Author: Nikita Agrawal
Just because the weather is less than ideal doesn’t mean you have to sit around and do nothing. From going rock climbing to savouring a decadent afternoon tea, there is still a great deal of things to enjoy around the city. We’ve rounded up some of our favourite things to do on a rainy day.
1. Have a gong bath
Calm your mind, wash away the tension and be prepared to feel totally blissed out after a meditation session. Enhale Meditation Studio, Fivelements Habitat and Red Doors Studio all offer sound vibration classes that will give you the boost of energy you need on a dreary, rainy day.
Read more: Best meditation classes in Hong Kong
2. Break out of an escape room
Get a couple of friends together and put your problem-solving skills and teamwork to the test at one of the city’s many escape rooms. LOST Hong Kong offers a range of escape challenges and scavenger hunts including a Hong Kong-inspired adventure set in the former Kowloon Walled City, a notorious garrison in the 20th century.
3. Have dim sum
As the rain goes splitter splatter, it’s high time to sit back and enjoy a dim sum meal at your favourite restaurant. Siu mai, anyone?
4. Go art jamming
Let your imagination run wild and sign up for an art jamming session to get in touch with your creative side.
5. Go to a spa
Treat yourself to a little R&R that leaves you feeling brand new.
6. Shoot some pool
Round up a couple of friends and pass time playing pool at the local clubhouse or find your way to the grown ups’ table at Scratch and Joe’s Billiards and Bar.
7. Go bowling
This rainy day activity should be right up your alley! A lot of the city’s bowling options include discounts during the day time, and if you fancy a sip on something strong while you bowl, head to Sai Kung’s tropical-themed Tikitiki Bowling Bar.
8. Play indoor golf
Indoor golf and country club Golfzon GreenLive has two locations in Causeway Bay and Lai Chi Kok. Come rain or shine, practise your strokes with its immersive simulator system.
9. Perfect your baking
A rainy day is the perfect opportunity to put that oven to work. Think you’ve got making banana bread down pat? Join a baking masterclass at these prestigious pastry schools to up your baking game.
10. Ice skating
Dust off your winter wardrobe and glide around one of the city’s ice rinks. This indoor winter sport is a great way to keep your mind off things and spend quality time with family and friends. Check out the rinks at Cityplaza, Elements or Megabox for your next visit.
11. Indulge in afternoon tea
Nothing beats a luxurious spread of finger sandwiches, cakes and scones when taking shelter from the rain. Our favourites include the traditional English afternoon tea at The Peninsula and the ultra-luxe option at The Ritz-Carlton. Alternatively, opt for one of these afternoon tea deliveries if you’d rather stay put at home while it pours outside.
Read more: Best afternoon teas in Hong Kong
12. Get a manicure
Get your life together starting with a fresh set of nails at one of the best nail salons in Hong Kong.
13. Netflix and chill
A classic rainy day activity, splash out on a big box of popcorn and get comfortable in your home cinema for a day of movies and binge-watching your favourite Netflix series.
14. Rock climbing
If you’re up for it, find cover at one of Hong Kong’s rock climbing and bouldering gyms. Attic V and Verm City offer a great range of climbing routes catering to climbers of all levels. It’s a great workout that pushes you to new heights – literally.
15. Catch up on your reading
Pick up that novel you have set aside and make the most of the day at home with a good read.
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16. Get your game on
With everyone stuck indoors, it’s the perfect time to keep up your competitive streak and battle it out with your mates at a board game café. Many of these cafés offer a wide array of tabletop games, plus a menu of snacks and drinks to keep you feeling cosy.
17. Shop ’till you drop
Need to upgrade your wardrobe for the summer? Rainy days are the perfect excuse to work your favourite shopping mall ’till you find what you’re looking for.
18. Cosy up in a café
Whether you’re scouting out the perfect picture opportunity or looking to hunker down for a productive work session, sipping on a fresh cup of coffee can do wonders for your mood and warm you up against the cold showers outside.
19. Visit a museum or art gallery
Hong Kong has plenty of art exhibitions and museums that are great to take a stroll in when it’s pouring outside.
20. Get organised
Staying indooors is the perfect opportunity to declutter your homes and reorganise your wardrobe. It’s never too late for a little spring cleaning!
21. Splash about
Unleash your inner child and go out to enjoy the weather. Splash about in puddles, watch the water drip from tree leaves and set yourself free in the rain!