beautiful carousel imported from Italy.

Hazy Skies Over Strawbery Banke Museum, Portsmouth, NH
Kids & Science - Castle in the Clouds - Moultonborough, NH
Castle in The Clouds

Route 171 - 455 Old Mountain Road Moultonborough, NH, 03254 Phone: 603-476-5900

Arts-and-Crafts mansion, set high in the clouds, ideal to visit on a rainy day

If it’s one of those days where the rain, rain won’t go away, then it’s time to visit the Castle in the Clouds. Take a vintage trolley trip up to the magnificent Arts and Crafts-style mansion, the centerpiece of the Lucknow Estate, built in 1914 for Thomas and Olive Plant. Take your time exploring the mansion on a self-guided tour, highlighting everything from vintage clothes in Olive’s closets to innovative electrical fixtures and a central vacuuming system. A basement tour features the then-ultra-modern appliances and gives a glimpse into the lives of the servants. Hands-on activities include scavenger hunts and picture-drawing. The exhibit in the Carriage House offers images, memorabilia and objects highlighting the women, like Olive Plant, of the Progressive Era.