What to Do on a Rainy Day in LA

December 21, 2018
a rainy day in LA

Wondering what to do on one of those rare, rainy days in Los Angeles? Then check out this guide to the perfect activities that will keep you entertained on a rainy day.


  1. Visit a Museum

The Broad is a free, contemporary art museum that is a local favorite. Be sure to go online and request tickets and if you weren’t able to get them reserved, no worries, there’s also a standby line that you can do any day that the museum is open!

Visit LACMA - The LA County Museum of Art is the largest art museum in the entire western United States. With their incredible array of pieces and rotating exhibits, there’s always something new and interesting to see.

Opened in 2019, the Academy Museum, is the world’s premier museum that is dedicated to the art and science of movies. The museum is immersive, educational and entertaining and is for anyone who is fan of movies and films.

  1. Visit the Griffith Observatory

One of the most visited tourist destinations in SoCal, the observatory is a fun place to visit to learn more about the cosmos and space. There are interesting exhibits as well as star parties, where visitors and look through telescopes to see stars and planets. There are also various videos and movies you can enjoy at the planetarium. And entrance into the observatory is FREE.


  1. Enjoy some comfort food.

Located in the Arts District, The Pie Hole is probably one of the best places you can go to enjoy an excellent cup of organic coffee paired with a slice of pie. You can also enjoy savory pies including pot pies and hand pies.

If you find yourself in DTLA, stop by the Pantry Cafe, a local eatery that has been around since 1924. When you’re looking for classic breakfast diner food, this is the place to go. You’ll find high stacks of pancakes, crispy bacon and more.

For Asian comfort food, consider Han Bat Shul Lung Tang, an informal Korean join that serves up traditional Korean comfort food options including oxtail soup. If you’re looking to try something new, this may be the place for you!

Gus’s World Famous Fried Chicken is the spot for classic memphis style fried chicken. Known as some of the best fried chicken in Memphis, the location that started in Tennessee has now 26 locations across the country, including Los Angeles.


  1. Watch a movie.

LA has plenty of iconic movie theaters to enjoy, so no need to go to just any movie theater. Additionally, it’s likely the rain will have died down before your movie gets out! The El Capitan Theater in Hollywood is one of the most iconic movie theaters. Opening in 1926, the theatre now features screenings of Disney classics as well as fun sing along events and more.

The TCL Chinese Theater opened in 1927 and has become synonymous with the golden age of Hollywood. Today, the theater boasts the only IMAX theater in Hollywood spanning an impressive 94 ft x 46 ft.

If you’re looking for a movie theater that serves food, head to iPic Theaters. Complete with reclining leather seats, gourmet food and alcoholic beverages, enjoy a delicious meal while watching the latest blockbuster hit.


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