You’ll never say rain, rain go away, again with these top rainy day ideas.

Movie With a Twist

Catch a flick at the Movie Tavern where movies meet restaurant service right from your recliner seat, and trade popcorn for a gourmet burger (but we won’t judge you if you get both). For another unique movie experience catch a film in IMAX at the Milton J. Rubenstein Museum of Science and Technology. The whole family will enjoy April showings of Amazon Adventure or Pandas: Wild at Heart in IMAX.

Explore Book & Record Collections

Grab a warm coffee and discover your next reading or listening treasure at one of two crowd-favorite used book stores in the Eastwood neighborhood. Books End and Books & Melodies have numerous rooms filled with books and music. Both sports are perfect places to browse and hide out from the rain.

Escape Rooms

Bring the family and try to escape a pharaoh’s tomb at 5 Wits or grab your smart-witted friends and try your luck at one of the many rooms at Escape the Mystery Room, both located inside Destiny USA.


Roam one of our many museums and learn something new. History lovers can visit the Erie Canal Museum, complete with a full size replica canal boat or check out the “From the Vault” series, Dumbo & Syracuse at the Onondaga Historical Association. Art lovers can check out the Everson Museum of Art featuring approximately 11,000 works including paintings, ceramics and sculpture. Bring the whole family to Sunday Funday (through April 14) for exploring, art making, storytelling and games!  Explore ArtRage, a gallery whose mission is to exhibit are for social change and learn more about Indian Folk Artists Challenging Traditions with their April exhibit: From Gods to Social Justice (beginning April 6th).

Culinary Experiences

Check out our 8 Restaurants You Need to Try Today and find new or undiscovered restaurants waiting for you. Nothing is better than a rainy day spent inside eating classic comfort food done to perfection or taking your taste buds on a new adventure.